Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Volunteer Opportunities 招募义工

Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver Museum

555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4H5, Canada

Hours:
Morning shift: 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Afternoon shift: 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Duties:
Welcome and inform visitors about exhibitions;
Keep track of number of visitors;
Answer the telephone and take messages;
Do occasional offices work as requested by staff;


Requirements:
Fluent in English;
Be able to interact with the public in a friendly way;
Be able to give a basic introductory tour of the Museum (will train);
Have good telephone skills;
Experience in a museum setting a plus.

For more information, please call 604-658.8850, 604-658-8880 or email museum@cccvan.com


大溫哥華中華文化中心文物館
地址:溫哥華哥倫比亞街555號

工作時間段:
上午十點至下午一點
下午一點至五點

義工職責:
歡迎觀眾並介紹博物館現有的展覽題目;
記錄參觀人數;
接聼電話並記錄留言;
簡單文秘工作。

要求:
基本英語和漢語交流能力;
態度親切,語言友善;
電話態度和語氣親切。

文化中心會提供培訓。
聯係電話:604-658-8880,email: museum@cccvan.com

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

2016 Photo Club for Seniors 耆英攝影坊



Interested in building (and mapping) community through photography? Join our multilingual group for seniors and discover the camera as a tool to tell stories.  This 6-week workshop is an opportunity to improve your camera skills, explore storytelling through images, share your work online (photoclubproject.tumblr.com) and help out on an exhibition. Conducted in English with Cantonese and Mandarin interpretation. Camera equipment will be provided but you’re welcome to bring your own.

No experience is needed. Cameras are provided. You can also bring your own equipment.
Participants are required to attend all six workshops.
Open to seniors (65 years +) only.

Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:30 pm
October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, November 1st, 8th, 2016
Extra Fieldtrip: Thursday October 20th
Location: Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver BC V6A 4H5
Language: English with Chinese translation
Facilitator: Emiko Morita

Registration Fee: $20 non-refundable
To Register, please visit:
Chinese Cultural Centre, 50 E. Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 3V6.
or
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver BC V6A 4H5
Inquiries: 604.658.8880


您喜歡用攝影來更好地建設您的社區嗎?您喜歡用照相機為社區繪出一幅地圖嗎?請參加耆英多元文化攝影坊。大家一起學習如何用相機闡述故事。您不需要有任何攝影基礎。您將渡過六個愉快的下午、增長攝影技能並練習用照相機敘事,并在網絡上和展覽中分享您的作品。我們會提供照相設備,您也可自備。活動以英語進行,有漢語繙譯。

不需任何攝影經驗。課程提供照相設備,您也可自備。
學員需要參加全六次活動。
本活動僅為65歲以上耆英開放。

星期二: 下午2:00 - 3:30
2016年10月4日、11日、18日、25日、11月1日、8日
10月20日星期四: 外加一次郊遊
地點:大溫哥華中華文化中心文物館
地址:溫哥華哥倫比亞街555號 V6A 4H5

報名費: $20 (不予退還)
報名地點:
大溫哥華中華文化中心華埠辦事處, 50 East Pender Street 片打東街50號。
或:
大溫哥華中華文化中心文物館, 555 Columbia Street, 溫哥華哥倫比亞街555號
查詢:604.658.8880
電郵: museum2@cccvan.com
授課語言: 英語(提供漢語繙譯)
老師: Emiko Morita

Photo credit: 2015 Senior Photo Club Project
A Maraya Cultural Projects Society and Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver partnership with financial support from the City of Vancouver.


Tuesday, 6 September 2016

creART 2016 Canadian Painting & Design Competition for Children and Youth 2016加拿大青少年創意繪畫設計大賽



Painting Competition Entry Guidelines

DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked no later than November 18, 2016 5:00pm 

Please download the entry forms at http://www.creartcanada.com/ or pick up the entry forms at Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver: 50 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 3V6 or 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 4H5.

Organized by North American Youth Arts and Culture Foundation and NPC Arts Foundation, “CreART 2016 Canadian Painting & Design Competition for Children and Youth, the painting competition is open to kids and young students from 5 to 18. Prizes will be awarded at 3 age groups: Group A (Age 5-8), Group B (Age 9-12),Group C (Age 13-18). All entries should be size in either 14" X 17"  or 18" X 24", and can be laid out vertically or horizontally. Any type of material would be accepted, such as water color, painting,oil painting, acrylic, crayon, ink painting,etc. Entries become the property of creART 2016 Canadian Painting & Design Competition for Children and Youth and will not be returned. Students are encouraged to submit quality copies of work and keep originals.

DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked no later than
November 18, 2016.

JUDGING
All entries will be judged in late November by a panel of professional
designers and senior level artists. If the entries do not meet the
requirements, the panel reserves the right not to award a winner for that

category. All decisions made by the panel are final.

PRIZES
All winning and honorable mention entries will receive certificates. All applicants will
receive participation certificates. Cash prizes for Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in each age group
are as follows:
 Gold award: $500.00 (1 winner in each Group)
 Silver award: $300.00 (3 winners in each Group)
 Bronze award:$100.00 (6 winners in each Group)
All winning and honorable mention entries will be exhibited in December 2016. All exhibited artworks will be framed with framing charge at $30.00 per piece. All winning and honorable
artworks will be collected in an artwork album ($30 per copy).

THEME

Neighborhood

Design Competition Entry Guidelines

DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked no later than November 18, 2016 5:00pm 

Please download the entry forms at http://www.creartcanada.com/ or pick up the entry forms at Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver: 50 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 3V6 or 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 4H5.

Organized by North American Youth Arts and Culture Foundation and NPC Arts Foundation, “CreART 2016 Canadian Painting & Design Competition for Children and Youth” first time brings Design Category to the competition.We believe as a true artist or designer, his idea of design is more important than the artwork itself. So this competition promotes the study and awareness of all design disciplines among middle school and college students across Canada. The competition is open to students from 13 to 22, as well as college students who are under 23. Prizes will be awarded in 2 categories: Character Design and Fashion Design. Students are invited to submit more than one entry in different categories.

All entries should be firmly mounted on a board, no larger than 22”x30” in size and can be laid out vertically or horizontally. Models of the artwork original piece is not necessary. All written material must be included with the images. The completed entry form should be clipped to the front of the artwork.

Entries become the property of creART 2016 Canadian Painting & Design Competition for Children and Youth and will not be returned. Students are encouraged to submit quality copies of work and keep originals.


JUDGING
All entries will be judged in late November by a panel of professional designers   and   senior level artists. If the entries do not meet the requirements, the panel reserves the right not to award a winner for that category. All decisions made by the panel are final.

PRIZES
All winning and honorable mention entries will receive certificates. All applicants will receive participation certificates. Cash prizes for Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in each category, are as follows:

Gold award: $1000.00
Silver award: $500.00
Bronze award: $300.00

All winning and honorable mention entries will be exhibited in December 2016. All exhibited artworks will be framed with framing charge at $30.00 per piece. All winning and honorable artworks will be collected in an artwork album ($30 per copy).

CATEGORIES

CHARACTER DESIGN
Theme: Holidays
Design a set of 6 consecutive illustration (6”x8” each, edit and attach them on a board sized 22”x30”) with description details right beside the images to express how you want to or dream to spend your holidays.                                                        

FASHION DESIGN
Theme: Raincoat
Design a rain coat that can be worn in the cool rainy days in Vancouver. Submissions may be illustrated or rendered in any format: hand sketches, digital drawings, or renderings. Submissions should include artwork and description details of the design. The finished work should be attached on a board size: 22” x 30”. The original artwork is not necessary.


Saturday, 3 September 2016

New Music for Chinese Instruments A Public Reading Session with Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble facilitated by Alan Lau

































Saturday, October 15th, 2016, 3:00 pm 
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum
555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 4H5
Free admission. Seating is limited.
    
Discover new music written by four brilliant Canadian composers as being presented for the very first time by the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble. The music written by Symon Henry (QC), Adam Hill (BC), Lucas Oickle (BC) and Denis Plante (QC) will be read and presented at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum on Saturday, October 15. The free event facilitated by composer/scholar Alan Lau will be open to public and preceded by an introductory lecture on Chinese music and instruments.

The four composers selected through a call out in 2015 have written music for the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble (VCME) based on the guidelines provided to them. The four compositions will come to life for the very first time on October 15 under the direction of Artistic Director Jirong Huang and facilitator Alan Lau. Each piece will be performed by the ensemble following an introduction and discussion. The ensemble will also perform excerpts and preliminary passages from its collaborations with Alan Lau as well as selected pieces from its repertoire.

The event offers a great opportunity for anyone who has ever wondered how composers create works or how musicians bring them into life. Everyone is welcome to attend and witness the future of Canadian music for and performed by the Chinese instruments. The admission is free, with limited seating available on a first come-first served basis.


Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble (VCME)
Formed in 1989, the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble is the first professional Chinese music organization established in Canada. The Ensemble consists of highly accomplished instrumentalists who combine technical mastery with a passionate approach to music. Based in Vancouver, BC, they continue to inspire contemporary compositions and interdisciplinary projects for Chinese instruments in Canada.

The Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver
The Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver was founded in 1973 to promote the understanding and friendship between the Chinese community and other cultural groups in Canada; to interpret and communicate Chinese culture and to facilitate exchange with other cultural groups and with the community at large. The Centre runs the S. K. Lee Academy – Chinese Language School and a community museum that educate people about Chinese culture and Chinese Canadian heritage.

For more information please contact:
Vancouver Chinese Instrumental Music Society     
604 683 8240, cenk@dkam.ca

Chinese Cultural Centre Museum
604 658 8880

Vancouver Chinese Instrumental Music Society gratefully acknowledges the support of Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Vancouver and Government of British Columbia through Direct Access to Charitable Gaming.

LiterAsian 2016 - A Festival of Pacific Rim Asian Canadian Writing
















































Please visit http://literasian.com/ for the complete schedule of the festival.

Events taking place at Chinese Cultural Centre Museum:

Additional Panels
Friday, September 23rd, 6:00pm
Crossing Boundaries: Writing the Diaspora
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC

This panel will look at History and Memory from the perspective of diasporic writing when our writers situate their stories beyond Canadian shores. Panelists, Simon Choa Johnston’s new publication, The House of Two Wives begin his story in Calcutta by way of Bagdad and eventually end up in Hong Kong. C. Fong Hsiung traces the plight of the Hakka community following the India-China war of 1962, the Chinese Indians (the Hakka), fearing suspicion and hostility, begin to emigrate. Fong Hsiung’s main character, Jillian Wu was sent to Canada as a picture bride to marry a man she had never met. Filmmaker and director, Cheuk Kwan and cinematographer, Kwoi Gin are partners in a 15 part documentary series “Chinese Restaurants” that tells the stories of the diasporic Chinese from such places such as Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, India, Israel, Madagascar, Mauritius, Norway, Peru, South Africa, Trinidad, Turkey and Canada. They will discuss their new book project to further elaborate on what didn’t ‘make it” into the film. Anna Wang Yuan is a Canadian novelist currently living in California. She edited an anthology “The Strangers” a short story collection by nine new generation ethnic Chinese writers, mostly immigrants who reflect the alienation of being a stranger in a strange land.

Saturday, September 24th, 3:00pm
The Medium as the Message: Telling Stories Beyond the Written Word
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC


The written word is not the only way we can communicate our idea. This panel brings together storytellers, filmmakers and those who use other creative means to create effective content. Sarah Ling is a part of a team of producers, writers and filmmakers that are based in U.B.C. and together with elder Larry grant has chronicled Larry dual native aboriginal/Chinese heritage on film. Dan Seto uses youtube as a vehicle for his “Chinese Canadian Roots TV” to explore and chronicling his roots through cooking, culture, travel, history and events. 1985 to 1987, Paul Yee served as Chairman of the Saltwater City Exhibition Committee of the Chinese Cultural Centre and along with David Wong, help put together this seminal Exhibition about the Chinese in Vancouver. David Wong also published an acclaimed graphic novel,”Escape from Gold Mountain”. Filmmaker and director, Cheuk Kwan and cinematographer, Kwoi Gin are partners in a 15 part documentary series “Chinese Restaurants” that tells the stories of the diasporic Chinese from such places such as Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, India, Israel, Madagascar, Mauritius , Norway, Peru, South Africa, Trinidad, Turkey and Canada. This is a multi-media panel where each panelist will showcase some of their activities and discuss the creative process behind work.