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Wrapup: Tibetan Culture Week concludes in Canada, leaving a legacy of showing real Tibet to the world
    Date:11-17-2014 Source:China Tibet Online Author:Ellen Liu    

Nov.17,2014--With the end of the Thangka exhibition at University of British Columbia in Vancouver on Nov.15,the China Tibetan Culture Week 2014 concluded in Canada,Xinhua reported.

This is the largest people-to-people cultural exchange activity themed on Tibet held in Canada in the recent years, allowing the Canadian people to enjoy the splendor of the Tibetan culture at home, according to China’s Consulate General in Vancouver.

The "China Tibetan Culture Week 2014" started on Nov. 2 and ended on Nov. 15 in Canada, the second event of its kind in Canada since September 2002. It is also the 12th event held in a foreign country following Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Thailand, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Russia, Poland and Germany since 2001. During the past 13 days, four performances of traditional Tibetan songs and dances, Thangka exhibitions, film screenings have been staged in Vancouver and Toronto co-sponsored by China's State Council Information Office, the People's Government of Tibet Autonomous Region, the Chinese Embassy and General Consulates in Canada. And 13 academic seminars between Tibetologists, doctors of Tibetan medicine and religious figures and their Canadian counterparts, press and overseas Chinese have been conducted in Toronto and Ottawa respectively.

Performances promote Tibetan culture

The Tibet-themed culture week has become a popular event to showcase the traditional Tibetan culture, a real Tibet as well as China’s efforts for preservation of Tibetan culture to the world.

"The Tibetan Culture Week is aimed to provide an opportunity for Canadian people to get a closer look at the Tibetan culture and have a better understanding of Tibet," Dorje Tsedrub, head of the delegation and Vice Chairman of the People's Government of Tibet Autonomous Region said. "Since Tibet’s peaceful liberation in 1951,the Tibetan culture has been well inherited,preserved and promoted through the integration between the traditional and modern elements."

Dorje Tsedrub also briefed over 20 local media in the interviews on the great progress has been made in Tibet’s political, economic, education, medical care, infrastructure, culture, environmental protection and religious aspects.

This year’s event has drawn wide attention of people in Canada. The opening ceremony was attended by representative of Mayor of Vancouver and representative of the Province of the British Columbia as well as 300 Canadian guests. And nearly 2,000 audiences watched the Tibetan-style performances presented by the Lhoka Tibetan Art troupe.

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