East China Immigrants Society of Edmonton
Consul General Lu Xu Visited East China Immigrant Society of Edmonton
On October 1st, 2017, Consul General Lu Xu, Deputy Consul General Gao Tingzhen came to Edmonton to participate in the celebration of the 68th Anniversary of the People's Republic of China. Consul General arrived in her office only 10 days. In order to learn more about the overseas Chinese communities in Edmonton, she drove 300 kilometers to visit the main Chinese Communities in our city, such as the Chinese Benevolent Association (CBA), Chinese Freemason Society and the Chinese Cultural Exchange Center.
At 2:15 pm, Consul General Lu and her fellow colleagues, accompanied by the Chairman of CBA Michael Lee, came to the East China Immigrant Society of Edmonton (ECISE). On behalf of ECISE, Mr. Jim Ma (Chairman of ECISE) briefly introduced the members, directors and volunteer representatives of the East China Immigrant Society of Edmonton. He also reported the work we have done for the East China Immigrant Society of Edmonton in recent years.
Mr. Ma said the East China Immigrant Society of Edmonton has always received the supports from local three-level governments, as well as from the Chinese Consulate of Calgary in recent years. East China Immigrant Society of Edmonton has also participated in a number of cultural exchange activities with the motherland, to establish the friendship exchange platform from Edmonton City and many provinces/ cities in China. Mr. Ma not only reported to the Consul General Lu about the development of the community and the solidarity of the community, since solidarity is an important image of the overseas Chinese in the country of residence, but also he reported to the Consul General about the progress on the construction of our society’s building. In order to make the community organization beneficial, sustainable and healthy development, we have put efforts to purchase a new land for our society’s building. Under the co-operation with other community organizations, we are preparing to construct a new community building. The Consul General listened carefully to our plan on the community building. She smiled and said kindly: "It is not easy for you, this is a big thing. You have a great vision!" Consul General Lu said she used to work in Consulate of UK and USA, and she is very happy and willing to do the new consular work in the province of Alberta. The conversation was under a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Due to the time limited, Consul General Lu was going to visit other communities and attend a forum held by CBA. We had to say farewell with the Consul General and her fellow colleagues after taking a group photo. (This news provided by East China Immigrant Society of Edmonton)
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