Organizations: Performing Arts, Artists, School, Stage, Exhibits, Business & Professionals in Markham
Age of Literati – Network of Traditional Chinese Culture
Canada One Family Network or COFN, a registered not for profit organisation, supports Traditional Cultural Heritage and Performing Arts for Canadians
COFN is a Center for the Literati Knowledge and Arts; where Canadians of all ages including seniors, adults, youths and children intermingle in mutual respect to support and benefit from each other in cooperation, tutorship, mentorship, education and entertainment. We offer support from business and professional support and networking.
COFN aims to raise the standards of awareness and respectability of the performing arts (music, dancing, musical instruments, songs, recitals, opera, painting, carving, calligraphy, martial arts, health and wellness, tea culture) and artists of Chinese Traditional, Ancient and Cultural origins and their acceptance by the communities through exposure, exhibits, entertainment, magazine publication and education. Our Literati Seniors are our treasure trove of experience and knowledge. With their advice, mentorship and tutorship COFN delivers through Events Organization and an Educational Center to introduce Chinese Heritage to the Canadian mainstream society with the intention to become part of Canada’s Multi-Cultural “One Family”. COFN exists through sponsorship in cash and kind, donations, volunteerism and the leadership of the community.
Annually during October, we celebrate the Age of Literati Cultural Festival where we stage our main show in the Flato Markham Theatre. Other events such as an art exhibition from renowned and highest caliber artists of Chinese art and calligraphy, some of whom are invited from China, is being held at the Varley Art Gallery on October 14, 2017. The Age of Literati is a Cultural Festival sponsored in part by Celebrate Markham and Heritage Canada cultural grants program. We have included an Art Contest in 2017, held at the Scarborough Civic Center on October 8, 2017, which is open to all Canadians. Please see our website for details.
Throughout any calendar year, we organize through public or membership requests some special events such as a Calligraphy Exhibition for the York Region Board of Education’s continuing education program where most of the students are recent immigrants. However, as usual, we invite dignitaries and all Canadians to attend. Media coverage was extensive.
We invite businesses and associations to sponsor and co-organize with us and be promoted by our extensive associations of media.