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Age of Literati 2018 – Annual Cultural Festival

The Directors of Canada One Family Network take great pleasure to invite you to celebrate with us on our 3rd Annual “Age of Literati” Cultural Festival for 2018 in the City of Markham, funded in part by Celebrate Markham and Heritage Canada. This unique celebration consists of 4 main events.

  • “YaYue or Elegant Gathering” which is a gathering of equals, tea ceremony, art exhibition, a poetry recital and ancient cultural and traditional songs accompanied by ancient instruments with a seminar;

  • The Opening Ceremony with VIP recognition;

  • A special gala concert performance event at the Markham Flato Theatre with highly accredited artistes and performers;

  • A celebration of food – a tasting and sampling event of traditional and cultural foods from the surrounding local restaurants, sponsors with traditional culture and contemporary entertainment.

This festival brings to the Canadian public the great cultural developments present in ancient China during the thousands of years of the existence of the Literati and is in acknowledgement of the long and rich history of Chinese Canadians’ multicultural contributions to the heritage of Canada. This is a great opportunity for Canadians to savour the richness of their cultural heritage contributing to the growth and prosperity of this great land, Canada.

One and all are graciously invited to join us. As we present performances including: uplifting classic and traditional orchestra music, poetry recital, opera, traditional dance, art exhibition, delicious food sampling and enjoy our tea ceremony. We expect 3000 to 5000 people will come and enjoy the power of knowledge through entertainment within the era of China’s renowned Literati.

If you or a business wish to be involved in any measure, we are still looking for:

Sponsors, Donations, Advertisers and Volunteers: please call 416 399-7129.

Your contribution will be most assuredly worthwhile. Canada One Family Network is a registered not for profit and for the community organisation.

The Events

Event 1: “An Elegant Gathering“- the Traditional Literati Culture Workshops

Date/Time: September 29, 2018, Saturday 10:00am -5:00pm

Venue: Varley Art Gallery of Markham, 216 Main St Unionville, Unionville, ON L3R 2H1

Agenda: Tea Ceremony: 10:00-10:45am Pu’er Tea Workshop (ancient Tea trade road culture)

Music Concert: 11:00-11:45am Guqin Music and Ya-yue Culture

YaYue Concert: 2:00- 2:45pm Poetry Singing by Youth Orchestra and Choir

Art Workshop: 12:00-1:00pm Literati Calligraphy/Painting

Kids’ Art Tour: 3:00-4:00pm Experience the Joy of Brush

Event 2: Opening Ceremony – Ribbon Cutting, honouring VIPs, sponsors and key personnel

Date/Time: October 5, 2018 Friday 6.00pm to 6.45 pm (media personnel will be present).

Venue: Markham Theatre, 171 Town Center Boulevard, Markham, ON L3R 8G5.

Event 3: Concert: The Age of Literati “Literati Heroes”

An evening of celebrated and awarded performers; musicians, solo singers, poetry recitals, dancers, and martial artists. Children performers will be featured.

Date/Time: October 5, 2018 Friday 7: 00-9: 30pm

Venue: Markham Theatre, 171 Town Center Boulevard, Markham, ON L3R 8G5.