CHINESE CANADIAN NATIONAL COUNCIL – LONDON CHAPTER TO HOST 6TH ANNUAL DRAGON GALA IN CELEBRATION OF THE YEAR OF THE RAM
LONDON, ON. February 19, 2015. On Saturday February 21, 2015 the London Convention Centre will be decked out for the 6th Annual Dragon Gala. Hosted by the Chinese Canadian National Council – London Chapter, the Dragon Gala is the annual celebration of the Chinese New Year.
With an anticipated crowd of over 740 guests, the sold out Gala will be ringing in the new year of the ram. After the energetic – and for some, turbulent – year of the horse, this new year is to bring inspiration and peace.
CTV London’s Kelda Yuen is set to take the stage as guest co-host for the evening with a featured performance by a duo that has performed around the globe in some of the most prestigious concert halls.
Money raised from the 2015 Dragon Gala will go toward supporting the community services and programming offered through the Chinese Canadian National Council – London Chapter. The anticipated goal of the 2015 Dragon Gala is to raise $30,000 to support sustainable program and services for new Chinese immigrants, students and seniors in the community.
Further information about 2015 Dragon Gala please www.dragongala.com. For information about CCNC-London Chapter please visit www.londonccnc.com, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-451-0760.
In partnership with the City of London, Justine Turner and Mark Drewe are currently shooting…. Black History in the Forest City, a documentary.
LONDON, ON. February 9, 2015. This film is based on the lives and major landmarks of the city of London. It will be concentrating on the rich history of this city’s African Canadians and how they created a safe haven in the forest city.
The film will encompass many faces who made up the strong community known today. “London is a hidden treasure chest of black history that even story books do not talk about,” said Justine Turner, activist, historian and now documentary filmmaker. “The faces on the film vary in age while the seniors are the ones who have the story book in their heads. We need to capture their spirit and passion of yesterday.”
The documentary aims to put London on the map as a beacon of strength, hope, perseverance and love – focusing on the courage of the past and how it shaped London into the city it is today.
In recognition of the documentary, a contest is being held for the naming of the documentary. The contest is open to the public, for more information, please visit www.londonsblackhistoryfilm.com. The winner will be announced March 9, 2015. To support the filming process and for more information, please visit the documentary’s Indiegogo campaign at igg.me/at/londonsblackhistory. The documentary’s Facebook page can also be found under “Black History in the Forest City.”
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