Taiwanese, Canadian experts engage in cultural exchange
CNATAIPEI, Taiwan -- A senior executive of a Canadian cultural center shared her experience of promoting cultural and educational participation in communities during an exchange of views with the head of a local cultural and education foundation.
October 17, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
At the invitation of the Ministry of Culture, Melanie Fernandez, director of the Community and Educational Programmes at Harbourfront Center in Toronto, talked with Chen Jin-huang, chairman of the Hsin Kang Foundation of Culture and Education.
Fernandez said that in addition to promoting arts and school courses, her cultural center has also launched a series of courses under different themes, such as modern dance and storytelling, as well as theater performance.
The center has also invited artists from various countries to conduct cultural exchanges, and holds an annual summer arts festival featuring a different country every year.
Of particular note, the center organizes a Taiwan Culture Festival every year. Every time when a Taiwan Culture Festival is held, many Chinese people call the center to ask why there is no Chinese culture festival, she said.
Chen for his part pointed out that he used to be a medical doctor. Now, he said, “I want to cure diseases that are considered incurable by medical means.”