Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Roy Barnett Recital Hall, UBC School of Music Building
On Saturday evening, November 17, the annual Chinese Bridge Mandarin Singing Contest was held at UBC. The singing contest was proudly presented by The Education Office of Chinese Consulate General in Vancouver. The event congregated students UBC, SFU, UVic, Langara, Douglas and many other universities and colleges in British Columbia. The Chinese Bridge Mandarin Singing Contest promoted multiculturalism and highlighted the common interest for non-heritage students to learn Mandarin.
About 100 students from 10 post-secondary institutions over BC participated in the contest. Out of the 19 prizes in total, UBC students won 6 of them. During the event, UBC Chinese Music Club, UBC Kung Fu Association, and UBC Cloud T. Dance Club were invited on stage to perform as guest performances for the audience to enjoy.
Congratulations to all the prize winners and every UBC student who participated in the contest on that night. All of the instructors in the Chinese Language Program are proud of you! Many thanks to our wonderful volunteers who contributed their time and effort, sharing their own strengths and ability to help our students refine and polish their performance.
UBC Solo Contestants & Awards and instructor
Yeonjoo Kim (Second Prize & Best Popularity Award) — 情深深雨蒙蒙 (Ms. Wu Xinxin)
Richard Jiang (Third Prize) – 我等的花儿也谢了(Dr. Wang Hsiang-Ning)
Evguenia Ignatenko (Best Costume Award) — 忘情水 (Ms.Li Anyi)
UBC Group Contestants & Awards and Instructor
Talisa Ng, Zeta Gesme, Joanne Hsu, Kevin Yang (First Prize) — 记得 (Ms. Lin Pihua)
Elizabeth Ngo, Grace Young, Ronnie Romane Daney, Mélodie Honen-Delmar, Amelia Zajaczkowska, Maki Kaneda (Third Prize) — We’re All in This Together (Ms. Tsai Yinghua & Wu Xinxin)
Family and friends alongside with teachers and volunteers came out to watch our students’ performance and giving their full support. There were over 170 audiences present at the singing contest. The event was remarkable and inspirational for students to advance in their path for learning Chinese. Once again, thank you everyone for joining us and participating the event, we hope everyone will join us again next year!
For more photos of the event, please go to the below link: