International WeekWestern International

Opening Celebration

Host: Western International
Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Various Locations Across Campus


Our opening celebration takes place in several different locations across campus. With performers and artists from many different cultures, including student groups and community members, our opening focuses on celebrating the diversity of our campus and our community. 

Location Time Performance/Demonstration
UCC 12:30 - 2:30 PM
  • Calligraphers of Western (CROWN)
  • The WELC Singin’ Gang’s choir performance
  • Dances by The London Chapter of the Chinese Canadian National and Chinese London Qipao Association Council
    • "Qipao Beauty": Qipao (cheongsam) is a traditional Chinese clothing piece. This dance features girls wearing Qipao wandering along the lake and enjoying the beautiful lotus.
    • "Pear Blossom": This is the theme song of China's Peking Opera "Pear Blossom",” describing the love story of Tang Ming Emperor and Yang Guifei.
    • "Beautiful Lake Tai": Lake Tai is a large freshwater lake in the Yangtze Delta plain in Wuxi. It is the third largest freshwater lake in China. This song describes the beautiful natural scenes of Lake Tai.
  • Western students performing Dabke – an Arab folk dance
  • Western Indo-Canadian Students' Association (WICSA) dance performance
Weldon Library 12:30 - 2:30 PM
  • "One love" and "O hum dum soniyo re" (Hindi), performed by Harshal Gala
  • "Hello Vietnam" by Pham Quynh Anh, performed by Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School student Anh Nguyen
  • "Bollywood Expression" by the Pink Magic Dance Troup. Traditional dance of the Republic of Tajikistan, performed by Nafisa Rahimjonov
Taylor Library 12:30 - 2:30 PM
  • London Chapter of the Chinese Canadian National Council giving Chinese calligraphy demonstrations
  • Ms. Betty Tong performing Wu Style Tai Chi with 108 steps

Crystal Lamb