ESL/International Students Support Earthquake Victims
June 27, 2008
A ribbon campaign and the sale of Chinese souvenirs and origami/calligraphy name cards raised $850.
In addition 35 students, including international students from Mexico, Italy, and Brazil, gathered together to form a choir and perform a popular Chinese folk song at a community fundraising event, "Unite in Love, Rebuild with Hope", which was held on June 4. ECE student, Grace Lou (in photo at right), performed two pieces on the erhu, a traditional Chinese instrument. Other Fanshawe students volunteered as photographers, videographers, ushers or parking lot helpers.
Fanshawe College International Choir singing "Mo Li Hua", a traditional Chinese folk song
The concert raised over $50,000 for the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in China. Funds raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Canadian government, meaning more than $100,000 will go to help rebuild badly affected areas of Sichuan Province.
In photo at right: Carol Ngai, President, Fanshawe College Chinese Student Association, presents Alex Lau, Chairman, London Branch - Chinese Canadian National Committee, with a donation of $1,000 on behalf of ESL/International students and Fanshawe College.