Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival comes to Richmond this week

A display of 32 performances featuring Taiwanese culture and arts will take place this weekend at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

The Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival (TCFF) - a free celebration of Taiwanese arts, culture and food - will be held for three consecutive days at the Oval’s Riverside Plaza.

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Since TCFF’s debut received a great response last year, this year’s festival will see even more performing arts groups to showcase the beauty of Taiwan to Richmondites, said Esther Lin, Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival committee chair.

Lin said the highlights this year include the Taipei First Girls High School marching band, Wu-Yuan Taiwanese Opera and I-Lan Youth Orchestra.

The marching band prides, explained Lin, has a long tradition and “glorious history; the band is world-famous for bringing amazing performances to global audiences.

“We encourage people to come out to enjoy the show, it’s a feast for your eyes, and your ears.”

Also, Lovedancing group, a creative Taiwanese dance troupe formed by a group of young dance lovers, will also perform at the opening ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Eagle Chiu, the leader of Lovedancing group, said that their performance is blended with elements of modern life, natural beauty and emotions.

“I wish people could see the mountains, rivers and natural attractions in Taiwan through our dance movements. And please visit us if you would like to know more about Taiwan,” said Chiu.

A lineup of local popular performers have also been invited to the festival, including Doe Bender’s Quartet, Urban Myth and The Kris Jay Trio plus One, bringing different music scenes to local residents.

For more details about the event programming, visit https://tccfestival.ca/.

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