2016 Barrhaven Community Welcome Fair a Great Success


Every year the Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre (OCCSC) organizes and participates in community events to welcome newcomers to Ottawa introducing them to many people and agencies that can help them settle comfortably and safely. On May 15, 2016, the OCCSC staged the Barrhaven Community Welcome Fair at Mother Teresa High School. The event was attended by Ottawa’s Mayor Jim Watson, 27 business providers and community partners and over 500 residents of Ottawa. It was a resounding success! 001

Over 500 people attended this year’s Welcome Fair

The event began with a warm welcome from Sharon Kan, Executive Director of OCCSC, and an inspiring speech by Mayor Watson, who officially launched the event and had pictures taken with over 50 enthusiastic families in attendance.

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Sharon Kan , Executive Director of OCCSC
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A newcomer family had a photo with Mayor Watson.

Twenty-seven organizations, businesses, and service providers set up booths to provide information to newcomers regarding settlement services, employment support, language training, parenting, education, health-care, banking, insurance, housing, sports/arts/recreation, and summer camps.

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OCCSC Booth
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Exhibitor
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Exhibitor
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Exhibitor

Some of the activities at the event included the bouncy castle, hosted by the Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts, face painting, balloon animals, arts and crafts, and a collaborative painting “Beautiful Ottawa Welcomes You”, facilitated by the Ottawa Tiancai Arts School with help from the participants. The Ottawa South United Soccer League offered demonstrations of soccer skills and indoor soccer games for the children. OCCSC organized a crawling competition for babies aged 6 to 12 months, and the interactive game, “Chasing Tails”, for older children and their parents.

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Bouncy Castle
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Balloon Animals
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Arts and Crafts
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Face Painting

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Collaborative painting, “Beautiful Ottawa Welcomes You”
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Boxing demonstration
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A crawling competition
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Indoor Soccer
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Laser Fire Extinguishing

We also had on-site diabetes tests for seniors, provided by the Centretown Community Health Centre. Ottawa Fire Services invited families to experience laser fire extinguishing. A “selfie” corner for families and participants was also set-up to capture fun moments of the day.

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On-site Diabetes Tests
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“Selfie” Corner for Families

The purpose of this event was not only to welcome newcomers to Ottawa, but also to support the wildfire victims of Fort McMurray in Alberta by raising funds through the OCCSC’s Happy Kitchen charitable bake sale and the 50/50 lucky draw. The bake sale raised $365 and the draw $150. The revenue was donated to the Canadian Red Cross for Fort McMurray wildfire relief.

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Happy Kitchen Bake Sale
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50/50 Cash Lucky Draws

There were 37 lucky draw gifts, including a Mayor’s Welcome Basket, generously donated by our exhibitors, partners and supporters.
Three performances were well received, including the beautiful “Peacock Dance” from the Hai Yan Dance Group, and K – pop dance by a group of children and teens, led by Winnie Fan. The performances closed out with “Yung Tai Chi” performed by Han Ju.

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Peacock Dance
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Tai Chi Performance
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K – pop dance
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Event volunteers and some of OCCSC staff

Each year, the OCCSC Community Welcome Fair receives great community and volunteer support. Special thanks go to our 40 volunteers who helped make our event such a huge success.

We would like to acknowledge Mayor Watson for his continued support.

The Barrhaven Community Welcome Fair was made possible thanks to OCCSC’s generous sponsors, donors and partners listed:

Sponsors:

  • ComeFromChina.com
  • CFC Weekly News
  • Duke’s Photo Studio
  • Mark Motors Audi, David Li
  • Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts
  • Ottawa South United Soccer
  • Ottawa Tiancai Arts School
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Urbandale Construction

Partners and exhibitors:

  • Algonquin College
  • Autism Ontario, East, South East
  • Camp IAWAH
  • Centretown Community Health Centre
  • Eye Level – Math & English Programs
  • First Word – Preschool Speech & Language Program Of Ottawa
  • Gracefield Christian Camp and Retreat Centre
  • Kanata South Kumon Centre
  • Music For Young Children
  • Ontario Early Years Centre
  • Ottawa – Carleton District School Board
  • Ottawa Catholic School Board
  • Ottawa Fire Services
  • Oxford Learning Centre, Nepean
  • Primerica
  • South Nepean Community Health Centre
  • Wind Mobile – Great Talk Wireless
  • YMCA – Employment Services
  • Yu Mo – T.C.M.P

Gift donors:

  • 1000 Sushi Island, Barrhaven
  • Braintastic Tutoring
  • Canadian Science & Technology Museums Corporation
  • Compass Holidays
  • Douvris Martial Arts And Fitness
  • Eye Level – Math & English Programs
  • Food Basics / Metro
  • Globe Awards and Promotions
  • Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa
  • Lady Dive Tours Inc.
  • Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo
  • Mandarin Buffet, Nepean & Hunt Club
  • Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts
  • Ottawa School of Art
  • Ski Vorlage
  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park

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5月15日 (周日) 下午1點至 4點半,渥太華華人社區服務中心在渥太華市長及27個社區夥伴和贊助商的大力支持下,于 Mother Teresa 高中盛大推出一年一度的“2016 Barrhaven 社區歡迎日”, 歡迎廣大移民在渥太華安居樂業。
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Barrhaven 社區歡迎日活動現場,逾500人參加

今年的Barrhaven社區歡迎日吸引了500多人前來參加, 由專業主持人Camilla Liu為我們主持這次的活動。活動首先由OCCSC行政總監耿靜惠致辭歡迎新移民, 並且邀請渥太華市長Jim Watson致詞為活動正式開幕。市長每年都大力支持我們的活動, 不僅在致詞後與五十多個熱情的移民家庭合影留念, 還帶來一份市長歡迎禮籃, 作為幸運抽獎禮品。

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OCCSC行政總監耿靜惠
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市長與移民家庭合影

當天共有27個資訊攤位, 除了OCCSC攤位介紹本中心的安頓諮詢,語言培訓, 求職輔導, 登陸前服務等各項服務以外, 還有贊助商及社區夥伴們針對親子教育、醫療保健、體育健身、才藝興趣、金融理財、購房買車、貸款保險、衣食住行等內容提供各類資訊, 幫助新移民在加拿大安居樂業。

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OCCSC 資訊攤位
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參展機構
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參展機構
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參展機構

除了提供實用的資訊外, 現場還有豐富的兒童節目, 包括Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts帶來最受歡迎的充氣蹦床和武術練習, 還有渥太華天彩美術學校帶來的親子手工、 彩繪臉譜、動物氣球 ,並策劃長卷聯合畫作《美麗的渥太華歡迎您》。此畫作由天彩美術學校6名老師、20餘位學生和活動現場10余名小朋友共同創作而成。在寶寶遊戲中心, 針對6個月到12個月的寶寶, 我們舉辦寶寶爬行比賽及抓尾巴親子活動, 現場傳來一陣陣父母和孩子們的笑聲和加油聲。親子運動動區由Ottawa South United Soccer俱樂部的教練提供足球技巧示範及踢球遊戲。

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充氣蹦床
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動物氣球
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親子手工
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造型臉繪

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天彩美術學校師生,和活動現場10余名小朋友的共同創作《美麗的渥太華歡迎您》
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拳擊示範
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爬行比賽
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室內足球
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鐳射滅火演示

現場還有Centretown Community Service Centre帶來的糖尿病篩選檢測,有各族裔的義工協助篩選。許多長者排隊等候檢測, 因為只要檢測六分鐘後, 即可獲取三個月的平均血糖值報告。渥太華消防隊帶來了雷射滅火器示範, 大人和小孩都可以透過此練習, 模擬使用滅火器的技巧。許多家庭在趣味家庭自拍角留下了美好的回憶.

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糖尿病檢測及健康資訊分享
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趣味家庭自拍角

在歡迎社區移民的同時, 我們也希望對阿省Fort McMurray森林大火的災區伸出援手。本中心Barrhaven 開心廚房的義工團隊提供手工餐點義賣, 獲得365元。現場還有青少年和小朋友發起的 50/50現金抽獎募款,籌得$75的現金。以上義賣所有的收入, 將捐至加拿大紅十字會作為Fort McMurray災區捐款.

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開心廚房義賣募款
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50/50現金抽獎募款

這次幸運抽獎的禮物非常豐富, 我們將收到的捐贈組成了37份幸運抽獎禮物,包括來自市長的歡迎禮籃,OCCSC感謝渥太華市長及所有商家的熱心捐獻。這次活動還有許多精彩的表演, 由盧海燕舞蹈團帶來精彩的傣族群舞碧波孔雀, Winnie Fan 帶領小朋友表的K – pop dance, Copy cat, 和還珠老師帶領的楊氏簡易太極拳表演。

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孔雀舞
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太極表演
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K – pop dance
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本次活動義工與部分OCCSC員工合影

每年都有許多新移民家庭來到渥太華,因此OCCSC每年都組織此類活動, 介紹OCCSC為移民提供的各種服務及社區的各種資源。 這次活動共有40名義工鼎力協助,從前期策劃及當天的執行,本中心深感感激。

渥太華華人社區服務中心衷心感謝市長Jim Watson, 贊助商及合作夥伴對此次活動的支持,包括:

贊助商:

  • ComeFromChina.com,CFC Weekly News / CFC 中文網, 新華僑報
  • Duke’s Photo Studio/ Duke’s 攝影工作室
  • Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts/ 渥太華武術學院
  • Ottawa South United Soccer/ 渥太華南聯足球俱樂部
  • Ottawa Tiancai Arts School / 渥太華天彩美術學校
  • Mark Motors, Audi – David Li/ Mark Motors, 奧迪- David Li
  • Royal Bank of Canada / 加拿大皇家銀行
  • Urbandale Construction / Urbandale 建築公司

合作夥伴及展商:

  • Algonquin College / 阿岡昆學院
  • Autism Ontario, East, South East / 安省自閉症協會
  • Camp IAWAH / IAWAH 夏令營
  • Centretown Community Health Centre /市中心社康中心
  • Eye Level – Math & English Programs / Eye Level – 數學及英文補習班
  • First Word—Preschool Speech & Language Program Of Ottawa / First Word – 渥太華幼兒學前語言發展專案
  • Gracefield Christian Camp and Retreat Centre / Gracefield 基督教夏令營及休閒中心
  • Kanata South Kumon Centre / Kanata 南區Kumon 補習班
  • Music For Young Children / MYC 幼兒音樂學院
  • Ontario Early Years Centre / 安省早教中心
  • Ottawa-Carleton District School Board / 渥太華-卡爾頓公立教育局
  • Ottawa Catholic School Board / 渥太華天主教教育局
  • Ottawa Fire Services / 渥太華消防局
  • Oxford Learning Centre – Nepean / Nepean 牛津學習中心(補習班)
  • Primerica / Primerica 投資理財
  • South Nepean Community Health Centre / 南Nepean社康中心
  • Wind Mobile – Great Talk Wireless / Wind 移動通訊
  • YMCA – Employment Services / YMCA 求職服務
  • Yu Mo – T.C.M.P / 莫愚中醫師

禮物捐贈者:

  • 1000 Sushi Island – Barrhaven restaurant / 千島料理 Barrhaven店
  • BRAINTASTIC TUTORING / BRAINTASTIC 補習班
  • CANADIAN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY MUSEUMS CORPORATION/ 加拿大科技博物館
  • Compass Holidays /指南旅遊
  • DOUVRIS MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS / DOUVRIS 武術及健身中心
  • EYE LEVEL – MATH & ENGLISH PROGRAMS / EYE LEVEL – 數學及英文補習班
  • Food Basic / Metro 超市
  • Globe Awards and promotions – Globe推廣促銷
  • Les tours Amphibus Lady Dive Tours Inc. / Lady Dive Tours 旅遊公司
  • Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo / Little Ray’s爬行動物園
  • Mandarin Buffet – Nepean / Mandarin 自助餐/ Nepean
  • Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts / 渥太華武術學院
  • Ottawa Mayor –Jim Watson / 渥太華市長Jim Watson
  • Ottawa School of Art / 渥太華美術學校
  • Ski Vorlage / Vorlage 滑雪場
  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park / Sky Zone 蹦床健身中心

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