2017 Taipei Chinese Culture Camp 2017
2017 Taipei Culture Summer Camp was from June 26 to 29 at Herrera School/Performing Arts Center with over 400 students ages from 6-18.
Students are grouped by ages in learning Lion and Dragon Dances, Folk Dances, Folk Sports, Yo Yo, and Po La Sticks, Folk Arts and Crafts, Straw Arts, Calligraphy and Painting, Taiwan Pastry, Rice Arts, Candy Arts, Tea Ceremony, Mandarin, and more.
Two teachers from Taipei Miss Wei Nung Pan to teach folk sports, and Hui Chen Hsu to teach dances along with local six teachers to educate students regarding the importance of arts and culture awareness and diversity, to allow students to experience team works and leadership skills, and to gain the global perspectives of the world.
Taipei Culture Summer Camp’s motto is to educate students today to become leaders of tomorrow.
Taipei Culture Summer Camp held formal graduation on June 29 at 1 pm at Herrera School/Performing Arts Center with over 1,000 attendants. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilwoman Debra Stark, and Phoenix Deputy Fire Chief Mark Faulkner attended the Graduation, Arizona Superintendent Diane Douglas also attended graduation, Phoenix School District One Governing board Dr. Marston, Dr. Stark, Miss Almy, and community leaders attended graduation as well.
During graduation students were presented with custom t-shirts and gold medals, and students performed wonderful lion and dragon dances, folk dances, and yo yo and po la stick performances.
2017 Taipei Culture Summer Camp is organized by Lin Ling Lee and Wen Chyi Chiu and in team with OCAC Santa Ana Culture Center, Phoenix Elementary School District One, Phoenix Sister Cities Taipei Sister Cities Committee, and supported by BLIA Phoenix Chapter, Taiwanese American Heritage Week, and Fu Jen Alumni Association of Arizona.
Mayor Greg Stanton greeted Taiwan teachers when touring the Taiwan Exhibition on June 26.
Lin Ling Lee Hosting Welcome Party for Taiwan Aboriginal Leaders with US State Department Visiting Phoenix, Arizona with Taipei Sister Cities Committee members and friends on June 5, 2017 at Phoenix residence with Taiwan Cuisines, cake cutting, and gifts presentations
Gifts Presentation for guests
Cake Cutting to welcome guests
Homemade Taiwanese Cuisine Buffet Dinner to welcome guests
At the invitation of Taipei Committee members Lin Ling Lee and Wen Chyi Chui, Mayor Greg Stanton toured the Taiwan Arts Exhibition on display in the atrium of City Hall on June 26th. The exhibit promoted global arts and culture awareness and diversity; acknowledged the talents of Taiwan young artists; and demonstrated the positive impact of arts and culture on the world.
On behalf of young artist Szu Hua Huang, and in honor of the 38-year sister cities affiliation between Phoenix and Taipei, Lin Ling Lee and Wen Chyi Chiu presented a calligraphy piece to the Mayor.