Monthly Archives: May 2010

夕阳美 Asian Culture Festival

爱美之心人皆有之。
Everyone loves beauty.

我们夕阳红的老年朋友怀着美好的心情, 带着愉快的笑容, 穿着艳丽的时装, 5月22日, 来到我们活动的地点。在这鲜花盛开的五月, 是去踏春吗? 在这 “亚裔文化月” 里, 是去参加庆典活动吗? 在 Victoria Day 的前两天, 是去观看节日烟火吗? 在 Eliabeth 二世女皇和胡锦涛主席即将访问多伦多之际, 在作精心的准备吗?……说是也是, 这些都在我们的心里。说不是还真不是,我们到此,来参加北区夕阳红组织的拍艺术照活动。我们的会员鲁景程老师拿出家中全套的照像设备, 义务为大家拍艺术照, 留下我们参加夕阳红活动的风采, 记录我们来到异国他乡生活的足迹, 怀念我们心心相印的手足情谊, ……我们担任繁重的家务, 为子女建设加国, 解除后顾之忧; 我们传承中华文明, 丰富多元文化, 为各族裔朋友演出歌舞, 一起联欢, 欢庆我们共同的节日; 我们心情舒畅, 太极健身, 自娱自乐美身心。这正是:夕阳红里夕阳美, 照片留下好时光, 多年以后重回首, “青年老人”青年心。
Our seniors came to our activity center with a nice mood, happy smile and colorful suits at May 28th. Do they go on spring outing in May? Do they take part in celebrating activity during this month? Do they go to visit framework before Victoria Day? Do they prepare well for Eliabeth Queen and Jingdao Hu’s trip to Toronto. While we can say yes since we all know it, we also can say no. The reason we came is to take part in an art photo activity held by North Xiyanghong. Our member, prof Jing Lu took all the camera facility and take art photos for us by free of charge. It will record our mien, footmark and friendship when we are living in a foreign country and joining the activity. We take responsibility of heavy household and figure out trouble back at home for children. We inherit Chinese tradition, play performance for people worldwide and celebrate our holiday. We have a nice mood, good health and have fun. The photos will reminder us of our happiness and spirits.

普华会北区夕阳红范树勋 2010, 5, 25

春天的凝聚力cohesion power during the spring

春游,太棒了!
What a wonderful spring outing!

五月十六日,艳阳高照,春光明媚。北区夕阳红组织到Rouge公园的春游活动—“森林有氧踏春游”。有48位夕阳红的老年朋友参加。
It is sunny at May 16th. North Xiyanghong organized a spring outing at Rouge Park. 48 seniors participated in this activity.

这里有山有水。山不高,却有走在华山鲫鱼背上的味道;水不丰,却有九寨沟流水潺潺的野趣。山坡陡峭,树木高耸入云。我们走在山间小路上,感受着大自然的魅力,人人喜笑颜开,仿佛回到十几岁的童年。阳光好,空气好,大家的心情更好。路过的西人向我们微笑问候,擦肩而过的孩童向我们招手致意,年青的母亲怀抱婴儿与我们合影留念……。
There are mountain and river near the Rough Park. The mountain is not really high but steep; the river is not really rich but interesting. There are steep hillside and tall trees. We walked on the path and enjoyed the natural charm. Everyone were very happy and felt like going back to childhood. It is sunny and fresh, so we were in a nice mood. The westerns smiled and said hello to us; the children waved to us; the young mother with her baby took photos with us.
我们一路欢歌,处处舞蹈。大家即兴表演了“纤夫的爱”,集体舞“北京的金山上”,“山含情, 水含笑”,独舞,歌伴舞,舞伴歌……。难怪有人说,“来到加拿大,从来没有这么高兴过”,“山高,没有我们的心气高;水深,没有我们的友情深”。从上午 10点一直玩到下午3点,朋友们依然意犹未尽,迟迟不愿意互道“拜拜”,纷纷向组织者建议:多组织这样的活动。
We song and danced all the time. We sang “Qian Fu De Ai”, dance“Beijing De Jin Shan Shang”and“Shan Han Qing,Shui Han Xiao”. Someone said “he has never been such happy since he came to Canada.” The spring outing lasted from 10am to 3pm, but people felt unsatisfied and they didn’t want to say bye. They suggested that we should hold more this kind of events”.

这是我们普华会“夕阳红”巨大的“凝聚力”!
This is huge cohesion power of our NCCC.

—-普华会北区夕阳红范树勋 2010, 5, 16

亚裔文化月开幕表演 Opening performance of Asian culture month

和暖的春风送来五月的鲜花。
There are lots of flowers in May.

五一这一天, 我们北区夕阳红和夕阳红舞蹈中心首次在一起活动。
第一节是太极, 万萍老师带领大家打太极拳, 太极扇, 教大家玩柔力球, 这是一项非常适合老年人的活动, 大家积极性很高, 还没有买到柔力球的, 有的人拿扇子替代, 有的人干脆徒手练习, 怕买到球后跟不上进度; 第二节课是排舞, 老人们都非常喜爱的黄凌琳老师教了两个舞蹈, 她教的舞蹈, 即现代, 又简单, 大家兴致很高; 第三节课是金凤芝老师带领大家唱耳熟能详的老歌, 人人喜爱, 营造了一个团结和谐的气氛, 她重视调动大家的积极性, 多人主动唱带有“春”字的歌,有人竟唱起了儿歌,而且边歌边舞, 仿佛回到童年,十分活跃。
It is first time for our Northern Xiyanghong and dance center to hold an event together at May 1st.

The first item was Taichi show. Pin Wan leaded us to play Taijiqian and Taichi fan. She also taught us how to play Rouli ball. It is suitable game for seniors, and so people took an active part in it. People without Rouli balls took fans or did exercise only by hand instead.
They were afraid that they could not catch up others when they got balls. The second item is dance. The dance taught by Lingling Huang was popular. Seniors were excited at her modern and easy dance. The third item was some familiar tranditional songs taught by Fengzhi Jin. It was really popular and harmonious. She tried to increase people’s enthusiasm, and thus many people started to sing the songs about spring initiatively; some even sang children’s songs; and some sang and dance. All the people were really active and looked like going back to childhood.

好多人向我反映: 在一起活动太好了, 和以前一样, 我们很开心。
Lots of people left me the feedback: It is happy for them to take part in this activity

这一天, 我们普华会夕阳红的部分老人还参加了旺市亚裔文化月开幕庆典演出, 一个小时的精彩节目, 受到主办方和观众的一致好评。
At same time, some seniors of NCCC participated a opening performance of Asian culture month. The one-hour performance was popular with host and audience.