In cooperation with the Canadian Embassy to Korea, Seoul Metropolitan Government will hold “Canada Day in Seoul” under the theme “Seoul Meets Canada” from August 25 to September 17, providing Korean people more opportunities to learn about and experience Canadian culture. Since “Canada Week,” held in 2013 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the Republic of Korea and Canada, the Korean government has been working together with the Canadian Embassy to Korea to host various cultural events.
The focus of this year’s Canada Day in Seoul will be a book fair, “Seoul Meets Canadian Books,” which will be held alongside several other events, including the “Open House Seoul, Canadian Embassy,” as part of the “Seoul Cultural Night” program, and the TEDxSeoul event “Creative Inspirations from Canada.”
For the two weeks from August 25 to September 6, the “Seoul Meets Canadian Books” book fair will introduce celebrated Canadian writers and various genres of Canadian books. As part of the fair, the “Meet the Culture” program will showcase not only books on Canadian culture but also vivid photographs of major attractions and cultural events in Canada, while “Meet the Authors” will introduce over 70 books written by Canadian writers, such as Alice Monro, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature for Dear Life, and Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of Anne of Green Gables. Finally, the “Meet the People” event will feature books recommended by the Canadian ambassador to Korea himself.
On August 28, the Open House Seoul event will allow a total of 30 Seoul citizens to visit the embassy and meet with the ambassador to discuss various aspects of Canada.
Also, on September 17, the TED event “Creative Inspirations from Canada” will be held at the Canadian Embassy.
☞ For information or reservations for the TED event, please go to http://tedxseoul.com.
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