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Fairchild TV and Talentvision Collaboration with Cogeco in Providing Free Preview to Canadians at the Canadian Forces Base Trenton

02/13/2020

Fairchild TV and Talentvision Collaboration with Cogeco in Providing Free Preview to Canadians at the Canadian Forces Base Trenton

Fairchild TV and Talentvision in collaboration with the telecommunications and media company Cogeco are providing free preview to Canadians who are currently in quarantine at the Canadian Forces Base Trenton. This service is available in every single room at the Yukon Lodge, accessible by those who just returned from Wuhan. They are now able to watch the latest news from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, plus at the same time enjoying a great variety of entertainment and information programs.

MCVP 2018 Alice Lin at the Taiwan Lantern Festival

02/10/2020

Miss Chinese Vancouver 2018 Alice Lin was invited by the Asian Canadian Special Events Association to attend the 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival as a goodwill ambassador to promote multiculturalism. Rated as one of the “Fantastic Festivals of the World” by the Discovery Channel, the Taiwan Lantern Festival is the most important and internationally acclaimed lantern festival in Taiwan. Many tourists worldwide travel there to witness this spectacular display and capture a snapshot for memory.

MCVP 2018 Alice Lin at the Taiwan Lantern Festival
 
MCVP 2018 Alice Lin at the Taiwan Lantern Festival

As the Taiwan Lantern Festival reaches its 31st anniversary, 6 Canadian Aboriginal totem pole lanterns are incorporated into the festival for the very first time, furnishing it with a refreshing new element. These lanterns were inspired by local Aboriginals’ totem poles to present the essence of tribal myths while highlighting unique traditional lantern designs. This intriguing collaboration has brought the attendees into a new cultural journey.

MCVP 2018 Alice Lin at the Taiwan Lantern Festival

Unlike previous times returning to her homeland, Alice is visiting home with her Miss Chinese Vancouver title and taking the opportunity to share the beauties of Canadian Aboriginal arts. Being able to help create binding relationships between the two places made her feel extremely content. Alice was also very thankful for the quality time spent with her family during the Festival.

Fairchild Television Celebrates the Year of the Rat

01/27/2020

On the first day of the New Year, Fairchild Television welcomed the Year of the Rat with an impressive lion dance which brought much festive ambience to Aberdeen Centre.

Fairchild Television Celebrates the Year of the Rat
 
Fairchild Television Celebrates the Year of the Rat

A lively and energetic lion first greeted Fairchild TV staff at the front door and performed the ‘picking the green’ ceremony before proceeding to dance at every corner in the company to bring good luck to all employees and anticipate a prosperous new year!

Fairchild Television Celebrates the Year of the Rat
 
Fairchild Television Celebrates the Year of the Rat
Fairchild Television Celebrates the Year of the Rat
 
Fairchild Television Celebrates the Year of the Rat

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

01/25/2020

To welcome the Year of the Rat, Fairchild TV is presenting the city’s largest Chinese New Year Countdown Show at Aberdeen Centre. After enjoying their reunion dinner feast, crowds of Vancouverites filled the venue, anxiously waiting for the Year of the Rat to arrive! MC’s Mary Lo, Mandy Chan, and Tingting Niu first wished everyone a happy Chinese New Year followed by an introduction of the amazing program lined up for the evening.

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

The much-anticipated event was unveiled by a spectacular lion dance, blessing the audience with a celebratory atmosphere. Elevating this already uplifting vibe, a group of cute and bubbly kids cheered the crowd with a fast-paced dance.

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

Seven Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2019 participants made an eye catching entrance in red outfits, ready to dance the night away!

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

To demonstrate their individual talents, each beauty put their best foot forward. The traditional Chinese fan piece from MCVP 2019 Jennifer Packet instantly received an overwhelming round of applause from the audience.

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

1st Runner-up Winnie Zheng and 2nd Runner-up Danni Jia partnered in the “Invincible East” costumes with a dance number that incorporated elements from both classical Chinese dance and Kung fu. In addition, Winnie sent her best wishes to all the guests with an artistic Chinese calligraphy creation.

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

In continuation, Victoria Yao graced the stage with her enchanting dunhuang dance. Her colourful sleeves flowed through the air like falling leaves, mesmerising the crowd. Candice Zhang, Xin Wen and Andrea Wong wrapped up this segment with a powerful singing rendition of Super Star.

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

Adding on to the festive spirits, Chinese metaphysics master, Anna Mak, revealed the zodiac fortunes of the Year of the Rat.

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

Bringing the festivities off stage, Steven Yang checked out the Lunar New Year Market while handing out lucky red pockets to mall visitors. The festivity would not be complete without exciting games, prizes, and red pocket money. Among those who were invited to participate in a series of the fun-filled games, lucky individuals were able to take home wonderful prizes.

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

As the celebration continued on, the clock was ticking and the entire crowd counting down, everybody waved the Year of the Pig goodbye. Fairchild TV would also like to wish you a year of prosperity and laughter.

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

01/22/2020

The highly-anticipated Chinese New Year celebration dinner for Fairchild Group took place with participation from members of the whole Fairchild family. Dinner of the Year was kicked off by Chairman and CEO of Fairchild Group Mr. Thomas Fung leading the senior management team with a toast to all employees, wishing for a prosperous Year of the Rat.

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

In addition to the sumptuous dinner, the entire crowd was immersed in the mesmerizing New Year performances. Singing through the evolution of music in Hong Kong, the re-creation of the popular TVB variety show Cantopop at 50 by the TV team instantly transported the audience back to the good old days in a time capsule. A senior producer kick started the show with a 1950’s fun and sweet number Seven Lonely Days and its Mandarin cover version Give Me a Kiss. Her hilarious delivery energized the atmosphere while hyping up the crowd!

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
 
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

As the 1950’s and 60’s eras had passed, the 70’s was marked by the rise of Cantonese songs which continued to flourish until the 2000’s. The News Director together with news anchors walked down the memory lane with the golden classics To Live in the Moment followed by Strolling Down the Path of Life and Beauty for Life. A programming staff, also Fairchild TV’s King of Karaoke, mesmerized the audience with the all time favourite Love Of The Past, flooding the audience with memories and generating a huge sing-along.

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
 
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
 
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

Moving into the millennium, K-pop has become a real international phenomenon up until now. To bring in the upmost trend, a promotion staff joined hands with 2017, 2018, and 2019 Miss Chinese Vancouver Tingting Niu, Rachel He and Danni Jia to present a new and improved version of the iconic K-pop number, Nobody by the Wonder Girls. Wrapping up this decade-crossing journey, all the performers collaboratively sang the warm and melodic Embrace Love from Come Home Love.

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
 
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

Gifted with linguistic intelligence, Miss Chinese Vancouver 2019 Jennifer Packet partnered with news anchor Clement Tang to introduce her pageant sisters’ wonderfully choreographed performances in celebration of the New Year.

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

1st Runner-up Winnie Zheng and 2nd Runner-up Danni Jia graced the stage in their “Invincible East” costumes with a dance number that incorporated elements from both classical Chinese dance and Kung fu. In addition, Winnie sent her best wishes to all of the guests with an artistic Chinese calligraphy piece, earning a round of applause in no time.

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
 
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

The 3 MCVP winners wished everyone a prosperous early Chinese New Year.

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

The segment most people were eagerly looking forward to in this fun-filled evening was definitely the lucky draw.

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
 
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
 
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

This included a big cash prize drawn by the CEO of Fairchild Group Mr. Thomas Fung. With a huge variety of prizes to be won, everyone participated in the raffle draw enthusiastically and took home amazing prizes with endless joy.

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

Fairchild Group Annual Dinner highlights are now available to watch online!

LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest

01/20/2020

Joining other government officials, MCVP 2019 Jennifer Packet was one of the guests of honor officiating the Lighting Ceremony of Coastal Lunar Lanterns and art exhibition at LunarFest, at the same time bringing greeting on behalf of the Chinese community. Of Belgian and Chinese descent, Jennifer can speak fluent Mandarin and Cantonese. The working opportunity both Hong Kong and Shanghai expanded her horizons too. Jennifer exemplifies the beauty of multiculturalism and her life experience echoes the LunarFest’s theme: Canadian of all cultural backgrounds can celebrate Chinese New Year together.

LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest
LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest

The Coastal Lunar Lanterns are made similar to Taiwan’s traditional lanterns. The incorporations of totem designs bring about acceptance to the Indigenous community. By coming together and exploring creative avenues of expression, the city is articulating our diversity to the world. The Coastal Lunar Lanterns have received the blessing from the Tourism Vancouver and Indigenous Tourism BC to participate in the 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival. This will be the first time a North American country is participating in expressing the cultures of Chinese New Year.

LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest
LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest
LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest
 
LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest

Other than the outdoor exhibition, LunarFest also has an art exhibition The Castle and the Lifestyles on display. The Taiwanese designer built the paper castles based on pop-up books which give life to the different sceneries and architecture.

LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest
 
LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest
LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest
 
LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest

LunarFest elevates the essence of Chinese New Year and the Lantern Festival to an international platform which attracts more people to come and snap some shots while allowing local communities to learn more about the Chinese culture. The LunarFest Festivities will be ongoing until February 10th. To find out more information, please browse on lunarfest.org.

Leisure Talk & City Chat celebrity interviews
Full episode archive available online

01/19/2020

Leisure Talk & City Chat celebrity interviews
Full episode archive available online

The Program Archive section of FTV and TTV official website offers fans the opportunity to review a variety of locally produced programs online. Celebrity interviews on Leisure Talk and City Chat are typically available one week after the broadcast dates, allowing people from all over the world to enjoy the full episode archive online wherever and whenever they want. You may now take pleasure in watching episodes on Matthew Ho, Joey Thye, Luk Ho Ming, Louisa Mak, Crystal Fung, Christy Chung, Alice Chan, Karl Maka & Vivian Lai online. Please stay tuned for more fantastic interviews on this site!

Leisure Talk & City Chat celebrity interviews
Full episode archive available online
 
Leisure Talk & City Chat celebrity interviews
Full episode archive available online