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Stay Connected Social Media Workshops, the 7th Canada Creative Festival, Bird Tracks in the Air...

In this one post, we are sharing 8 things:
1. You’re invited to Stay Connected Social Media Workshops;
2. You’re invited to the “Connect the Dots - the 7th Canada Creative Festival” submission and festival;
3. Do you need medical masks and face shields?
4. Video: Bird Tracks in the Air poetry appreciation with Dr. Jan and Yvonne Walls;
5. WS Monthly Events in June and July 2021;
6. Video: I Wandered Lonely as A Cloud William Wordsworth Poetry Appreciation with Dr. Mingfu Liu;
7. Turn $1 BC Fire Donation into $3;
8. Video links: recent WS Public Sharings


You’re Invited to Stay Connected Social Media Workshops

With the great support from Vancouver Foundation and Richmond Cares Richmond Gives, WS Writers will have two Stay Connected Social Media Workshops in August 2021:

Topic: Stay Connected Zoom Workshop (in English)

Time: Saturday, August 7, 2021, 7-8pm

Topic: Stay Connected TikTok Workshop (in English)

Time: Saturday, August 7, 2021, 8-9pm

Everyone is welcome!

If interested, please register via:

Keeping in touch and stay connected through social media is especially important not only during the epidemic, but also after the epidemic.

It’s around BC Day, to celebrate the history, tradition and culture of British Columbia, to support local small and medium-sized enterprises, and to encourage interested people to participate in relaxed workshops and stay connected, we have prepared 10 small lucky gifts for the 10 lucky participants.

Vancouver Foundation and RCRG Logos


You’re Invited to

Connect the Dots - The 7th Canada Multicultural Creative Festival 2021

COVID-19 is still raging in much of the world, the virus has infected killed millions of people around the world. With this invisible war experience, is there any changes of your attitude, mentality, values and life?

Through “Connect the Dots - The 7th Canada Multicultural Creative Festival 2021”, we are trying to connect the original stories with creative ideas, to memorize our real battles, to celebrate our victories, and share our unforgettable 2021.

Moving forward, together, we’re stepping up to build a better, stronger and more resilient world. Connect the dots into a line, line to a surface, surface to a substance, substance to a quantity, and quantity to a state…Touched? Lost? Hoped? Changed? Grew?...Are you willing to share one of your stories? We will select the most inspiring stories to share with more people. If interested, submit your 1-2 minutes story in word or video formats:

Submission deadline: Sunday, October 17, 2021 @11:59pm

Festival date: Friday, October 22, 2021 @7-9pm (online video)

This event is free to public, cross-cultural learning and understanding groups and individuals, elders and youth, families and kids, military and veterans, immigrants and refugees, Indigenous, people with disabilities, poets and writers, artists and entrepreneurs, or anyone who is passionate about sharing one of your stories are all welcome.

Please note: WS Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society reserves the right to use the submitted creative writings/videos for publication purpose; and reserves the right to edit the works to match the theme. The copyrights of the original creative works are still belonging to the authors, writers, video makers and translators if applicable.

It’s a good opportunity to:

o Connect people with a wide range of interests, backgrounds and experiences;

o Increase Sense of belonging and responsibility to our communities;

o Promote multiculturalism, better understanding for groups and individuals with variation in race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, language, religion, geographical area and more;

o Share knowledge and develop grassroots creativity and leadership skills;

o Celebrate diversity, the various cultures, traditions, heritages, and customs of Canada and the world;

o Appreciate the frontline workers, healthy professionals, community service contributors and volunteers are delegated in community capacity building.

For more information, please check:


Do you need medical masks and face shields?

Sincere thanks to Ms. Selina Lau, President of Sure York International Consulting Inc., for her grand medical masks and face shields donation!

For those who are in need of medical masks and face shields, please feel free to contact us for your free pick up or delivery:


WS Monthly Events in June and July 2021

WS monthly events for June and July were small gatherings of some WS members, board directors and organizational members, celebrated Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27, National Indigenous history month, and discussed the coming events.


Bird Tracks in the Air - Wang Anshi Poetry Appreciation

Completed Perfectly

The 7th Greater Van Asian Heritage Celebration 2021 - Bird Tracks in the Air - Wang Anshi Poetry Appreciation was perfectly completed on May 28, 2021.

Dr. Jan and Yvonne Walls analyzed some classic Wang’an Shi poems and the Chinese translations, talked about the brief biography of Wang Anshi, Wang Anshi’s 8 levels of awareness, the most mature form of enlightenment revealed in Wang Anshi’s poetry and the cornerstone of a mellow philosophy of his life.

Dr. Yvonne Walls also recited A Conversation with Geng TianZhi, and Dr. Jan Walls recited Reversible Verse (Readable left to right from top to bottom, and right to left from bottom to top). When answering questions from the audience, Dr. Jan Walls also improvised the famous poem Bamboo Pavilion in Chinese and English, written by Tang Dynasty poet Wang Wei.

Ding G, Feima, Harris N, Hilbert Y, David Choi, Marilou M, Nan L, RongGang L, Jack X, William C and more delivered enthusiastic speeches and congratulations. Apple Z, Liang C, Liang D, Shu G, Lifen C, Peter L, Tao Y and more highly praised Dr. Jan and Yvonne Wang's outstanding contributions in the fields of Chinese-English translation and more. Many experts, scholars, poets, and recitation lovers Aaron H, BaiYu L, Dan J, Deborah K, DongDong H, JingLian W, JingSheng R, Lore A, Lucy L, MingFu L, Pushpa P, Nola Y, Ruth K , ShengKun L, Shritika S, XiaoZhen L, Xueshong W and more recited some Wang Anshi's poems in both Chinese and English from the book Bird Tracks in the Air. Barry P, Belisha D, Cory Z, Eleanor C, Lucenda L, Ronald C, Wenxiu Y, Wu T, Xiqin S, Yichuan S and more in total of 100 people attended the meeting, which was the maximum number allowed to participate by WSIMS Zoom Meeting. The exquisite poetry appreciation, classic Chinese-English translation, and heart-stirring recitation of ancient poems made everyone unbearable to say goodbyes even two hours passed quickly.

As usual, as one of the WS Sharing Series, this small sized, casual event was organized by WS Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society and it was conducted in both English and Chinese. This event was hosted by Cici Liang and Aiying Li.

Event video please see:


I Wandered Lonely as A Cloud

WS Sharing Series: I Wandered Lonely as A Cloud - William Wordsworth Poetry Appreciation was successfully hosted on April 30, 2021, thanks to Dr. Mingfu Liu. Event video please see:


Turn your $1 Fire Donation into $3

Hundreds of wildfires fuel anxiety among B.C. residents. How to turn your $1 Fire Donation into $3? Donate through Canada Red Cross, the Federal and provincial government will match every dollar your donation, thus every time you donate $1, the needed family will receive $3. For more details please see:

The wildfire situation is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 7 p.m. (Pacific time) on Saturday, July 31, 2021.

For real-time updates on evacuation alerts and orders, visit:

For the latest wildfire information, visit:


  • Wildfires burning in B.C.: 247

  • Since April 1, 2021:

    • 1,275 wildfires

    • 501,676 hectares of area burned

  • Active fires by fire centre:

    • Cariboo: 39

    • Coastal: 11

    • Kamloops: 79

    • Northwest: 6

    • Prince George: 47

    • Southeast: 65


  • Firefighters and other personnel fighting the fires: 3,230

  • Out-of-province firefighters: 301

  • Helicopters and planes supporting ground crews: 237


  • Evacuation orders: 61 (+1)

  • Evacuation alerts: 101 (+4)

  • Properties:

    • Number of properties on order: 3,163 (+43)

    • Number of properties on alert: 19,862 (+1,027)…

(photo from BC Wildfire Update and Info)


Recent WS Public Sharings

Links for recent WS Public Sharing events:

- Fine Chine Treasure Hunting:;

- Traditions of Lunar New Year:;

- WSIMS Holiday Celebration and General Meeting 2020 (Excerpt):;

- We Are All in This Together - The 6th Canada Multicultural Creative Festival 2020:


By attending WSIMS events, you agree:

Visual Record Release & Liability Waiver

I hereby give my consent to WS Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society and its employees to photograph (still and/or moving) while I am working, volunteering or participating in any of their events (in-person or virtual). I understand my name and photograph (still and/or moving) can be used for educational and public relations purposes, at the discretion of WS Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society and and its employees and/or sponsors.

This consent includes, but is not limited to:

- Permis