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First Non-Stop Flight From Beijing to Montreal

We performed lion dance at Trudeau Airport to celebrate the first non-stop flight from Beijing to Montreal!

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(CTV News) The first non-stop flight from China to Montreal landed at Trudeau Airport Tuesday afternoon to much fanfare.

The excitement over the landing was about much more than just a flight path — it’s also about a plan to make Montreal a more relevant destination.

A hugely anticipated arrival, the Boeing 777 landed at Trudeau Airport almost 13 hours in the air after taking off from Beijing.

“This bridge between our two continents will have a major impact for us and our Chinese partners and will enhance our longstanding friendship,” said Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre at the arrival.

For now, three flights weekly will leave and arrive at Trudeau Airport, equipped with 308 seats for luxury, business and economy travellers.

With China the largest outbound market in the world, Montreal is expecting these direct flights will bring an influx of new travellers, said Yves Lalumiere, president of Tourisme Montreal.

“Right now we have about 20,000 people from China visiting Montreal (per year). We’re looking at 100,000 people by 2018,” he said.

Air China’s fist expansion into Canada in more than two decades, the trans-Pacific link to Asia will have far-reaching implications for Montreal, its chosen gateway.
“The new direct flights will increase business activities by millions of dollars just in these years, over several years we expect it will be by tens of millions of dollars and eventually up to 100 millions of dollars,” said Michel Leblanc, president of the Montreal Board of Trade.

Dignitaries and top government officials, including China’s ambassador to Canada Luo Zhaohui, attended the event, which included a ceremonial water salute by twin trucks, for an inaugural flight and a safe landing.
Drums and a traditional lion dance added to the festive and impressive welcome into Trudeau Airport.

“I usually use Air Canada and stop in Toronto, and from today, myself and my colleagues will use the Montreal airport,” said Luo.

Quebec Minister of Trade and Commerce Jacques Daoust was on board the nonstop flight, returning home after a trade mission in China.

“I was upgraded to first-class – and it was first class,” laughed Daoust.

September 29th,2015 | Media, Shows | No Comments

Lisa’s Wedding

A big congratulations to Lisa and her husband on their new marriage! It was an honor to perform lion dance at their wedding!

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September 26th,2015 | Weddings | No Comments

The 23rd Anniversary of National Congress of Chinese Canadians NCCC

We performed lion dance for the The 23rd Anniversary of the National Congress of Chinese Canadians (NCCC), to celebrate the launching of Chinatown in Montreal (1890-2015).

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September 25th,2015 | Shows | No Comments

“The Magic of Lanterns” Festival at The Chinese Garden

We performed lion dance at the Chinese Garden of the Botanical Garden for “The Magic of Lanterns” Festival! We will be performing every Thursday night until the end of October at the Chinese Garden to continue the celebration at the Lantern Festival! 7PM to 8:30PM!

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September 24th,2015 | Shows | No Comments

“The Magic of Lanterns” Festival at The Chinese Garden

We performed lion dance at the Chinese Garden of the Botanical Garden for “The Magic of Lanterns” Festival! We will be performing every Thursday night until the end of October at the Chinese Garden to continue the celebration at the Lantern Festival!

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September 17th,2015 | Shows | No Comments

Grenade Bar – 1 Year Anniversary Celebration

We performed lion dance at Grenade Bar for the celebration of their one year anniversary!

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September 16th,2015 | Shows | No Comments

“The Magic of Lanterns” Festival at The Chinese Garden

We performed lion dance at the Chinese Garden of the Botanical Garden for “The Magic of Lanterns” Festival! We will be performing every Thursday night of September at the Chinese Garden to continue the celebration at the Lantern Festival!

Here’s a clip rom CTV News covering the event!

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September 10th,2015 | Media, Shows | No Comments

“The Magic of Lanterns” Opening Night at The Chinese Garden

We performed lion dance at the Chinese Garden of the Botanical Garden for the opening night of their “The Magic of Lanterns” event! We will be performing every Thursday night of September at the Chinese Garden to continue the celebration at the Lantern Festival!

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September 4th,2015 | Shows | No Comments