The East and West Learning Club May 2019 Schedule

The East and West Learning Club is a not-for-profit, grass-root group that provides interesting and meaningful learning opportunities to immigrant families with a focus on social skills and cultural knowledge.  Our goal is for this club to be enjoyed by everyone in our community, so all club meetings are free of charge.  Occasionally there may be an optional field trip or special class which may require a small fee.  We meet every Thursday evening unless it’s a public holiday or school break.

SCHEDULE May 2019

May 2  Regular Club Meeting

May 9  Special Event — EAWLC Lecture on Tibetan Culture and Life

May 16  Regular Club Meeting

May 23  Special Event — The East&West Dialogue

May 30  Regular Club Meeting

Time:

For Special Events: 6:00 – 8:30 PM

For Regular Club Meetings: 6:30 – 8:30 PM

* The first half hour is meal and social time.

* Please note special events, including EAWLC Lecture and The East&West Dialogue will start half an hour earlier than regular club meetings to allow for more interaction time between guest speakers and club members.

Venue: Iroquois Junior Public School

265 Chartland Blvd., Scarborough (near Finch & Brimley; free parking lot at the west side of the school building)

Cost: All events are free, including simple meals.

Language used: English, except for the lecture on Tibetan culture which will be conducted in Mandarin with simultaneous English interpretation

Please RSVP as soon as possible, and by the midnight of the day prior to the event at: ericliujt@gmail.com.  Thanks!

EVENT DETAILS

@Regular Club Meetings:

1.Each participant will have a 1 to 2-minute presentation, sharing anything happened in his/her life, or a thought/idea etc. Then take 3 questions from other members.

  1. We will watch a video clip on etiquette and communication skills, and share our own experience.
  2. We will pick a topic to discuss, encouraging all participants to voice their opinions in a clear, polite, and constructive way. Please feel free to send your suggestion on topics.  Once you RSVP’ed, we will send you the topic of the week.  Here are a few examples that we discussed in the past:

* What is one change you wish most that your parent(s) could have made?

* Are seeds alive?

* What do you think of the heated competition between YouTuber Pewdiepie and T-Series, currently the most subscribed YouTube channels?  Would you make effort to help one of them win over the other?  Why or why not?

@EAWLC Lectures

From time to time, we invite experts in various fields to give lectures to broaden our knowledge and vision.  May is the Asian Heritage Month in Canada.  We will invite a poet and journalist, Mr. Chime Chen, to talk about Tibetan culture, his Han/Tibetan heritage,  and his personal experience growing up in a Tibetan area.    Mr. Yan Dai, a bilingual poet, will be the English interpreter.  For details, please check our Event page often to see announcements.  An announcement is usually posted a week ahead of the lecture to give lecturer’s profile and topics.

@The East&West Dialogue

This is our monthly special event!  Come to have a dialogue with guest speakers from different cultural backgrounds and with lots of experience and expertise.  We hope through this communication we can develop a deeper understanding of Canadian society, how other people are thinking and living, and how we can adapt ourselves to our new country better.

This month our guest speakers will be Ms. Marianne Kozinets and Mr. Richard McCallum.  For details, please check our Event page often to see announcements.  An announcement is usually posted a week ahead of the Dialogue, giving guest speakers’ profiles and major topics they will present.

whether you are a student, a professional or a homemaker, everybody is welcome, Let’s meet, learn, and have friendships and fun!

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