English Social Conversation @East and West Learning Connections 2024

*We are constantly recruiting native English-speaking facilitator volunteers for the English Social Conversation program! Please see the invitation message at the end of this announcement.

Have you ever wondered what to talk about in a social conversation? Or, as an immigrant, do you sometimes feel it is difficult to join your local co-workers’ conversation because you don’t know the people or things they are talking about, Continue reading “English Social Conversation @East and West Learning Connections 2024”

Happy Loong or Dragon New Year and Family Day the Canadian Way

By Yang Wang
February 19, 2024

CCB Toronto Visionaries, a peer support organization for the blind, organized a trip to the Lunar New Year Reading and Tea at Montgomery’s Inn yesterday. The event was a celebration of the Lunar New Year (Feb 10-24) and the Family Day (Feb 18). Montgomery’s Inn was a museum in Toronto, turned from a historic inn built in the early 19th century. It was free for visionary members but was attended by a full room of people from across the city from all kinds of cultural backgrounds, age groups, and professions.

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EAWLC Member Salon Minutes

At east and West Learning Connections, we have been holding an online salon for registered members once a month since July 2022. Members and their families are welcome to take the opportunity to meet each other on Zoom, share recent experience, encounters, thoughts, and hear a guest speaker’s stories. Continue reading “EAWLC Member Salon Minutes”

5 Poets Breaking Into Song (Tenth)

Former national poet laureate George Elliott Clarke, the Canadian Music Centre, the League of Canadian Poets, and the East and West Learning Connections will bring you another feast of poetry and music!  It is the 10th edition of Clarke’s “5 Poets Breaking Into Song” series that presents the beautiful creations of renowned Canadian poets and award-winning composers and singers.

 

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The Letters: Postmark Prejudice in Black and White – EAWLC Book Talks with Sheila White

Our Book Talks program invites an author, a translator, or an avid reader to talk about a book and facilitate discussions.

Join us for a thought-provoking evening with author Sheila White exploring The Letters, a novel based on the true story of her parents’ mixed marriage in Toronto in 1947 at a time when racist attitudes tried to keep Blacks and whites apart!

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East&West Dialogue with Ric Phillips and Wayne Henshall

At our East&West Dialogue, guest speakers from different cultural
background come as volunteers, share their living experience, expertise,
thoughts and concerns, and have conversations with our audience.

Please come to meet our old friends, Ric Phillips and Wayne Henshall, who
have excellent insights on multi-cultures, relationship-building and
entrepreneurship through their distinguished national and international work
experience. Continue reading “East&West Dialogue with Ric Phillips and Wayne Henshall”

EAWLC Lunch Hour for Business Etiquette Coaching: Effective Writing Tips for Business

This Fall, we proudly bring the renowned communication skills trainer Ric Phillips to our audience for workplace culture and business etiquette coaching!

Ranked #13 Communication Professional in the World by Global Gurus 2022, Ric specializes in Leadership Development, Business Consulting, Public Speaking, Customer Service, Team Building, Executive Coaching, and Corporate Training. He will come to the East and West Learning Connections to gladly share his expertise, and answer audience’s questions.

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EAWLC Business Etiquette Coaching on Executive Presence: Excerpt and Notes

The notes by Ellen Meng

Click the following link to download the high-definition file.

 

Business Etiquette Coaching Hour_Notes and Thoughts on Executive Presence by Ellen

 

The excerpt by Ric Phillips

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EAWLC Lecture: The Talent and Charm of Wei-Jin Female Literati /

This lecture will be conducted in Mandarin.  For English introduction, please scroll down to the abstract in English.

《世說新語》是六朝(222-589)志人小說的代表,主要記載東漢至東晉間名士高流的言行舉止,由南朝宋臨川王劉義慶(403-444)及其門人編撰而成。

是次講座由香港樹仁大學中國語言文學系張喜儀博士擔任主講嘉賓,介紹《世說新語·賢媛篇》中女名士的嘉言軼事。

中文普通話線上公益講座

多倫多時間: 2023年11月3日週五晚上8-9:30

香港時間: 2023年11月4日上午8-9:30

Zoom註冊連結:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvceirqD0vH9RxfyXV3QbUexB1cxd1ZCZD

歡迎大家前來聽講,一起瞭解魏晉時期(220-420)的社會風貌和女史令姿。

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