Beijing Tourism is happening in Ottawa on October 8th at the Horticulture building in Lansdowne! This event is for the Canada 150 celebrations in collaboration between the Beijing municipality and The City of Ottawa. It will be a nice event filled with music, food, VR activities and experiencing The Great Wall of China in a miniature scale.

We are giving out 2 FREE tickets to China to lucky winners!

We are also looking for Volunteers. Student participation in this event will be reflected on their CCR since this event is also in collaboration with the Confucius Institute at Carleton. Sign up via the volunteer form: https://goo.gl/forms/0cUWx9AAWuivr5Qw2

About the Event

Team​ ​Beijing​ ​Tourism​ ​is​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​invite​ ​you​ ​to​ ​our​ ​event​ ​on​ ​October​ ​8th,​ ​2017.​ ​In celebration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​150th​ ​anniversary​ ​since​ ​the​ ​confederation,​ ​Ottawa​ ​invited​ ​its​ ​sister city​ ​Beijing​ ​to​ ​share​ ​its​ ​rich​ ​cultural​ ​heritage​ ​that​ ​contributed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​making​ ​of​ ​Canada’s diversity​ ​with​ ​Ottawa​ ​residents.
Team​ ​Beijing​ ​Tourism​ ​consists​ ​of​ ​Carleton​ ​University​ ​students​ ​from​ ​various​ ​disciplines working​ ​alongside​ ​the​ ​Beijing​ ​and​ ​Ottawa​ ​municipalities.​ ​These​ ​young​ ​talents​ ​are working​ ​on​ ​the​ ​very​ ​ground​ ​level​ ​of​ ​the​ ​project,​ ​managing​ ​every​ ​aspect​ ​of​ ​Beijing Tourism​ ​from​ ​VR​ ​technology,​ ​architecture,​ ​interior​ ​design,​ ​public​ ​relations,​ ​marketing, administration,​ ​and​ ​finances. Beijing​ ​Tourism​ ​will​ ​be​ ​held​ ​in​ ​Horticulture​ ​Building​ ​of​ ​Lansdowne​ ​Park​ ​on​ ​Oct.​ ​8th,​ ​the Sunday​ ​of​ ​Thanksgiving​ ​Week.
The​ ​main​ ​features​ ​include​ ​the​ ​following:

  • VR​ ​game​ ​will​ ​simulate​ ​sightseeing​ ​at​ ​major​ ​Beijing​ ​tourist​ ​attractions:​ ​The​ ​Great​ ​Wall​ ​of China,​ ​Forbidden​ ​City,​ ​Temple​ ​of​ ​Heaven.​ ​Visitors​ ​can​ ​interact​ ​with​ ​multiple​ ​items related​ ​to​ ​each​ ​of​ ​the​ ​location​ ​with​ ​auditory​ ​aids​ ​that​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​historical​ ​and​ ​cultural background​ ​of​ ​the​ ​heritage​ ​sites.​ ​Users​ ​teleport​ ​from​ ​one​ ​location​ ​to​ ​another​ ​using​ ​a representative​ ​postcard​ ​that​ ​displays​ ​a​ ​symbol​ ​from​ ​each​ ​location.
  • The​ ​interior​ ​architectural​ ​exhibit​ ​is​ ​a​ ​depiction​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Great​ ​Wall​ ​of​ ​China​ ​in​ ​a​ ​miniature scale,​ ​about​ ​3​ ​meters​ ​tall,​ ​1.5​ ​meters​ ​wide.​ ​The​ ​architectural​ ​display​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Great​ ​Wall of​ ​China​ ​will​ ​serve​ ​as​ ​a​ ​symbolic​ ​mascot​ ​of​ ​Beijing​ ​Tourism​ ​event,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​the​ ​main photo​ ​zone​ ​where​ ​people​ ​can​ ​capture,​ ​share,​ ​and​ ​remember​ ​the​ ​core​ ​of​ ​the​ ​event.
  • Face​ ​mask​ ​painting​ ​and​ ​costume​ ​of​ ​Chinese​ ​traditions​ ​will​ ​be​ ​entertaining​ ​the​ ​audience aside​ ​as​ ​a​ ​subsidiary​ ​source​ ​of​ ​engagement​ ​at​ ​Beijing​ ​Tourism.​ ​Visitors​ ​will​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to bring​ ​back​ ​a​ ​mask​ ​of​ ​their​ ​own​ ​design​ ​as​ ​a​ ​souvenir​ ​from​ ​the​ ​event.
  • Free​ ​buffet-style​ ​lunch​ ​at​ ​noon​ ​will​ ​be​ ​provided​ ​to​ ​the​ ​visitors,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​finger-food throughout​ ​the​ ​event.​ ​A​ ​wide​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​options​ ​from​ ​Chinese​ ​cuisine​ ​including vegetarian​ ​options​ ​will​ ​satisfy​ ​diverse​ ​palates​ ​of​ ​visitors.
  • Music​ ​performances​ ​of​ ​Chinese​ ​traditional​ ​music​ ​with​ ​modern​ ​improvisation​ ​will​ ​take place​ ​on​ ​the​ ​stage​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​event.​ ​Musicians​ ​from​ ​both​ ​Ottawa​ ​and​ ​Beijing​ ​will deliver​ ​their​ ​own​ ​interpretations​ ​of​ ​Chinese​ ​folk​ ​songs.

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