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By making cultural events accessible to people across Western Canada, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea strives to spread the joy and knowledge of Korean culture to Canadians.
, hosted by the Consulate General, is an opportunity to experience Korean culture in a safe manner in the event of a pandemic.
This hybrid event kicked off in person on Saturday, when more than 500 taekwondo athletes gathered at the Richmond Oval for the 5e Annual Cup of the Consul General of Korea.
The celebrations continue online where a wide range of interactive Korean cultural content will be available for free from October 16.e to 23rd.
Whether you’re already a longtime K-culture fan or looking to learn more, the week-long hybrid event has something for everyone.
In the weeks leading up to the event, the Korean Consulate hosted a variety of online challenges where attendees were invited to submit videos showing their love for K-pop and K-food. The videos of the finalists will be posted on the website for public voting during Korean Culture Week.
The,, and are competitions that celebrate different aspects of Korean culture. Participants cook, eat and chat about their favorite Korean dishes and recreate the BTS viral dance for the chance to win cash prizes of up to $ 1,000. Virtual attendees can vote for their favorite entries during Korean Culture Week.
The website will also feature special performances from Kukkiwon, the world headquarters of taekwondo, as well as videos from local taekwondo dojangs.
Additional features on the website include interviews with Canadian Korean War veterans, a video exhibit that lets you travel through Korea from the comfort of your home, and a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5g phone gift!
Byung-won Chung, the Republic of Korea’s Consul General in Vancouver, expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming event.
“This is an incredible opportunity for people from across Canada to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Korean culture. It’s so meaningful to see the growing popularity of K-culture in Canada, and I look forward to another successful virtual celebration! “
Western Canada is home to over 100,000 Korean, Canadian and Korean residents. The jurisdiction of the Korean Consulate covers British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
By investing in Korean culture through events like Korean Culture Week, the consulate continues to strengthen the important relationship between Korea and Canada.
To participate in Virtual Korean Culture Week, visit the Consulate . For more information and updates, follow @kcultureinvan on .