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August 21st

It will be on this day in 2017 that the next total solar eclipse visible from Canada will happen!

It was also on this day in 1862 that Billy Barker discovered gold running through the creeks of the Quesnel river. The find sparked a massive Gold Rush into the Cariboo region of British Columbia and the town of Barkerville grew up around a developed mine.

The 18th Convention of the Teochew International Federation continues today at Vancouver’s convention centre.

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Apparently, there are over 200 Teochew associations around the world who have brought more than 3,000 delegates to our city!

“Teochew is located in the east of Guangdong Province, China, bordering the South China Sea.

There are over 50,000,000 people of Teochew descent around the world, over 40% of which reside in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, France, Australia and North America, totaling over 400 Teochew communities.

Teochew culture is distinctive, known for their world-renowned Kongfu Tea, cuisine, embroideries and woodcarvings.

Teochew people are well known for their charitable work, dedication to preserving their culture and their solidarity.”

Cheers to a ‘good old summertime’ kinda Friday and weekend !!!

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