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MEMBER FIRST August 2016

RCD Member Communications - September & October Activities

RCD September Activities

RCD September Activities are mostly starting in the 2nd week of September, thus registering now is highly recommended. For further details, please contact the coordinators in charge of the activities.


Computer Class will start on September 6   (Click on the link to view Computer Class schedule)
Knitting Club will start on September 7
Chinese Friday Frenzy will start on September 9
Creative Arts, English Class & Job Club will start on September 12
Mom’s Language Club will start on September 14
Public Speaking will start on September 22 (NEW schedule, class every 2nd Thursday)  (Click on the link to view Public Speaking Class poster)

Click on the Calendar below to enlarge, and view calendar from September to December 2016.
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RCD Annual Fundraising Gala - EASTERN MYSTIC
  • Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7 PM to 11 PM
  • Executive Airport Plaza Hotel - Grand Ballroom
Click here to view more information & buy tickets......

East meets West - Don’t miss RCD’s Eastern Mystic Fundraising Gala

Join us on October 1, 2016, as the Harmony Cultural Arts Society performs segments from traditional Cantonese Opera and Chinese ethnic dances.

The evening will give you the opportunity to understand more about these art forms through the Mystic Fashion show. During this portion of the show, explanations will be given in English of the meaning behind the colourful costumes worn by the performers.

Ticket price is $95 per ticket, or $900 for a table of 10.


  • Performances from Harmony Cultural Arts Society: Cantonese Opera and Chinese Ethnic Dances
  • Mystic Fashion Show & Photo Ops
  • Gourmet Buffet Dinner
  • No Host Bar
  • WestJet Raffle Ticket Draw & 50-50 Lucky Draw
  • Door Prizes
  • Parking Included


Rivalry in the Tang Palace (楊梅爭寵) Cantonese Opera (15-min)
Shanghai Bund Dance (上海灘中國舞 )  (5-min)
Tibetan Folk Dance (西藏民族舞)  (5-min)
Grab the Suona (搶笛) Cantonese Opera (20-min)
Fashion Show of the Chinese Ethnic Groups (中國民族服裝表演)  (10-min)
The last event at the Gala are Photo Ops with Fashion Show models who are all in remarkable make-up and outrageously beautiful costumes!! Bring your own camera for fabulous photos!!

Thank you to Harmony Cultural Arts Society for sponsoring this spectacular program.

Harmony Cultural Arts Society is a local, non-profit volunteer organization that performs and promotes traditional Cantonese opera. It is formed by a group of passionate individuals with dedication to bring new elements to the Chinese opera. As showcased by their attractive logo that represents a more modern feel and creates a new aesthetic to Chinese culture. Their goal is to attract more audience to enjoy the beauty and elegance of traditional Cantonese opera.
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Click on the Posters below to enlarge, and view on RCD website.
For more information, email Dave at
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Brand new activity on Thursday afternoon from 2-3:30 p.m.
A causal afternoon Interest Club for RCD participants to share your own interests, hobbies, artistic passions and more. It's like a Show & Tell, but also can be only Tell - no special format, and very relaxed. 

If you have any cultural and interesting topics to share, contact Rich at
Click on the Poster above to enlarge, and view on RCD website.
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