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Great Trade Show and Cultural Exhibition of China

Smiling manWorldly delicacies and carefully rendered characters printed on rice paper were just a few of the intricately prepared delights shared with attendees of the Great Trade Show and Cultural Exhibition of China, an event conceptualized as a kick-off to celebrate the official opening of the Northlands AgriCom in 1984. After all of the work directed at creating the building had been expended, a spectacular event was appropriate for demonstrating the AgriCom’s cultural and economic capabilities to the community.

Orchestrated musical and dance productionFrom 14 April to 5 May 1984, there was a commotion of well-organized activity on the exhibition grounds and in the city. Planned in coordination with the People’s Republic of China, arrays of traditional and modern cultural artifacts, as well as an extensive display of sellable goods, were presented for buyers to mull through.

Flying Wheels in the Golden GlobeAbout 913 registered buyers were at the AgriCom looking for merchandise to supply their businesses and had a chance to interact with exhibitors representing the republic’s various regions. As the event energized the whole province and received international media coverage, the Government of Alberta contributed by organizing trade missions in conjunction with other activities so that Chinese delegates could meet with the province’s entrepreneurs and cultural communities.

For those intrigued by the novelty of sights previously rare or unseen, there were interactive ways to partake in the celebration as Edmonton’s local Chinese community proudly hosted traditional meals, and the Canton circus group Flying Wheels in the Golden Globe added yet another element of fun to the lively attraction.

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