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Media Release
October 19, 2015
Halifax, NS

Nationally Acclaimed Dancer, Wen Wei Wang Performing at Pier 21’s Annual Public Meeting

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will hold its Annual Public Meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The public and media are welcome.

Attendees will be able to explore our newly renovated exhibits, hear about the past year’s highlights, as well as learn some of the Museum’s exciting future plans. Also, attendees will enjoy a special performance by renowned Vancouver-based dancer and choreographer Wen Wei Wang. The event will also celebrate recent major gifts totalling $500,000 and share how donor support continues to help the Museum broaden its reach and expand its programming across Canada.

The public will have the opportunity to engage with members of the Museum’s Board of Trustees and its Senior Leadership Team.

Quick Facts

  • Wen Wei Wang began dancing at an early age in China, where he was born and raised. In 1991, he came to Canada where he joined the Judith Marcuse Dance Company as well as Ballet British Columbia. The recipient of the Clifford E. Lee Choreographic Award and the Rio Tinto Alcan and the Isadora Awards for Choreography, he now serves as artistic director of Wen Wei Dance.
  • He is the recipient of RBC’s top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award 2013 and is an Associate Dance Artist with the National Arts Centre. Mr. Wang is also featured in the Museum’s original film, in Canada.
  • Guided tours of the Pier 21 exhibition will begin at 5 p.m. and formal remarks and performances will follow at 5:30 p.m.

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“We are delighted to be hosting our Annual Public Meeting this year at Pier 21 in celebration of our reopening year! We are also delighted that the very talented, Wen Wei Wang, will be joining us all the way from the West Coast and treating attendees to a special performance. Generations of immigrants, just like Wen Wei, have helped shape our country. Canada’s cultural fabric is woven by different groups of people coming together and sharing their incredible talents. We look forward to connecting with new and old friends of the Museum.”

- Marie Chapman, CEO, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Media Contacts

Cailin MacDonald
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
(902) 425-7770 ext. 228
cmacdonald@pier21.ca

Stéphanie Comeau
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
(902) 425-7770 ext. 264
scomeau@pier21.ca