Canada Mongolia Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Mongolian Canadian Association and Aligali.co successfully organized a Mongolian Art Exhibition on September 25 and 26, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. The event aimed to contribute to the cultural exchange between the two countries and to introduce Mongolian art and culture to the Canadian scene. The exhibition featured sculptures, paintings and calligraphy works by acclaimed Mongolian artists L.Amarsanaa, O.Enkhtaivan, U.Batjargal and T.Gantulga. The September 25th exhibition was the official launch of the Canada Mongolia Chamber of Commerce, established on Jan 21, 2014.
The September 26th event was an important first step towards the creation of a Centre for Mongolian Studies at the University of Toronto. For the initiation of this centre, a book donation ceremony took place where CMCC, Embassy of Mongolia to Canada and the Mongolian Community donated twelve Mongolian books to the East Asian Library of University of Toronto. The Ambassador of Mongolia to Canada, Mr. Altangerel Radnaabazar attended the event and discussed the importance of cultural relations between the two countries. Distinguished guests included Professor Jennifer Purtle of University of Toronto, who delivered a speech titled “Graphic Beauty of Mongolian Calligraphy” and “Mongol Badarchin” Amai, who participated via live video from New York City. Other presentations included a live calligraphy demonstration, traditional “Khuumii”, traditional Mongolian dance and a tasting of Mongolian delicacies - “hailmag” squares and braised beef tongue.
The two-day event was concluded by a short reception hosted by Ambassador of Mongolia to Canada, Mr. Altangerel Radnaabazar, who met and greeted Mongolians living in Toronto, Canada. The ambassador addressed questions and concerns and discussed the future of political, economic and cultural relations between the two countries.
Written by: Murun Bayarsaikhan
Edited by: Khulan Zalaa-Uul