Markham Celebrates Establishment of the Hakka Economic and Cultural Alliance


International cities build relationships among their Hakka population


Join Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti; Regional Councillor Joe Li (ceremony host); Members of Markham Council; and international municipal delegations for the establishment of the Hakka Economic and Cultural Alliance.


To celebrate this special day, a gala dinner will be held in the evening with the Hakka community.


When:        Friday, September 20, 2013    


                          12:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m.    Signing of Memoranda of Understanding (MOU)


(1) Hakka Economic & Cultural Alliance MOU


(2) Friendship City Relationship MOU


                    1:30 p.m.  – 2:00 p.m.   Light Lunch


                          6:00 p.m.                         Gala Dinner


Where:       Press Conference & Lunch      Markham Civic Centre, Council Chamber/Canada Room


                                                                        101 Town Centre Blvd.


Gala Dinner                                Premiere Ballroom & Convention Centre


                                                                        9019 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill


Who:          Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti


                    Ceremony Host – Regional Councillor Joe Li


                    Members of Markham Council


                    Delegates from participating Hakka Cities


        Dignitaries from City of Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province, China


        Dignitaries from City of Hsinchu, Taiwan


Hakka Associations:


  • Yin Hua Association of Ontario


·         Tsung Tsin Association of Ontario


·         Hakka Youth Association of Toronto


·         Hakka Helping Hands 


·         Toronto Hakka Seniors Association


·         Fui Toong On Society of Ontario


·         Club M (Regroupement Mauricien de Toronto Incorporé)

·         Jiangxi Association of Canada 

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