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Taiwan News Quick Take

Staff writer, with CNA

CULTURE

Canadian celebration set

The Canada Day celebration in Taipei on Saturday will allow visitors to experience Canadian fine arts, live music, food and sports, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan said. The event celebrating Canada’s 146th birthday is to be held at the Hakka Cultural Park. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste Canadian beef dishes and enjoy performances by Canadian bands such as The Ever So Friendlies, the chamber said. A children’s hockey game will also be held. The event, which will run from 1pm to 8pm, will end with fireworks, the chamber said.

DIPLOMACY

Friendship medals awarded

The German Institute Taipei presented medals to three Taiwanese yesterday in recognition of their efforts in strengthening friendship between Germany and Taiwan. This is the first year the German-Taiwanese Friendship Medal has been awarded. It was presented to Peter Wang, chairman of the Chinese-German Cultural Foundation; Eugene Chien (簡又新), chairman of the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy and a former minister for foreign affairs; and Aline Siao Ma (馬蕭亞麟), a former German teacher at National Taiwan University and a board member of the Sino-German Cultural and Economic Association, the institute said.

SOCIETY

Female artists showcased

The Taipei Fine Arts Museum at the weekend kicked off an exhibition featuring Taiwanese female artists’ works from 1930 through 1983. The exhibition, titled Women Adventurers: Five Eras of Taiwanese Art 1930-1983, includes 150 paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations by 18 artists. It runs until Sept. 29 and includes lectures, forums and tours on the artists, the museum said.

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