UBC Students Won 7 Prizes in 2017 BC “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Singing Contest

The BC “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Singing Contest for university students was successfully held on November 4th, 2017. The BC “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Singing Contest is one of the biggest annual events and opportunities for non-heritage students, who are interested in learning the Chinese language, to demonstrate proficiency in Chinese as a second language.

Congratulations to Nina Brennan (left), Christopher Heathe (top right), Jacqueline Mah, Fatna Soufi, Elizabeth Ngo, Melodie Honen-Delmar, Grace Young, Nate Carlos. (bottom right)

93 students from 10 post-secondary institutions in BC participated in the contest. After a fierce competition, UBC contestants achieved excellent results and won 7 out of the 16 prizes. Congratulations to all award-winners and every UBC student who participated in the contest! All of our instructors, TAs and volunteers in the Chinese Language Program are very proud of you! Thanks to everyone who participated and helped make this contest a great success!

Congratulations to Aerial Sunday (bottom left) and Jessica Elliott, Condie Cantrell, Rei Ikeda, Sabrina Dang. (top right)

To succeed in the competition, UBC contestants worked hard and focused intensely on their songs and choreography. Especially during their busy exam period. All of the contestants used their spare time to practice with their coaches and attended several dress rehearsals. All the efforts that students made are sincerely appreciated. We also appreciate the help of the instructors who persevered with the contestants in the face of challenges.

Congratulations to Laura Griffin, Rana Alamdaran, Rikiya Arai, Melissa Chan, Jalan Vasudha, Sonoha Mori Sofy Vasquez, Han Byul Yoo (top left) and Thenuka Karunarate, Kayla Vo. (bottom right)

A big thank you also goes to our Chinese Language Program instructors (Ms. Zheng Bin, Ms. Yu-Chi Kuo, Ms. Mingzhu Lu, Ms. Xinxin Wu, Ms. Chieh-Yang Chang), TAs (Yiwen Zheng) and volunteers (Zehui, Tongyao Liao, Yiru Wang, Jiaojiao Han, Yu Hao, Wanshan Cen, Kate Zhou) for their enthusiastic participation and help with preparations. The performances were wonderful because your passion. It is love that ignites passion and transfers it between mentors and contestants!