Greetings from Councillor Chin Lee

On behalf of the City of Toronto, I am pleased to offer sincere best wishes to Ms. Zhang, Jin Ling, the members of the Canada China Culture Exchange Association (CCCEA) and everyone attending the 60th anniversary celebrations on the founding of the People's Republic of China.

As you may know, the City of Toronto is home to one of the largest and most active Chinese communities outside of China. The influence of Chinese culture is evident across our entire city. From traditional Chinese art and architecture to food culture and local media, the City of Toronto is a microcosm of the best of Chinese culture.

Through the hard work and dedication of organizations such as the CCCEA Chinese culture continues to flourish and grow in our city. Events such as tonight's celebration, and the hosting of exhibitions by renowned artists such as Ms. Zhang Jin Ling, serve to foster a greater appreciation of Chinese culture and contribute significantly to the cultural enrichment of our city.

All the best for an enjoyable evening in celebration of the People's Republic of China and also it's contributions to world cultural as exemplified by the works of Ms. Zhang Jin Ling.

Yours Sincerely,

Councillor Chin Lee

Ward 41 - Scarborough Rouge Rive