(This story is sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Vancouver.)
By making cultural events available to people across Western Canada, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea is working to spread the joy and knowledge of Korean culture to Canadians.
2021 Virtual Korean Culture Week, hosted by the Consulate General, is an opportunity to experience Korean Culture in a pandemic-safe way.
This hybrid event kicked off in person on Saturday, when over 500 Taekwondo athletes gathered at the Richmond Oval for the 5th annual Korean Consul General Cup.
The celebrations continue online where a wide range of interactive Korean cultural content will be available to access for free on www.kcultureinvan.com from October 16th to 23rd.
Whether you are already a long-time fan of K-culture or are looking to learn more, the weeklong hybrid event has something for everybody to enjoy.
In the weeks leading up to the event, the Korean Consulate has been hosting a variety of online challenges where participants were asked to submit videos showing their love for K-pop and K-food. The finalists’ videos will be posted on the website for public voting during Korean Culture Week.
The K-Pop BTS Permission to Dance Challenge, Cookbang Contest, and Korean Food Mukbang Online Eating Show Contest are competitions that celebrate different aspects of Korean culture. Participants cook, eat, and discuss their favorite Korean dishes and recreate the viral BTS dance for the opportunity to win cash prizes of up to $1000. Virtual attendees can vote for their favorite entries during Korean Culture Week.
The website will also feature special performances by Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Headquarters, as well as videos from local Taekwondo dojangs.
Additional features on the website include interviews with Canadian veterans of the Korean War, a video exhibit that allows you to travel through Korea from the comfort of your home, and a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5g phone giveaway!
Byung-won Chung, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Vancouver, expressed excitement for the upcoming event.
“This is an incredible opportunity for people across Canada to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Korean culture. It is so meaningful to see the growing popularity of K-culture in Canada, and I look forward to another successful virtual celebration!”
Western Canada is home to over a hundred thousand Korean Canadian and Korean residents. The Korean Consulate’s jurisdiction covers British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories.
By investing in Korean culture through events like Korean Culture Week, the Consulate continues to strengthen the important relationship between Korea and Canada.