THE 5TH YOUTH WORLD CUP LIVE PAINTING COMPETITION
achieve a big success !!!
The 5th Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition” & “One Dollar for One Underprivileged Child Charity Event” with the support of UNICEF. With all the influential supports from the honorable government officials, MP for Richmond Center Alice Wong, MLA for Richmond South Center Linda Reid, Acting Mayor of City of Richmond Bill McNulty, Richmond Inter-Cultural Advisory Committee Wendy Yuan.
More than 20,000 youth and children patticpated in the Off-Site Round, and over 400 participants and their families, the event has successfully concluded at Richmond Olympic Oval on Aug 6th.
Awards Ceremony was held at Gateway Theater on Aug 10th. The Awarderemony concluded the success of “The 5th Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition” and “One Dollar for One Underprivileged Child Charity Event”. The Chairman of The Organizer Committee Mr. WeiZhang Meng passed on the cheque to Richard DeLisle, the development officer for community engagement from UNICEF Canada.
With the influential supports, the global charity events had raised CAD$29085, in totally 110 “Box-School”, that can provide 4400 underprivileged children the access to education.
Honorable guests, MLA for Richmond South Center Linda Reid, MLA for Richmond Stevenson John Yap, Acting Mayor of City of Richmond Bill McNulty, City of Burnaby Councilor James Wang, Richmond Inter-Cultural Advisory Committee Wendy Yuan, Representative from Emily Carr Cissie Fu, and over 300 participants had attended the Award Ceremony. Canada YC Youth Music, Karen Flamenco Dance Company, Gypsy Group Roma Gry and Roku Shichi Taiko had performed in the Award Ceremony.
The head of the Jury Team is Barbara Zeigler, artist, associate professor and supervisor of the UBC research Center of the Development of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, and the members of the jury team are Donna Webber, Svetlana Bardos, and Chelsea Li. The Competition had 75 Award Winners, including 6 winners for The Best Color Award, The Best Composition Award, The Best Technique Award, and The Most Creative Award and the 3rd Place, 3 winners for the 2nd Place, and 1 Winner for the 1st place.
“The 5th Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition” & “One Dollar for One Underprivileged Child Charity Event” are global charity events hosted by Canada Youth Arts Development Foundation with the support of UNICEF. The events aim to raise awareness for underprivileged children, provide a platform to help and give them a better future, and to promote cultural and artistic exchange among youth and children globally.
The events are organized to raise fund for UNICEF’s project: “School in A Box”. The “Box- School”, with the supplies that a school requires, can turn any outdoor space into a school environment. One school-box can provide education for forty students, a size similar to a small community school. All funds raised go to UNICEF under UN to help underprivileged children beyond our broader to gain wellness, education and more.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee Mr. WeiZhang Meng said, “We believe children are our future. Every child has the right to grow and thrive, however, not all of them has the circumstances or socioeconomic background to exercise their rights. These children need more than supports from governments, and charity groups, but attention and support from every one of us. We do not have ready formula, but we strongly believe that every act will make a different.‘’
From 2012, Canada Youth Arts Development Foundation organized The Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition to benefit UNICE’s “School in A Box” Project.
With all the join forces and influential supports, throughout the years, more than 100,000 participants from over 50 different countries and regions had participated in the previous competitions. The event has raised more than 100,000 CAD to help the children in need, and has provided approximately 15，800 children the access to education.
In the future, Canada Youth Arts Development Foundation hopes to grow the annual competition and charity event into an annual celebration of painting, cultural and artistic exchange, and to provide children with the access to turn their dreams into reality.