Kelowna Athletes ready for the International Children’s Summer Games in New Taipei City
Marriana Chen from the Taipei Trade Office in Kelowna gave the athletes a few pointers on what to expect in New Taipei City. She also taught them a few useful phrases they can use every day in Taiwan, such as “Ni hao” – “Hello” and “Xie xie” – “Thank you”.
The International Children’s Games are being held in New Taipei City from July 11 to July 16, with more than 2,000 athletes from more than 80 cities in 35 countries expected to attend. The International Children’s Games are held every year for competitors aged from 12 to 15 representing individual cities. Kelowna is the only city in Western Canada sending a team of young athletes. These are the largest multi-sport youth games in the world and they are recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The theme of this year’s game is: Be Strong Be Friends!
Photo:First row, from left: Ms. Marriana Chen from the Taipei Trade Office in Kelowna, Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran, and Mr. Tang Tien-Hua, Senior Assistant Director of the Education Division at TECO in Vancouver with Team Kelowna.