On 17 and 19 September 2019, Royal Thai Consulate-General in Vancouver organized Thailand Corner at Prince Rupert Public Library and at Coast Mountain College library in Terrace, British Columbia respectively. Mr. Nontawat Chandrtri, Consul-General of Thailand to Vancouver, gave welcoming remarks and jointly declared the official opening of the event at Prince Rupert Public Library with Mr. Joe Zelwietro, Chief Librarian, Mr. Murray Smith, Tsimshian Elder, Mr. Nick Adey, Councillor and at Coast Mountain College library with Ms. Sarah Zimmerman, Executive Director and Communications, Ms. Carol Leclerc, Mayor and Mr. Brian Downie, Councillor.
The main activity of Thai Corner was to provide books about Thailand in various aspects, such as arts, literature, boxing, architectures, etc. and aimed to promote greater knowledge about Thailand. Additional activities, included Thai exhibition, VDO presentation, food sampling, cultural and traditional music performance and Q&A about Thailand.
Approximately 60 people attended the event; among them were Canadian state and local politicians, community leaders, students, and the general public. They appreciated and expressed their gratitude for the useful activities by the Consulate.
Prince Rupert is located on the northwest coast of British Columbia. It’s approximately 1,500 km away from City of Vancouver, with a population of around 14,000. It’s one of the two major harbor cities in British Columbia. It’s an important gateway to deliver goods to the Asian market.
Terrace is located in the northwestern part of British Columbia. It’s important industries include mining, green energy and liquefied natural gas (LNG) that connects to Kitimat to export to the Asian market.