It is with tremendous pleasure that we extend our warmest welcome to you all to join the 31st World Hakka Conference in Markham, Canada in June 2022, hosted by the Hakka Canadian Association.
After thousands of years of migration, Hakka people are all over the globe and those in Canada are yearning for their fellow Hakkas around the world. Throughout their long course of progression, Hakka people have indomitably made history in different eras and many places, and have constantly written glorious chapters for the prosperity of the Chinese ethnicity.
Here in Canada, the Hakkas in Markham have made significant achievements in enhancing the relations between China and Canada, their people and their trade and business relations. They have worked diligently to promote the twinning and friendships between Markham and numerous Chinese cities, including Meizhou, and hosted the first-ever Hakka Economic and Cultural Alliance Summit in 2013.
In order to further deepen China-Canada relations as well as to further strengthen the trade relations and friendships between Markham and the Hakkas in the world, the Hakka Canadian Association was fortunate to have received the approval from the World Hakka Conference Steering Committee to host the 31st World Hakka Conference in partnership with the City of Markham.
In its 30th session this year, the Conference aims to promote fellowship, harmony and culture, enhance economic and trade relations, and serve the community for the betterment of the people and their countries. The 31st session is to be held for first time in North America. While making history, it will follow the past traditions of promoting the Hakka spirit of “endurance and diligence, daring to pioneer and keep forging ahead” and the excellence of Hakka culture of “hard work and thrift, sincerity and solidarity, advocacy for culture, emphasis on education and filial piety” – in order for these principles to prosper and flourish in North America!
The 31st World Hakka Conference with the theme “Hakka Reunion & World Harmony”, will be held from June 24-26, 2022 in the city of Markham, which is part of the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada. It is our hope that through the gathering of fellow Hakkas and friends, it will lead to meaningful exchanges, especially for the younger generation, as we discuss current hot topics and explore opportunities together and find ways to contribute to the welfare of mankind.
The Hakka Canadian Association is delighted and thankful to have received the trust and support from the Hakkas in the world and won the bid to host the 31st Conference. Although we may have missed the fall colours painted by Maple Leaf due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the spring’s greenery in June are equally exciting. We, Hakka-Canadians here warmly welcome you all from all over the world to join us as our guests.
We look forward to a joyous reunion in 2022!
Co-Chairs, The 31st World Hakka Conference Organizing Committee