Toronto Hong Kong/Cantonese Community

Hong Kong is a world city and is one of the Alpha+ cities, ranked as the third most important international financial centre, following London and New York. It continues to play an active role in the international arena and maintains close contact with its international partners.(Adapted from Wikipedia--under constructions.)

 

 

 

 

 

Toronto is among the cities inhabited by most Hong Kong descendants around the globe, with vivid economic and cultural presence citywide. Cantonese is the main language spoken in Hong Kong and the Guangdong Province, with around 100 million native speakers worldwide.

This group is for people who've got some rudimentary or rusty Cantonese and would like to have a place to improve their skills, share their knowledge, and learn with others. It's meant to help, support and encourage anybody who is interested to learn Cantonese. Meet other local Cantonese Speakers to practice the language. We have a good mix of people, from a few who are just learning, to quite a few "native" Cantonese speakers, who are all quite eager to help out the beginners!

To accommodate both "uptown" and "downtown" people, we a) locate our events near the subway line where possible and b) we alternate (roughly) between uptown and downtown locations. Come join us to either practice or learn this ever-changing, fun dialect!

Please read:

http://www.meetup.com/cantonese-101/message...

http://www.meetup.com/cantonese-101/messages/boards/thread/10409477

http://www.meetup.com/cantonese-101/messages/boards/thread/15889912

* Membership and events are FREE for this group, except for your own orders and expenses.

* This friendly, welcoming community is mainly composed of 2nd/1.5th/1st-generation Hongkongese/Cantonese Canadian. Any Torontonian can join the group if you like to learn more about the language, cultural or economical aspects of Hong Kong and China, make business connections, or just enjoy hanging out with our members.

* What needed to join the community? Anyone is expected to be respectful to other people in the community, exhibit a positive image, attitude, and etiquette, as well as follow and respect the instructions and efforts of event hosts and organizers. If this is what you like as well, you are more than welcome to join!

* FYI, we are the 3rd largest HK or Cantonese meetup group in the world, following the groups in Singapore and London. (I.e., the #3 outside of Hong Kong herself, with around 30 new members more to become the #1 in the world, which is expected to happen in a couple months). The quality of group members, event hosts, and recent events is #1 already IMO :) which is most important--a community members really enjoy and benefit from!!


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  • September 3 · 7:00 PM

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