Planning for the OCLS Documentary
One of our esteemed Chinese language teachers, Xiang Wang, is leading a documentary on the 50 years of OCLS history. Please find below his message to the Ottawa Chinese language community:
Dear Ottawa Chinese School (OCSB) Board Chairmen, Board Members, Principals, Teachers and related parties:
My name is Xiang Wang.I am a high school Chinese teacher for IL credit program. I worked at Ottawa Chinese School for four years from 1999 to 2004. I have been working at the OCSB International Language Center since then. I have been in contact with several Chinese schools in Ottawa, and have witnessed the booming development of Chinese schools since 2000. Besides teaching, I always felt that I should do something for our Chinese education. After discussing with other teachers and friends, we agreed that it is very necessary to make a record of the development history of Chinese schools in Ottawa. So we organized a team, including the former Vice Principal of Ottawa Chinese School, writers, teachers, video shooting and editing professionals, and others.
Ottawa Chinese Language School (OCLS) is the oldest and most successful school in the Ottawa area, so it will be the focus of our team. After the start of this school year, we went to the school to communicate with some of the board members and teachers, hoping to interview and collect some information about the school’s board members. However, this was not possible due to online classes. With the approval of the current Board of Governors, we are ready to start filming the documentary as soon as possible. There are a lot of worthwhile things to record in the 50 years of OCLS history, and in order to make this documentary a good one, we are in urgent need of your help. We hope that you can provide us with some pictures and text from the OCLS in the past years, and help us to contact former principals, board members or teachers, and other school volunteers, hence we can arrange for interviews and filming. The purpose of this documentary is to give an account of the history of the school, and also to honor the memory of the old generation of overseas Chinese who have contributed a lot to Chinese education in the past. At the same time, it can also positively expand the influence of the Chinese school and allow us to make our own small contribution to the development of our ancestral culture.
Thank you sincerely for your support and help!
Any teacher, board member or interested party who would like to be interviewed,
please contact us:
Chinese School Video Project Team