FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What type of event is Fête Chinoise? Is this a wedding show with booths? Is this a trade show?
Fête Chinoise is an events and wedding exhibition, presented in a gallery-style. The event celebrates Chinese-Canadian culture through curated art installations, inspired food and beverage pairings, and live performing arts. Industry leaders in event design, decor, floral design, music, food, and stationery were carefully selected to deliver modern interpretations of cultural traditions and ceremonies in a way that stimulates all senses. No selling/promotion will be allowed at the event. Attendees are encouraged to slow their pace, and intimately experience how the best of the industry modernize and elevate thousand year old traditions.
2. Why should I go to Fete Chinoise?
We all have questions inside that have to do with identity.
Many of us have witnessed traditions that we sometimes know little about, or never stop to question. And yet, culture and tradition is at the core of our identity, and we should be curious, we should engage deeply. For many Canadians, the idea of a cross-cultural upbringing is something familiar and full of opportunities for discovery.
Have you ever attended a wedding and wondered what the tea ceremony was for? Why is red such a significant colour in the culture? What is a "double happiness" and how is it relevant to you? What does modern Chinese design look like in Toronto in 2015? What makes you Chinese-Canadian? This is an opportunity to learn about tradition and culture in a refreshing way.
3. Is there a dress code?
Fête Chinoise will have professional photographers and media to document as well as take personal/group pictures at our photo salon. Attendees are encouraged to dress in cocktail attire or something they will look fabulous in! Enjoy a day or night out at the Shangri-La Hotel!
4. Is the event open to the public?
The November 14th, 2015 event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased online on our website www.fetechinoise.ca or our Facebook page.
Sunday, November 15th, 2015 is a celebration that is reserved for sponsors and influencers and is by invitation.
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5. What is the difference between Afternoon Tea and the Late Night Snack experience?
Fête Chinoise will have 2 experiences that have been inspired by two familiar traditions: afternoon tea and late night snacks. Afternoon High Tea attendees can expect delicate dim sum paired with beverages fitting of a lighter palette. Late Night Snack attendees will experience food inspired by the night market with a distinctly salty, spicy, and savoury palette. The musical experience will also be tailored the lightness of afternoon tea and the energy of the late night market place.
. How much are tickets and what is included?
Exhibition tickets are each $48 and all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to charity. Both exhibitions will come with access to all installations and art spaces, musical performances, cinema showings, and professional photographs.
Food and Beverage will be generously served at each exhibition.
A beautiful keepsake programme book with exhibition details, cultural stories, installation descriptions, contributor details, and contact information will be included
All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the MON SHEONG FOUNDATION, a Chinese-Canadian charity supporting community wellness and cultural heritage.