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S. Korea opens cultural center in Ottawa

All News 15:25 September 28, 2016

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) -- The Korean Cultural Center opened in Canada's capital city of Ottawa to deepen the longstanding friendship and expand cultural exchanges, said the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Wednesday.

The center, the 30th of its kind worldwide, is fitted with an exhibition room, the Korean language King Sejong Institute, a reception area, a multipurpose hall and office rooms.

The multipurpose hall will be used by practitioners of the Korean martial art taekwondo and K-pop singers. It also can be turned into a place to hold lectures and show movies.

The opening ceremony, slated to be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, will be attended by dignitaries from both countries, including Graham Flack, deputy minister of the Canadian Heritage; Sen. Yonah Martin; Simon Brault, director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts; Kim Kab-soo, president of the Korean Culture and Information Service; and Jo Dae-shik, Korean ambassador to Canada.

The center will open the Korea Week on Thursday, which will feature a classical concert, a movie night and taekwondo performances, through Saturday.


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