Flower Fundraising

Nov 2015

Chinese Association at NW Arkansas is selling beautiful flowers. Our florist will provide 500+ pots of chrysanths, and other attractive flowers.
The fundraising money will be used toward cultural events as well as in donation to the students in the Chinese rural area who urgently need education funds. People who love flowers should not miss out on this special event! Come to support us at various location:

Date: 10/31 - 11/1
Location: Hmong New Year Celebration
Check out their website: http://www.hmongarkansas.net
Time : 11 am to 5 pm

Date: 11/8
Location: Walmart Supercenter at Bentonville
Address: Walmart Supercenter, South Walton Boulevard, Bentonville, AR
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Outside booth

Date: 11/14, 11/15
Location: Walmart Supercenter at Rogers
& Walmart Supercenter at Fayetteville
Address: 2110 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR 72756
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Outside booth

Thank you for your support!

Meeting with Arkansas Art Council @Jones Center

Oct 2015

Chinese Association Chinese brush painting Artist Hui Chen, Susan Zhao, and calligrapher Lina Wu and Amy Mou sharing with Arkansas Art Council about Chinese Art! We had a fun time speaking with the art council about promoting Chinese Art! If you are interested to know more about Arkansas Art Council, please see ArtLink 

CANWA First International Ping Pong Tournament!

Oct 2015

On Saturday, 10/16, the Chinese Association had an our first ever international ping pong tournament. Amateurs, semi- professionals, and gurus gathered together for a sensational game evening. All the competition aside, it was a fun and bonding event where participants all felt a sense of global togetherness! 

2015 Mid-Autumn Festival

Sept 2015

Members of the northwest Arkansas Chinese Association, friends, and families gathered in the Memorial Park for a Mid-Autumn Festival celebration, on the 26th of September. We ate moon cakes, sang karaoke, and had tug of wars. There were also a Chinese ink painting and calligraphy session. From the pictures you can tell we had tons of fun! The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month of a year on the lunar calendar. Family and friends would come together on the festival to give thanks for the harvest of the year and the harmonious unions. Notable parts of celebrating the festival include eating moon cakes, carry brightly lit lanterns, moon honoring, and solving riddles written on or inside the lanterns.

National Welcoming Week for Immigrants

Sept 2015

Chinese Association of NW Arkansas (CANWA) participated in the National Welcoming Week for Immigrants. Around 30 families participated the fun event and plus many performers. The purpose of this event was to welcome the new immigrants to the Northwest Arkansas Community. Wonderful multi-cultural dances and concerts performed on the stage. CANWA presented three traditional Chinese programs including: Qipao Show, Chinese Kids Dance, and a Chinese Folk Music Solo. CANWA also organized a booth to educate people about Traditional Chinese brush painting, Calligraphy, and Chinese paper-cutting.

The audience provided excellent feedback on our event last night. Special thanks to Dr. Luo, Chines brush painting artist 陳慧, and all of our wonderful dancers and booth staff for this successful National Welcoming Week for immigrant celebration!

Dragon Boat Festival

June 2015

On June 21, 2015, the Chinese Association of Northwest Arkansas celebrated the Dragon Boat Festival with more than 70 participants from the community, at Hickory Creek Park. The attendees enjoyed various activities during the beautiful afternoon, including boat riding, rope jumping, Hula Hoop, poke, Chinese Chess, game playing and more. This family friendly event brought us together with all kinds of traditional Chinese dishes, especially the delicious rice dumplings (zongzi).

The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional and statutory holiday originating in China. In China, the festival was also celebrated as "Poets' Day" in honor of Qu Yuan, who is known as China's first poet. Chinese citizens traditionally throw bamboo leaves filled with cooked rice into the water and it is also customary to eat rice dumplings (zongzi).

Special thanks: Yujuan Wang, Lijun Xie, Shaojing Wu and her Mom, Hui Chen, Annie Chen help to make the special food - Zongzi; Victoria, Xiaoyan and Haiyan made delicious dishes; Leo Sheck, Chao Liu and Xuehui Duan help with the BBQ; Dr. Bogomilov brought their boat. 

Memorial Day Celebration

May 2015

During the Memorial Day weekend, Chinese Association of NW Arkansas (CANWA) organized a holiday gathering in the First Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville. Around 30 families participated the fun event despite the rain. This event was moved indoor from the original planned Hickory Park due to the weather. Although no boat ride or BBQ as planned, families enjoyed great homemade food and a variety of activities including ping pong, Karaoke, card game, Redbox families movies, hula hoop, and Chinese chess. People lingered from 2 to 8pm to have fun, and to catch up with old friend and make new ones. The furthest participants drove 5 hours all the way from Dallas!

Special thanks went to DR. B, John Xia and a few other friends who moved the ping pong tables from their home to the church in the rain, Leo carried the karaoke to the church, Shaojing Wu, xiaoyan Yang and Chuncao Wang helped to cook. Victoria also donated a few delicious dishes including 卤蛋。The furthest participants drove 5 hours all the way from Dallas!

Thank you to all the families who joined us for another successful event!

A Fun Night of Karaoke Contest

April 2015

We held a Karaoke contest in April.

14 individual and groups had a competition. Visitor professor Jinyi Chen won the first place. PH.D student Jinbo Zhang won the second place. 

2015 CANWA Chinese New Year Gala

在羊年的新春佳节到来之际,华人协会首次在阳历二月七日成功的举办了 一场春节联欢晚会。于此同时,也得到了无数企业的支持和当地朋友们的爱待。


在去年,中国华人协会曾捐赠 $5,000 美元给予中国的几家小学和学生。同样,华人协会也把今晚筹到的门票钱,用其中的 $5,000 美元继续捐赠到中国其它的学校和学生。

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