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Dear Members & Friends,

We would like to report our work in the last year, and we hope CANL will achieve even greater success with our future activities.
This past year, in addition to our usual annual events, we started several brand new activities. The reason is that we are striving to provide better and more diverse services for the Chinese community in this province. CANL was founded in 1976.As a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonreligious and membership-based organization, CANL has gone through many ups and downs in the past 42 years. Thanks to the unyielding support and voluntary work of numerous members and friends past and present, CANL has withstood all challenges and remained a family to all of us in the Chinese community. We would like to take the opportunity to express our thanks and greatest appreciation to all those who have contributed to the association throughout the years.

In recent years, the Chinese community in NL has started changing rapidly. The influx of new Chinese immigrants and consequently the increased diversity of our community poses new challenges to the work of the association. If we continue to run the association as always, we will not be able meet the needs and support the next generation of immigrants. Therefore, we need to make some new changes to our current practices and events and begin our revitalization process.The current executives of CANL are gradually introducing changes to the organization, based on experiences of previous presidents, suggestions from members and friends, requests from new Chinese immigrants and students, as well as the executives’ knowledge of the increasingly diverse community.There is no doubt that we will be facing some challenges as we undergo there vitalization process. However, as the executives of the association, we are up for any challenge as it is our hope that the process will lead to a better future for the association and the whole Chinese community.We welcome everyone in this community to join us for this crucial undertaking.If you ever have any questions or concerns regarding the changes we are making, we will be happy to hear from you as well. Finally, we would like to thank you once again for your support and help all along. We wish you all a year full of joy and blessings!

Executives of CANL
Newsletter 2018 vol. 42, no. 1