Street Hustle Promotions is proud to present Simple Plan VIP concert on Friday, Jan 6 2012. 

Canada’s hottest rock band is back, and set to debut in Beijing as part of their upcoming Asia tour.  

Scheduled to perform at one of Beijing’s most intimate live event halls, YuGongYiShan this 900-capacity multi-function venue is located next to one of Beijing’s most famous attractions Nanluoguxiang. This venue will give fans what they wanted the first time, an up-close and personal concert with their favorite band, Simple Plan.

Topping the Billboard charts with their hit single Crazy, the multi-award winning Canadian punk-pop band, Simple Plan, will treat Beijing to all of their hits from their multi-platinum catalog. 

Centrally located and ready for the most-famous and electrifying act to ever walk its halls, YuGongYiShan is going to be the perfect setting for one of North America’s most popular bands. Tickets are limited, so buy your tickets now before they sell out!

Ticket Information:

• Friday January 6, 2012 at 7:30PM;

1)     RMB 280 (EARLY BIRD (FIRST 200))

2)     RMB 350 (Presale)

3)     RMB 500 (100 ONLY)


Location: Yugongyishan, 3-2 Zhang Zizhong Road, Dongcheng district, Beijing, China +86 010 84028477

Official ticket booking website:

Simple Plan is one of Canada's most successful punk-pop acts, featuring a lineup comprised

of former high school pals Pierre Bouvier, Jeff Stinco, David Desrosiers, Sebastien Lefebvre and Chuck Comeau. Originally founded in 1999, the multi-award winning band toured around Canada gaining popularity by connecting with their listeners on more than just a superficial level. Pierre Bouvier states “We know what kids go through; because we've been through that …We want kids to feel like we're talking about them and for them”. This relationship has led Simple Plan to emerge as one of the preeminent Pop Punk bands in the world. They landed show dates with the annual Vans Warped Tour in 2001 as well as spots with Toronto's Snow Jam. By now, Simple Plan had a spunky, energetic punk sound, textured like Cheap Trick, but raw like Pennywise.

In 2002, Simple Plan headed into the studio to make a record. Simple Plan’s debut album, No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls received rave reviews and achieved double platinum status, selling well over 2 million copies. Their second album, Still Not Getting Any..., followed next year and did very well, scoring he hits "Crazy" and "Welcome to My Life." Simple Plan continues to release more studio and live albums. The band's newest and fourth studio album titled Get Your Heart On was released on June 21st 2011. The album’s first single "Jet Lag" has been soaring at radio charts globally since its release in early May. Their second single “Astronaut” promises to be a stellar hit! 

On January 6th, Simple Plan will have a one-night performance in Yugong Yishan, which will be a night to remember and the perfect way to start the year off. They will not only be showcasing their newest works but also displaying their bests. Presale Tickets start at 280 rmb for pre-sale, 350 rmb for door.


Remembrance Day Poppies

Remembrance Day Poppies are now available at the main gate of the Canadian Embassy in Beijing on

19 Dongzhimenwai Dajie

Please remember to make a donation for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
   That mark our place; and in the sky
   The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
   Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
         In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw
   The torch; be yours to hold it high.
   If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
         In Flanders fields.

         by John McCrae 1919


UBC Asian Studies 50th Anniversary Gala

Come join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UBC Department of Asian Studies! Since our founding in 1961 the Department has been at the forefront of teaching and research about Asia in North America. Over the years our department has expanded to offer many different Asian culture, literature and history classes as well as adding on several new languages to our already extensive list.

This night is an opportunity to look back and see how much this department has developed, as well as to connect with alumni, staff and faculty, and current students. Come enjoy light snacks and champagne at the reception, followed by a delicious dinner buffet with wine, and a performance by the UBC Persian Music Ensemble to celebrate the launch of the Department’s new Persian Language and Iranian Studies Initiative.

Thank you for being a part of our 50 - year journey, we would be delighted if you could join us to help celebrate our first 50 years.

For more, please click here.



BC Student Send-off and BC Day 2011

July 31, 2011 – The Canadian Alumni Network and the BC International Trade and Investment Office hosted the 4th BC Student Send-off while celebrating BC Day 2011 at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing. The BC Alumni Reps and fellow alumni were on hand to do a presentation, which included sharing their own experiences to the 70 new students heading off to UBC, SFU and UVic, showing a video on the BC Alumni activities in Beijing, and giving out some prizes, like a Nokia X7-00 smartphone that went to one very lucky incoming SFU student, that was generously contributed by SFU Alumni Relations and SFU President Andrew Petter. For the first time, the event saw a large number of current UBC students participate in this event providing insight to life during their first years of university. A networking event was hosted afterwards in the Canadian Club with pizza, a common staple for university students, where alumni, students, and their parents were able to share some one-on-one time. 

Thanks to all the alumni volunteers, reps and current students, who came out to help with the annual event from SFU, UBC and UVic. Special thanks to Kevin Tsui and his team at the BC Trade and Investment Office for sponsoring and supporting this annual event, and the Canadian Embassy in Beijing for their continued support, especially to Gary Lee, who is also a proud UBC Alumni!

Richard N. Liu is the UBC Alumni Representative in Beijing and founder of the Canadian Alumni Network. For questions how to the join the network, please write to:


Many Alumni in Motion to Inspire and Make a Difference in China

April 14, 2011 (Beijing) – A representative group of the Canadian Alumni Network (CAN) were among the 500 participants and special guests that attended a special ceremony at the Badaling section of the Great Wall on Tuesday April 12th, commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Rick Hansen’s “Man in Motion World Tour”, which he started on March 21, 1985 and took him over 40,000 kilometers and through 34 countries in 26 months, to raise awareness of the potential of people with a disability, raising $26 million for spinal cord injury (SCI) research and quality of life programs. More importantly was the collective shift in consciousness in the belief of the potential of people with disabilities when barriers are removed.

Exactly twenty five years to the date of the historic Man In Motion’s original visit to the Great Wall of China, the Difference Maker Champions Symbolic Relay was organized to connect, inspire and challenge young people and serve as a reminder of the important role the next generation will play in accelerating progress toward a more healthy, sustainable and inclusive world.

“The Great Wall of China played a significant role in the overall success of the original Man In Motion World Tour and was the beginning of a new conversation with China about the potential of people with a disability,” said Rick Hansen, President and CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation. “Twenty five years later, it is an honour to be connecting young people at such a symbolic location – the Great Wall of China – and seeing the energy and enthusiasm from the hundreds of students who came out to support my vision of a healthy and inclusive world. The four difference makers who participated today are representative of the millions of kids around the world who are making a difference now.”

The Rick Hansen Difference Maker medal was commissioned by the Royal Canadian Mint, which is the same medal that will be passed among 7,000 difference makers during the 9 month cross-Canada 25th Anniversary Relay that begins in Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador, on August 24th, 2011.

Mr. Mark Rowswell – a popular celebrity in China known as “Dashan,” and University of Toronto alumni – hosted the event on the Great Wall that the Ambassador of Canada to the People’s Republic of China, Mr. David Mulroney attended, along with the young children of Western Academy of Beijing (WAB), a leading international school in Asia. The relay was the first of a number of activities that Rick participated in while in China.

April 14, 2011 – Canadian Alumni Representatives with the Canadian Alumni Network’s Hon. Co-Chair, Mr. Rick Hansen, at the Canadian Club inside the Canadian Embassy during the Canadian Alumni Reception. (Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Céspedes) Front Row Right to Left: Mr. Kevin Tsui (McGill), Mr. Richard N. Liu (UBC), Ms. Jessica Miao (Queens), Mr. Rick Hansen (Hon. Co-Chair), and Mr. Nicolas Morin (Laval). Back Row Right to Left: Ms. Cindy Jensen (Dalhousie), Mr. Adam Dunnett (University of Victoria), Mr. Wolfgang H. Céspedes (University of Toronto), Mr. Eric Gibb (University of Victoria), Mr. Peter Forster (University of Victoria), and Mr. Chen Zhang (Concordia). Missing in photo: Jill Jollineau (UNB)On the third and final day in Beijing, Mr. Jeff Nankivell, Deputy Head of Mission at the Canadian Embassy, warmly welcomed Rick and the eighty-five alumni from Canada’s post- secondary institutions residing in Beijing to the Canadian Alumni Cocktail Reception at the Canadian Club inside the embassy. Rick reflected on the achievements of the 3-day visit to Beijing and the future before presenting a surprise award to Richard Liu, Founder of the Canadian Alumni Network and UBC Alumni representative in Beijing, recognizing his contribution as a difference maker to the Rick Hansen Man in Motion World Tour 25th Anniversary. Richard, who was completely beside himself, made the closing remarks with a presentation declaring, “On behalf of 3000 alumni in China and our 26 Alumni Representatives, the end is really just the beginning for us in China tonight, that Mr. Rick Hansen, as a fellow UBC Alumni, the Honourary Co-Chair of the Canadian Alumni Network, who has made a difference by building a stronger relationship for many in Canada and China in education.” The formalities closed by recognizing long-time founding Alumni Representative who will be returning to Canada this summer, Mr. Peter Forster of the University of Victoria, for a “Lifetime Achievement” award that was presented by Mr. Rick Hansen.
Special thanks to the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, the BC International Trade and Investment Office, and the Canadian Alumni Network for supporting and organizing the reception that provided a venue for Rick and his team to meet and interact with the many difference makers in the Canadian Alumni Community in Beijing.

Over the next 11 days, Rick visited Beijing, Shanghai, Shantou and Hong Kong to engage youth, recognize Chinese difference makers in the areas of SCI research for a cure and accessibility, and further partnerships in the areas of research and accessibility through a series of collaborative agreements.


About The Canadian Alumni Network (CAN):

April 14, 2011 – Richard N. Liu, Founder of the Canadian Alumni Network’s declaring Mr. Rick Hansen as the Canadian Alumni Network’s Hon. Co-Chair, at the Canadian Club inside the Canadian Embassy during the Canadian Alumni Reception

The Canadian Alumni Network (CAN) is a non-profit, volunteer-based group of 26 alumni chapter representatives, that continues to bring mutual support to alumni chapter representatives in China, develop synergy and opportunities for currently 1300 alumni in Beijing and over 3000 alumni in China. The CAN is fostering public awareness that Canadian post-secondary institutions have an influential alumni network in China. Please join the network today through the two main social media sites, Facebook and Linkedin.

Please also visit

About the Rick Hansen Foundation:

The Rick Hansen Foundation is a registered charitable organization that provides leadership to create more accessible and inclusive communities for people with a spinal cord injury, and supports the search for a cure while accelerating progress to a more healthy and inclusive world. The Foundation achieves its goals by connecting the people and resources that make innovation possible. Please visit for more information.
About the Rick Hansen Foundation’s 25th Anniversary:
The Rick Hansen Foundation is currently celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Rick Hansen’s Man In Motion World Tour, and the extraordinary progress that has been made in the fields of accessibility and spinal cord injury advancement. Over the two year anniversary period (March 21, 2010 – May 22, 2012) a number of programs and events will be unveiled to inspire others to dream big, recognize difference makers, create lasting and sustainable legacies and change the world, one good turn at a time.

Click here for the inspirational 25th Anniversary video.

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