Yesterday marked an important milestone in the cultural exchange and interaction between BC and China. Poly Culture Group celebrated its official opening of its North American headquarters in Vancouver with the grand opening of the Poly Art Gallery at 905 W. Pender Street in Vancouver. The commemorative installation displayed is valued at over USD $60 million and includes four bronze-cast animal heads from China’s famed Old Summer Palace. The installation also included many jade artifacts displaying exquisite craftsmanship of the Qianlong Period. We are excited to see much more jade displayed at the Poly Art Gallery in the future.
The night ended with a performance by the China Philharmonic Orchestra at the UBC Chan Centre. This musical group has over 1,000 performances including at The Vatican in front of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. We were honored to be a sponsor of such a meaningful event and congratulate Poly Culture North America and HQ Vancouver for a successful evening.
On Monday night, Chinese women’s national team played the first round of the Canada-China Women’s Ice-Hockey Tournament, against UBC T-birds at the Thunderbirds Stadium. Green Mountain is very proud to be presenting sponsor for the entire Tournament Event. This was a great event to increase cultural interaction between the countries. Former owner of the Vancouver Canucks, Arthur Griffiths and star players Glenn Anderson and Cliff Ronning attended the game to show their support. The event organiser, CCSF and Griffiths Hockey Club will donate the entire proceeds from the event to the CCSF Autism Foundation.
Our annual jade sale for 2016 will take place on October 17th and continue for approximately 2 weeks. This year’s jade production is currently being transported and organized in preparation for the jade sale. This year’s viewing and purchasing of jade will be by appointment only, please contact our office at 604-233-0753 to set up an appointment. We look forward to seeing you this year.
Hi, everyone! We bring news of our mid-season adventures! As you can see, this year’s production is cut and organized ahead of schedule and in a few short weeks the stones will be transported home to Vancouver. It is with great excitement that we announce the discovery of several new deposits and we look forward to sharing their discoveries with you.
A quick update to our 2016 mining season, we are in full stride in mining with all hands on deck. The team continues to pull out tonnage from all our deposits as we are close to hitting the half-way mark of our mining season. The last picture highlights the view of our beautiful British Columbia as the weather continues to work in our favor this year.
Stay tuned for our next mining update.
We are excited to announce that the 2016 mining season has begun! With an early summer and favourable conditions, we have started our mining season much earlier than last year. We hope that the advantageous weather conditions and a strong crew this year will translate into a successful mining season and an abundance of high-quality jade.
2016 BC Jade Day Celebration co-organized by the government of British Columbia and Canadian National Jade Research Institute was a success and greatly supported by the community. The two day event took place at the Vancouver International Village from May 28 – 29. Member of BC Legislative, Richard T. Lee was the event Ambassador and speaker at the celebration. Other Government representatives included Hon. Linda Reid (Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of BC) and Hon. Teresa Wat (Minister of Trade and responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism) also attended the event and made speeches to the guests. We were very honored to take part and sponsor this annual gathering for the BC Jade industry.
First off, we would like to wish everyone a happy Chinese new year. Early preparations for the 2016 mining season have begun and we’re excited to get back on our mountains. Keep up to date with our journey by visiting our website often and by subscribing to our social media feeds.
Our 2015 jade selling season was a great success! As always, we look forward to being your high-quality jade provider in the market! Happy new year!