As the beginning of its activities in 2010, Godhong Maple (Maple Leaf) group of the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia participated in the Vietnam Lunar Year Festival on January 23rd, 2010 at Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place. Vietnam Lunar Year Festival is an annual festival held by Vietnamese community living in Toronto to commemorate their New Year.
This Festival attracted more than 12,000 visitors, most of them were Vietnamese living in Toronto, and attended by special guests, such as the representatives of Toronto Major, Ontario’s Government and Member of Parliament Toronto.
The Godhong Maple Group was the only foreign group invited to perform in the event. Invitation came to Godhong Maple as a result of its performances in various event in Toronto that had attracted visitors. Two dances were presented namely Kebyar Dance from Central Java at 15.30 and Saman Dance from Aceh at 18.00. These performances gave different color in the festival and got special attention and applause from visitors.