Ralston points out, while prosperity is very important, it’s the human dimension of trade that’s essential for success.
Behind a successful business relationship is a strong personal relationship, he adds. He quoted Gunn as a Consul General with a light touch and a very good sense of humour.
“Canada and Korea have a very special relationship. This year is the 130th year anniversary of Canadian missionaries who first went to Korea,” says Senator Yonah Martin.
Martin adds that the connection of the Inuit people of the North and the Korean people dates back 12,000 years.
She continues to explain how the In/Flux: Art of Korean Diaspora exhibition is “truly the past and present connecting us to see the future”.
Acclaimed artist Jin-me Yoon’s work says Martin, reflects who we are and what we can be as Korean Canadians.
She also praises the work of calligrapher, Jin Hwa Kim and calls Korean celadon pottery master Junghong Kim, “a champion for Canada, B.C., and Korea”.
Museum of Vancouver CEO Mauro Vescera says the exhibition was put together in six months. He thanked Gunn, the artists and Korean community for their substantial contributions.
Vescera also acknowledged the hard work of his team. The exhibition runs from September 28, 2018 through January 6, 2019.