• By: Kat Walcott

A K-pop boy group will be in Ottawa this weekend to kick off Korea Week!

Photo credit: Widmay Entertainment via Korean Cultural Centre Canada

It’s that time of year again – Korea Week kicks off this Saturday! Presented by the Korean Cultural Centre Canada, this annual festivity showcases the very best of South Korea to the Ottawa during Asian Heritage Month. With it also being the 100th anniversary of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, this year is extra special and the events promise to be even bigger and better than last year.

The festivities kick off this Saturday with arguably the most exciting event of the whole week; the “K-pop Cover Dance Festival” featuring a live concert by popular K-pop boy group SNUPER! K-pop, that’s Korean Pop, has exploded on the Western scene over the last few years with the success of artists like Psy, of 2012’s “Gangnam Style” fame, and, most recently, with award-winning megastars BTS. SNUPER’s concert at Centrepoint Theatre this weekend will mark the first time a K-pop group has performed in Ottawa.

The “K-pop Cover Dance Festival” portion of the night, preceding the concert, will feature K-pop performances by dance groups from across Canada competing for a spot in the international finals taking place in South Korea later this year. This is the first time the Canadian preliminaries are being held in Ottawa, and SNUPER are judging, so it’s sure to be a hot event!

Other events scheduled for the week include a fermented food workshop, where attendees have the chance to learn about the benefits of traditional Korean fermented delicacies like kimchi and how to make them, special film screenings and the vernissage of the Korean Cultural Centre’s latest art exhibit “Korean Webtoon.”

For more information about Korea Week and to RSVP for the events, visit the official 2019 Korea Week webpage.