Living City: Canada Pavilion at Shanghai Expo
Canada has a large pavilion at the Shanghai Expo, which is 6,000 sq. meters in area. In the first month of the Expo, the Canadian gallery has already received over a million visitors. The man who leads the Canadian team at the Expo is Mark Rowswell, a Canadian expat who's very well known to the Chinese, by his Chinese name Dashan ("Big Mountain"). The started as a language student in China, learned to speak fluent Chinese, performed in the Chinese equivalent of shows such as Comedy Central and became a popular celebrity. The Canada Pavilion, called "Living City," is built with red cedar brought over from home country.