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Lunar New Year: Year of the Wood Dragon

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Central Library


The dragon is a symbol of power, nobleness, honour, luck, and success in Chinese culture. Celebrate Lunar New Year with a Dragon and Lion Dance by Wong Kuan Dragon and Lion Dance Association and a traditional tea ceremony featuring Lillian Li, a certified tea artist and the Cultural Experience Specialist at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

Musician Sonia Liu, will start the year off on a bright note by playing the Guzen, a Chinese plucked zither instrument. There will also be a special visit from Master Tek Siaw from Hsin-I Tai Chi Institute who will do a participatory Qigong demonstration.

In the Alma VanDusen Room on the lower level, the Vancouver Cantonese Opera will do a drop-in makeup demonstration followed by a Water Sleeve Dance performance in the Alice MacKay.

Schedule (subject to change)

11:30am – Doors open

12:00 - 12:30pm – Dragon and Lion Dance

12:30 - 1:30pm – Music with Sonia Liu (Chinese plucked zither)

1:30 - 3:30pm – Intro to Vancouver Cantonese Opera and makeup demonstration (Alma VanDusen Room)

1:45 - 2:00pm – Short break

2:00 - 2:30pm – Tea ceremony and sampling

2:30 - 3:00pm – Qigong with Master Tek Siaw

3:00 - 3:30pm – Water Sleeve Dance with Vancouver Cantonese Opera

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