According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, Chinese New Year happens on February 03 2011 and we are falling under the Year of The Rabbit (My sign in case you’re wondering). Celebrate Chinese New in style at various locations across Canada. Below is just a short list of what is going on in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
What: Chi-Ping Dance Group
Date: February 6, 2011
Where: Scarborough Civic Centre Rotunda;150 Borough Drive
Time: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Price range: Free
Chinese New Year Celebration will be held by Chi-Ping Dance Group and CPDG Cultural Arts Association on Sunday, February 6th, 2011!
The Program includes Lion Dance, Chinese dance, singing and music etc. Games and display. The God of Fortune will give blessing and present Lucky pocket to everyone. It is free and welcome all.
For more information contact:
Société du Jardin de Chine de Montréal
Check out the Chinese at Montreal Botanical Garden
The Society of the Chinese Garden of Montreal is a non-profit organization founded in 1991, which operates in close collaboration with the Chinese Garden towards the realization of it’s many activities. Be sure to check it out for upcoming Chinese New Year Events!
Where: 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
Info: Check website for more information opening times and hours
What: Chinese New Year Parade (Chinatown)
Where: starting point at Millenmium Gate
Date: February 06 2011
Time: Noon Sharp
From cbavancouver website: The parade features the largest assembly of traditional lion dance teams in Canada with dozens of colourful and energetic lions from the various local fraternal and martial arts organizations. Other highlights include multicultural dance troupes representing the diverse segments of our Canadian cultural heritage, the Vancouver Police Department Motorcycle Drill Team, marching bands and various community groups.
What: RE NAO Hotand Noisy Affair
Where: Sun-Yat Gardens
Date: February 16 2011
Cost: Suggested donation – $5.00
From the website: An event dedicated to delight AND teach you about the traditions of this thousands year old holiday.You can expect children lion parades, arts and crafts, drumming by Drum Syndicate and of course, red envelopes handed out by “gramma and grandpa”.