Chinese celebrate New Year

By RON FANFAIR

Member of Parliament Olivia Chow, Trinity-Spadina MPP Rosaria Marchese and city councilor Adam Vaughan joined the local Chinese community in celebrating the Lunar New Year last Saturday at University Settlement.

The ceremony marked the Year of the Tiger which began on February 14.

The afternoon of tradition Chinese festivities featured an acrobatic lion dance and other activities to celebrate the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese Lunar calendar.

University Settlement executive director Debra Shime joined Chow and Marchese in the cake cutting ceremony.

“We are extremely delighted to have this celebration here in the year that we are celebrating our 100th anniversary,” said Shime.

The social service agency was opened in 1910 during the Year of the Dog.

 

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