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Mandarin club celebrates Chinese New Year with a sea of colour

Friday, January 27, 2017

The year of the Rooster!

Every culture has special traditions and celebrates significant events. The Chinese culture is no exception. The most important of these events is the Lunar New Year. As the name suggests, Lunar New Year follows the Lunar calendar. This year,  January 28 will mark the year of the rooster.

To celebrate this special occasion, on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 the Mandarin club teachers and the team from Yu-Shan Chinese culture organized several activities for the students to experience the traditional rituals. These included: painting the lion’s face, the lion dance and the God of Wealth. Students and guests had their pictures taken with this very special guest who handed out red-packets with Mrs. Gill. 

About 70 students and parents participated in the event. For a couple of hours, the students were immersed in Chinese culture, and learned more about Chinese traditions through listening, speaking, and dancing.

The Mandarin Club teaches students from JK level through to grade 8 advanced level. If you are interested in your child joining the Mandarin programme or if you have any questions, please contact the coordinator – Ms. Stephany Liu or email Mandarin@bayviewglen.ca for further information.