CAT'S EYE: Asian New Year on the North Shore

Cat Barr, Feb. 14, 2014. - Catherine Barr
Cat Barr, Feb. 14, 2014.
— image credit: Catherine Barr

The Canadian Chinese Outreach Committee, the North Shore Korean Youth Community and West Vancouver MP John Weston were all on hand this weekend at Park Royal Shopping Centre for a very colourful and cultural celebration called Asian New Year on the North Shore. Chinese, Taiwanese and Korean community groups and representatives all took part in this fourth annual event which included displays of Asian culture, Chinese and Philippine dancers, Korean pottery, stage shows and lots of free food.

1 Getting ready to take the stage for a colourful fan dance are the talented ladies from the Taipei First Girls High School Canada.  2 Canadian Chinese outreach committee members Cammy Fung, from left, Jessica Li, Audra Chuang and Esther Chu join West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast MP John Weston.3 Park Royal’s Melina Dimitriadis helps behind the scenes with organizer Audra Chuang. 4 They’re the faces behind the Taiwanese Electro Techno Neon God, namely performers Jonathan Chu, left, and Brody Wang. 5 Looking pretty in pink is event MC and announcer Emily Ng. 6 An event like this can only happen with the assistance of volunteers like Jack Ye and Amy Gu.

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