HUNDREDS of residents will get together to celebrate the Lunar New Year on Wednesday, February 5, from 10am, at the Riverwood Senior Citizen Centre.
Organised by Central Sydney South Tenant Participation service and the Canterbury Harmony Group, the event is sponsored by Canterbury City Council.
Cr Karl Saleh who organised the event, said the festival would include colourful performances, guest speakers and a range of activities, including performances of Chinese traditional cultures, lunch and lucky door prizes.
“I’m proud to work side by side with diverse key community leaders to implement a positive impact on the quality of life of culture diversity,” he said.
“It is a harmonious and inclusive community where all are valued and diversity is celebrated.”
The Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays.
It is sometimes called the Lunar New Year, especially by people outside of China, with 12 animal signs representing every year and 2014 the Year of the Horse.
RSVP on 9584 8473 as soon as possible as seats are limited.
CELEBRATE the Year of the Horse trackside at Canterbury Park this Friday night. Bring in the Lunar New Year with Chinese drummers, lion dancers and fortune cookies or simply enjoy the many family activities on offer, including a jumping castle, petting zoo, face painters and special appearances by Australian Turf Club mascots, Theodore and Francesca. Canterbury Park will come to life for one of the tracks few Group Races, the $100,000 Listed Canterbury Classic, the feature race of the night. In addition, tipsters will get the chance to show off their skills in a Twitter racing competition, for the chance to win $500. Children under 18 accompanied by an adult also receive free entry from when the gates open at 5.30pm. The first race is at 7pm, with the final race ends a jam packed night of entertainment at 10pm. For more information visit theraces.com.au.