Join in celebration

Courtesy of The Torch - 10/2/2010

Join in celebration

torch_10022010Traditional Chinese dancers will grace the stage at Riverwood Senior Citizens Centre today to usher in the grand celebrations for the Year of the Tiger.

This Sunday, February 14, marks the beginning of the Year of the Tiger on the Chinese Lunar calendar, and residents have been invited to celebrate.

The event was organised by the Central Sydney South Regional Tenant Participation Resource Service and the Canterbury Harmony Group, and sponsored by Canterbury City Council and Housing NSW.

State MP for Lakemba Robert Furolo will launch the festivities alongside Canterbury councillor Karl Saleh, who organised the event.

Cr Saleh said the festival is a celebration of the multiculturalism and diversity in Canterbury, which he’s proud to be involved in.

“It is a harmonious and inclusive community where all are valued and diversity is celebrated,” he said.

PICTURED: Colourful celebration: Junu Chang, Karl Saleh, Linda Fu, Zhao Li Huang, Grace Lau, Yan Min Miao and Linda Wu preparing for the Lunar New Year celebrations.“Chinese New Year is one of the community events held each year in Riverwood and is an important example of how [the] Chinese community enriches the cultural life of our great city Canterbury.”

The Chinese New Year, of Spring Festival, is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays.