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Getting set for Chinese New Year celebrations

By Dale Johnson Posted: January 5, 2016 6:00 a.m.

Dancers like these will be part of the Chinese New Year Celebration Gala.
Dancers like these will be part of the Chinese New Year Celebration Gala. Photo courtesy of the U of S Confucius Institute

The Chinese New Year Celebration Gala will be bigger this year, because two organizations are joining the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, which has put on the event at the University of Regina in previous years.

For the 2016 celebration, to be held on January 22, the Confucius Institute at the University of Regina will also help out with the festivities and Respon Wealth Management Corporation is a new sponsor.

“The Chinese New Year is the most important festival of the year for Chinese people,” explains Yanqiong Huang at the Confucius Institute at the University of Regina.

The event is moving to a larger venue, from the main campus to the Conexus Arts Centre. Almost 700 people are expected to attend.
 
“The idea is to make people in the wider community more aware of Chinese culture, practices and traditions,” she adds.

The evening will include live performances, a buffet featuring western and Chinese food, and a carnival and after party. The New Year officially begins on February 7.

Tickets can be purchased at College West 112 and the Riddell Centre booth. Ticket price are $50 for adults and $25 for students and those under 12 years of age.

Event:         2016 Chinese New Year Celebration Gala
Date:           Friday, Jan. 22, 2016; doors open at 5:30 pm, banquet starts at 6:30 pm
Location:     Conexus Arts Centre
Contact:      Confucius.Institute@uregina.ca

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