Although officially Chinese New Year isn’t celebrated until February 5th this year, the Moose Jaw Chinese Association celebrated Chinese New Year – Year of the Pig – during the evening of January 27th at Jade Garden Restaurant.
The annual tradition brings together Moose Jaw’s Chinese community, along with dignitaries and friends to share in the special annual celebration. The restaurant was packed to full-capacity with everyone eager to indulge in this year’s banquet offering eight courses, each with a symbolic meaning.
Greetings were brought forth by the Chinese Association, Moose Jaw North MLA Warren Michelson and Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA Greg Lawrence. The food was amply blessed in Cantonese, English and Mandarin. The Lion Dance, an annual tradition, was performed by two young lion-dancers in-training.
Again this year, RBC provided red envelopes with ‘lucky money’ for all in attendance, containing a minted coin in celebration of the Year of the Pig. Door prizes were given out to a large number of lucky winners.
It was a special evening of celebration, camaraderie and indulgence, enjoyed by everyone.