Lunar New Year’s Parade & blessing of merchants
February 18 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm| Free
Celebrate the year of the Dragon in Canada’s oldest Chinatown
Presented by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
Main event starts at the Gates of Harmonious Interest, featuring an 8 lion performance by the Wong Sheung Kung Fu Club, dragon dance by the Victoria Chinese Public School, and traditional Chinese dances.
Lions and dragons will parade from 500 block of Fisgard Street, to the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association/ Chinese Public School (636 Fisgard Street)
After the parade, two lion teams from the Wong Sheung Kung Fu Club will then visit merchants that hang offerings of lettuce and red envelopes of money for the lions. The lion will then bless the business by performing a routine to scare away evil spirits and to bring them good luck, prosperity, and good health for the New Year.
Event will proceed rain, snow or shine.