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Chinese New Year starts with the New moon on the first day of the first lunar month and ends on the Full moon 15 days later. The fifteenth day of the Chinese New Year is also celebrated as Yuan Xiao Jie, or in English Lantern Festival. The festival is celebrating and cultivating positive relationship between people and families.
Lantern Festival is a major festival in China and the activities of Chinese New Year will reach a high point on this day. The happiest moment comes in the evening of this day. In the evening, people will light many colorful lanterns, and families will go out together to enjoy the glorious full moon. The brightest lanterns were symbolic of good luck and hope. There are riddles on some lanterns for people to guess. Lantern Festival also brings romantic and poetic moments; thus, it’s also known as the “Chinese Valentine’s Day”.
It is customary to eat special sweet dumplings called yuanxiao resembling the shape of the full moon. These round balls are made of glutinous rice flour stuffed with sugar fillings, symbolizing reunion.
HRCCA welcome everyone to join us on March 2, 2018 for a wonderful night at Summit Garden restaurant to celebrate the Lantern Festival together. There will be Authentic Chinese New Year Cuisine (special menu for the Lantern Festival), fun activities, music, dance, and more!
Event Co-Chairs: Dr. Paul Wu & Dr. Feihong Nan
荷顿加 华协会诚挚邀请您于2018年3月2日参加我们在 富苑海鲜酒家举行的元宵节欢庆晚会。我们将为您准备传统的元宵节晚餐,音乐欣赏，舞蹈，以及各种有趣的活动。在此期待您的莅临参加！
Louis Tsai (蔡聿沂), president of the Halton Region Chinese Canadian Association announces the 2017 HRCCA scholarship recipients:
$2,000 Winner: Jenny Hu (胡心烨), White Oaks Secondary School, Oakville
$1,000 Runner-up: Anna He (何安娜), Robert Bateman Secondary School, Burlington
March 29, 2017
HRCCA was invited by the Halton Regional Police Service to attend the Diversity Engagement Forum. This forum is part of HRPS’ successful community mobilization programs in partnership with local agencies to increase the safety and well-being of Halton residents. Click here for photos.
Visit our new page “ASK, FIND & SHARE”, a new resource page in which you could take part and benefit from.
At the HMC Gala on March 24th, HRCCA presented the $6,500 donation to the HMC Connections (Halton Multicultural Council). Thank you for the support we received at our Chinese New Year Fundraising Event!
Dear Members and Friends,
RE: Funds Raised in HRCCA’s recent event, 2017 Chinese New Year (CNY) Celebration & Fund-raising Banquet
On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to again thank everyone’s support and involvement in our recent event during CNY time. Having received most of the outstanding payments, sponsorship and donations, we have finalized the amount raised in our 2017 CNY Celebration & Fund-raising Banquet. The net proceed are at $10039.56. As per our fund-raising goal this year, the net proceeds will support Halton Multicultural Council (HMC Connections) and Halton Region Chinese Canadian Association (HRCCA).
It was decided by the board of directors that HMC Connections should have a larger share of the net proceeds. So, a $6,500 cheque will be presented to HMC Connections. This will be done at the upcoming HMC Connections’ Annual Award Night & Gala on March 24, 2017.
Our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation go to all our donors, sponsors and particularly to many of our dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to make things happen. Fund-raising has been an important aspect for our annual Chinese New Year Event. However, we also believe that helps to increase awareness and community advocacy are equally important. We will continue to be creative and watchful and lead by good examples to hopefully contribute more in our diverse community in which we live.
HALTON GRADE 12 STUDENTS
Lantern Festival is a major festival in China and the activities of Chinese New Year will reach a high point on this day. HRCCA invites everyone to join us on March 2, 2018 for a wonderful night at Summit Garden Chinese Cuisine to celebrate the Lantern Festival together. There will be Authentic Chinese New Year Cuisine (special menu for the Lantern Festival), fun activities, music, dance, and more! Click HERE for details.
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Check out our gallery for some event photos from our annual Chinese New Year Celebration and Fundraising Banquet
(check back often as new photos will be added when they become available)
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