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February 2014 news

Chinese New Year 2014 – Year of the Snake

10th February 2014 – 24th February 2014

Continuing the rush from Chinese New Year Day, Chinese New Year is celebrated over a 2 week. these 2 weeks the CCC Lion Dance Troupe performed at places such as restaurants, schools, house parties, functions, fairs, and churches. The CCC Lion Dance Troupe had the pleasure this year to perform for the Town Of Victoria Park. For a number of days the CCC Lion Dance troupe roamed the main strips of Victoria Park parading past restaurants, businesses, and cafes. Below are a number of performance highlights of the CNY period:

Northbridge Strip

The CCC Lion Dance Troupe performed at a majority of the restaurants and business in Northbridge. The Loud music, colourful acrobatic lions, and loud firecrackers attracted loud crowds, in which the crowd members took photos with the lion and fed red packets for to the lion


ANZ – Forest Chase Branch

ANZ bank has been a major sponsor of the CCC Lion Dance Troupe for 2 years, and not only did they sponsor new uniforms to the troupe this year, but also sponsored a brand new lion. The dotting ceremony of the lion was done at the Forest Chase Branch, which was then followed by the lion dance outside of the branch.


Perth Chinese New Year Fair

The City of Perth organised the Perth Chinese New Year fair, located in Northbridge on James Street. The Fair included a number of food stalls, lion dance, dragon dance, traditional chinese musical band, and kung fu demonstrations. The CCC Lion Dance Troupe performed a number of times throughout the day including on the stage for the opening ceremony, and an encore performance in the middle of James Street.


Gloucester Park Chinese New Year Fair

The annual Gloucester Park Chinese New Year Fair was held on the 14th February 2014. The Fair featured a number of good luck horse races, the Miss China Beauty Pageant, and the Lion Dance, which was performed by 6 different lion dance groups. The night finished with a spectacular fireworks display.


The Chinese Community Centre New Year Party

The annual CCC New Year Party was once again held at the Northbridge Chinese Restaurant. The event started with a dotting of a new lion, which was donated by senior CCC Lion Dance member, Johnny Wong. On the night Johnny Wong was also awarded an award for to acknowledge his donation of the new lion. CCC member, Paul was also awarded a trophy for his sponsorship of the new singlets for the troupe.

The rest of the night was entertained by karaoke and a lucky prize raffle draw. At the end of the night, everyone who attended left with a smile in enjoying the Chinese New Year spirit.