Chinese New Year Celebration in Canada’s Atlantic Region

a good time was had by all

A good time was had by all

A busy weekend at the Atlantic Regional Centre began with a day-long program and culminated with a splendid Chinese New Year banquet.

A cocktail hour with wine and hors d’oeuvres was lively, filling the room with laughter and talk as members mingled with guests and invited dignitaries. A couple of talented members entertained us, Maritime style, with songs accompanied by a variety of stringed instruments: a guitar, a mandolin, a dulcimer, filling the room with sweet, harmonious music. For the meal, course after course delighted more than 100 members, their guests, and invited dignitaries,whose speeches expressed their respect and appreciation for our organisation.

The following day, we opened the doors of our Regional Centre as part of Interfaith Harmony Week, an opportunity for more cultural exchange. A number of visitors joined us in chanting the Northern Dipper sutra, some Taoist Tai Chi ® practice and, again, a beautiful and plentiful meal.

Many people working together in harmony to welcome the Year of the Rooster!More guests!Guests

Enjoying each other's company

Enjoying each other’s company

Practicing together

Les évènements régionaux du Nouvel An chinois 2017 sont tournés vers la communauté! Après notre programme d’un jour, un cocktail suivi d’un banquet a accueilli plus de 100 convives, dont des dignitaires qui ont reconnu l’oeuvre de notre organisation, le tout agrémenté de musique en direct et de démonstrations. Dimanche, dans le cadre de la Semaine mondiale de l’harmonie interconfessionnelle, d’autres invités ont participé au chanting du Northern Dipper sutra, au Tai Chi TaoïsteMD , ainsi qu’à notre repas du midi.

 

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