Largest Workshop in Victoria, Canada

The Victoria centre filled with over 160 people, bringing a lively sense of bonhomie as these gatherings do. They were here for a National Workshop and Chinese New Year banquet, and came from all over British Columbia, Canada, with a few from further afield, for exampe, Ontario and even Australia.

The workshop was led by Susan Lundy, a welcome, and we can almost say now, regular visitor to this area. The Victoria branch is a long-standing one, going back to the mid-1970s, and we’ve hosted many events over the years. This was our largest event yet, and the cauldron simmered away nicely!

January 28, 2017 National Workshop in Victoria, Canada with 159 participants!

January 28, 2017 National Workshop in Victoria, Canada with 159 participants!

The centre never looked more festive, and (somehow) a full 10-course Chinese New Year banquet meal was prepared in our small kitchen by expert volunteers, and served by another trained team.

Chinese New Year Banquet in Victoria, Canada January 28, 2017

Chinese New Year Banquet in Victoria, Canada January 28, 2017

We were honoured to have five local councillors in attendance, as well as a representative from the Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre.

2017 Chinese New Year banquet in Victoria, Canada

Chinese New Year Banquet in Victoria, Canada January 28, 2017
From left to right: Saanich Councillor Vic Dermon, Saanich Councillor Vicki Sanders, Jim Nicholson, Oak Bay Councillor Hazel Braithwaite, Colwood Councillor Terry Trace, Central Saanich Councillor Chris Graham, Susan Lundy, Verity Rolfe, Gwen Griff

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