Sunday, February 1, 2009

Chinese New Year

Yesterday, my daughter Hannah and I popped in on the Edmonton Chinese Bilingual Education Association's (ECBEA) Chinese New Year of the Ox Carnival at City Centre Mall. A number of schools in my ward offer Mandarin (Meadowlark, Dovercourt, Parkview and Ross Sheppard) and the ECBEA is a proud and active supporter of these programs. MLA Doug Elniski (Edmonton-Calder) was there as well with his wife, Barb. Children from Meadowlark performed a couple of dances and a violin solo, while Dovercourt's students sang a song about preparing for the Chinese New Year and performed the dragon dance. The costumes were beautiful and Doug, Barb, Hannah and I were in the front row, right beside the drums and cymbals... a chest-stirring experience!!

We couldn't stay all day, but in the afternoon students from Parkview were attempting a North American record to create the largest Chinese painting: 10 feet by 50 feet long.

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1 comment:

Doug Elniski said...

Yes, Sue it was a great show, great seats and you have to go think of how much work goes into this kind of thing. It was a good show.