So here are some pictures from this year's celebrations to welcome the Year of the Rabbit. Kay hadn't arrived so I gave the camera to Claire and told her how to zoom, but then Kay arrived, but I was already on stage and Claire handed her the camera but didn't give her instructions! So I cropped some pictures to eliminate all the background walls and stage at least. Oh, and the weather was absolutely frightful--after beautiful days of +6 weather, it had started raining Friday night, it turned to icy snow by the morning, the wind was blowing fiercely and it was a nasty mix of slush and ice, and sleet!! But everyone was there--guest speakers, entertainment, and families.
Vicky and myself with Averil Suriyakumaran, Executive Director waiting her turn to come out to speak. Vicky is a 2nd-year med student!!!
The God of Good Fortune ushering in the lions
The Lion Dance was performed by members of the Chinese Free Mason Athletic Club. And boy are they are athletic doing this performance and there are 2 girls in the top of part of 2 of the lions!!!
Drums, cymbals--very loud!!!
Songs from the Canadian Chinese Children's Choir
They are so cute and I love all their different costumes!
A very talented pianist
A little girl with a big operatic voice.
Beautiful girl and costume performing a Spring Dance