The Chinese New Year welcomed the Year of the Monkey a few weeks late after postponing for the All Native Basketball Tournament. There was a full Chinese buffet and traditional Chinese dances.

The Chinese New Year welcomed the Year of the Monkey a few weeks late after postponing for the All Native Basketball Tournament. There was a full Chinese buffet and traditional Chinese dances.

Scenes from Chinese New Year 2016, video and photos

Chinese New Year was celebrated in Prince Rupert on Feb. 28 with a buffet of food, traditional dances, including the Lion Dance, video.



The evening opened up with the eye-dotting ceremony to bless and awaken the lions who danced in front a full crowd at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, Sunday, Feb. 28.

 

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The evening opened up with the eye-dotting ceremony to bless and awaken the lions who danced in front a full crowd at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, Sunday, Feb. 28.

The evening opened up with the eye-dotting ceremony to bless and awaken the lions who danced in front a full crowd at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, Sunday, Feb. 28.Shannon Lough/The Northern View

The evening opened up with the eye-dotting ceremony to bless and awaken the lions who danced in front a full crowd at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, Sunday, Feb. 28.

The Chinese New Year welcomed the Year of the Monkey a few weeks late after postponing for the All Native Basketball Tournament. There was a full Chinese buffet and traditional Chinese dances.Shannon Lough/The Northern View

The Chinese New Year welcomed the Year of the Monkey a few weeks late after postponing for the All Native Basketball Tournament. There was a full Chinese buffet and traditional Chinese dances.

Sharmonie Pedersen, Emarie Lock, Melissa Luc, Taylor Jackson, Jada Yamamoto and Olivia Marogna performed the ‘Spoon Dance’ at the Chinese New Year celebration, hosted by the Prince Rupert Chinese Association, at the civic centre on Sunday, Feb. 28. Shannon Lough/The Northern View

Sharmonie Pedersen, Emarie Lock, Melissa Luc, Taylor Jackson, Jada Yamamoto and Olivia Marogna performed the ‘Spoon Dance’ at the Chinese New Year celebration, hosted by the Prince Rupert Chinese Association, at the civic centre on Sunday, Feb. 28.

Dianna and Victoria Vuu wore traditional dresses for the occasion.Shannon Lough/The Northern View

Dianna and Victoria Vuu wore traditional dresses for the occasion.

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