Prince Rupert Taekwondo Club showcased a few moves at the Chinese new year event on Feb. 25. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Prince Rupert Taekwondo Club showcased a few moves at the Chinese new year event on Feb. 25. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

VIDEO: Year of the dog celebrated on the North Coast

A lion dance performance welcomed the new year in Prince Rupert on Sunday, Feb. 25

Prince Rupert Chinese Association welcomed the year of the dog on Sunday night with a buffet of food, a new year lion dance and other performances.

Two consuls from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China were also in attendance to experience the North Coast’s event.

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The New Year Lions Dance kicked off the Chinese New Year celebration. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

The New Year Lions Dance kicked off the Chinese New Year celebration. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

The Prince Rupert Lion Dancers after their 2018 performance at the civic centre. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

The Prince Rupert Lion Dancers after their 2018 performance at the civic centre. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Ivy Lee and her grandmother at Chinese New Year celebrations in Prince Rupert, B.C. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Ivy Lee and her grandmother at Chinese New Year celebrations in Prince Rupert, B.C. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Elaine Jiang, Ivy Lee, Qun Fang Zhao and Dom Viviers at Chinese New Year celebrations at the civic centre of Sunday, Feb. 25. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Elaine Jiang, Ivy Lee, Qun Fang Zhao and Dom Viviers at Chinese New Year celebrations at the civic centre of Sunday, Feb. 25. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

(Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

(Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Amara Lutz, Linden Flanagan, Ayla Hauknes, Nadia Marogna and Olivia Marogna at Chinese New Year in Prince Rupert on Feb. 25. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)                                Amara Lutz, Linden Flanagan, Ayla Hauknes, Nadia Marogna and Olivia Marogna at Chinese New Year in Prince Rupert on Feb. 25. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Amara Lutz, Linden Flanagan, Ayla Hauknes, Nadia Marogna and Olivia Marogna at Chinese New Year in Prince Rupert on Feb. 25. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View) Amara Lutz, Linden Flanagan, Ayla Hauknes, Nadia Marogna and Olivia Marogna at Chinese New Year in Prince Rupert on Feb. 25. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Amy Wong, Prince Rupert Chinese Association President, and Gordon Lam. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Amy Wong, Prince Rupert Chinese Association President, and Gordon Lam. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

(Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

(Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Traditional Chinese spoon dance. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Traditional Chinese spoon dance. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Zhang Xiaolei and Yu SHanjun, consuls for the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver and Amy Lee, president of the Prince Rupert Chinese Association. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Zhang Xiaolei and Yu SHanjun, consuls for the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver and Amy Lee, president of the Prince Rupert Chinese Association. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)