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Chinese New Year events happening around town

By Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Published 10:31 PST, Thu January 23, 2020

Last Updated: 10:31 PST, Thu January 23, 2020

Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair – Aberdeen Centre (4151 Hazelbridge Way)

• Jan. 18 to 26 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• Booths selling decorations, food, gifts, and more

• Includes shows and displays around the mall

• Contact: 604-270-1234 or aberdeencentre.com


Chinese New Year Flower & Cultural 

Couplets Bazaar – International Buddhist Temple (9160 Steveston Highway)

• Jan. 18 to Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Traditional blessing couplets, flowers, food, and more

• Contact: 604-274-2822 or buddhisttemple.ca


Lunar New Year Celebration – Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond Campus (8771 Lansdowne Road)

• Room WSOD 1940

• Jan. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Food, music, presentations, performances

• Contact: 604-599-2000


Chinese New Year Countdown – International Buddhist Temple (9160 Steveston Highway)

• Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to midnight 

• Countdown, including chanting and prayer, from 10:30 p.m. to midnight

• Contact: 604-274-2822 or buddhisttemple.ca


Golden Dragon and Lion Dance – Aberdeen Centre (4151 Hazelbridge Way)

• In front of Aberdeen Property Management

• Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

• Ceremony by Mayor Malcolm Brodie and government officials, ceremonial dances

• Contact: 604-270-1234 or aberdeencentre.com


Chinese New Year Concert – Richmond Cultural Centre (7700 Minoru Gate)

• Jan. 25 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• 10 members of the Vancouver Cantonese Opera Society will perform a 90 minute concert

• Free, but with limited spaces – RSVP at bit.ly/309XPP3

• Contact: 604-276-4000 or http://www.richmond.ca/culture/overview.htm 


Chinese New Year Celebration – River Rock Casino (8811 River Road)

• Jan. 25 from 5:45 p.m. to midnight

• Dragon dance, lion dance, blessing ceremony, fortune readings

• Contact: 236-330-2315


Chinese New Year Cultural Spectacle – Aberdeen Centre (4151 Hazelbridge Way)

• Jan. 25 from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

• Jan. 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. and 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

• Scheduled orchestra and dance performances

• Contact: 604-270-1234 or aberdeencentre.com

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