Lunar New Year Celebration 2015

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The Wesbrook Village is keeping up tradition and helping usher in the Year of the Sheep! Celebration includes all the necessary essentials - lion dance, fortune cookies, pastries - and even more this year. So come out to soak up the good fortune and welcome the Lunar New Year!

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm (Lion Dance will begin at 11:00am)
Cost: Free!
Location: Wesbrook Village, UBC


10:00am
Running Room Forest Walk
The Running Room will be holding a free, drop in forest walk just before our festivities begin. Enjoy the fresh air of Pacific Spirit Park and prepare yourself for the Year of the Sheep. Don't forget to dress appropriately!
Location: Running Room (3308 Wesbrook Mall, UBC)

Welcome Centre Kid's Crafts
The Welcome Centre will be offering kids a chance to get busy and make a craft! It will be Lunar New Year themed and totally free! Come get creative with us.
Location: Wesbrook Welcome Centre (3378 Wesbrook Mall, UBC)

11:00am
Lion Dance
Bring good luck and prosperity to the Lunar New Year by following the Lion Dance throughout Wesbrook Village! Our local Wesbrook storefronts will welcome the lion with the traditional lettuce and red envelope to feed the lion and ward against bad fortune. A dazzling display of traditional Lion Dance will be held at the Norman Mackenzie Square before they set off!
Location: Norman Mackenzie Square, Wesbrook Village

11:30am
Balloon Twister
Come get a balloon figurine of your favourite character or where ever your imagine takes you!
Location: Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle (3313 Shrum Lane, UBC)

12:30pm
Cultural Performances
Come get in the spirit with us and enjoy some cultural dance! The Crazi Club, a modern dance and pop group, will start us off, followed by traditional Chinese and Korean dances.
Location: MBA House (3385 Wesbrook Mall, UBC)

Free Treats!
What's a celebration without some treats to snack on? Our friends have decided to make it even sweeter by providing them for free!
Royal Bank of Canada - Fortune Cookies
Binning Tower Sales Centre - Chinese pastries and green tea
[Available while quantities last!]

Doughgirls
The local Doughgirls will be unveiling a special Lunar New Year pastry at their store. Try some, and if you like it, why not pick up a few for dessert tonight?

Lucky Red Envelopes
Each year, we stuff thousands of red envelopes just for you! Come get your lucky red envelope and start the year right. Envelopes can be found at all Wesbrook Stores. Look for your surprise inside!
[Available while quantities last!]

$88 Shopping Spree Contest
Whether it's for this week's groceries at Save-On-Foods or for your dinner at BierCraft, enter to win this 'lucky' prize!
Contest runs from February 19-22, ballot boxes can be found at the Wesbrook Welcome Centre and surrounding businesses.