The city was abuzz with Lunar New Year events last weekend, and the festivities continue this Saturday at Wesbrook Village at UBC.
Wesbrook Village comes alive for the Lunar New Year bursting with fun everywhere you look. It starts off with everyone’s favourite (kids love this one…), the traditional lion dance which leaps and roars throughout the village – a sight to behold. Follow the lion parade style from shop to shop. The lion dance begins in Norman Mackenzie Square (across from BierCraft Restaurant) at 12:30pm.
Speaking of traditions, what would the Lunar New Year be without red envelopes? The shops and services in Wesbrook Village will be handing out lucky red packets (while quantities last). You can also win dinner at Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle (noms).
There will also be cultural performances, Lunar New Year games, riddles, kids crafts, fortune-telling, calligraphy and more at the Wesbrook Community Centre. And don’t miss out on the traditional tea ceremony with Murchie’s Tea. The Year of the Rooster is looking good already.
One of the great things about Wesbrook Village, is the parks, playgrounds and nearby amenities. When the little ones are ready to burn off a little more steam, explore one (or more) of the Village’s playgrounds.
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Lunar New Year at Wesbrook Village Details
- Date: Saturday, February 4
- Lion Dance: starts at 12:30pm
- Wesbrook Community Centre activities: 2pm – 4pm
Wesbrook Village: www.wesbrookvillage.com
Image credit: Photo by Rebecca Blissett
This post is sponsored by our Community Builder Wesbrook Village.
The ideal balance of urban village in a natural setting, Wesbrook Village is a collection of shops and residences nestled in a forest on UBC’s Vancouver campus. The easily accessible community features top ranked University Hill Secondary, a newly opened Community Centre, free family events and a variety of playgrounds.
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).