Lunar new year to be celebrated in Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Multicultural Immigrant Support Society invites the public to celebrate Lunar New Year 2012 with a family potluck and AGM Feb. 11 at the Elks' hall in downtown Courtenay.
The event will include a lion dance, games, crafts and Chinese calligraphy name writing.
"Cultural introducing and learning are my personal interests," said organizer Jin Lin, a CVMISS member. "I have done quite a few cross-cultural events during the last 15 years. I was very touched when I saw the shows that were put on the stage."
Lunar New Year is the most important family reunion time during a year in the Chinese community. Families celebrate with a banquet on the Lunar New Year's Eve, and children receive a red envelope containing money from relatives.
At least 120 people attended last year's event, mostly families. If it again proves successful, the celebration will become an annual event.
The event is from 4 to 8 p.m. Admission is free and activities are by donation.
The hall is located at 231 Sixth St.
For more information, contact Lin at 250-898-9567 or

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