Year Of The Pig celebration Feb. 10 at Courtenay’s Filberg Centre

Comox Valley Multicultural Society will hold the Lunar New Year 2019 to celebrate the Year of the Pig on Sunday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Filberg Centre.

This year’s celebration promises to be the biggest one yet. Other than exhibition, there are also more elements for this year’s celebration, including. a multi-cultures fashion show, variety show, more DIY crafts for kids and the whole family, to enjoy a fun and colourful event.

“Multi-cultures fashion show is a stage open to all participants, we encourage people to dig out clothes from their closet,” explained Jin Lin, of the Comox Valley Multicultural Society. “Share the stories of the clothes you found, it’s part of your memory or history, right?

The Variety Show has an ever-growing lineup, including the Old Time Fiddlers, Women Indigenous Sharing Group drummers, Laurie Tinkler Dance School, Chinese Choir group and much more.

Master Jacky Li will lead his students of Pak Mei Hup Ging Do Martial Arts school to perform Lion’s Dance for celebrating Lunar New Year. Live Lion’s Dance is scheduled for noon.

The DIY Crafts for kids and families will include LED pig lanterns shipped from Taiwan, as well as “Origami with Miwa.”

“Miwa is a certified Japanese origami instructor, she will show and teach us how to make lanterns and pig with papers,” said Lin. “Kids have a chance to learn how to make the sweet rice ball, they will have a lot of fun.”

Lin will also lead a Taiwanese/Chinese cuisine demonstration.

Doors open at 10 a.m.

This is a freee event.

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