A Wonderful Chinese New Year Celebration Party - the Year of RoosterOn Feb 4th, 2017, at Capital High School located in Olympia, WA, Olympia Area Chinese Association (OACA) held a Chinese New Year celebration party. With a total of 22 performances, 13 from Olympia Chinese School, 8 from the local Chinese community, and 1 from the students of the Evergreen State College, presented.
This event was opened to the public. About 400 members and people from local communities participated in this party. At the end, all of the young kids received a Red Envelope (HongBao紅包 or 利是) - the monetary gift which is given during holidays like Chinese New Year.
The director Mr. Minyong Chen (Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle) and the director Mr. Jun Zhou (Confucius Institute of the State of Washington) joined this party.
This party was very successful. Many sponsors, individual donors, and volunteers gave us great help and support. We highly appreciate the Business Sponsors listed at the end of this news, individual donors, and volunteers.
HUGE THANKS to the individual donors:
Ms. Toy Kay, Mr. Zhi Zhou, Ms. Guorong Liu, Mr. Haisheng Mou, Mr. Mingta Lin, and Erik Ma.
------- Pictures of the party -------
Everyone enjoying many different kinds of Chinese food
Ms. Toy Kay (OACA Founder) giving a speech
Ms. Toy Kay and former presidents
(Mr. Myint Lwin & Ms. Juliet Lwin - husband & wife both served as president (1988-1989 and 1997-1998). Another thing to be proud of is that Mr. Myint Lwin was promoted and moved to Washington, D.C. in 2003 to serve as the Director, Office of Bridge Technology, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. Department of Transportation.)
Mr. Gang Ma, President of OACA, presents HongBao to the principal and vice principal.
Mrs. Shuelan Shyu, Chinese School Principal, delivered HongBao to teachers.
The traditional Chinese Lion Dance initiated the performances. This program was presented
by Olympia Kungfu & Taichi Club - the OACA's partner providing Kungfu/Taichi class.
Chinese Chorus sang 2 songs
Our youngest students presented singing and dancing.
A singing and dancing from another class
Fashion Show Presented by Chinese Community.
This show demonstrated different clothes from different dynasties of ancient China.
Director Mr. Zhou drawing raffle tickets.
Folk Song from a different class
Golden Ring Dance
Poem and Song
"The lane of a town in the rain" was presented by Chinese community
Director Mr. Chen drawing raffle tickets
Singing with a Smile
Fan in the lovely spring
Selling Sweet Rice Balls
Bamboo Flute Solo
Three and Half Talk
Jasmine Flower song
"Let's Meet at Prairie"presented by Chinese community
Skit and singing presented by Evergreen State College students
Aboriginal Dance presented by Chinese community
Audience joined the dance
Young boys and girls receiving Red Envelope distributed by Ms. Toy Kay
HUGE THANKS TO THESE BUSINESSES: