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A Wonderful Chinese New Year Celebration Party - the Year of Rooster

On 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



Musical Play


Pulling Radishes


"The lane of a town in the rain" was presented by Chinese community


Poetry Recitation


Kung-Fu Fan


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:












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