On January 25, 2020 the Edmonton Chinese Lions Club welcomed the Year of the Rat alongside the residents, staff, and volunteers of the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre’s Ming Ai Unit. The club was the main sponsor of the event, which included a traditional lion dance by the Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club and a cultural variety show by the Maple Art Society. We were also proud to sponsor Chinese New Year gifts of Aveeno lotion for each resident of the unit.
We were also proud to be invited to the Chinese Benevolent Association’s Lunar New Year of the Rat celebration at Kingsway Mall. Club members handed out our club pin as well as colouring sheets and crayons to those in attendance, wishing them a prosperous and happy new year.