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Ring in the Lunar New Year in Surrey

Fraser Valley Chinese Culture Association and White Rock & South Surrey Chinese Society hosting events
Both Lunar New Year galas will feature live performances. (Submitted photo: Fraser Valley Chinese Cultural Association)

Ring in the year of the wood dragon in Surrey.

Several local Chinese organizations are hosting events to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

This Lunar New Year begins Feb. 10 and spans over 15 days from the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ending on the first full moon.

The Fraser Valley Chinese Cultural Association is hosting their annual New Year gala at Pacific Academy’s Chandos Pattison Auditorium (10238 168 St) on Jan. 27. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the program starts at 7 p.m.

Qing Ping Li, the event organizer, said they expect around 1,500 people. The evening will feature Chinese cultural performances and a number of prizes.

VIP Tickets are $58 and regular price tickets are $10. There are only a few hundred tickets left, Li said.

Tickets can be picked up at various locations throughout Surrey. East Panorama Ridge at 105-5477 152 St, contact number 778-319-8989, in Fleetwood at 15323 82A Ave, contact 778-238-6363, Surrey Central 10866 City Parkway, contact 778-870-7908 and Fraser Heights at 10699 164A St, contact 604-722-4388.

Li said the dragon means powerful and strong. In China, it is also used to describe a king or a queen. “It’s the symbol for for the for the top,” Li added.

The White Rock & South Surrey Chinese Society is hosting its new years gala on February 11 at the Bell Performing Arts Centre. (6250 144 St.) The Chinese fair opens at 5 p.m. and live entertainment starts at 6 p.m. This event will raise funds for the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation.

Tickets can be purchased online at

-With files from the Canadian Press

Anna Burns

About the Author: Anna Burns

I started with Black Press Media in the fall of 2022 as a multimedia journalist after finishing my practicum at the Surrey Now-Leader.
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