CHINATOWN STREET FEST

 
 

MEDIA RELEASE

Friday, August 7, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHINATOWN CELEBRATES ITS 2ND ANNUAL STREET FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

WINNIPEG, MB–The Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre will be hosting the 2nd Annual Winnipeg Street Festival on Saturday, August 7, 2pm-10pm and Sunday, August 8, 2pm to 6pm.

The festival takes place on King Street between James Avenue and Alexander Avenue as well as on Rupert Avenue at the intersection of King Street.

Performances include the amazing talents of the Hanfeng Chorus, Wang Xiaonan,

Shriner Drum Corp, Indochina Chinese Association Dancers, Alphabet Soup,

Red Mantis Athletic Association, Tom Dowden and the Tomcats, the

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Shaolei Taichi Wushu, Summer Bear Dance

Troupe, Coffieman, Fire Dancing and etc.

Chinese street vendors sell their wares and cultural and historical displays celebrate the Chinese-Canadian experience in Winnipeg. The Manitoba Children’s museum entertains little ones and story tellers relate the legends of China’s culture.

“Winnipeg’s Chinese community grows larger everyday and we want to bring in the community to celebrate our rich cultural heritage. Last year’s street festival was such a success we just had to do it all again,” says Dr. Joseph Du, President of the WCCCC.

The WCCCC is a not-for-profit organization run by the community. From 200 inhabitants in the early part of the last century, to its 20,000 current Winnipeg residents, the Chinese-Canadian community is an important part of the city’s ethnic landscape. An active group, the WCCCC presents many events, including community banquets, speakers, art exhibits, dance and language lessons and other programs to raise cultural awareness in Manitoba.

For more information, please contact:

Malinda Lee, Communications Volunteer Kevin Fan, Executive Director

Telephone: (204) 228-7892 Telephone: (204) 943-2627

Email : malinda@mts.net Email: wcccc@mts.net
Winnipeg Chinatown Centennial Street Festival Schedule
King Street, between James Avenue and Alexander Avenue as well as on Rupert Avenue at the intersection of King Street

Performance Schedule
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Time Group
2.00 Lion Dance by Ching Wu Athletic Association; followed by
the Welcoming Remarks by Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba
2:30 WSO String Quartet
3:15 Indo-China Chinese Association
3:30 Manitoba Great Wall Performing Arts Inc.
4:00 FloSoul
4:30 Shaolei Taichi Wushu Institute
4:45 India School of Dance
5:00 Regimental Band of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles
5:15 Cake Cutting Ceremony
5:30 Regimental Band of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles
5:45 Wushu Manitoba– Lion Dance
6:00 Trio Bembe
6:30 HanFeng Chinese Choir
6:45 Marco Castillo
7:15 Red Dragon Taichi and Kungfu
7:30 Winnipeg Chinatown Pageant Team
7:45 WCCCC Dance Classes (Teacher Ms. Wu)
8:00 Red Mantis Kung Fu Athletic Association
8:30 Tom Dowden and the Tomcats
9:00 Coffieman
9:30 Wildfire Dance Production

Performance Schedule
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Time Group
2.00 Lion Dance by Ching Wu Athletic Association
2:15 Xiaonan Wang – Flute Soloist
2:30 WCCCC Ms. Wu’s Dance Classes
3:00 Khartum Shriners
3:30 Walking Wolf Singers and Dancers
4:30 Coffieman
5:00 Shaolei Taichi Wushu Institute
5:15 Don Amero
5:45 Red Dragon Taichi and Kungfu
6:00 Lion Dance

* The times and order are for reference only – the actual time and order may be different due to unforeseeable factors