On Lunar New Year, I’d like to send you and your family my very best wishes for this season, and for the year ahead. During this week’s celebrations, we welcome the arrival of the year of the rooster. The rooster is an animal that symbolises honesty, brightness and ambition. I hope your year is filled with these outstanding attributes, and as we gather with our family and friends to celebrate the arrival of the New Year, we also take time to recognize the extensive contributions made by Canadians of Chinese origin to all our communities and our country. In Vancouver-Quadra, we celebrate Lunar New Year each year throughout local grade schools and community centres and neighbourhood homes. In these warm places and among friends we join together in recognition that Lunar New Year celebrations are part of our shared Canadian way. May the upcoming year bring you and your loved ones peace, prosperity, good health and great happiness.
Xin Nian Kuai Le! Gong hey fat choy!