Chinese New Year for our Airlie Beach community
HIS Chinatown development may have fallen down around the council table but Peter “Raymond” Wang is not letting that detract from Chinese New Year celebrations for Airlie Beach.
Just as he did last year, Mr Wang is sponsoring a fireworks display on the Airlie Beach foreshore for the Whitsunday community to enjoy, this Saturday, February 20.
Mark Beale, who is president of the Whitsunday branch of Mr Wang’s China Australia Entrepreneurs Association, said the fireworks would be in the usual spot at about 8.30pm “so it’s not too late for the kids”.
Mr Beale said preparations were also underway for a Chinese dragon display, although details were not yet finalised.
Mr Wang will be hosting an initiation only dinner for about 40 people at Airlie’s Toscana Resort, also on Saturday night.
Mr Beale said it was generous of Mr Wang to be funding these festivities once again, particularly considering his position over Chinatown.
“It shows his community spirit and genuine fondness for the area and the people,” he said. For more information see the Times website.
FESTIVE: The lion dancers proved popular among onlookers at the Airlie Beach foreshore for the 2015 Chinese New Year.