Rais­ing a flag for Chi­nese-Cana­dian pride

Richmond Hill Post - - NEWS -

On Oct. 1, Chi­nese flags were raised in Markham, Vaughan and Richmond Hill in hon­our of the Na­tional Day of the Peo­ple’s Re­pub­lic of China (PRC). The event, hosted by the Fed­er­a­tion of Chi­nese Cana­di­ans in York Re­gion, sought to rec­og­nize Chi­nese-Cana­di­ans as the largest group of vis­i­ble mi­nori­ties in York Re­gion and cel­e­brate the rich cul­ture of the com­mu­nity. This was the sixth an­nual Na­tional Day of PRC Flag Rais­ing event, and it gath­ered hun­dreds to the three sched­uled flag rais­ings, in­clud­ing lo­cal coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tives, mem­bers of Par­lia­ment Ma­jid Jowhari and Deb Schulte, as well as may­ors Dave Bar­row and Frank Scarpitti. The event fea­tured dragon dancers, young mar­tial artists and Chi­nese fan dancers.

TINY DANCER A dancer shares a 2,000year-old tra­di­tion at the Markham Civic Cen­tre.

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