Happy Lunar New Year!

Dear friends,

I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family all the best in the Year of the Snake. May it be a year of opportunity and good health for everyone.

I am very proud to represent the people of Vancouver East in Ottawa, and I sincerely thank you for your support.  I continue to work hard year-round to be a strong and effective voice for the community, and to bring about solutions for safe and healthy neighbourhoods.

This year’s Lunar New Year Parade will be held on Sunday, February, 17th, 2013, at 11am in Chinatown (the parade starts at the Millennium Gate on Pender Street, between Shanghai Alley and Taylor Street).  It is the 40th anniversary of the parade, and to celebrate, the parade will be bigger than ever!  The parade will feature lion dances, cultural dance troupes, marching bands, and martial arts performances.  I hope to see you there!

I wish you a very happy New Year and prosperous Year of the Water Snake.