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Year of the Snake celebrated at Nanaimo museum

A celebration to welcome the Year of the Snake is being held at the Nanaimo Museum Saturday (Feb. 9).

The Chinese Cultural Society is hosting the event, from 1-3 p.m., in partnership with the Nanaimo Museum and the Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society.

“We appreciate the ongoing support and dedication of the Chinese Cultural Society in making this event an annual success,” said Aimee Greenaway, museum program and volunteer coordinator.

The museum has hosted the event for the past 15 years.

“Every year there are new performers and crowd favourites like the lion dance,” she said. “We encourage families to attend the event. It’s a great way for families to spend time together and there will be hands-on activities that are fun for kids.”

The free family event features a lion dance performed by Jacky Li, a local martial arts and lion dance instructor; fan dance; Chinese calligraphy; Mah-jong games and other activities.

For more information please go to www.nanaimomuseum.ca.

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