The 12th Annual Chinatown Street Festival
This year, Winnipeg seems to have a longer summer than usual, with greenery still gracing the Chinese Garden in late September, early fall. Taking the opportunity of the stage victory in the fight against the COVID-19, the Winnipeg Chinatown Street Festival, which was absented last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, had finally returned to Chinatown.
Organized by the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural Community Centre (WCCCC) and Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, the 12th Winnipeg Chinatown Street Festival made a strong return to Chinatown on the evening of September 17 and the afternoon of September 18 at the Chinatown Chinese Garden.
由温城中华文化中心主办，温尼伯Downtown BIZ协办的第十二届温尼伯中国城街道欢庆会Winnipeg Chinatown Street Festival 于9月17日晚和9月18日下午在中国城中国花园强势回归。
The WCCCC prepared well in advance to ensure a safe and smooth run of this event. The Centre set up several sanitizing stations at the entrance to the garden and in the audience, provided free hand sanitizers and disposable masks to the audience and performance groups, and posted signs for reminding the audience and performers to keep a safe social distance.
A total of 15 performing groups and individuals presented multiple shows and performances over the two days of the Street Festival, and the WCCCC would like to express our gratitude to our performers. Thank you all for the wonderful performances.
The participating performing groups were well prepared, and some of the performers had custom-made masks to match their costumes for this performance. While providing a wonderful performance, the health and safety of the performers were ensured by following the COVID-19 safety regulations.
For the Street Festival, our team brought several interactive programs for the audience over the two days; the karaoke session on the evening of September 17 gave the audience a chance to sing and relive the classic songs, and on September 18, we brought a Zumba Flash Mob for the audience to dance in the Chinese garden under the leadership of the host Yvonne.
MC: Dr. Tina Chen
MC: Yvonne Bayer Cheung
MC: Nina Lam
The Street Festival was organized and supported by dozens of volunteers, and we would like to express our sincere gratitude to them. We also welcome more partners to join our volunteer team.
Below are some wonderful moments of the Street Festival:
Winnipeg Chinese Dragon Dance Group
Winnipeg Chinese Dragon Dance Group has arranged an all-new dragon dance performance dedicated for the opening of this festival.
Winnipeg Chinese Dagon Dance Group的演员们为此次活动特意编排了全新的旗舞和经典的舞龙， 为一系列街庆表演拉开了序幕。
Friendly Chinese Dance Group
Tai-chi Softball Performance 太极柔力球表演
Friendly Chinese Dance Group
Performers of the Spring Peach Blossoms 参与Spring Peach Blossoms舞蹈表演的演员们
Cheerful Dance Group brought dance performance
Cheerful Dance Group 带来舞蹈表演
Manitoba Northern Light Drum Group brought a waist drum performance
Manitoba Northern Light Drum Group 带来腰鼓表演
Photo of the Manitoba Northern Light Drum
Manitoba Northern Light Drum的演员合照
WCSA’s Line Dance performance
Performance of the MuDan Dance Studio
WCSA brought us the Tai-Chi Softball Performance
Performance of the YunDuan Latin Dance Group
Special Thanks to our Sponsors & Supporters:
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage
Ethnocultural Community Support Program
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ