BUCSSA Chinese community brings new year celebrations to Brandon

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This year the Brandon University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (BUCSSA) will be hosting the 2018 Chinese New Year celebration on Feb.17th in the Westman Manitoba Centennial Auditorium. It will be a great chance to learn more about Chinese culture, and enjoy the Chinese New Year together. They are expecting several hundred people to attend the event which includes performances and a Chinese dinner. Local Chinese talent will provide the performances and most of them are Chinese students from BU. Also, they will have several prize draws during the celebration.  The entire evening will be a great opportunity to experience the folk customs.

The 2018 Chinese New Year falls on Feb. 16 and it is the Year of the Dog according to the Chinese Zodiac.  Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, has more than 4,000 years of history. It is the grandest and the most important annual event for Chinese people.

The Brandon University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (BUCSSA) is a non-political, non-religious, and non-profit organization of Chinese students and scholars studying and working in Brandon and is officially registered in BUSU since 2004.

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Living Delight, Sushi Hut, Neo Tea, and Princess Grocery for only $10. Tickets at the door will be $15, and children under 6 will be free. Dinner stats at 5pm and the performances start at 7pm.