Events & Presentations
Lunar New Year self-guided gallery tour
Date(s) - 01/02/2019 - 28/02/2019
Gong hei fat choy! Gong xi fa cai!
To celebrate Lunar New Year on February 5, 2019, request a special gallery guide at the front desk through the month of February.
Use the guide to explore the Chinatown section of our permanent gallery and focus on fascinating artifacts, photos, and people who are linked with the story of Nanaimo’s Chinatowns and community. The highlight of the tour is the lion mask on display, which was given to Nanaimo’s Dart Koon Club in 1937. The Lion Dance is performed during special celebrations, including Lunar New Year, accompanied by drums and cymbals to scare away evil spirits.