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Chinese New Year 2017 Poster (PDF)

2017 Chinese Lion Tour Schedule

Route Schedule - Heading South on West side, then North on East side Granville Street. I & E refers to Interior and Exterior Blessing.

West Side Granville

TD Bank 11:00 AM - I & E
Everwell Pharmacy 11:05 AM– I & E
Nature's Best 11:10 AM
Scotiabank 11:12 AM
Safeway 11:15 AM - I & E
Royal Bank 11:20 AM - I & E
Vancity Savings 11:24 AM - I & E
Hair Reflections 11:30 AM
UPS Store 11:33 AM
Marpole Optometry Clinic 11:35 AM

East Side Granville

Fresh Slice Pizza 11:40 AM - I & E
Bonjour Marketplace 11:45 AM
Grand Marpole Market 11:48 AM
CIBC 11:50 AM – I & E
Marpole Branch Library 11:55 AM - I & E
Bank of Montreal 12:00 PM - I & E
Red Star Seafood 12:05 PM - I & E
Edward Jones 12:15 PM
Tony Lau Insurance 12:20 PM
Ragnar Jewellers 12:25 PM – I & E
Body Renaissance Spa 12:30 PM – I & E
Qoo Restaurant 12:33 PM
Alive Injury Clinic 12:40 PM – I & E

Activity Address Interior Blessing
West Side Granville Street
TD Bank 8005 Granville St. Yes
Everwell Pharmacy 8170 Granville St. Yes
Nature’s Best 8245 Granville St.
Scotiabank 8405 Granville St.
Safeway 8555 Granville St. Yes
Royal Bank 8557 Granville St. Yes
Vancity Savings Credit Union 8615 Granville St. Yes
Hair Reflections 8619 Granville St.
UPS Store 8623 Granville St.
Marpole Optometry Clinic 8679 Granville St.
East Side Granville Street
Alive Sports Injury Centre 7922 Granville St. Yes
Qoo Cafe 7990 Granville St.
Body Renaissance Spa 8008 Granville St. Yes
Ragnar Jewellers 8038 Granville St. Yes
Tai Tung Restaurant 8028 Granville St.
Tony Lau Insurance 8218 Granville St.
Edward Jones 8228 Granville St., 2nd fl.
Red Star Seafood 8298 Granville St. Yes
Bank of Montreal 8324 Granville St. Yes
Marpole Branch Library 8388 Granville St. Yes
CIBC  
Grand Marpole Market 8460 Granville St.
Fresh Slice Pizza 8618 Granville St. Yes

Marpole Chinese New Year Celebrations & Annual Lion Tour

Celebrating the Lucky Year of the Rooster in Marpole

Celebrating the Lucky Year of the Rooster in Marpole

JUN 2017 — The ninth annual Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole, held in honour of the Chinese New Year of the Rooster, was a great success. The excellent winter weather was bright and cheerful for a lucky tour of the Marpole commercial district along Granville Street.

More than forty-five member businesses signed on to participate in individual blessings by the Lion, and offered
the traditional lucky red envelope and lettuce offering to the Lion.

The Lion performed its dance for participating merchants, and granted blessings for the entire Marpole commercial district. A large entourage, including young students from St. Anthony
of Padua elementary school followed along the procession.
Our thanks to Angie Chow and her martial arts crew of Angel
Entertainment Management for her assistance.

The tenth annual Marpole Lion Dance has already been
booked for next year. Mark your calendars! The celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Dog will take palce on lucky THURSDAY, February 22nd, 2018.

Chinese Lion Dance Tour
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Gung Hay Fat Choy!

The Marpole Business Association is very pleased to present the ninth annual Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole. This event will be held in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Rooster on Thursday, February 2nd, beginning at 11:00 AM on Granville Street between 63rd & 71st Avenues.

JAN 2017 — Merchants are encouraged to participate in this exciting cultural event by contacting the Marpole BIA at 604-418-8232 to register and reserve their spot.

The Lion will follow a winding route along Granville St. from north to south, stopping to perform its blessing ritual at participating merchants.

Participating merchants are required to hang $20 in a lucky red envelope (which the Marpole BIA will provide) at the outside entrance to their store or business premise. (Merchants may choose to hold the envelope for the Lion.) Merchants are also encouraged to hang Chinese lettuce as an offering for the Lion.

(If you are interested in an interior blessing, there is an additional $20 fee, and you must preregister this additional blessing at the time of booking.)

The Chinese Lion Tour will be a thrilling display of dance and music, ringing in New Year blessings and good luck for everyone in the Marpole community!

Presented by the Marpole Business Association, in conjunction with Angel Entertainment Management.


2016 Details

NOV 2016 — The Marpole Business Association (BIA) is excited to present the ninth annual Marpole Chinese Lion Tour, in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Rooster in 2017.

Mark your calendars! The Chinese Lion tour will take place on the Sixth Lunar Day of the New Year - Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11:30 AM along Granville St.

In partnership with Angel Entertainment Management, the Chinese Lion Tour will be an exciting cultural celebration for the Marpole commercial district and community.

Register to Participate

Members of the Marpole Business Association will have the opportunity to participate in this exciting event.

If you receive a paper copy of this newsletter, you are eligible to register for a special blessing of your business by the lucky Chinese Lion, for only $20.

The Chinese Lion will visit your participating business, perform its dance and blessing, and accept the offering of a lucky red envelope. Traditional offerings of lettuce are also welcome.
(*Please note that you are responsible for cleaning up the lettuce immediately after it is consumed by the Lion.)
If you would like the Lion to visit the interior of your business, an additional $20 fee is required.

Pre-registration for this event is on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can register to participate in this exciting event through the Marpole Business Association, via email at marpolebia@marpoleonline.com, or by calling 604-418-8232.

Participating businesses will receive more detailed information once they have registered for this exciting member and community event.

Don't delay - get involved in Marpole's Chinese New Year celebrations!

Lucky Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole

MAY 2016 — The eighth annual Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole, held in honour of the Chinese New Year of the Monkey, was a great success. The rainy weather couldn't dampen the lucky spirit of the lion as it visited participating merchants and shops.

More than forty member businesses signed on to participate in individual blessings by the Lion, and offered the traditional lucky red envelope and lettuce offering to the Lion.

The Lion performed its dance for participating merchants, and granted blessings for the entire Marpole commercial district for the lucky Chinese New Year of the Monkey.

Our thanks to Angie Chow and her martial arts crew of Angel Entertainment Management for her assistance.

The ninth annual Lion Dance has already been booked for next year.

Mark your calendars for lucky THURSDAY, February 2nd, 2017, to celebrate the lucky Chinese New Year of the Rooster.

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Monkey with the 8th Annual Chinese Lion Tour of Marpole!

The Marpole Business Association is very pleased to present the eighth annual Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole. This event will be held in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Monkey on SATURDAY, February 13th, beginning at 1:30 PM on Granville Street between 63rd & 71st Avenues.

Event Details

Merchants are encouraged to participate in this exciting cultural event by contacting the Marpole BIA at 604-418-8232 to register and reserve their spot.

The Lion will follow a winding route along Granville St. from north to south, stopping to perform its blessing ritual at participating merchants.

Participating merchants are required to hang $20 in a lucky red envelope (which the Marpole BIA will provide) at the outside entrance to their store or business premise. (Merchants may choose to hold the envelope for the Lion.) Merchants are also encouraged to hang Chinese lettuce as an offering for the Lion.
(If you are interested in an interior blessing, there is an additional $20 fee, and you must pre-register this additional blessing at the time of booking.)

The Chinese Lion Tour will be a thrilling display of dance and music, ringing in New Year blessings and good luck for everyone in the Marpole community!

Presented by the Marpole Business Association, in conjunction with Angel Entertainment Management.

Download Poster

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Marpole Business Association (BIA) is excited to present the eighth annual Marpole Chinese Lion Tour, in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Monkey in 2016.

Mark your calendars! The Chinese Lion tour will take place on the Sixth Lunar Day of the New Year, and for the first time ever on - SATURDAY, February 13th, 2016 at 1:30 PM along Granville St.

In partnership with Angel Entertainment Management, the Chinese Lion Tour will be an exciting cultural celebration for the Marpole commercial district and community.

Register to Participate

Members of the Marpole Business Association will have the opportunity to participate in this exciting event.

If you receive a print copy of our newsletter, you are eligible to register for a special blessing of your business by the lucky Chinese Lion, for only $20.

The Chinese Lion will visit your participating business, perform its dance and blessing, and accept the offering of a lucky red envelope. Traditional offerings of lettuce are also welcome.
(*Please note that you are responsible for cleaning up the lettuce immediately after it is consumed by the Lion.)

If you would like the Lion to visit the interior of your business, an additional $20 fee is required.

Pre-registration for this event is on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can register to participate in this exciting event through the Marpole Business Association, via email at marpolebia@marpoleonline.com, or by calling 604-418-8232.

Participating businesses will receive more detailed information once they have registered for this exciting member and community event.

Don't delay - get involved in Marpole's Chinese New Year celebrations!

2015 Archived Details

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

The Marpole Business Association is very pleased to present the seventh annual Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole. This event will be held in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Ram on Thursday, February 26th, beginning at 11 AM on Granville Street between 63rd & 71st Avenues.

Event Details

Merchants are encouraged to participate in this exciting cultural event by contacting the Marpole BIA at 604-418-8232 to register and reserve their spot.

The Lion will follow a winding route along Granville St. from north to south, stopping to perform its blessing ritual at participating merchants.

Participating merchants are required to hang $20 in a lucky red envelope (which the Marpole BIA will provide) at the outside entrance to their store or business premise. (Merchants may choose to hold the envelope for the Lion.) Merchants are also encouraged to hang Chinese lettuce as an offering for the Lion.

(If you are interested in an interior blessing, there is an additional $20 fee, and you must pre-register this additional blessing at the time of booking.)

The Chinese Lion Tour will be a thrilling display of dance and music, ringing in New Year blessings and good luck for everyone in the Marpole community!

Archives

DEC 2014 — The Marpole Business Association (BIA) is excited to present the seventh annual Marpole Chinese Lion Tour, in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Sheep in 2015.

Mark your calendars! The Chinese Lion tour will take place on the Seventh Lunar Day of the New Year - Thursday, February 26th, 2014 at 11 AM along Granville St.

In partnership with Angel Entertainment Management, the Chinese Lion Tour will be an exciting cultural celebration for the Marpole commercial district and community.

Register to Participate

Members of the Marpole Business Association will have the opportunity to participate in this exciting event.

If you receive a printed newsletter from the BIA, you are eligible to register for a special blessing of your business by the lucky Chinese Lion, for only $20.

The Chinese Lion will visit your participating business, perform its dance and blessing, and accept the offering of a lucky red envelope. Traditional offerings of lettuce are also welcome.
(*Please note that you are responsible for cleaning up the lettuce immediately after it is consumed by the Lion.)

If you would like the Lion to visit the interior of your business, an additional $20 fee is required.

Pre-registration for this event is on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can register to participate in this exciting event through the Marpole Business Association, via email at marpolebia@marpoleonline.com, or by calling 604-418-8232.
Participating businesses will receive more detailed information once they have registered for this exciting member and community event.

Don't delay - get involved in Marpole's Chinese New Year celebrations!

A sunny Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole

MAY 27, 2014 — The sixth annual Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole in February, in honour of the Chinese New Year of the Horse, was a success. The cold temperatures did not chill the enthusiasm of the crowd.

More than fifty member businesses signed on to participate in individual blessings by the Lion, and offered the traditional lucky red envelope and lettuce offering to the Lion.

The Lion performed its dance for participating merchants, as well as granting blessings for the entire Marpole commercial district for the lucky Chinese New Year of the Horse.

Our thanks to Angie Chow and her martial arts crew of Angel Entertainment Management for her assistance.

The seventh annual Lion Dance has already been booked for next year.

Mark your calendars for lucky Thursday, February 26th, 2015, to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Sheep.

An impressive display

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Presented by the Marpole Business Association, in conjunction with Angel Entertainment Management.


JAN 2014 — The Marpole Business Association is very pleased to present the sixth annual Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole. This event will be held in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Horse on Thursday, February 6th, beginning at 11 AM on Granville Street between 63rd & 71st Avenues.

Chinese Lion visiting the Royal Bank

2014 Event Details

Merchants are encouraged to participate in this exciting cultural event by contacting the Marpole BIA at 604-418-8232 to register and reserve their spot.

The Lion will follow a winding route along Granville St. from north to south, stopping to perform its blessing ritual at participating merchants.

Participating merchants are required to hang $20 in a lucky red envelope (which the Marpole BIA will provide) at the outside entrance to their store or business premise. (Merchants may choose to hold the envelope for the Lion.) Merchants are also encouraged to hang Chinese lettuce as an offering for the Lion.
(If you are interested in an interior blessing, there is an additional $20 fee, and you must pre-register this additional blessing at the time of booking.)

The Chinese Lion Tour will be a thrilling display of dance and music, ringing in New Year blessings and good luck for everyone in the Marpole community!

DEC 2013 — The Marpole Business Association (BIA) is excited to present the sixth annual Marpole Chinese Lion Tour, in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Horse in 2014.

Mark your calendars! The Chinese Lion tour will take place on the Seventh Lunar Day of the New Year - Thursday,
February 6th, 2014 at 11 AM along Granville St.

In partnership with Angel Entertainment Management, the
Chinese Lion Tour will be an exciting cultural celebration for the Marpole commercial district and community.

Register to Participate

Members of the Marpole Business Association will have
the opportunity to participate in this exciting event.

If you receive a printed copy of this newsletter, you are eligible to register for a special blessing of your business by the lucky Chinese Lion, for only $20.

The Chinese Lion will visit your participating business,
perform its dance and blessing, and accept the offering of a
lucky red envelope. Traditional offerings of lettuce are also
welcome. (*Please note that you are responsible for cleaning up the lettuce immediately after it is consumed by the Lion.)

If you would like the Lion to visit the interior of your
business, an additional $20 fee is required.

Pre-registration for this event is on a first-come, firstserved
basis.

You can register to participate in this exciting event through
the Marpole Business Association, via email at marpolebia@
marpoleonline.com
, or by calling 604-418-8232.

Participating businesses will receive more detailed
information once they have registered for this exciting member
and community event.

Don't delay - get involved in Marpole's Chinese New Year
celebrations!

Archives

MAY 2012 — The fifth annual Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole in February, in honour of the Chinese New Year of the Snake, was a success in spite of the light rain.

More than fifty member businesses signed on to participate in individual blessings by the Lion, and offered the traditional lucky red envelope and lettuce offering to the Lion.

The Lion performed its dance for participating merchants, as well as granting blessings for the entire Marpole commercial district for the lucky New Year of the Snake.
Special thanks to Scarlett Pan, of Edward Jones Investments, for her efforts to promote this important cultural event.

Thanks also to Angie Chow of Angel Entertainment Management for her assistance.

The sixth annual Lion Dance has already been booked for next year.

Mark your calendars for lucky Thursday, February 6th, 2014, to celebrate the exciting Chinese New Year of the Horse.

February 14, 2013 (11am along Granville Street)

The Marpole Business Association (BIA) is excited to present the fifth annual Marpole Chinese Lion Tour, in
celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Snake in 2013.

Mark your calendars! The Chinese Lion tour will take place on the Fourth Lunar Day of the New Year - Thursday,
February 14th, 2013 at 11 AM along Granville St. This is also Valentine's Day, so the street will be very busy.

In partnership with Angel Entertainment Management, the
Chinese Lion Tour will be an exciting cultural celebration for the Marpole commercial district and community.

Register to Participate

Members of the Marpole Business Association will have the opportunity to participate in this exciting event.

If you receive a printed newsletter, you are eligible to register for a special blessing of your business by the lucky Chinese Lion, for only $20.

The Chinese Lion will visit your participating business, perform its dance and blessing, and accept the offering of a lucky red envelope. Traditional offerings of lettuce are also welcome. (*Please note that you are responsible for cleaning up the lettuce immediately after it is consumed by the Lion.)

If you would like the Lion to visit the interior of your business, an additional $20 fee is required.

Pre-registration for this event is on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can register to participate in this exciting event through the Marpole Business Association, via email at marpolebia@marpoleonline.com, or by calling 604-418-8232.

Participating businesses will receive more detailed information once they have registered for this exciting member and community event.

Don't delay - get involved in Marpole's Chinese New Year
celebrations!

Chinese Lion Dance Tour
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Gung Hay Fat Choy!

The Marpole Business Association is very pleased to present the fourth annual Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole. This event will be held in celebration of the auspicious Chinese New Year of the Dragon on Thursday, January 26th, beginning at 11 AM on Granville Street.

Event Details

Merchants are encouraged to participate in this exciting cultural event by contacting the Marpole BIA at 604-418-8232 to register and reserve their spot.

The Lion will follow a winding route along Granville St. from north to south, stopping to perform its blessing ritual at participating merchants.

Participating merchants are required to hang $20 in a lucky red envelope (which the Marpole BIA will provide) at the outside entrance to their store or business premise. (Merchants may choose to hold the envelope for the Lion.) Merchants are also encouraged to hang Chinese lettuce as an offering for the Lion.

(If you are interested in an interior blessing, there is an additional $20 fee, and you must preregister this additional blessing at the time of booking.)

The Chinese Lion Tour will be a thrilling display of dance and music, ringing in New Year blessings and good luck for everyone in the Marpole community!

Presented by the Marpole Business Association, in conjunction with Angel Entertainment Management.

Chinese Lion Dance Tour
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Gung Hay Fat Choy!

JAN 2011 — The Marpole Business Association is pleased to present the third annual Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole. This event will be held in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit on Thursday, February 10th, at 11 AM on Granville Street.

Event Details

Merchants are encouraged to participate in this exciting cultural event by contacting the Marpole BIA at 604-418-8232 to register and reserve their spot.

The Lion will follow a winding route along Granville St.,
stopping to perform its blessing ritual at participating merchants.

Participating merchants are required to hang $20 in a lucky
red envelope (which the Marpole BIA will provide) at the outside entrance to their store or business premise. (Merchants may choose to hold the envelope for the Lion.) Merchants are also encouraged to hang Chinese lettuce as an offering for the Lion.

(If you are interested in an interior blessing, there is an
additional $20 fee, and you must pre-register this additional
blessing at the time of booking.)

The Chinese Lion Tour will be a thrilling display of dance and music, ringing in New Year blessings and good luck for everyone in the Marpole community.

Presented by the Marpole Business Association, in conjunction with Angel Entertainment Management.

DEC 2010 — The Marpole Business Association (BIA) is excited to present the third annual Marpole Chinese Lion Tour, in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit in 2011. Mark your calendars! The Chinese Lion tour will take place on the Eighth Lunar Day of the New Year - Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 11 AM along Granville Street. In partnership with Angel Entertainment Management, the Chinese Lion Tour will be an exciting cultural celebration for the Marpole commercial district and community.

Register to Participate

Members of the Marpole Business Association will have the opportunity to participate in this exciting event. If you receive a printed copy of this newsletter, you are eligible to register for a special blessing of your business by the lucky Chinese Lion, for only $20.

The Chinese Lion will visit your participating business, perform its dance and blessing, and accept the offering of a lucky red envelope. Traditional offerings of lettuce are also welcome. (*Please note that you are responsible for cleaning up the lettuce immediately after it is consumed by the Lion.)

If you would like the Lion to visit the interior of your business, an additional $20 fee is required.

Pre-registration for this event is on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can register to participate in this exciting event through the Marpole Business Association, via email at marpolebia@marpoleonline.com, or by calling 604-418-8232.

Participating businesses will receive more detailed information once they have registered for this exciting member and community event.

Don't delay - get involved in Marpole's Chinese New Year celebrations!

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Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole
Thursday, February 18, 2010

JAN 2010 — The Marpole Business Association is pleased to present the second annual Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole. This event will be held in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Tiger on Thursday, February 18th, at 11 AM on Granville Street.

Merchants are encouraged to participate in this exciting cultural event by contacting the Marpole BIA at 604-418-8232 to register and reserve their spot.

The Lion will follow a winding route along Granville St., stopping to perform its blessing ritual at participating merchants.

Participating merchants are required to hang $20 in a lucky red envelope (which the Marpole BIA will provide) at the outside entrance to their store or business premise. (Merchants may
choose to hold the envelope for the Lion.) Merchants are also encouraged to hang Chinese lettuce as an offering for the Lion.

(If you are interested in an interior blessing, there is an additional $20 fee, and you must pre-register this additional blessing at the time of booking.)

The Chinese Lion Tour will be a thrilling display of dance and music, ringing in New Year blessings and good luck for everyone in the Marpole community.

Presented by the Marpole Business Association, in conjunction with Angel Entertainment Management.

MARCH 2009 — The first annual Chinese Lion Dance Tour of the Marpole commercial district, in honour of the Chinese New Year of the Ox, was a huge success.

Twenty-eight member businesses signed on to participate in individual blessings by the Lion, and offered the traditional lucky red envelope and lettuce offering to the Lion.

The Lion performed an energetic physical dance for each participating merchant, as well as touring the entire commercial district and granting blessings for Marpole for the lucky New Year of the Ox.

The Lion Dance was performed by members of the Yau Kung Moon (Canada) Athletic Institute, and developed quite a following of kids and adults as it moved along Granville St.

Special thanks to Scarlett Pan, of Edward Jones Investments, for her tireless efforts to promote this important cultural event! Thanks also to Angie Chow of Angel Entertainment Management for her assistance.

The second annual Lion Dance has already been booked for 2010! Mark your calendars for lucky Thursday, February 18, 2010, to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Tiger!

JANUARY 2009 The Marpole Business Association (BIA) is very pleased to announce the first annual Marpole Chinese Lion Tour, in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Ox in 2009.

The Chinese Lion tour will take place on the 12th Lunar Day of the Chinese New Year holiday, on Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 10 AM on Granville St. In partnership with Angel Entertainment Management, the Chinese Lion Tour will be an exciting cultural celebration for the Marpole commercial district and community!

Register to Participate Members of the Marpole Business Association will have the opportunity to participate in this exciting event. If you receive this newsletter, you are eligible to register for a special blessing of your business by the lucky Chinese Lion, for only $20.

The Chinese Lion will visit your participating business, perform its dance and blessing, and accept the offering of a lucky red envelope. Traditional offerings of lettuce are also welcome. (* Please note that you are responsible for cleaning up the lettuce immediately after it is consumed by the Lion.)

If you would like the Lion to visit the interior of your business, an additional $20 fee is required. Pre-registration for this event is on a first-come, first-served basis. You can register to participate in this exciting event through the Marpole Business Association, via email at marpolebia@marpoleonline.com, or by calling 604-418-8232.

Chinese Lion Dance Tour of Marpole

Participating businesses will receive more detailed information once they have registered for this exciting celebration. Don't delay - get involved in Chinese New Year!