Yellowknifers gathered to ring in the Chinese Lunar New Year early and nearly filled the Legislative Assembly to capacity.
The February 3rd event included calligraphy, crafts and a photo booth, as well as a large potluck spread. The Canadian Tai Chi Academy, Northwest Territories Yellowknife Branch and Yellowknife Wado Kai Karate Club performed and Sir John Franklin volunteers kept the event running smoothly.
The annual Chinese New Year gathering is organized by the NWT Literacy Council, Literacy Outreach Centre, Integration Office and the Yellowknife Chinese community.
Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, falls on Tuesday, February 5th.
Emelie Peacock photos