Mayor Frank Scarpitti’s Chinese New Year Dinner
Description: There were 1,000 people in attendance at Mayor Frank Scarpittiâs eighth, annual Chinese New Year Dinner held at Le Parc Dining & Banquet Hall. âEight is a significant number in Chinese culture,â said Mayor Scarpitti. âI am proud to celebrate eight years as a community united by our shared respect for tradition and our hope for a bright and prosperous future." Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Co-Chairs Regional Councillor Joe Li, Councillor Alan Ho, Councillor Amanda Collucci and Councillor Alex Chiu welcomed everyone to the celebration and fundraising occasion. The event opened with a procession led City of Markham Honour Guard Firefighters, York Regional Police Ceremonial Unit, Southern Lions, Northern Lions and the God of Fortune. The festivities began with an eye-dotting ceremony and Lion Dance followed by a delicious dinner including a spectacular Year of the Dog cake. Chinese artists and performers entertained as well as a special performance given by singing impressionist AndrÃ©-Philippe Gagnon. Funds raised were donated to the following recipients: Hakka Helping Hands, $10,000, Sanatan Mandir Cultural Centre, $10,000, Federation of Chinese Canadians in Markham,$35,000;Eabametoong First Nation, $25,000. "What really makes this evening special is the money raised for various worthy causes in our community, a big thank you to all who make Markham a giving, caring city," said Mayor Scarpitti.
Start Time: February 22nd, 2018 at 12:00am
End Time: February 22nd, 2018 at 11:15pm
Address: 5694 Highway 7 East
Postal Code: L3P 0E3