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He said many events are in the works to continue drawing foot traffic to the community and said events like the New Year Carnival are helpful.
Richard Poon, coordinator of the Chinatown Flood Rebuilding and Revitalization Project, said some business impacted by the flood still have not re opened.
a good reminder of how important this community is to Calgary and we need to support it. Wong, co president of the Calgary Chinese Merchants Association, said he hopes 2014 will be a start for the community.
Vivian Morgan, coordinator of museum and cultural programs with the centre, estimated more than 20,000 people flocked to Chinatown Saturday and Sunday to celebrate 2014, the Year of the Horse.
as the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre presented the Chinese New Year Carnival.
important to bring people back to Chinatown, said Morgan.
This year festivities included dragon, lion and traditional dances along with a youth art competition, a photo exhibition called 100 Major Archaeological Discoveries of China in the 20th Century, and a 15 foot tall tree like piece covered with more than 2,000 pieces of Chinese buns stamped with wordings meant to wish people a safe, blessed year.
Area Coun. Druh Farrell said the city is looking into providing funding to help bring people into Chinatown.
is quote encouraging because we know we are not forgotten, we are seeing support, he said.
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In an area still recovering from last year flood, thousands of pairs of feet in foot traffic was a good thing for community advocates to see.
Though this is the 22nd year the centre has organized the carnival, it was an especially important one to attract Omega Speedmaster Used
state of emergency when floodwaters flowed into the area.
carnival) has more meaning this year because the community continues to struggle, she said.
New Year is one of the most important holidays for the Chinese, she said.
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