Winterlude Lunar New Year Parade – Feb 14, 2016

Lion Dance


Winterlude 2016

 the Lunar New Year Lion Dance Parade in the Ottawa Chinatown

February 14, 2016 1pm to 2:30 pm

On Somerset Street from Preston Street to Bay Street 

 Ottawa, Ontario – Somerset Street Chinatown Business Improvement Area (BIA) is excited to partner with the NCC in 2016 Winterlude for its annual lion dance parade during the lunar new year on Sunday February 14, 2016 starting at 1 pm.

The Chinese Lion Dance goes back over one thousand years. The first record of the performance of an early form of the lion dance dates to the early Qing and Han Dynasties (Third century B.C.).

At the beginning of the lunar New Year in Chinatown, lion dance groups tour from business to business to bring good fortune and to ward off evil spirits.

Come to experience the tradition, hear the fire crackers, and get your New Year good fortune by following the lion dance parade in the Ottawa Chinatown – a multicultural village with an Asian flavour! To celebrate Winterlude in Chinatown, all the zodiacs will come to join the lion dance this year! You would not want to miss this extravaganza!

Admission: Free

Celebrate Chinese New Year with GLCC

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Summer Fun – Dancing Chinatown

The Chinatown Multicultural Corner will host free outdoor dancing classes on Saturdays in July and August. The classes will be led by experienced instructors. No registration is required, and it is free to all. Have fun while learning various dances before a cup of tea and some plates of dim sum! Zumba, Folk Dance, Latin Dance, Line Dance are on the menu! Being healthy in the fresh air in the heart of the vibrant Chinatown!

Time: Every Saturday 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
July 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and August 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Location: Chinatown 725 Somerset Street West

If it rains on those days, classes will be cancelled without notice.
For inquiries, please contact; 613.230.4707

GLCC 10th Anniversary Community Fiesta Final

Craft Market

Multicultural Corner (I) Echoes of Ottawa Sunday May 31, 2015

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Chinatown Craft Market May 31, 2015

Multicultural Corner (I)  ECHOES OF OTTAWA


On Sunday May 31, 2015, Ottawa’s young musicians will have the exciting opportunity to showcase their talent in a grandiose way. In the heart of Ottawa’s Chinatown- the multicultural village with an Asian flavor, will host on-street performances to feature some of Ottawa’s most passionate and poignant young artists. Presented by the Ottawa Youth Arts Association and the Somerset Street Chinatown Business Improvement Area (BIA), the Echoes Of Ottawa youth art initiative will exhibit the works of the emerging young artists. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be Sunday, June 7th, 2015.


All applications must be submitted to by April 30, 2015.

PERFORMER AGE: Students in grades 7 (seven) to 12 (twelve) are invited to apply for the event.

PERFORMANCE GROUP SIZE: Maximum of 15 performers per ensemble group; Minimum of 3 performers; Larger ensembles (10 – 15 students) are strongly encouraged.

PERFORMANCE DURATION: Approximately 1 hours of material (with breaks). PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Each ensemble will perform one (1) hour between 12- noon and 4PM.

PERFORMANCE LOCATION: Both indoor and outdoor spaces are available in Chinatown. Selected ensembles will be invited to perform at assigned locations.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: A 3-4 minute audio recording including samples from 1-2 pieces that may be performed. Only Selected ensembles will be contacted to perform. Please view the application form attached for details.


• Lunch will be provided for the performers.

• Volunteer hours will be available for those participating.

• Students are to provide their own musical instruments.

• Musicians are encouraged to wear their ensemble uniform.

• Students are to provide their own CD players, iPod docks, etc.

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