The Year of the Rat officially starts on January 25, 2020! It is the 1st animal in the Chinese zodiac and individuals born under this sign possess strengths that make them brilliant business people. The Rat’s personality is outgoing, cheerful and sociable in character.
To celebrate, our Victoria Chinatown Lioness fundraising 26th Annual Chinese New Year banquet will be held on Saturday, February 1st at Golden City Restaurant. It will be a delicious 8-course authentic Chinese dinner! This annual special dinner is our main fundraising event and is a popular annual event, selling out each year.
Dinner proceeds give the Club the opportunity to make many donations to organizations in our community and overseas. An example of our most recent donations include $1000 to both the BC Children’s Hospital, CFAX Santa’s Anonymous as well as $5000 to the new Chinatown Community Services Centre. Through our fundraising efforts, we are able to support the community by making donations such as over $50,000 to International Relief through the years, $500.00 to provide decorative lighting to the oldest Chinatown in Canada, 200 Mother’s Day gift boxes, $1000.00 to Camp Shawnigan, $1,000 to our Victoria Chinatown Lioness annual bursary at the University of Victoria, $1000.00 to United Way, to name a few.
To purchase tickets, please contact Lioness members Pat Hannah (t: 250.216.2705), Gayle Chong (t: 778.678.2773) or Amanda Mills (t: 250.720.0222)
Looking forward to seeing you for a great night of fun and excitement!