On March 4, the badminton group organized a dinner to celebrate Chinese New Year at Fraser Court Seafood Restaurant.  Over the years, many members have expressed interest in a gala dinner to coincide with Chinese New Year and we are happy to be able to do it for the first time this year.

The event was well attended by a total of 202 people.  The event started around 3:30pm with Karaoke and dancing.  About 50 people signed up to sing and more people joined in the dancing.

The banquet style dinner started around 6:30pm, with plenty of seafood like crabs, prawns, scallops and fish.  The delicious baked tapioca pudding rounded out the dinner perfectly.  There were abundance of food and even leftover for members to take home.  The highlight of the evening was the two excellent performances by our members during dinner.  First was Er-hu recital, a Chinese musical instrument, performed by Maggie Hsu.  Second was Cantonese opera singing by Tony Wong and Ada Chow.  The performance showcased some of the hidden talents among our members.  And judging by the applauses they received, it was definitely a big hit.  At the end of the dinner, some 60 donated door prizes were drawn to the delight of the winners.

The dinner ended around 9pm followed with more dancing.  Members brought their favourite dance music and they danced and danced until 10:30pm.  Everyone had a good time with a lot of compliments from the members. Some members were already asking about next year’s dinner!

Finally, I’d like to thank the many volunteers who helped make this event a huge success.
Submitted by Caroline Young

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