The Consul general celebrates the year of the rooster [fr]
Consul General of France M. Jean-Christophe Fleury first attended the Chinese New Year’s parade taking place in historic Chinatown. Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Justin Trudeau and BC Prime Minister Mrs Christy Clarke were also enjoying the festivities.
Mr. Fleury also gave a speech at the evening’s gala upon invitation by the Organising Committee members: the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver, Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Chinese Freemasons Vancouver Branch et Shon Yee Benevolent Association.
He wished a Happy New Year to the thousand-plus guests in attendance and mentionned the Chinese community’s contribution to the vibrant multicultural face Vancouver boasts.
A few days before the parade, the Consulate general met with two members of the Organising Committee to learn more about the parade’s cultural importance. Watch the video: