Inaugural Chinese New Year Celebrations at CQ University. Photo Contributed
Inaugural Chinese New Year Celebrations at CQ University. Photo Contributed Contributed GLADV060313CHIN

Chinese new year slithers in with celebrations in Gladstone

IT'S time for steady progress and attention to detail as the Year of the Snake begins.

The Gladstone Multicultural Association held its inaugural Chinese new year celebrations last month at CQUniversity.

Organisers Fei Matheson and Margy McArdle said they were delighted with the event, which was held on February 17.

It was a mammoth undertaking to plan the event in only 10 days, but it went off without a hitch.

The group members and their family and friends were able to organise a wonderful experience for attendees including a silk art display, abacus v calculator competition, games, traditional Chinese music and home cooked meals.

A highlight of the event was the launch of Fei's book, The English way of learning Chinese.

CQUniversity representative Ruth Kinslow said it was a delight to be able to support the Gladstone Multicultural Association in the CQUni's own journey in becoming Australia's most engaged university.

Organisers would like to thank everyone who contributed to making the event a success.

Next year's event already looks to be bigger and better with the Chinese consulate in Brisbane committing Lion and Dragon costumes for the celebration.

Fei said this would enable the Gladstone Chinese community to make 2014 celebrations one to remember.

Chinese Year of the Snake

  • The year of the Snake started on February 10.
  • The year is meant for steady progress and attention to detail.



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