Scarborough residents are invited to celebrate Chinese New Year this weekend at a number of local events.
This year, the Year of the Snake will be officially welcomed on Sunday, Feb. 10.
To mark the occasion, the Scarborough Town Centre hosts a day of celebrations this Saturday, Feb. 9, from noon to 6 p.m. Shows featuring traditional folk dancing, a visit from the God of Fortune, a tai chi demonstration and a Lion Dance are slated for noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at centre court.
The Scarborough Town Centre is located at 300 Borough Dr. in the McCowan and Hwy. 401 area.
Also, residents can take in the Chinese Collective Arts Association’s Year of the Snake event at the Scarborough Civic Centre on Sunday.
There will be activity booths from noon to 1:30 p.m. featuring scrolls, arts and crafts, a colouring contest and photos with the God of Fortune. From 2 to 4 p.m. there will be a variety show. For more information, visit www.chineseculturalarts.org
The Scarborough Civic Centre is located at 150 Borough Dr.
Scarborough’s Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto will also host a community celebration on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. featuring a number of events. For more information, visit www.cccgt.org
The cultural centre is located on the southeast corner of Sheppard and Progress avenues.