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Victoria (B.C.) Chinese New Year
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[Chinese New Year celebrations]

News item. The last part of this film may have been made in February 1978 to show the Chinese New Year celebrations. There is some duplication here with the "Chinatown" item dated 1977-12-09, but this one has better high elevation shots of the dragon dance and musicians. Short footage of shrine ceremony.

[Chinese New Year parade, dragon dance, etc.]

News item. Part 2 of a 7-part consecutive series on Victoria's Chinatown. Interior of Chinese temple with part of a service in Chinese. Good shots (some from elevation) of Chinese New Year's parade with dragon dance, other interpretive dances, fireworks, etc., on Fisgard Street. Inside a Chinese recreation centre, a Chinese game (mah jong?) is being played by four people with white blocks which carry inscriptions. Shows Victoria's Tam Kung temple.

[Chinese parade]

News item. Part 4 of a 7-part consecutive series on Victoria's Chinatown. Footage shows more dragon dancing (in close-up) and other Fisgard Street festivities, with flags to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Some good high-elevation shots.


News footage. News feature about Victoria's Chinatown, including footage of: historic buildings; shop windows; parade with dragon dance and martial arts (Chinese New Year?); Fan Tan Alley; gambling table; interviews with merchants; archival photos; etc.