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Year of the Dog Temple Fair at Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden
Feb 18

Year of the Dog Temple Fair

By Scott McDonald

Year of the Dog Temple Fair The Year of the Dog Temple Fair celebration is filled with barks of joy. Er nao, or “hot and noisy”, is the spirit behind the public event at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Everyone is invited to wish each other good fortune, prosperity, and good health. Dates: Sunday, February 18, […]

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Chinese New Year 2018
Feb 16

Chinese New Year: Four Thousand Years and Counting

By Kathy Gibler

新年好 Xīnnián hǎo – Happy New Year! People have been celebrating Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival (春节), for over four millennia and its reach is growing.   First celebrated in China, people around the world now observe the holiday.  Almost everyone finds a good party irresistible.  Visit Vancouver’s Chinatown on Sunday, February […]

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Saanich peninsula farmland through the seasons
Feb 01

The Twenty-Four Seasons of a Year

By Kathy Gibler

The Twenty-Four Seasons of a Year At this time of year people often ask: what is there to see or do in a garden in winter? British Columbia has the warmest winter climate in Canada and hundreds of public gardens open to visit. Some like to see the ‘bones’ of the garden in winter. Gardeners […]

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