JANUARY 3 - LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS
Various regions - Senator Yonah Martin attended events in BC and Alberta to celebrate Lunar New Year. She attended ‘Seollal’ (Korean new year) lunch in Calgary with veterans and members of the Calgary Korean community. In BC, she attended several lunar New Year events including the UBC Alumni Gala Dinner; the Korean War Veterans Association AGM and lunar New Year luncheon; and the Chinatown Spring Festival where she marched in the annual parade with MP Alice Wong and MP Nelly Shin. The parade successfully drew a large crowd in Vancouver's historic Chinatown to celebrate the Year of the Rat, which is known to be an important Eastern sign (zodiac) that brings wisdom, fertility and prosperity.