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The 2013 Spring Festival Luncheon Party of Metro Vancouver Chongqing Society of Canada
Danny Li 2013-2-3
It was a sunny day, the cloudless blue sky. The Metro Vancouver Chongqing Society of Canada had held an activity of Spring Festival Luncheon Party in the Common Room of Killarney Garden on February 2.
The Chongqing folks were gathered together, to celebrate the New Year's arrival. When all the hometown fellows met, their happiness knew no bounds. Mike a member of the Society came to the Common room at 10:00am, who opened the door and the lights, posting the game puzzles, prepared the luncheon room for everyone. Wang Qiang brought his stereo system, Yao Anming arrived later. Mary and her assistants were cutting the oranges, cantaloupes, banana, strawberry and juices in the kitchen.
May and Julia took charge of the food purchasing, authentic Sichuan-flavor cuisine , Pork Lungs in Chili Sauce, three cold mixed vegetables, double cooked pork slices, shredded pork with garlic sauce, hot and spicy chicken, Stewed Spare Ribs with Potato, BBQ pork, Stir-fried Rice Noodles with Beef, fried rice and pizza, which gave the folks the good appetites. Laura suggested the food as well, we should appreciate the volunteering work of the ladies in the Society.
Mary had charge of the Luncheon, and Mike delivered the opening speech, happy New Year to everyone, Dr. Hua Chen and Mr. Tiecheng sponsored the trophy, the alumni association of Chongqing University also supported the party.
The colorful cuisine gave the good appetites, full of praise on the party. The hometown fellows spoke the Chongqing dialect, words cascaded in torrents from everyone, as if they were sitting in the teahouse of Shapingba, drank laoyin tea and ate the hot pot. The lunch of spirit was more important than the eating itself.
In the middle of the lunch, Mike read out the letters of congratulations from China Consulate-General Vancouver and Dr. Wenyuan Li, an academician of the Canada academy of sciences and academy of engineering. Danny gave a lecture on the engineering ethics, Mr. Tiechen Wang introduced his winery, and Mr. Zhou introduced his garage.
All the fellows were excited to meet each other, and talked about the old and current things of Chongqing. The party really gave them a chance to chat with each other in their native language.
We wish that the Chongqing Society will be better and better, and provide the real aid to the folks, live and work in peace with Vancouver.