Raise the town lantern

Town of Victoria Park employees Annette Pitts, Michael Blaquiere, Ee Leen Roycroft and Sally Lawtey with the lanterns. Picture: Matt Jelonek d414702
Town of Victoria Park employees Annette Pitts, Michael Blaquiere, Ee Leen Roycroft and Sally Lawtey with the lanterns. Picture: Matt Jelonek d414702

The project will also encourage people to practise gratitude with 12 businesses displaying shop-front red and gold paper lanterns to signify that people can go inside to leave written messages of thanks for the coming year.

These will be sealed in special envelopes, collected by the Town and selected at random for display as art posters to honour community values.

Locals and visitors alike watched the dancing lions as they brought blessings, happiness, luck and prosperity during performances on the weekend and can see them again this Saturday at 11am at The Park Centre and 12.30pm between Sussex Street and Canterbury Terrace on Albany Highway.

Mayor Trevor Vaughan said the Town had a large Chinese community and was honoured to be able to wish everyone ‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’.

‘Recognising the rich cultural heritage that the Town represents, Chinese New Year is an opportunity to engage and learn from other cultures, enhancing the bonds and vibrancy of our community,’ he said.

Give thanks
The local businesses that will display traditional lanterns for people to leave a message of thanks are:
– Old Cathay Chinese Cuisine
– Yummy House
– Cafe Gelato
– Antz Inya Pantz
– Nosh Gourmet
– The Good Store
– The Precinct
– Red Chilli Szechuan Chinese Restaurant
– Ten Ten Kitchen
– Tutti Frutti
– NAB & ANZ banks