The Fair ran from 11 am to 9 pm on Sunday 22 February 2015 but we were up and running from 9.30 am and left at dusk.
This year the most noticeable feature was the first public performance of the Kilin anywhere in Australia. HakkaWA created history again!
Our HakkaWA Kilin Troupe 西澳客家公会麒麟团 performed with two Lion Dance Troupe from Yarn Yee Tong 仁义堂and from Choy Li Fut 蔡李佛 all the way down James Street from Mountain Terrace to Nicks Lane, towards Chinatown, then from Roe Street to Lake Street. The curious crowd was clearly impressed!
Xiao Ye 小叶 performed calligraphy and Chinese painting, which drew good crowds every year.
The Kilin was put on exhibition, and the Kilin instruments were played, at the stall. This attracted a lot of enquiries about this curious mystical creature.
As in previous years, the stall was a big success, thanks to all the members who volunteered any number of hours of time possible. It was also fun for us members to mingle during the Chinese New Year period.
Volunteers include Xiao Ye, Norman Chia, Ricky Chia, Isabelle Cham, Dato’ Yong, Datin Lilly Yong, Jonas Yong, Keith Yong, Angie Yong Chan, Jayden and Lucas, James Chong, Chong Fah, Dr YS Yow, Peter Kwan and family, Gian and Alison Wong and Lina Loo and Elia. Many members also dropped by to say Giong Hee Fatt Choy!