Photo: Vancouver's diverse communities come together for the Year of the Ram

By Winnie Hwo, Public Engagement Specialist

These pictures might ring a bell for you because you were part of the David Suzuki Foundation Chinese New Year parade team or you showed us love while you lined the streets of Vancouver's Chinatown to watch. Either way, you would have witnessed and shared the joy and fun we have had every year.

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The David Suzuki Foundation Chinese New Year parade team is celebrating our third anniversary — this year inspired by the Blue Dot campaign to promote our right to live in a healthy environment. We are grateful for the ongoing support of the Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival organizing committee and our own Suzuki Elders, volunteers and staff who have added colour and steam to our parade team.

For the second year in a row, our parade team will also be joined by Kim Sato and the fabulous dancers from the SOULdiers' dance company. And dozens of our Blue Dot volunteer organizers from the Lower Mainland will dance along as well.

This year, the Foundation's organizing team will usher in the Year of the Ram by adding the colour green to our Blue Dot theme. We are also determined to double or triple the size of our parade team.

To join our parade team, please click here and register.

As Team Suzuki celebrates the success of the Blue Dot Tour, you have a great opportunity to show your continued support for the right for all Canadians to live in a healthy environment. Sixteen communities across Canada have already passed environmental rights declarations. That means more and more Canadians are joining the movement for our right to breathe fresh air, drink clean water and eat safe food.

To learn more about the Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival, please check out this link:

February 13, 2015

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