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Year of the Pig Temple Fair

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Year of the Pig Temple Fair



February 10, 2019
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

February 10 @ 10:30 am 4:00 pm

Open to the public by suggested donation of $5

Our annual Temple Fair celebration returns in 2019 to usher in the Year of the Pig! The twelfth animal in the Chinese zodiac, the pig is a symbol of prosperity, its rotund cheeks full of good fortune.

Everyone is invited to this family-friendly event, where they can enjoy a lineup of traditional activities, explore the wares of local vendors, and take in the 淑芳你好嘛 (Suk-Fong Nay Ho Mah) / Suk-Fong, How Are You? exhibition from artist Paul Wong.

All day activities
  • Wishing tree
  • Ping pong with Frida&Frank
  • Papercutting pig designs
  • Dragon Boat BC demonstration
  • Instrument discovery with VSO School of Music
  • Vendor marketplace
  • Gong Fu Cha tastings
  • 淑芳你好嘛 / Suk-Fong, How Are You? exhibition

1:30 – 2:00pm, 3:00 – 3:30pm | Performances by the Azalea Chinese Ensemble from the VSO School of Music

Storytelling of the Chinese zodiac and the Nian monster

In English with Cantonese – 10:45am, 12:00pm

In English with Mandarin – 11:15am, 12:30pm

Lion Dance

2:00 – 3:00pm | Lion Dance by Mah’s Athletic Association


Edible Projects aim to bring a new perspective and experience to food, often satisfying senses other than taste. At Temple Fair, they will be serving a slightly modernized version of tang yuan 湯圓 (a glutinous rice dessert), bringing together the traditional shape with contemporary flavours and textures.

Amy works with a variety of mediums such as watercolour, acrylic, and clay. In genre, style, and technical approach, she is forever experimenting and evolving. Visit her booth, where she will be selling handcrafted ceramic jewelry, animal figurines (especially piglets), and collectible-grade pottery.

A retired electrical engineer, Joe takes inspiration for his art from the beauty of British Columbia. He attempts to preserve and present nature in its original splendour, combining roots, rocks, seashells, flowers, nuts and other natural materials. Like nature itself, each piece of art Joe creates is one of a kind.

Rachel is an illustrator whose airy artwork reflects the melting pot of her cultural heritage. The work of this Vancouver based, Japanese Canadian artist can range from minimal and clean to detailed and ornate. She will be bringing postcards, prints, and new zodiac-related artworks to Temple Fair.

Ana makes unique, handmade jewelry pieces, using all natural materials. She likes to create pieces full of bright colours and different textures, so they have their own personality. A selection of her one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and pins will be available for purchase.