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Festivals and Celebrations

Festivals and Celebrations

Chinese New Year and Dragon Boat Festival Field Trips

Discover the stories and traditions behind two of the largest Chinese festivals: Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival. 

Programs relate directly to the Social Studies curriculum and cover big ideas and content such as family traditions, diversity of community and cultures, and aspects of life shared by peoples and cultures.

Contact us to book a field trip. We look forward to welcoming you!

CHINESE NEW YEAR FIELD TRIPS

Celebrating A Rabbit Year (Pre-K - Gr 5)

60 minutes | $6 per student

Chinese New Year Programs will run between January 19th and February 3rd, 2023. Book early to get the time and date of your choice!

Chinese New Year is an exciting time! Explore its stories and traditions and finish the program by doing a fun scavenger hunt around the Garden OR a take-home craft.

Click below to our online field trip enquiry form and we will get back to you.

Add Gung Hay Fat Choy/Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Chinatown Walking Tour): $10 per student

Gung Hay Fat Choy/Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Grades 1-5)

60 minutes | $10 per student

Combine your New Year program in the garden with a Walking Tour along Pender Street. Learn all about the history of this fascinating neighbourhood and observe the ways local merchants celebrate the New Year.

CHINESE NEW YEAR CLASSROOM KITS

Chinese New Year Lesson Kits $30 + tax

Let us help you recreate the excitement in your own school!

These kits include:

  • exclusive access to a lesson plan, PowerPoint presentations and photocopiable material
  • a Craft Kit with materials for each student to make a Chinese New Year craft (24 pieces per craft kit – extra crafts $5 per 24)

Chinese New Year Craft-only Kits $15 + tax

A craft-only kit is available (no lesson plan): $15 + tax

Chinese New Year Props Kit $40 + tax for 1 week rental

These kits work with the Lesson Plan and include decorations; photos; storytelling props; books; an authentic lion head and percussion instruments to put on a Lion Dance parade.

Click below to our online Props Kit enquiry form and we will get back to you.

CHINESE NEW YEAR ONLINE RESOURCES

Find free Chinese New Year learning activities here.

Find videos of the Nian and Great Race stories on our YouTube channel here.

DRAGON BOAT FIELD TRIPS

Dragon Tales (Gr 4 and up)

120 minutes | $8 per student

Discover the stories and traditions behind the 2000 year old Dragon Boat Festival and learn about its connections to Vancouver. The program also includes a chance to explore our Garden and learn about Ming Dynasty family life. Students will examine topics including culture, tradition, and history, and end the program by making good luck charms.

Why not add a Dragon Boat session to this program?

$18 + tax per student ($33 + tax per post secondary student)

Dragon Boat Paddling with Dragon Boat BC (Gr 4 and up)

Get into action and learn the techniques of dragon boat paddling! Perfect for all fitness levels, dragon boat paddling encourages teamwork skills. Program takes place rain or shine at Creekside Community Centre and all equipment is provided.

NEW! We no longer take bookings for Dragon Boat-only paddling sessions.  Please contact Dragon Boat BC for information: info@dragonboatbc.ca

Website: https://dragonzone.ca/

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL CLASSROOM KITS

Lesson Kit: $35 + the cost of the craft + tax.
Craft: $2 EACH 19 pieces or fewer / $1.50 EACH 20+ (plus tax)

Includes PDF lesson plan, powerpoint, props kit and Dragon Charm craft materials.

Craft Only kit: $2 EACH 19 pieces or fewer / $1.50 EACH 20+ (plus tax)
Include all the pieces to make a Dragon Charm craft.

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL ONLINE RESOURCES

Find free Dragon Boat Festival learning activities here.

Find videos about the Dragon Boat Festival story on our YouTube channel here.

Find vidoes about traditions and food here.

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