The White Rock Pier was decorated with Chinese lanterns Thursday for the upcoming White Rock Moon Festival. (City of White Rock photos)

Chinese lanterns decorate White Rock Pier for ‘Moon Festival’

Event to take place Sept. 13-14 on Marine Drive

The White Rock Moon Festival is to return to Marine Drive next week with traditional Chinese flower lanterns decorating the newly-reopened White Rock Pier.

The two-day event, to be held Sept. 13-14, is presented by the City of White Rock in partnership with the White Rock Chinese Association. The full harvest moon is to take place on Sept. 14.

The event is to highlight Chinese-Canadian culture through musical performances, dance, martial arts, fireworks, food and “moon cakes.”

The cultural practice is celebrated by many Asian countries around the world, according to a City of White Rock news release.

“White Rock Moon Festival celebration fosters understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity by sharing Asian cultural tradition in music, art, dance, performance and food, as well as offering hands-on opportunities for everyone to participate,” the release states.

“We are so proud of the amazing community of people that come together and make our annual celebration of White Rock Moon Festival a success.”

Activities for the free event take place from 5-9 p.m. on Sept. 13 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 14.

 

The White Rock Pier was decorated with Chinese lanterns Thursday for the upcoming White Rock Moon Festival. (City of White Rock photos)

The White Rock Pier was decorated with Chinese lanterns Thursday for the upcoming White Rock Moon Festival. (City of White Rock photos)

Just Posted

Surrey’s new top cop doesn’t believe residents have lost faith in the RCMP

Brian Edwards will take over the reins of Canada’s largest RCMP detachment on Jan. 6

Surrey Schools to sell property meant for school due to close proximity to pretrial

Sale funds would go toward purchasing new potential school site

Surrey mother voices concerns about Highway 15 intersection after crash

Kim Squirell’s daughter and her friend injured in collision at 176 Street and 40 Avenue

Eight Surrey groups to share $375K in grant money

The not-for-profit groups focus on public safety and the environment

SURREY HISTORY: The 1914 Sedro-Woolley bank robbery and its connection to Cloverdale

Columnist Sue Bryant looks back at the Pacific Northwest’s biggest bank heist of 1914 and its entanglement with the Surrey area

MAP: Christmas light displays in Surrey and beyond

Send us pictures of your National Lampoon-style lit-up homes, nativity scenes or North Pole playlands

‘British Columbians are paying too much’: Eby directs ICBC to delay rate application

Attorney General David Eby calls for delay in order to see how two reforms play out

VIDEO: Octopus, bald eagle battle after bird ‘bites off more than it can chew’ in B.C. waters

B.C. crew films fight between the two feisty animals in Quatsino off north Vancouver Island

Couple who bought $120k banana duct-taped to wall say artwork will be ‘iconic’

Pair compared it to Warhol’s ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans,’ which was initially ‘met with mockery’

Race to replace Andrew Scheer could be a crowded one

Many familiar faces, such as Maxime Bernier, Jason Kenney, Doug Ford and Kevin O’Leary, have said no

National cold case hunters take on search for missing man last seen in B.C.

Kristofer Couture’s car was found at Chilliwack trailhead in January but there’s been no sign since

What’s happening: week of Dec. 12

Events and community listings for North Delta

Owner surrenders dogs chained up outside among scrap metal, garbage to BC SPCA

Shepherd-breed dogs were living in ‘deplorable conditions.’

B.C. plane crash victim identified; witnesses describe ‘explosion’

He was a flight instructor, charter pilot and owned an airstrip before leaving Alberta

Most Read