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2019 Chinese New Year Banquet
Friday February 22, 2019 - 6:30pm-10:00pm (Century Palace Restaurant, Markham)
This 22nd annual event organized by the Ministry of Finance has been attended by the Rusty Dragons for 12 years. Organizer Thomas Chong is a big supporter of dragon boat racing, and he in turn gives both Steve Kwok (Outer Harbour DBC) and Tim MacFarlane (OPS / Rusty Dragons) a chance to talk to the 500+ attendees about dragon boating locally and internationally.   Note that the actual Chinese / Lunar New Year date in 2019 is February 5th.

Cost $45 - payable in advance via e-mail transfer to, or cheque to "Rusty Dragons Adventures" and mailed (contact us for address).
This includes a 12-course Chinese banquet dinner, entertainment, guest speakers, MANY lucky draws, a Valentines dance afterwards for those who want to stay.

You are a Boar (we won't call you a Pig) if you were born in any of these date ranges...
     > 2007Feb18-2008Feb06,  1995Jan31-1996Feb18,  1983Feb13-1984Feb01,  1971Jan27-1972Feb24,  
     > 1959Feb08-1960Jan27,  1947Jan22-1948Feb09,  1935Feb04-1936Jan23,  1923Feb16-1924Feb04, ...
Latest News (Oct. 30):  This will be our 12th year at the event. The OPS East Asian Network Group (EANG) does a great job organizing the event.  Anyone is welcome to come to this event, including friends, supports, spouses, business partners, etc.  Gung Hei Fat Choy!

Registration is now open via the red "Register Now" button below.

Lion dance
Picture of East Asian Network Group which includes Rusty Dragons and many paddlers.
Above: 2013 Banquet picture of EANG members at the banquet, including Deputy Minister Carol Layton.
Photo courtesy of Kit-Mei Chan.  EANG Dragon Boat managers are Kit-Mei Chan, Lele Chiu, & Zoe Lam.
Above: 2015 Banquet picture of EANG executive members at the banquet.  Lele and Kit-Mei with their trophy! 
Registration is now OPEN by clicking on this button.