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Peoria Chinese Association Newsletter (June 2018)

 

Happy Duanwu Festival to you all! I hope you had the chance to try Zongzi already.

 

PCA has been quite busy in June - lead/participate in a few cultural events and promote Chinese traditional Duanwu Festival. I’m writing to bring you up to speed about these events, and hope you and your family can take part in and enjoy the events.

 

  • 06/10: Peoria Playhouse Children’s Museum in collaboration with PCA to the Duanwu (Dragon Boat) Festival cultural event. PCA members demonstrated the Chinese Folk Songs, dance, Chinese Zither and Flute Instrument, Storytelling, Art Craft to make Zongzi, etc.
    • Event pictures
    • Event Link
    • Big Thanks to the following PCA event planning team and the talented Performers
    • Program lead: Yingying Kuai
      Storytelling: Ruoyang Sun
      Chinese Zither performer: Xuan Fu
      Chinese Flute performer: Huapei Wan
      Chinese folk song singer: Mei Zhou
      Dance group: Xuan Fu (teacher): Sophia Pan, Olivia Pan, Eva Tan, Vivian Guan, Sijia Ren, Elaine Rao, Eva Rao
      Art & Craft: Huijuan Ni, Xuan Fu, Cheng Tang, Jinma Ren
      Photography: Qinyang Rao
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  • 06/23: Peoria Riverfront Museum invites PCA to participate in the Mythic Creatures: Dragon, Unicorns & Mermaids Exhibition. PCA will features Chinese Dragon in this cultural event. Dragon drawing, Art & Craft will be offered. Please come and experience the Chinese Culture and Museum Exhibition
    • Time: June 23, 10am-2pm
    • Event Details
    • Dragon Drawing: Phoebe Wang (talented artist from China) will teach you how to draw Chinese Dragon!
    • Art/Craft: learn how to make Zongzi with paper
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  • 06/30: Annual Duanwu/Dragon Boat Festival Summer Picnic. You and your family will get the chance to try Zongzi and many delicious homemake Chinese dishes! BBQ, art & craft, games will be provided. This is a family friendly community event that you should not miss!
    • Time: June 30, 11:30am-4pm
    • Location: Detweiller Park Peoria, moose shelter
    • Fee: $1 per person, Kids under 4 are free
    • Please bring a dish to share :-)

 

That’s all for now. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions/suggestions to the events and Peoria Chinese Association in general. Hope you see you all in these events!

 

Enjoy the summer!

 

Qinyang Rao, 2018 PCA Chair

 

 

2018 Peoria Chinese New Year Appreciation Letter and Volunteer List

 

Our Friends at Peoria Chinese Community:

 

On February 18, 2018 we celebrated Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog) with a successful performance gala at the Dunlap High School Auditorium. We had more than 500 audience watching the show, including Peoria Mayor Jim Adris, and Caterpillar Vice President Karl Weiss. All of us enjoyed the wonderful performance of 18 talented teams, including Chinese folk songs, dances, Tai Chi, fashion show, and instruments. We even had a talented team from Springfield, IL. The Chinese New Year celebration has become the biggest annual event that connects our community together and introduces Chinese culture to community friends. We would like to thank all the 200 performers who have brought so many joyful moments to us. We know the performers had spent countless hours practicing, often on weekends and evenings, and many teams started last August!

 

As we all know volunteers are the backbone behind all of our events, and this year is no exception. This celebration is only successful because of the great help from our volunteers. Volunteers helped planning the event, reserving the place, contacting local media, making stage props, decorating the stages, designing the photo booth, selling the tickets, organizing the shows, and hosting the VIPs. While it is not possible to have a completed list, we do want to thank the following volunteers for their great help this year. We also apologize as we may have missed some names as so many people have helped this event in so many ways.

 

Peoria Chinese Association, Caterpillar Chinese Resource Group

 

 

Read more for the full program list.

 

 

 

感谢小光圈摄影组以及张宇花大量时间整理出春晚部分照片和春晚录像。

 

春晚小光圈摄影组:Keven Gao, 周作平,杨洁,何咏梅,王云博,田铭,胡敏,杨林。

 

春晚摄像组:张宇

 

Pictures from the performance are here. Pictures from the event are here. Videos from the performance are here.

 

2018 PCA committee
Chair : Qinyang Rao
Vice Chairs : Ming Tian, Jason Li, Yingying Kuai, Sunny Sun, Lifei Yu, Tong Xu, Huiyan Yin,
Mei Zhou (Rose Ferguson), Xuan Fu (Carolyn Simon), Haolun Fan, Cheng Tang, Jinma Ren
Treasurer : Quinn Xue

 

2018 碧城华人协会委员名单
会长 : 饶钦阳
副会长 : 田铭,李振宇,郐瀛瀛,孙若洋,于黎飞,徐彤,尹惠研,
周玫,付瑄,樊浩伦,唐澄,任金马
财务 : 薛群

 

 

 

2018 Chinese New Year Celebration Show Volunteers - THANK YOU!

 

Good morning Everyone!

 

On behalf of Peoria Chinese Association and Caterpillar Chinese Resource Group, we want to say THANK YOU for volunteering your time, effort, and talents, to make the 2018 Chinese New Year show a great success! We had more than 500 audience enjoyed the culture show! You are the ones who make our community a better and stronger one! Thank you!

 

Happy Chinese New Year! Wish you and your family a happy and prosperous 2018!

 

 

Kindly Regards,

 

Qinyang Rao

Chair - Peoria Chinese Association

http://www.peoriachinese.org/

 

Zan Mi

Global Chair - Caterpillar Chinese Resource Group

 

 

 

2018 Peoria Chinese New Year Celebration on 02/18/2018

 

We are happy to announce that Peoria Chinese New Year celebration will be held at 2-4pm on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Dunlap High School (DHS) Auditorium. You and your family are cordially invited to celebrate Chinese culture heritage together with our community. A dressed rehearsal will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at DHS Auditorium.

 

Thanks for your participation and continued support. Please extend this invitation to every one who may be interested. We look forward to seeing you all on February 18, 2018 at DHS!

 

 

Please see below for ticket sale.

 

 

 

 

2017 PCA/CCRG DuanWu Festival Celebration 17June2017

On June 17, 2017, Peoria Chinese community members and friends gathered together to celebrate the annual Chinese DuanWu Festival with a successful BBQ picnic and a few fun activities at the Moose Shelter at Detweiller Park. There were about 200 community members, friends, and colleagues joined the event. Authentic Homemade Chinese foods including traditional festival food rice dumpling and on-site BBQ grill, as well as wonderful game activities were enjoyed by both adults and kids. The event was jointly organized by Peoria Chinese Association (PCA) and Caterpillar Chinese Resource Group (CCRG).

 

 

We would like to thank all participants who have attended the picnic. More pictures from the event are available here.

 

Great appreciation goes to all the volunteers whose hard work helped make this event successful. Please read here for the full appreciation letter and volunteer list.

 

Peoria Chinese Association, Caterpillar Chinese Resource Group

 

 

 

2017 Peoria Chinese New Year Appreciation Letter and Volunteer List

 

Our Friends at Peoria Chinese Community:

 

On January 29, 2017 we celebrated Chinese New Year with a successful performance gala. We were really glad to see so many community members, friends, and colleagues joined us at the Dunlap High School Auditorium for this cultural celebration. All of us enjoyed the wonderful performance of 15 talented teams, including stage show, song, dance, and instruments. The Chinese New Year celebration has become the biggest annual event that connects our community together and introduces Chinese culture to community friends. We would like to thank all the 300 performers who have brought so many joyful moments to us. We know the performers collectively had spent more than 7,000 hours practicing, often on weekends and evenings, and many teams started last August. The themed stage show started planning in as early as last April!

 

As we all know volunteers are the backbone behind all of our events, and this year is no exception. This celebration is only successful because of the great help from our volunteers. Volunteers helped planning the event, reserving the place, contacting local media, making stage props, decorating the stages, selling the tickets, organizing the shows, and hosting the VIPs. While it is not possible to have a completed list, we do want to thank the following volunteers for their great help this year. We also apologize as we may have missed some names as so many people have helped this event in so many ways.

 

Peoria Chinese Association, Caterpillar Chinese Resource Group

 

Read more for the full list.

 

 

More pictures from the Gala are available here and great appreciate the volunteers whose hard work helped make this Gala successful.

 

2017 Peoria Chinese New Year Celebration on 01/29/2017

We are happy to announce that Peoria Chinese New Year celebration will be held at 2-4pm on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Dunlap High School (DHS) Auditorium. You and your family are cordially invited to celebrate Chinese culture heritage together with our community. A dressed rehearsal will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at DHS Auditorium.

 

Thanks for your participation and continued support. Please extend this invitation to every one who may be interested. We look forward to seeing you all on January 29, 2017 at DHS!

 

Chinese Community @ 2016 Ignite Peoria! 13August2016

Co-organized by Peoria Chinese Association and Caterpillar Chinese Resource Group, Peoria Chinese community actively participated in the 2016 Ignite Peoria Event held at Civic Center on Saturday, 13rd August. Numerous volunteers from CCRG and PCA put on a variety of shows ranging from Chinese folk dances, Huangmei Opera, and musical performance on Zither, a Chinese classic musical instrument. We also set up a booth showcasing Chinese Calligraphy demonstrated by local artists as well as other interesting cultural displays, which attracted hundreds of visitors with interest in the Chinese culture. In sum, it was a successful event to bring Chinese community and other diversified groups in Peoria together to enjoy and appreciate the richness of different cultures and local happenings.

 

 

 

 

2016 PCA/CCRG Dragon Boat (Duanwu) Festival Celebration 04June2016

On June 04, 2016, Peoria Chinese community members and friends gathered together to celebrate the annual Chinese DuanWu / Dragon Boat Festival with a successful BBQ picnic and a few fun activities at the Moose Shelter at Detweiller Park. There were about 300 community members, friends, and colleagues joined the event. Authentic Homemade Chinese foods including traditional festival food rice dumpling and on-site BBQ grill, as well as wonderful game activities of paper boat, tug of war, sand volleyball etc. were enjoyed by both adults and kids. The DuanWu Festival picnic and all member meeting has become an annual event that bond our community together more tightly, year after year. The event was jointly organized by Peoria Chinese Association (PCA) and Caterpillar Chinese Resource Group (CCRG).

 

 

More pictures from the event are available here and great appreciate the volunteers whose hard work helped make this event successful.

 

We would like to thank all participants who have attended the picnic.

 

As we all know that volunteers are the backbone behind all of our events, and this year is no exception. This picnic is only successful because of the great help from our volunteers. Volunteers helped planning the event, reserving the place, purchasing and preparing foods, grilling the meat, organizing the games and activities, and cleaning the place after the picnic. While it is not possible to have a completed list, we do want to thank the following volunteers for their great help this year. We also apologize as we may have missed some names as so many people have helped this event in so many ways.

 

Peoria Chinese Association, Caterpillar Chinese Resource Group

 

 

 

 

2016 PCA/CCRG DuanWu Cultural Festival & Annual BBQ

Peoria Chinese Association & CCRG will co-host Duan Wu Jie /Dragon Boast Festival Celebration on June 4th, 2016. We invite you and your family to join us for this traditional celebration. Besides networking with your PCA/CCRG fellows, community members, & catching up with updates, you will also enjoy our signature burgers, pizzas and hot dogs. Please do bring your favorite dish to share.

 


Time, Location, & Fee

 

12:00 ~ 4:00 pm, June 4th 2016

 

Moose Shelter at Detweiller Park, Peoria, IL, 61615

 

$1 per person. Kids under 4 are free

 

Fun games for kids and adults.

 


A bit history of Duan Wu Jie

 

Duan Wu Festival is originated in ancient China more than 2000 years ago. The festival commemorates the poet Qu Yuan (c. 340 - 278 BC) for his patriotism. The tradition of Duan Wuincludes eating Zongzi and participating in boat races. As a matter of fact, CCRG Solar Chapter at San Diego do compete in local dragon boat races.

 

The countries around China, such as Vietnam and Korea, also celebrate variations of this Dragon Boat Festival as part of their shared cultural heritage.

 

 

 

2016 PCA committee
Chair : Jianping Pan
Vice Chairs : Adam Zheng, Zhaoyang Jiang, Tao Hong, Ming Tian, Jason Li, Yingying Kuai,
Lijuan Chen, Yan Xu

 

2016 碧城华人协会委员名单
会长 : 潘建平
副会长 : 郑江,蒋朝阳,洪涛,田铭,李振宇,郐瀛瀛,陈丽娟,徐岩

 

 

 

2016 Peoria Chinese New Year Appreciation Letter and Volunteer List

Our Friends at Peoria Chinese Community:

 

On January 31, 2016 we celebrated Chinese Lunar New Year with a successful performance gala. We were really glad to see so many community members, friends, and colleagues joined us at the Dunlap High School Auditorium for this cultural cerebration. All of us enjoyed the wonderful performance of 18 talented teams, including dragon dance, song, dance, and instruments. The Chinese New Year Gala has become an annual event that bond our community together, year after year. We would like to thank all the 200 performers who have brought so many joyful moments to us. We know these performers collectively had spent more than 6,000 hours practicing, often in weekends and evenings, and many teams started last August!

 

As we all know volunteers are the backbone behind all of our events, and this year is no exception. This celebration is only successful because of the great help from our volunteers. Volunteers helped planning the event, reserving the place, contacting local media, decorating the stages, selling the tickets, organizing the shows, and hosting the VIPs. While it is not possible to have a completed list, we do want to thank the following volunteers for their great help this year. We also apologize as we may have missed some names as so many people have helped this event in so many ways.

 

Peoria Chinese Association, Caterpillar Chinese Resource Group

 

 

 

 

 

More pictures

 

 

 

2016 Peoria Chinese New Year Celebration on 01/31/2016

We are happy to announce that Peoria Chinese New Year celebration will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2016, 2-4pm at Dunlap High School (DHS) Auditorium. You and your family are cordially invited to celebrate Chinese culture heritage together with our community. A dressed rehearsal will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016, 2-4pm at DHS Auditorium.

 

Thanks for your participation and continued support. Please extend this invitation to every one who may be interested. We look forward to seeing you all on January 31, 2016 at DHS!

 

 

 

 

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