CALGARY, AB (February 18, 2015): Dr. David Swann released the following statement to mark the Lunar New Year celebration and welcome in the Year of the Goat:
“ I would like to wish our Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean communities a very happy Lunar New Year celebration and best wishes for a prosperous Year of the Goat.
“This Spring Festival is one of the most important events of the year for many Albertans. It is a time to take part in a variety of festivities, including parades, fireworks, giving red envelopes, sharing of food, and enjoying the company of close friends and family The new moon marks the start of a new calendar year, and, as such, it is seen an opportunity for renewal. The Goat stands for gentleness, peace, and love.
“May all of this be yours as you have a safe and joyful celebration.
“Kung Hei Fat Choy! Sheen Nien Kweye le!”