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SSC Newspaper : SS9 February 2011
cene S Strathfield the best in entertainment INSIDE 9 SMALL buSineSS Mentoring success stories 15 food Chinese new Year salad 17 PRoPeRTY Selling season kicks off Chinese new Year in homebush west henley street and the Crescent, on February 4 Enjoy traditional lion dancers parading up and down Henley Street, bringing good luck and prosperity to shop and restaurant owners. From 10am-1pm. Cost: Free. For more information, call Strathfield Council on 9748 9999. Chinese new Year twilight Parade town hall to Chinatown, sydney on February 6 Dancers, martial art performers, hip-hop artists, flamboyant dragons and floats light up George Street between Town Hall and Chinatown for this parade. Culminates in a spectacular fireworks display in Cockle Bay. From 7:45-9:45pm. Cost: Free. Limited seating area: $60. For more information, call City of Sydney on 9256 9333. lunar new Year twilight Festival Parramatta on February 11 Chinese New Year celebrations return to the Asian quarter of Parramatta with a giant banquet table in the middle of the pedestrian street. Starts 9am. Cost: Free. Church Street South, Parramatta. For more information, call Parramatta Council on 9806 5050. lunar new Year Celebrations burwood on February 12 Face painting, Chinese musicians, dancers and acrobats wil perform and you can enjoy some of the best Chinese cuisine Burwood has to offer. To finish off the evening, a fireworks display will be lit. 5pm-9pm. Cost: Free. For more information, call Burwood Council on 9911 9935. dragon boat raCes darling harbour, sydney on February 12 and 13 These Dragon Boat Races are the grandest in the southern hemisphere. Every boat has a drummer on board, adding to the exciting atmosphere. From 8am-5pm. Cost: Free. For more information, call City of Sydney on 9265 9333. by bernadette Chua Firecrackers, lion dancers, fortune-tellers are the best way to welcome an auspicious New Year: the Year of the Rabbit. All around Sydney, the Chinese and other East Asian communities are preparing for the biggest event on the lunar calendar – Chinese New Year. Traditionally, Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days – time to spend celebrating with family and friends – and Strathfield will be offering opportunities for just that. Celebrations begin in Homebush West, with Strathfield Council’s festivities on 4 Febr uary, when The Crescent will be transformed into a mini Chinatown. Starting at 10am, a lion dance troupe from the Jin Wu Koon Shaolin Double Dragon Kung Fu Academy will be parading down Henley Street and The Cres- cent, bringing good luck to shopkeepers. Strathfield Plaza will also be holding festivities to celebrate the start of the Year of the Rabbit on 4 February, as another lion dance will snake its way around the shops in the plaza, spreading good fortune as it goes. There’s also a chance to find out your future, as a Chinese fortune-teller will give out predictions for the year ahead. Festivities will start again in Bur wood Park on 12 Februar y, marking the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Be entertained by traditional Chinese musicians, dancers and acrobats, and enjoy fireworks as the sun goes down. Hop along to Homebush West and Strathfield for a happy and prosperous Year of the Rabbit. food glorious food Every restaurant and food shop listed in the Good Food Guide find it at www.ourstrathfield.com.au g df dGuide Strathfield hop on board: celebrate Chinese New Year In the Chinese zodiac, people born in the Year of the Rabbit are kind and loving, with grace, culture and beautiful manners. Although they may appear frail, Rabbits are in fact strong- minded and strong-willed. They pursue their ideals in a precise and orderly fashion and, as cautious characters, act slowly and deliberately. They often make ideal diplomats or politicians. 2011 is the Year of the Metal Rabbit, with the element Metal giving Rabbits born this year a more resilient demeanor. In the related Vietnamese zodiac, the cat takes the place of the rabbit rabbit lucky gemstone: Pearl. rabbit lucky colour: Green. most compatible signs for rabbits: Sheep, Dog and Pig. most incompatible signs for rabbits: Rooster and Horse People born in the Year of the rabbit include: Slim Dusty (singer), David Moore (photographer), Orson Welles (director), Ingrid Bergman (actress), Bart Cummings (racehorse trainer), Arthur Miller (playwright), Ray Barrett (actor), John Howard (former Prime Minister), Brett Whiteley (artist), Phillip Adams (broadcaster), Angelica Huston (actress), Dusty Springfield (singer), Evonne Goolagong Cawley (tennis player), Geoffrey Rush (actor), Angelina Jolie (actress), Tina Turner (singer) and Alexander Downer ( former politician). Year of the rabbit ChineSe new YeAR: LoCAL evenTS Henley St and The Crescent, Homebush West, on 4 February. From 10am to 1pm. Cost: Free. For more information, call Strathfield Council on 9748 9999. Strathfield Plaza, 11 The Boulevard, Strathfield on 4 February. From 1pm to 4pm. Cost: Free. For more information, call Strathfield Plaza on 9763 1855. 5 top picks for chinese new Year