Alice Wong, MP for Richmond, flies home from Ottawa today (Friday) to ring in the Chinese New Year; the year of the dragon (Jan. 23 to Feb. 9).
Ill be coming home to celebrate the Lunar New Year with friends and family on Saturday night, she said.
We call it the Lunar New Year because thats what our Korean and Vietnamese friends call it.
Wong and her husband will head over to one of their friends home for a potluck dinner.
On Sunday, they attend the countdown to the year of the dragon at Aberdeen Centre, before heading to Vancouvers Chinatown to take part in the New Year parade.
I will also attend a number of eyes dotting ceremonies at malls across Richmond, where I will hand out the red envelopes, Wong said.
Because of her duties as a Member of Parliament, she said there is no time to cook or bake this year.
Ill leave that up to my friends this year, Wong added.