Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Exciting Interview with Matt Galloway, Host of Metro Morning, CBC 99.1FM Thurs. Feb 3rd re: Chinese New Year celebrations in Toronto past & present!

Old Tradition: Fire-off Firecrackers
to start off the New Year with a Bang!
New Tradition: Hang Decorative Firecrackers

The Year of the Rabbit has always been associated with culture, learning and personal growth - so here's your chance to tune in to this fabulous radio show as I share this colourful festival on air.  
As a CBC (Canadian-born Chinese) born and raised in Toronto, I have vivid memories of Chinese Lunar New Years in Toronto from the early 1970s to the present ...  I'll be sharing childhood memories of the thunderous Lions Dances in Old Chinatown's narrow Elizabeth Street behind New City Hall...   I'll be sharing memories of the mesmerizing Lion Dances of Toronto's Second Chinatown along the Spadina Ave./Dundas St. W. axis ...
As a Culinary Historian, I'll share my impressions of the old traditions and hot trends taking place in the BBQ shops, Chinese bakeries and Asian grocery stores ... And you don't have to be Chinese to celebrate the Chinese New Year festivities!  

Golden Mandarin Oranges for Luck        
So tune your radio to 99.1FM on Thursday February 3rd between 8:00 - 8:30AM to savour some interesting discussions between Metro Morning host, Matt Galloway and myself about this Chinese festival, to end all festivals. Don't forget to dash off a quick comment about what you loved about the interview!

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