Bargara State School Year 6/7B students learn about the Chinese New Year from Bundaberg Regional Council’s events development officer Karen Richters. Photo: Max Fleet chn1102a
Bargara State School Year 6/7B students learn about the Chinese New Year from Bundaberg Regional Council’s events development officer Karen Richters. Photo: Max Fleet chn1102a

Bundy prepares for year of tiger

LETICIA Maxey-Fisher got a head start celebrating the Chinese New Year when the dragon visited Bargara State School yesterday ahead of Saturday’s festivities.

“I liked using the dragon because you got to walk it around,” Leticia said.

The Year 6 student will get the chance to see the dragon and performers from Bundaberg’s sister city Nanning at the Year of the Tiger celebrations from 3.30pm on Saturday in Lions Park.

Bundaberg Regional Council mayor Lorraine Pyefinch said the council was working to ensure the day went off without a hitch.

“We’re keeping our fingers crossed it doesn’t rain so we don’t have wet fireworks,” Cr Pyefinch said.

The mayor said she was looking forward to the arrival on Friday night of the Chinese delegation, who would be bringing aerial acrobats, traditional singers and dancers as well as a television crew who will film a documentary.

Celebrations end with a bang at 7.30pm with fire-twirling and fireworks.

Event details

3.30pm: Mayor’s welcome

3.40pm: Awaken the Dragon

5.40pm: Aerial ring display

5.50pm: Chinese solo singing

6.15pm: Chinese Dragon returns

7.30pm: Fireworks on river



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