Chinatown Comes Alive with Second Annual Street Festival

August 9, 2010 7:15 AM | Photos

Winnipeg’s Chinese community celebrated their culture and history over the weekend in the second annual Winnipeg Street Festival in Chinatown.

The festival debuted last year and was only one day, but organizers felt there was enough interest this year to make it a two-day event.

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra performed, as well as the Indochina Chinese Association Dancers, and a fire dancing demonstration, among other talented performers.

Manitoba’s Lieutenant Governor Philip Lee usually attends events on a ceremonial basis, but took part this time by breaking into a rendition of Petula Clark’s hit “Downtown.”

View the photo gallery below. photos/Ted Grant

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