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Monkeying Around in Chinatown: New Banners Going Up

March 3, 2016 2:25 PM | News

2016 Chinatown Banner

The 2016 Year of the Monkey banner, designed by Zhiling Liu, will hang in Winnipeg’s Chinatown. (HANDOUT)

Banners celebrating the Year of the Monkey will begin going up Friday in Chinatown.

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ collaborated with the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre to run a design competition in finding the banner’s new design.

“The banner competition is a wonderful tradition that provides local artists with the opportunity to showcase their talent and enhance Chinatown’s vibrant streetscape,” said Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.

Zhiling Liu, a graphic design student at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, is this year’s competition winner.

Her banner design was jury-selected out of 34 entries for its strong visually artistic, symbolic and engaging image.

The installations will take place at 9 a.m. Friday on King Street and work their way down Main Street, Princess Street, Logan Avenue and James Avenue.

— Staff