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1991 - Year of the sheep (ram), Chinese New Year - Parade, Vancouver, B.C.
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Produced by Milan S. Beronsic.
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1 videocassette (31 min., 41 sec.) : VHS, LP, col., sd., mono
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Item is an amateur home movie of the 1991 Chinese New Year’s parade in Vancouver. It includes footage of the parade from East Pender Street outside the Chinese Cultural Centre and from Keefer Street just outside the entrance to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens. Also included is footage of vendors and tables inside the Chinese Cultural Centre, scenes of families inside the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens, primarily inside the main pavilion, a view of the water and railings, and through the moon doorway.
The parade footage contains a variety of traditional Chinese elements, such as lion dancers, Chinese dragons, firecrackers, flags, dancing, music, and costumes. Some of the identifiable groups in the parade are: Cheerleaders from Steveston Secondary School, Children from J. W. Sexsmith Elementary School, Dancers from Strathcona Chinese Dance Co., the Freddy Fudd[pucker] band, Boy Scouts and Girl Guides of Canada, St. John’s Ambulance Cadets, Tibet Lama Kung-Fu, and the Western Canada Chinese Martial Arts Association.
Significant scanlines at the bottom of the screen that run throughout the feature. Significant video artefacts sporadically throughout.
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Also available as a digital file.
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Copyright: owner unknown; expiry: 2042-01-01.
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