The Bendigo Chinese Association is looking for hundreds of volunteers for this year’s Easter celebrations | Bendigo Advertiser


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The Bendigo Chinese Association is now accepting entries to participate in all sections of the organization’s contingents at this year’s Bendigo Easter Festival. Anyone interested in being part of the historic event is invited to visit the BCA Rooms at 13 Bridge Street, Bendigo, corner of Cemetery Lane, between 1-5pm weekends and 4-6pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, until April 14. BCA President Doug Lougoon said there were approximately 50 positions to fill on Saturday for the special event, 70 positions available for Sunday’s torchlight parade and approximately 200 volunteers required for Monday’s gala parade. “We need girls and boys from the age of eight, teenage girls and boys, women and men to fill the various positions in our Lead, Princess, Philosophy, Military and Dragon Attendants sections,” said Mr Lougoon. More news: Countdown to 150th Bendigo Easter Fair with launch of online program The Bendigo Advertiser reported this week that the Bendigo Easter Fair Society is also urgently looking for more volunteers to occupy positions associated with the smooth running of Bendigo’s biggest and most popular event as it returns to a four-day format as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations. The recently restored Sun Loong, although officially retired in 2019, will make a special appearance on Easter Saturday 2022 to commemorate the longstanding relationship between the Chinese community of Bendigo and the Bendigo Easter Fair Society as well as its ongoing charitable connection with Bendigo Hospitals, now known as Bendigo Santé. Sun Loong will parade at the Tom Flood Sports Center with visiting Chinese associations and show teams for a spectacular show, another highlight of the 150th Easter celebrations. MORE NEWS: ATAGI recommends getting a second COVID-19 booster before the winter months Mr Lougoon said that although Bendigo’s newest dragon, Dai Gum Loong, has made a spectacular debut on the streets of Bendigo, it will again be the highlight of the Bendigo Chinese Association’s participation in the Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade on Easter Monday. “It is important to note that a new tradition has been created to allow Dai Gum Loong to be worn by both female and male wearers,” Mr Lougoon said. “It is a fantastic opportunity to be involved first hand in the very auspicious occasion of the 150th Bendigo Easter Fair.” Registration to carry Bendigo’s famous Imperial Dragons, Dai Gum Loong and Sun Loong, to the 150th Bendigo Easter Fair is also still available through the homepage of the Golden Dragon Museum website Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:



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