On the hunt for Easter volunteers

THE Chinese Association are putting the call out for volunteers to help with this year’s Easter celebrations.

From April 5 the association will be taking names of anyone who wants to join the Chinese section of the torchlight and gala parade.

About 1000 people are needed for the annual event which sees Chinese dragons weaving through the streets of Bendigo with performing artists from Melbourne and Sydney.

Males in particular, are needed to carry banners and be dragon legs.

Bendigo Chinese Association president Charles Lougoon said the event relied on community support.

“Without the support of sponsors, volunteers, visiting Chinese Associations and of course the Bendigo community we would not be able to put on such a spectacle," he said.

“Can you imagine the Easter Parade without the Chinese Section?”

For more information visit the Bendigo Chinese Association Monday to Friday 4 - 6pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 1– 5pm until Easter. 

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