THE Bendigo Chinese Association is seeking further volunteers to carry large banners and bring some of its exuberant, smaller dragons to life during the Easter festival.
Association president Doug Lougoon said about 40-odd males and 8-10 females aged 16 years and over would bring the Chinese contingent of the Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade to optimal levels.
Ming Loong and Gansu Loong are still in need of carriers.
Mr Lougoon said both of the smaller dragons were typically active - Gansu Loong has a tendency to run.
He said Bendigo's four large dragons - Loong, Sun Loong, Dai Gum Loong and Yar Loong - all had full teams of carriers.
Volunteer numbers have increased since April 7, when Mr Lougoon said the association was still seeking about 130 - 140 additional volunteers.
He said the community's response had been fantastic.
The association is seeking more volunteers than ever this year because of the number of dragons parading.
The gala parade is expected to feature all of the city's processional dragons, including heritage listed Loong.
Mr Lougoon said prospective volunteers were welcome to drop into the Bendigo Chinese Association's rooms at the corner of Bridge Street and Cemetery Lane, next to the Golden Dragon Museum, from 4pm - 6pm on Wednesday and Thursday.
The rooms will be open until about 2pm on Good Friday.
The Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade is on Easter Sunday.
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