Wirral Life October 2017 - Page 93

THE 68 TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING PEOPLE REPUBLIC OF CHINA The People’s Republic of China was founded on 1 October 1949. Since then, celebrations of varying scales occur on this National Day each year, October 1st. This year, the Wah Sing Chinese Community Centre and Chinese School celebrated the day a little differently, showing off the refurbished Wah Sing on Duke Street. The celebration started with a breathtaking traditional Lion Dance and Martial Arts display from the Hung Gar Kung Fu Club. Followed by The D’Ukes of Hazzard Band. The event was well attended with not only The Lord Mayor, Cllr Malcom Kennedy and Lady Mayoress Lianna Kennendy, but also the Young Lord Mayor Anton Bibby and Junior Lord Mayor Freddie Hall. A huge thanks to Jeffrey Dunn who saw a great opportunity for the connection of the youngsters. The Consulate of the People Republic of China from Manchester Consul Shi Shu Ping was also in attendance. A collection bucket was sent around and raised £317.54 for the Lord Mayor charities. wirrallife.com wirrallife.com 97 77