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Lion Dance Kids

Hansard ID: HANSARD-1323879322-138690

Hansard session: Fifty-Eighth Parliament, First Session (58-1)

Lion Dance Kids

Mr MARK COURE (Oatley)

—Speaker, I rise to thank and congratulate Johnny and Kwan Leung, founders of Lion Dance Kids. As a local business, Lion Dance Kids teaches children about the concepts of Kung Fu, Lion and Dragon dancing. Lunar New Year is always an exciting time throughout New South Wales. We are blessed to have some of the biggest Lunar New Year events in the world outside of Asia. The Dragon Dance plays a major role in these festivities. It is said that the bright colours and loud noises associated with the dragon scare away evil and brings prosperity. For Johnny and Kwan, performing at the Hurstville Lunar New Year Celebrations has been a tradition for many years. The brothers carry on this tradition from their grandfather, Kung Fu Grandmaster Leung Cheung, who founded the Lion Dance troupe back in 1978. I'd like to thank Johnny and Kwan Leung once again for upholding this age-old tradition. I wish them all the very best, as they ensure that Chinese cultural heritage remains vibrant and alive within our community.