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Author: Hong De Administrator Created: Tuesday, 20 May 2008 10:58 PM
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L-R Mr George Lekakis, Mr Danny Doon, Mr John Brumby, Ms Eng Lim, Mr Robert Doyle and Mr Hong LimOn Saturday 28th November 2009, Hong De Lions celebrated the opening of the newly re-furbished archways in Chinatown. The funding for the restoration was allocated by the State Government. New lighting along Lt. Bourke Street was also installed. The event was opened by the Victorian Premier, John Brumby, the Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne, Mr Robert Doyle and Chinatown Precinct Association President, Mr Danny Doon. The event was organised by the Chinatown Precinct Association and the City of Melboune. All our lions came out to play that day - 5 in all were involved in the blessing of the new archway. After the formalities, we later performed in Chinatown Square, Cohen Place.

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Emerald PeacockChau and Mike's wedding at Elwood Sailing ClubHong De Lions were busy on Friday night with two performances at two different locations. Our wedding lion was in Elwood Sailing Club for Chau and Mike's wedding function and our two gold lions were at a private function at the Emerald Peacock bar in the city.

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The all-awaited biennial lion dance competition was held in the Arena of the Stars in Genting, Malaysia this weekend.  The top three winners of this competition are eligible to compete for the World Lion Dance title next year. A total of 40 teams entered the Single Lion category. For the first time this year a Double Lion category was introduced with 9 teams registered. After 3 very exciting days of of competitions, we are pleased to announce the winners in the two categories.

Single Lion Results
1st - Kun Seng Keng Team D (9.24)
2nd - Kwong Ngai (9.22)
3rd - Gor Chor (8.99)
4th - Khuan Loke (8.96)
5th - Khuan Loke (8.94)

Double Lion Results
1st - Khuan Loke (8.74)
2nd - Nam Wah (8.69)
3rd - Wen Chin (8.36)

Congratulations to the winners and the participating teams. For more details of scores, please visit the LionArts website.

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Stage performance in BroadmeadowsHong De Lions travelled to Broadmeadows on Sunday 15th November for the Community Festival. The stage performances ended with our performance and led straight to a parade in the Broadmeadows Shopping Centre. Our music echoed through the shopping centre with a third lion joining in the parade. It was a fun day for us as well as the spectators. This event was hosted by the Hume City Council.

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Bill and Thao's weddingHong De's Double Happiness lions were at Happy Receptions in Ascot Vale to congratulate the newly weds, Bill and Thao. The lions entertained the 450 guests at the reception at the start of the night. The bride, dressed in traditional Vietnamese wedding costume matched the colours of our lions and new wedding scrolls. The translations of the two scrolls are 'Forever one heart' and 'One hundred years together'. Congratulations to Bill and Thao! The video of the performance can be viewed on our VDO gallery page.

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Grand Ballroom at the Sofitel MelbourneThe Hong De Lions provided entertainment in the Grand Ballroom at the Sofitel Melbourne for the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association Annual Confererence dinner. The event was sponsored by Sydney-based Lexis Nexis Australia and Middletons Law Firm. Thank you to Jason Aitkens for booking us and Brett Rutledge for the brilliant introduction to the performance.

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 Hong De lion travelled to Tarneit on Sunday 11th October for a housewarming and birthday party. Guests were treated to a string of firecrackers for the occasion. Thank you to Jerry for booking us, click below to see the letter of thanks.

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Our special China National Day lion came out to play at the Glen Eira College on Friday 16th October. We performed Hoksan music followed by a lion dance where the lion had to retrieve a strung up lettuce. We would like to thank Mr Tom Lin for booking us for the performance.

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Victoria University Event Organisers (Sharon and Niu Niu) and Gladys at The PeakThree lions performed at The Peak, Flemington Racecourse tonight for the Honorary Degree ceremony for Professor Cheng Wei and the 10th anniversary of Liaoning University partnership with Victoria University. For this special occasion, we used for the first time in Melbourne, a lion which commemorates the 60th anniversary of China Day National Day (from the Sydney Opera House performance) We would like to thank the Events team (Sharon and Rachael) for booking us.

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Michelle and TamThe Hong De wedding lion performed at another wedding tonight in Port Melbourne at '3 Station Pier'. The Spirit of Tasmania was just leaving the pier and the sun was setting over the bay when we arrived at the venue. Congratulations to Tam and Michelle and we hope you enjoyed our performance!

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On Thursday 8th October, the Hong De lions joined a variety of entertainers to promote Macau tourism at the Atlantic on Central Pier, Docklands. This is our second performance in the same venue. The entertainment for the night kicked off with two lions followed by jugglers, trapeze artists, fire-eaters, plate spinners, etc. The finale of the show was 'Laserman', a sound and laser light show. We would like to thank David Power from International Productions for involving us in this well executed event.

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Locals at the Box Hill Library, hoping to get some peace and quiet were awakened with the sound the drum and cymbals. We performed in the children's reading area and amused our young and old audience gathered for the performance. Special thanks to Christina for organising the performance, hopefully the first of many performances at the library.

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Opening Ceremony at Fiesta MalaysiaFiesta Malaysia 20009 was declared open today by Deputy High Commissioner Mr Fadil Shamsuddin and City of Melbourne Councillor Mr Ken Ong. Despite the poor weather, there was a good crowd, especially when it was not raining. After a delayed start, there were plenty of entertainment for the afternoon. Thank you to Aida and her team for organising the event.

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The Hong De Lion was at the South Yarra store of Freedom Furniture for a Staff function on Wednesday 9th September. The performance ended with a shower of confetti. A big thanks to Andrew Luke for booking us.

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On Sunday 6th September, 60 new lions were dotted and danced for the first time on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. The event was to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. The event was attended by the Premier of NSW, the Chinese Consul from Sydney, the Chinese Ambassador from Canberra and various other guests. There were 15 participating lion dance teams from Sydney and 3 interstate teams (Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane). The event was submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records. We would like to thank Henry Lo from Jin Wu Koon for inviting us to perform at such a grand event.

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St Louis de MontfortHong De Lion travelled to Aspendale yesterday for a Chinese Cultural Day at St Louis de Montfort. We performed twice during lunchtime for Junior and Senior students. During the first peformance for the Junior students, our poor lion was mobbed by lolly-hungry school children! In all, it was a fun day for students and lion dance performers. A big thanks to Ms Yue Ren for organising a successful Chinese Cultural day at school.

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