It is with regret that we bid farewell to one of our Founding Members at Hong De Lion Dance Association. Ernest Tan has been with us since the inception of the Association. He started his lion dance training at Hin Hua High School in Klang under instructors from Khuan Loke Lion Dance Association. He is also a founding member of the Wen Qing Lion Dance Troupe in Klang.
He helped train our team for performances in Melbourne and Sydney. He participated as a music player for Khuan Yee Lion Dance Association at the last World Lion Dance Championship in 2010 in Genting, Malaysia. We will miss him, his torturous training sessions and his great cooking! We wish him well in his new endeavour in Klang, running the family business. We will keep in touch and hope to invite him back to Melbourne for Chinese New Year next year!