Chief Celebrates Lunar New Year

52 Division

Chief Bill Blair and 52 Division unit commander Superintendent Dave McCormack ushered in the Lunar New Year on February 19 at the Buddhist Association of Canada Cham Shan Temple.

McCormack, who co-chairs the Division’s Chinese Consultative Committee with Ben Lau, has been attending the annual event since he was posted to the downtown division.

He joined Blair in ringing the gong at midnight to observe the Chinese Lunar New Year.

“We have a solid community partnership with this temple and its members,” said McCormack.

A group of people on a stage
Chief Bill Blair joins those invited on stage to usher in the New Year Photo: Alice Tham
Incense and apples near a statue of Buddha
Offerings at the foot of a statue at the temple Photo: Alice Tham
A woman holding incense bent over in prayer in front of an enclosed statue
A woman takes a moment for prayer at the temple Photo: Alice Tham

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