January, 28 2017 MARKHAM— The much anticipated Year of the Rooster has finally arrived. TD-FCCM Markham Chinese New Year Celebrations officially commenced with the Opening Ceremony and New Year’s Eve countdown bash at Pacific Mall on January 27.
Hundreds of citizens were joined by Federation of Chinese Canadians in Markham (FCCM) Chairman Dr. Ken Ng and Pacific Mall’s emcee, Jesse Kalan-Parker at Stars Shine 365 「吉星朝鳳賀太古」featuring Hong Kong actors and singers, Adrian Chau and Sheldon Lo during the countdown. They were joined by Canadian artiste, singer and model, Jonas M today for more talented performances. The countdown show started at 10pm with magic performances and various singing and dance performances.
Today, Chinese New Year Day, the celebrations returned to Pacific Mall to celebrate the arrival of the year of the rooster. The Pacific Mall was jammed with thousands of guests, including Regional Councillor, Nirmala Armstrong and Markham City Councillors Alan Ho, Amanda Yeung Collucci and Godwin Chau. Guests were dazzled by the amazing performances provided by the TD-FCCM celebration at Pacific Mall today and went home with red pockets, mandarins and pin wheels to bring forth good luck.
Dr. Ken Ng gave warm greetings to everyone and gave special thanks to TD Bank Group for being the Presenting Partner with FCCM for the event, and also thank other community partners, City of Markham and organizer, Pacific Mall. Dr. Ken Ng was delighted to see so many people come out to this event during this festive time of the year. He encouraged visitors from all backgrounds to come out to Markham Civic Centre ( on HWY 7 & Warden) and Pacific Mall on 29th, for more celebration of the dazzling rooster.