Chinese New Year 2014

Our 2014 Chinese New Year event was a success! Mayor Dennis Coombs was among our keynote speakers. How privileged we feel to count him among our many supporters. In 2014, we celebrated the Year of the Wood Horse. The Wood Horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014) has a special place among the members of the Horse sign. It is considered one of the most patient and creative members of the Horse sign. With gifts of understanding and a calm demeanor, the Wood Horse is very successful in cooperative social situations. The Wood Horse also has a bit of an adventurous side and is not afraid to commit fully to the unknown.

2014 Keynote Speakers

A-PAL Founder, Rita Liu
Silver Creek High School Principal, Erick Finnestead
Mayor Dennis Coombs

Master of Ceremonies

Bobby King


Lion Dance and Kung Fu: Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Association
Chinese Violin Music: Flatirons Strings Academy
Chinese Dance and Chinese Yo-YO: Bohua Chinese School
Chinese Yu Opera: Confucius Institute, Denver
Hip Hop Dance: Larry Southall and Friend
Japanese Taiko Drumming: Denver Taiko

Activity Booths

New Year Red Envelopes, Origami (Paper Folding), Art of Paper-Cutting, Chinese Brush Painting, Abacus Lessons, Chopsticks Lessons, Yo-Yo Game, 100 Years of Asian History in Paper Money, Pan Asian Display, Chinese Name Transliteration, Wind Energy Science Activity, and Zometool Science Activity

Food Sampling

Yummy! Some items we served were vegetable egg-rolls, chicken dumplings, fortune cookies and pickled radish.


Times Call A-PAL Chinese New Year 2014 Article – March 1, 2014

CNY 2014 Program Cover

CNY 2014 Program Inside



Another video recording at YouTube!