The party will go on, just a few days later than originally planned.
The Chinese community has rescheduled its new year’s celebration for Saturday, Feb. 16, after the weekend blizzard put a halt to the original plans.
The event will still be held at the Civic Centre, beginning at 3 p.m.
The actual New Year’s Day for the Chinese community took place on Sunday, Feb.10 but the weather put a stop to plans to have the annual party on the same day.
The postponement has left organizers scrambling.
“Right now we just need to deal with the food crisis,’’ said Wayne Jiang, who is helping co-ordinate the event. “Food was prepared in advance for the event.’’
That’s enough food to feed 700 people.
“Vegetables, noodles and rice, a whole bunch of things had already been cooked.’’
That food won’t last until the party on Feb. 16. It’s also too much food for the restaurants which cooked it, Noodle House and Kings BBQ, to sell off to their clients.
That’s left Jiang and others a lot of food to get rid of while trying to curb the financial loss.
“That’s a big loss and we just need to deal with this. Lots of Chinese families are helping us out and they’re buying the vegetables, noodles and rice.’’
Jiang said Noodle House and King’s BBQ will still be catering for the event, with the Delta Prince Edward providing the services. House Front Productions is taking care of things like the lighting while Global Convention is giving the venue a dressed up look.
The hotel has hosted the new year’s celebration the past four years but couldn’t handle it this year because of the construction of the new convention centre.
Jiang said some people have been requesting, and receiving, refunds due to Sunday’s cancelled event.
That likely means more tickets will be available for Saturday’s rescheduled party.
Jiang said tickets can be purchased at the Noodle House and at King's BBQ.