Lunar New Year greetings from VCC president Ajay Patel

Posted on January 17, 2023

Ajay Patel - President


Dear VCC community, 

On Sunday, January 22, 2023, many members of the VCC community will celebrate the Lunar New Year. 

This year marks the Year of the Water Rabbit, and it is considered to be an auspicious year. According to Chinese astrology, the combination of the Rabbit sign and the Water element will bring good luck, prosperity and energy.  

The Year of the Water Rabbit encourages us to deepen our relationships and connections with others. By being open to communication, ideas, and possibilities, we can embrace the positive energy and unexpected opportunities represented by the Rabbit and accomplish great things in 2023. 

This year, VCC is proud to host Lunar New Year celebrations at both our Downtown and Broadway campuses on Monday, Jan. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hosted by Students’ Union of VCC and the International Education department, I invite everyone to take this opportunity to learn more about the rich culture and heritage of Asian communities and their significant contributions to our society. There will be food, refreshments, and a traditional Chinese lion dance. I hope to see many of you there! 

On behalf of the VCC Board of Directors and leadership team, I wish our students, employees and all those of Asian heritage in our college community a happy, healthy, and prosperous Lunar New Year! 



Ajay Patel
President and CEO
Vancouver Community College 



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