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Cultural Events

Since 1974 the New York Shaolin Golden Dragon Dance Team has performed at many civic events on the US East Coast, such as  celebrating the US Bicentennial in 1976; the opening of the Gardner D. Stout Hall of Asian Peoples at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in 1980.  In 1981 the team preformed at the opening of the Astor Chinese Garden Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the first permanent cultural exchange between the U.S. and the People's Republic of China.


Since 1984, the Calgary Shaolin Golden Dragon Martial Arts Team has performed in many Chinese cultural festivals and parades. The team has also performed in other types of festivals, including the Calgary's Lilac Festival and the Calgary Stampede Parade. The team has also performed at special events, including welcoming Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh at the Province of Alberta's centennial year, in front of 17,000 Albertans at the Pengrowth Saddledome.


Opening of the Astor Chinese Garden Court​ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York City, USA 1981

In 1981, the Honan Shaolin Golden Dragon Team put on a show for an exclusive museum dinner attended by a roster of luminaries like Mary Rockefeller, Phyllis Astor, Douglas Dillon, Wang Zicheng, Henry Kissinger, Terence Cardinal Cooke, and I.M. Pei. To our chagrin, the New York Times wrote about the event without mentioning us by name and misleadingly insinuated that our Dragon had been manufactured specifically for this evening's performance - which was untrue.

Shaolin Golden Dragon in a Parade in New Jersey Celebrating the US Bicentennial

Trenton, New Jersey, USA 1976


Shaolin Golden Dragon at the opening of Gardner D. Stout Hall of Asian Peoples

American Museum of Natural History in New York, United States - 1981

Opening of the Gardner D. Stout Hall of Asian Peoples—the Museum’s largest cultural hall—showcases some of the finest collections in Asian ethnology in the Western Hemisphere.


The Shaolin Golden Dragon opening of a major Calgary Chinatown building 

May 22nd, 1984


Honan Shaolin Golden Dragon at the Calgary Stampede Parade

Circa. 1986


Chinese New Year, Calgary, Canada 

January 29th, 1995

Kung-fu-Musical Spectacular 2007 & Kung Fu and Music Fusion 2009

Fundraiser performances at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Fundraiser performances for Calgary Wing Kei Care Centre who provide extended care services and facilities to meet the physical, spiritual, social and emotional needs of seniors in a Christian environment.


Shaolin Golden Dragon Dance, Indo-Chinese Buddhist Temple

Calgary, Canada, Circa. 2014


Chinese New Year, Calgary Chinese Cultural Center

Circa. 2017


Chinese New Years, Calgary, Canada


Chinese New Year Celebration at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Center

Opening ceremony of the Calgary Shon Yee Association's 100th Anniversary  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

July 31, 2022

Alberta Culture Days
Town of Olds,  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

September 17, 2022

Qing Ming Festival
Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre,  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

April 1, 2023

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