(Jay Wallace Images)

** UPDATED January 31st, 2019 – This event has been postponed with a new tentative date of June 8th, 2019. **

This February, ring in the Year of the Pig with the proper pomp and circumstance at a gala that will take you back to Shanghai’s golden era.

The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary by throwing the most fabulous Chinese New Year party in the city – and they want to give away a pair of free tickets to one lucky Victoria Buzz reader!

This annual event doubles as a fundraiser to help the Society raise money in support of community dragon boat programs, festivals, and youth development.

Titled ‘Meet Me in Shanghai’, the evening promises to encompass all the glitz and glam of the city formerly nicknamed the “Paris of the Orient”, in the comfort of the 21st century.

On February 9th, the Arbutus Ball Room at the Delta Ocean Point Resort will be transformed to reflect the opulence of 1930s Shanghai, and will feature live jazz, dancing, fine fashion, traditional street-style dining and cocktails, and a gambling den.

Dress to the nines in your finest Qipao or best suit and hat and indulge in an evening full of surprises (hint: you probably won’t go home empty-handed!).


Here’s how you could win two free passes to the gala

Grab your partner, roommate, friend, or family member and complete one or more of the  following steps for a chance to WIN 2 free passes to the ‘Meet Me in Shanghai’ gala:

  1. LIKE Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society on Facebook and comment below to let us know (1 entry).
  2. Click GOING or INTERESTED on the ‘Meet Me in Shanghai’ event page and comment below to let us know (1 entry).
  3. SHARE this post on Facebook and comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

See contest rules: www.victoriabuzz.com/contest-rules

The winner will be drawn on Thursday, January 31st. Good luck!

Meet Me in Shanghai Gala

  • When: Saturday, February 9th, 6 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • Where: Arbutus Ball Room at the Delta Ocean Point Resort, 100 Harbour Rd
  • Admission: Tickets are $188 per person. Click here to purchase.

We know this city. You should too. 👊

We uncover the best of the city and put it all in an email for you!