Year of the Ox 2021

Year of the Ox 2021

Happy new year! Xinnian Kuaile! It’s time to bid farewell to the Rat and welcome the Chinese New Year of the Metal Ox, or Spring Festival as it known in China Due to Covid-19, the Cairns Chinese New year Festival will be a bit different this year. The much loved...
The Dragon Herald

The Dragon Herald

The Dragon Herald The CADCAI newsletter has a new name and a new look. In this newest editon of the Dragon Herald you will find a message from President Mel Kingsley; read about the gift of medical equipment from the Cairns Chinese community, the celebration of Dragon...
Remembering Andrew Leon 1840-1920

Remembering Andrew Leon 1840-1920

Remembering Andrew Leon 1840-1920 CADCAI is a proud supporter of the Hap Wah Project which recently erected a memorial headstone on the previously unmarked grave of Andrew Leon and Mary Leon at Cairns Cemetery. The unofficial unveiling of the headstone on 27 June 2020...
Two Worlds Exhibtion

Two Worlds Exhibtion

Two Worlds Exhibtion This collaborative community exhibition features family photographs, objects and stories from Chinese Australians growing up in Cairns from World War to the 1960s.  If you didnt get to see it during Chinese New Year,  good news is that it is on...
Connecting Ancient Cultures

Connecting Ancient Cultures

A highlight of this year’s 2020 Year of the Rat Festival was Connecting Ancient Cultures, a collaborative orignal dance performance by CADCAI’s senior lion troupe and our local Minjal Indigenous Dancers. The performance celebrated the unique links forged...
Gongxi facai

Gongxi facai

Gongxi facai   Gongxi facai! Happy Year of the Rat 2020!  Celebrations in Cairns kicked off with a bang with dragon and lion dancing and fireworks at the Lagoon on the eve of the New Lunar Year on 24 February.  This week, our Pioneers of Cairns Exhibition will be...