One of our longest running community groups, the Issaquah Highlands Chinese Heritage Club continues to promote traditional Chinese culture throughout our community. Bowbow Gu took over as the club organizer in 2017 and is joined by 10-15 regular volunteers.
Bowbow says the goal of Chinese Heritage Club is to help promote diversity by providing a platform within Issaquah Highlands where people can experience traditional Chinese culture through celebrating a variety of festivals.
“Issaquah Highlands has been a pioneer in promoting diversity. Chinese Heritage Club has the honor to participate in this by sharing traditional celebrations with neighbors of different cultural backgrounds,” said Bowbow.
In September, this group of volunteers hosted a Mooncake Festival at Blakely Hall, attended by about 200 people. Guests enjoyed traditional mooncakes, along with games and crafts for the kids, lantern riddles, and a traditional dance performance by local youth dancers.
From Mid-Autumn (mooncake) festival, to Lunar Chinese New Year, to Dragon Boat Festival, Chinese Heritage Club honors their own traditional Chinese Culture by sharing with the next generation and the broader community.
Save the date for their next big event – a traditional Chinese New Year celebration on February 3, 2019!
Photo caption (top): Chinese Heritage Club is one of Issaquah Highlands’ longest running community groups. Traditional clothing and dance are very important in this community group’s gatherings.