Richmond RCMP welcomes the Year of the Rabbit


2023-01-22 06:38 PST

Happy Lunar New Year 2023 


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DV: Video opens with drawings of red and gold coloured flowers, and a gold coloured coin with a rabbit drawing on it, all on a red background with the RCMP crest in the lower right hand corner.
A: Background music fades in

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DV: A man in a white shirt and black tie appears on the left hand side of the screen and begins to speak.
V: On behalf of Richmond RCMP, I wish everyone a happy Lunar New Year.

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DV: The man continues to speak, saying wishing you prosperity in Simplified Chinese, followed by Traditional Chinese, then speaks in English. He says Happy year of the Rabbit.
V: Gōng-xǐ-fā-cái. Gong hay fat choi. Happy year of the Rabbit

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DV: The man fades from view and text appears.
T: Happy Lunar New Year 2023

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DV: Fireworks appear from the bottom of the screen
A: Background music continues along with sounds of fireworks exploding

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DV: Video fades to Black screen with text and RCMP crest.
A: Music fades out
T: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Gendarmerie royale du Canada, Copyright His Majesty the King in Right of Canada, as represented by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 2022.

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DV: Government of Canada logo appears then fades to black
T: Canada


January 22nd marks the 2nd new moon after the winter solstice.
For many cultures in our city, and for nearly 2 billion people worldwide, this is Lunar New Year.

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2023 is the year of the Rabbit.  Astrologers say Rabbits symbolize grace, beauty, mercy and good luck. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are said to be peaceful, intelligent, and tenacious.

The Officer in Charge of Richmond RCMP, Chief Superintendent Dave Chauhan, wishes everyone good health and good fortune, and may everything go your way for the New Year.

In Simplified Chinese, these wishes translate as follows:

In Traditional Chinese, they translate as:


Released by

Cpl. Ian Henderson

Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No. 5 Road, Richmond, BC, V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-4747
Cell: 604-765-4528


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