By Janie Low
February 16, 2018 marked the first day of the Year of the Dog in the lunar calendar year. Thousands of visitors from China, Japan, and Korea flew into Las Vegas to usher in the New Year while hundreds of dignitaries, community leaders, and international guests gathered in the Fashion Show to officially kick off the 7th Annual CNY in the Desert festival!
Emcees Gina Chen and Derek Uehara, Candidate for Nevada State Treasurer, once again entertained the guests with their wit while artists from Tianjin Province, China, wowed the crowd with cultural performances. Dignitaries in attendance were Las Vegas City Councilmen Stavros Anthony and Steve Seroka, Consul General Luo Linquan, North Las Vegas City Councilwoman Pamela Goynes-Brown and Councilman Richard Cherchio.
“What a great pleasure to bring our local, national, and international communities together to celebrate and establish new friendships and partnerships, ” said Derek Uehara. “We hope that the celebration touches everyone and marks the beginning of a healthy and prosperous 2018!”