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May 24, 2014 -- 2014 Dragon Boat Festival Potluck Party

PCA & CCRG will co-host Duan Wu Festival (端午节) / Dragon Boat Festival (龙舟节) celebration on May 24, 2014. We invite you and your family to join us for this traditional celebration. Besides networking with your PCA & CCRG fellows, community members, & catching up with updates, you will also enjoy our signature BBQs and variety of potluck dishes that you can't order from any of the local restaurant (please do bring your favorite dish to share).


Time & Location:

12 ~ 4:00 pm

Moose Shelter

Detweiller Park, Peoria, IL, 61615


$1 per person. Kids under 4 are free

Every kid will get a free 棕子

Fun games for kids and adults


A bit history of Duan Wu Festival (端午节)

Duan Wu Festival is originated in ancient China more than 2000 years ago. The festival commemorates the poet Qu Yuan/屈原 (c. 340 - 278 BC) for his patriotism. The tradition of Duan Wu includes eating Zongzi (粽子, rice dumplings) and participating in boat races. As a matter of fact, CCRG Solar Chapter at San Diego do compete in local dragon boat races.


The countries around China, such as Vietnam and Korea, also celebrate variations of this Dragon Boat Festival as part of their shared cultural heritage.




2014 PCA committee
Chairs : Min Li
Vice Chairs : Lidi Chen, Baoyong Liu, Adam Zheng, Sophia Zhao, Jiwen Duan, Liqin Wang
Treasure : Xiao Cong & Hua Li



PCA & CCRG leaders at ICC

On May 7, 2014 PCA was invited to attend the celebration and opening of the Chinese Language Institute & International Center of Illinois Central College (ICC). ICC President Dr. John Erwin is a good friend of PCA and in the past he had attended PCA Chinese New Year Celebration Parties. During his openning remarks, Dr Erwin is very complimentary about the collaboration between Peoria Chinese Community and ICC. With its opening, ICC Chinese Institute & International Center now provides a platform for cultural exchange and education for people in this community who want to know more about China and the world. We encourage our PCA members to visit this center which locates in the second floor of ICC main admin building.




Dragon Dance

Dragon Dance is a form of traditional dance and performance in Chinese culture. It is most often seen in festive celebrations. PCA Dragon Dance team is invited to perform at a local fund rasing event in Embassy Suite, East Peoria on February 8, 2014. Dragon Dance teams members include: Bing-Jian Yang, Chunfu Cliff Huang, Zhonghua Jim Zhang, Jingdou Wang, Lidi Chen, Cuong Ly, Mark Haitian Hu, Min Hao, Tao Hong, Yang Wang, Zhaoxu Dong, Min Li, Dong Fei, Jun Wang, Baoyong Liu, and Martin Ding.




Feb 1, 2014 -- Chinese New Year Celebration


Time & Location:

Lunch Buffet at SUSHI KO

Session 1 11:00 am - 01:30pm on Feb 1st

Session 2 12:00 pm - 02:00pm on Feb 2nd

Shows start at 2:00pm in Dunlap High School


Ticket Price

Show & Luch:

Early Bird: $13

Door Price: $15


Show Only:

Early Bird: $6

Door Price: $8




Dec 9, 2012 -- CCRG Pingpong Tournament


2012 PCA and CCRG Pingpong tournament was held on Dec. 9th, 2012. Single event in Men's division and Women's division were included in this tournament. Top three competitors in each division will be awarded a trophy during annual PCA Spring Festival show. Here is the tournament result:


Men's division: Women's division:
1st: Sonny Anderson 1st: Nana Guo
2nd: Yonghang Zhang 2nd: Zan Mi
3rd: Qingzhong Li 3rd: Shanhong Hu


Please click here to view the pictures of this event!




Dec 1, 2012 -- 2012 PCA and CCRG Volleyball Tournament


To enrich the relationship between the Chinese community group with other community groups, 2012 PCA and CCRG Volleyball Tournament was successfully held from 1pm to 5pm on Saturdays, December 1st and 8th, 2012.


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June 17, 2012 -- 2012 Dragon Boat Festival Potluck Party

Time & Location:

4:30 ~ 7:30 pm

Moose Shelter

Detweiller Park, Peoria, IL, 61615


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Jan 22, 2012 -- 2012 PCA committee
Chairs : Xiaoyun Wang, Bo Xie
Vice Chairs : Kai Chen, Min Hao, Chen Sun, Kai Zhang
Treasure : Nadia Lam


advisory board for 2012

Zuxiao Ding: A former PCA committee chairman, who has done lots of work for PCA
Lifeng Wang: Representing Caterpillar Chinese Affinity Group (CCAG)
Howard Liu: Representing Methodist
Steven Yap: Representing Peoria Chinese Christian Church (PCCC)
Libin Mou: Representing Bradley University


Jan 22, 2012 -- Chinese New Year Celebration - 2012
Time & Location:
Lunch Buffet at Dynasty South (Session 1, 10:30 am - noon) or (Session 2, noon - 1:30 pm)
Shows at Dunlap High School (2:30 - 4:30 pm)

Tickets Info: $12 for lunch & show; $5 for show only.
Tickets will be available at various CAT buildings & local community sites (contacts to be announced).
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