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APCC New Year Celebration-Opening Ceremony

February 15, 2014 APCC's 16th Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration was held at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. Photos of the opening ceremony, demonstration stage, the host island of Tahiti performance, the main stage performances, vendor and display photos, and the people and friends who joined us on that day are shown on the several gallery's posted on our website. Need more info on photographs call APCC at 253-383-3900.
The poster that helped market the 2014 Asia Pacific New Year Celebration The event's co-Masters of Ceremony, Mr. Michael Tunpac and Ms. Jeanne Yoo
the flag of French Polynesia which includes the island of Tahiti
Tahitian Quilts by Manio Radford Tahitian Quilts by Manio Radford on display throughout the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall
Tahitian Quilts by Manio Radford Some of the event VIPs awaiting the beginning of the ceremony.
APCC Executive Director, Faaluaina Pritchard ready to kick things off for 2014. the color guard from JBLM..Thank you for your service.
All the Asia Pacific Island groups gathered on stage for the opening ceremony...Colorful!!!
ATTENTION! Crowd standing for the national anthem
Posting of the colors Singing of the national anthem in the Tahitian language
Respecting the flag and loving this great country Respecting the flag and loving this great country
the stage was full during the opening ceremony Front row VIP section
the stage was full during the opening ceremony Reverend Elder Dr. Ulisese Sala, First Congregational Christian Church of Am. Samoa in Tacoma
Reverend Elder Dr. Ulisese Sala delivered event's Invocation
Our VIPs and Speakers making last minute adjustments to their speeches
The infamous Dragon Dance preparing the Dome for the event and the new year... More Dragon
Dragon chasing the ball... Founder and President of Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Ms. Patsy Surh O'Connell
Deputy Mayor and Tacoma Council Member Victoria Woodards
Pierce County Executive Director Pat McCarthy Congressman Derek Kilmer and Brigadier General John M. Cho
On behalf of the Tahitian Community in Washington, Manio Radford and son Manu present APCC with a gift.
Congressman Derek Kilmer applauding the work of APCC
APCC's Patsy O'Connell receiving gift from Manio Radford. Gift is now on display at APCC

Asia Pacific Cultural Center
4851 South Tacoma Way | Tacoma, WA 98409
Telephone: (253)383.3900
Fax: (253)292-1551
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