Multicultural Committee Delivers 1,800 Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

September 28, 2012

This past Thursday, volunteers from the MoveUP Multicultural Committee visited twenty different worksites around the Lower Mainland to deliver 1800 mooncakes in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Many Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese and Korean-Canadians celebrate a mid-autumn festival, honouring the harvest moon, which will take place this coming weekend. Traditionally, the Chinese version of the mid-autumn festival involves carrying brightly-lit lanterns and eating mooncakes, which are small, round pastries filled with a red bean or lotus seed paste. For that reason, the event is also known as the Mooncake Festival.

Job Stewards helped distribute the cakes at their workplaces, which included two Hydro and Accenture locations, the FortisBC call centre in Burnaby, Capilano University in North Vancouver, four ICBC offices, credit union branches, BCAA sites, credit unions, union offices, and other COPE locations.

There was so much demand for mooncakes this year that a few smaller locations who were interested weren’t able to participate. The committee hopes to be able to expand to reach even more worksites during next year’s festival.