Archive of posts tagged "chinatown"

Vancouver’s Secret Garden Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Comments 1 by John Biehler

As you may know, it is Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary this year. It is also the 25th Anniversary of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden which is located in the heart of Chinatown. Although the Garden has been around since 1986, many people have never visited. In some ways, it is Vancouver’s secret garden. To […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Chinatown

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Chinatown Festival this weekend will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of Vancouver’s Chinatown. Given that the City of Vancouver is only 124, it’s important to get to know this historic community. 500 block of Carrall near Pender. 1900s. Archives item# CVA 677-580 Background and history: “Vancouver’s Chinatown is a community with a long history. […]

Vancouver Chinatown Festival 2010

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 11th annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival is this coming weekend with cultural dance, music, food, and activities all day Saturday and Sunday. This event will also celebrate the 125th anniversary of Vancouver’s Chinatown, and will be a historic photograph exhibition in honor of this milestone. Special event: StreetFest August 14, 6:00pm to 10:00pm Dancing, music, […]

Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I first heard of Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens when I played Vancouveropoly with my brother and sister when I was little and sadly it took me about 25 years to finally make my first trip to urban oasis. Growing up in Surrey we didn’t make it into the city for many of our […]

Vote for the Vancouver Chinatown Mascot

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver’s Chinatown is looking for a mascot and needs your help to decide on the final character. Given the success of Miga, Sumi and Quatchi during the 2010 Olympics it kind of gives the impression that Vancouver is a mascot kind town. The two finalists, who will rely on a public vote in order to […]