Chinatown Storytelling Centre
The Chinatown Storytelling Centre is a purpose-built cultural space that celebrates stories of the Chinese Canadian experience told through the lens of Vancouver's Chinatown. The Storytelling Centre shares the important legacy and history of the Chinese Canadian experience and its larger contribution to city and nation-building. It brings together in one place, in the heart of Chinatown, the cultural and historical artefacts, photos and records which tell this story.
Through community collaboration, we strive to give voice to seniors through oral history and cultural leadership platforms, strengthening intergenerational ties. Through community engagement programs, we hope to encourage preservation of artefacts and sharing stories around the themes of immigration, civic action, inclusivity, social justice, diversity and our shared intercultural history.
Cross Cultural Walking Tours
We were honoured to be a part of the virtual 2020 Cross Cultural Walking Tours. Please watch our video above to hear stories from five people about their experiences in Chinatown, which range from the 1930s to today. These are intimate stories about growing up in Chinatown and the moments that are forgotten by official histories.
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