As a community hub for sharing culture, art, and the many fascinating stories connected to Vancouver’s Chinatown, the Chinatown Storytelling Centre offers a range of programs for the whole family to enjoy. We’ll be inviting community elders, authors, artists, and performers to share their stories and talents in an intimate setting.

Behind the Covers of Chinatown News – Then and Now

November 28, 2021 – 4:30pm

Meet some of the faces who graced the covers of Roy Mah’s Chinatown News Magazine over its 42 year history.

Over four decades, North America’s longest-running English news magazine for Chinese Canadians slipped through mail slots, boosting a sense of identity and presence. On the covers of those magazines, editor Roy Mah included a bevy of beauty queens, politicians, athletes, entertainers and business people. What was Roy’s ultimate vision? Meet some of the fascinating figures he featured and hear their stories post Chinatown News celebrity.

Tickets are $5 per guest.

Meet Paul Yee, Chinatown's Award-Winning Author

December 4, 2021 - 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Foo Hung Curios, located next to our welcome lobby.

Foo Hung Curios is pleased to welcome Paul Yee, who will be on hand to sign books and say hello to old and new friends.

Paul Yee is a Governor General's Award Winning author, archivist, and historian who was born in Spalding, SK but grew up in Vancouver's Chinatown.

He is the author of numerous children's books inspired by his family and community and his 1988 book Saltwater City has become an important contribution to the history of the Chinese Canadian experience. Saltwater City is currently out of print but a number of editions will be available for sale thanks to a generous donation by Marlene Enns made in memory of writer/artist/activist Jim Wong-Chu. Jim loved Chinatown and believed that by sharing stories and food, people can learn to respect and accept each other.

No tickets are required.

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