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Dinner - A Chinatown Walk into the Past ($25)

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106 3 Avenue Southeast

Calgary, AB T2G 0B6

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**EVENTBRITE RSVP ONLY NEEDED FOR THE DINNER AT SILVER DRAGON. RSVP WILL BE REQUIRED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF DINNER*

$25 will be paid to Silver Dragon on the day of.

I Love YYC Chinatown presents - Chinatown Walks with a Literary Component

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
#walkyycchinatown
history – secret murals – poetry - art & sculptures – food

4pm – Self-guided tour of Cultural Centre Museum featuring “Our Chosen Land” ($5)
5pm – Chinatown walking tour with Dale Lee Kwong and Weyman Chan ($5)
7:30pm – Optional 10-course Chinese dinner at Silver Dragon Restaurant ($25 tax & tip included)

About This Walk:
4pm (optional) – come at least 45 minutes before the walk to explore the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum. “Our Chosen Land” documents the history of Calgary’s Chinatown, including letters and petitions of complaint to council about the early Chinese community. The Museum also features an overview of Chinese history around the world, and terra cotta soldiers from Xi’an are on display! ($5 admission fee)

5pm - Dale Lee Kwong and Weyman Chan will guide participants to highlights of Chinatown while sharing poetry related to their personal history, and Chinese-Canadian themes. Expect food samples, introduction to mystery foods & ancient cooking techniques, historical sculptures, Chinese-themed murals, congo line through a Chinese grocery store and more! ($5 fee)


7:30pm (optional) – stay for a traditional 10-course Chinese dinner at Silver Dragon Restaurant with leaders of the walk ($25 tax and tip included). Accessible by stairs only.

About the Walk Team:
Dale Lee Kwong is a poet, essayist, and playwright. She is native Calgarian and third-generation Chinese-Canadian. Her work explores Chinese-Canadian history, diversity & inclusion, adoption, and LGBTQ issues.

Weyman Chan was born in Calgary to immigrant parents from China. He has published poems and short stories in a wide variety of literary journals and anthologies. His six books of poetry includes Before a Blue Sky Moon, Noise From the Laundry, and “Human Tissue – a primer for Not Knowing”.

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Busy sidewalks, uneven steps, and curbs
Resident dog on tour, no other dogs allowed
Due to historical content, recommended for teens and up

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