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ISF2017: A Cultural Walking Tour - Punjabi Markets & Chinatown

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SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

149 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

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Indian Summer Festival 2017

A Cultural Walking Tour: Punjabi Markets & Chinatown


Vancouver’s Chinatown and Punjabi Market sit in an urban twilight zone – the question is whether they are at a sunrise or a sunset. For a hundred and thirty-five years in the case of Chinatown, and half a century in the case of Punjabi Market, these two neighbourhoods have been more than just places where commerce happens. They have been the heart of their communities, nurturing businesses, human relationships, artists, food systems and cultural legacies. Today they stand on the brink of extinction. How do we imagine their future?


MARKET TOURS

Get a lived sense of these two important Vancouver neighbourhoods, with experts who will introduce you to their streets, shops, heritage buildings, stories and characters. A bus will ferry participants between the two markets and the ticket includes a lunch sourced from both markets. Tour participants are invited to stay on for the panel discussion that follows lunch. Tour guides are: Robert Sung and Kevin Huang (Chinatown), Paneet Singh and Milan Singh (Punjabi Market). Tickets are $25 and include lunch and transfers.


Join us immediately after lunch for A Tale of Two Markets, panel discussion steered by noted urban planner Andy Yan featuring Melissa Fong, Tyler Russell, Meera Bains, and Paneet Singh. Registration required


SCHEDULE

9:30am: Registration, chai/tea, and tour departure.* Lobby of SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

9:45am-1:00pm: Bus travel and walking market tours

1:00pm: Lunch at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

2:00pm: A Tale of Two Markets Panel Discussion - join us!


*Tours begin at 9:45am sharp. Anyone not registered and accounted for by 9:45am may not be able to join the tour.


For accessibility information about this tour, please visit our website or contact Laura at outreach@indiansummerfest.ca / 604 283 9172.


Thank you to our Community Partners for this event: the Hua Foundation and SACHA.


Indian Summer Festival is made possible thanks to the wonderful support of:

Simon Fraser University (Founding Partner)

Langara College (Major Partner)

Heritage Canada, Province of BC, City of Vancouver - Cultural Services (Government Partners)

CBC, Georgia Straight & Spice Radio (Premier Media Partners)



FAQs

Are there services fees on top of the ticket price?

For your convenience our listed ticket prices include GST, service fees, and payment processing fees.


What is the accessibility of this event?

This event is a scent-reduced space; please refrain from wearing scented products while attending Indian Summer Festival events.

Mobility Access: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is accessible by either the Hastings Street or Cordova Courtyard entrances. The Hastings Street entrance is at ground level, while the Cordova Courtyard entrance can be accessed by a ramp outside the Woodward's Westbank Atrium. The entrance to the ramp is across from JJ Bean Coffee, under the Stan Douglas Mural. Inside the building all venues are accessible by elevator. There are two areas for wheelchair accessible seating: at the bottom of the raked seating in the front row, and at the top of the raked seating in the front of the balcony. Both areas have excellent sightlines.

All washrooms are accessible for wheelchairs and scooters.

There is no designated wheelchair accessible parking, only street and parkade parking around the neighbourhood.

The walking tour of the two markets will involve a bus ride between neighbourhoods. We are still determining the accessibility of the bus - please contact Laura for more information at outreach@indiansummerfest.ca or at 604-283-9172


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This is an all-ages event. Everyone, including children of any age, requires a ticket.

What is the refund policy for this event?

Refunds are not available for any Indian Summer Festival events.


Will there be tickets available at the door?

While there may be some tickets available at the door, we recommend buying in advance as many events do sell out. The box office will open at 9:30am the day-of the event and be located at 149 W Hastings St. Tickets at the door will be $25 inclusive of all taxes and fees, available for purchase by cash or credit card while supplies last.


Will I be allowed in if I arrive late?

Tours begin at 9:45am sharp. Anyone not registered and accounted for by 9:45am may not be able to join the tour.

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149 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Canada

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