Tomorrow's Chinatown: Let's Talk Culture! #5

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EPISODE #5: EVOLVING TASTES – CHAR SIU TO BOBA Virtual lunch hour talks about Calgary Chinatown and its unique culture.

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Meet, Eat, Learn :)

Are you interested in learning and sharing stories about Calgary Chinatown?

Join us for a fun, informal, interactive and informative series of community conversations over your lunch hour. Each session will feature an identified big topic or an interesting aspect of Calgary Chinatown and its culture, like food, arts, youth, storytelling and more. We will leave lots of time to discuss, and share ideas and stories!

-- We switched to a Monday to allow restaurant operators to join --

Episode #5: Evolving Tastes - Char Siu to Boba

Food holds an important place in culture, and Chinatown is no exception! From your parent’s wedding with a hundred guests, to Sunday groceries after dim sum, and today’s bubble tea and snacks. Chinatown is a case in recent “food history”: a culture that has had to adapt its food culture through adversity, changing times – and evolving tastes. How do we ensure Chinatown holds space for both traditional or legacy restaurants, representing its past, while accommodating modern fusion eateries and take-outs as part of the future?

Our speakers will be announced soon!


This is for anyone with an interest in Calgary Chinatown, and who wants to discuss the experiences, culture and opportunities of this unique community.

Artists - Young Professionals - Entrepreneurs - Seniors - Students - Everyone who's curious and eager to learn!






We’ve partnered with the Chinatown BIA in support of local food businesses that are so important to the culture and experience of Chinatown. Order lunch takeout/delivery, eat together, and share updates on how your favourite places are doing during these difficult times.

Active in supporting merchants during the COVID-19 pandemic and towards reopening safely, the BIA’s #ChinatownWelcomesYou campaign puts the spotlight on the resilient entrepreneurs in the community. Order from their list of excellent food options:

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GoToMeeting is the platform we use. Registration is required. We will send you a session link one day before the event and will post this link on the online event page as well. If using a computer or laptop, you can connect within a web browser (Google Chrome recommended). If using a smartphone or tablet, we recommend you download the GoToMeeting App in advance.

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The session will be recorded for later viewing by the general public. You can watch and share past episodes here:

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About Tomorrow's Chinatown

Tomorrow’s Chinatown is a project by The City of Calgary to create the city's first Cultural Plan together with a new Local Area Plan in collaboration with the Chinatown community.​ This virtual lunch series is one of a range of activities to encourage Calgarians to think about the future of Chinatown and what this place means to them.

We need your opinion too! Participate in this survey:

Who We Are

The City of Calgary has contracted urban development group Dunefield to create the Chinatown Cultural Plan in collaboration with the community, the Chinatown Advisory Group and The City of Calgary’s Project Team.

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