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Hidden Gems of Chinatown  唐人街鮮為人知的珍貴事物

We need your help to identify the unique places, experiences, and values that make Chinatown special, even the hidden gems that are not visible or well known. 

Join us at our launch event or drop by to talk to us during our community office hours.

Your input will help contribute towards the long-term plan for Chinatown. You can also join the community working groups that will be formed, and help us build up these valuable hidden gems.

Launch event​: Saturday, June 1, 2pm to 5pm
Chinese Cultural Centre courtyard, 50 East Pender

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Community office hours: Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 11am to 4pm
Tuesday: 2pm to 7pm
Chinatown House, 188 East Pender

Tell us about your hidden gem


Get involved in Chinatown's transformation

We need everybody’s help to keep Chinatown vibrant and authentic into the future.

Tell us how you want to be involved


唐人街有甚麼鮮為人知的珍貴事物﹖

我們希望知道更多有關那些令唐人街成為一個獨特社區的地點﹑經歷及價值﹐包括那些鮮為人知及較少人留意到的珍貴事物。我們邀請你出席開放日或到訪社區辦公室。

你的參與將會幫助我們在為唐人街制定一個長遠計劃上打好基礎。同時﹐我們亦希望你能加入即將成立的社區工作小組﹐共同參與打造更多這些較少人知道的珍貴事物。

開放日: 6月1日(星期六) 下午2時至5時

中華文化中心庭院(50號片打東街)

更多參與機會:6月3日(星期一)至6月7日(星期五)

週一,週三,週四和周五上午11點至下午4點

週二下午2點到7點

華合院(188號片打東街)

請告訴我們你認為那些是較少人知道的珍貴事物


積極參與!

我們需要公眾人士的協助﹐才能讓唐人街的繁榮興旺和原來風貌得以延續到未來。

積極參與!

Working together for a vibrant Chinatown

Chinatown has served as a symbol of how Chinese-Canadians overcame hardships and discrimination, and in the process, helped make Canada a more just society. Today, it's an important part of Vancouver’s cultural identity.

同心協力共建興旺唐人街

唐人街自從成立以來﹐一直是華裔加拿大人在克服困境和對抗歧視的過程中協助加國成為一個更公平社會的標記。時至今日﹐唐人街在溫哥華市的文化身份方面已佔了一個舉足輕重的位置。

Chinatown Transformation Team

The Chinatown Transformation Team (CTT) is a dedicated staff team formed in September 2018 to work with the community and key partners on Chinatown-related work.

The CTT, community, and partners will co-create a plan and implement actions that focus on living heritage and culture for a vibrant Chinatown. Key areas of interest include:

  • Tangible living heritage and culture
  • Intangible living heritage and culture
  • Business and economic development
  • Intergenerational relationships and community capacity building
  • Relationships with communities around Chinatown 

This plan will propose priority projects, actions, partners, and resources to create a new Cultural Heritage Assets Management Plan for Chinatown.

The plan is a key component of the overall process towards a possible UNESCO World Heritage Site application for Chinatown, as adopted by Council on November 1, 2017.

唐人街經濟文化發展專案小組 

唐人街經濟文化發展專案小組(CTT)是在2018年9月時成立﹐這是專責與社區及其他主要夥伴機構合作處理與唐人街相關工作的一個市府職員團隊。

專案小組將會與社區及其他夥伴合作﹐制定一個聚焦於唐人街生活遺產和文化的計劃以及相關行動。這計劃將專注於以下議題﹕

  • 物質生活遺產及文化
  • 非物質生活遺產及文化
  • 商業及經濟發展
  • 跨世代關係及增強社區組織及發展能力
  • 與唐人街周邊的社區建立關係

這計劃將會就優先處理的項目﹑行動﹑夥伴及資源提出建議﹐作為制定「文化遺產及資產管理計劃」的基礎。市議會在2017年11月1日接納了申請將唐人街列為聯合國教科文組織世界文化遺產的建議﹐而這個管理計劃是申遺程序的一個關鍵部份。

What is living heritage?

Living heritage includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed to our descendants. It can include language, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, and specific knowledge, practices, and skills. 

甚麼是「生活遺產」﹖

生活遺產又稱為非物質文化遺產或生活文化﹐所指的是超越紀念碑及人工創造產品等物質遺產。包括了由祖先遺留給後世的傳統習俗或是生活上的表達。生活遺產亦包括了口述的傳統(語言)﹐表演藝術﹑社會慣例﹑
儀式﹑節日慶典及獨特的知識﹑
慣例及技巧等。

Recent updates

November 15, 2018 - The Chinatown Transformation Team hosted a Community Ideas Workshop that 60 community members attended.

The workshop focused on how the community would like to work together moving forward, with ideas around:

  • What are elements of a successful process?
  • What format would be effective?
  • Who should be involved?
  • What resources are needed?

Initial take-aways from the workshop are below. A more detailed summary of the workshop discussion and further opportunities to engage on the process will be available in 2019.

October 27, 2018 - The Chinatown Transformation Team held a meet-and-greet with the community at our new site office at Chinatown House, 188 East Pender Street.

We heard from over 170 people about their thoughts on the future of Chinatown and how they want to be involved.

最新發展

唐人街經濟文化發展專案小組在11月15日舉行了一個社區意見工作坊﹐出席的六十多位人士就社區如何可以合作參與唐人街未來的規劃工作出討論﹐其中包括下列議題﹕

  • 個成功的程序應該包含那些元素﹖
  • 甚麼形式最有效﹖
  • 那些人應該參與其中﹖
  • 需要甚麼資源﹖

以下是在工作坊上得出的初步結論﹐更詳細討論資料摘要將會在明年公佈。

唐人街經濟文化發展專案小組亦於今年10月27日在片打東街188號的華合院舉辦了首次交誼會﹐我們聆聽到170多位出席人士就唐人街的未來發展及他們希望怎樣參與的意見。以下是會上所展示的資訊板.

Learn more 更多資訊

In depth

Learn more about this project and the work leading up to it.

Chinatown legacy business study

We are studying the importance of legacy businesses to Vancouver citizens.

Historical discrimination

We're working with the community to recommend steps for reconciliation with Chinese people.

歷史性歧視溫哥華華人檢討

這項程序提供了一個重要的契機,讓公眾人士了解到本市歷史上鮮為人知的一頁。

Chinatown Historic Area Planning Committee

Works to preserve and protect the heritage and character of the Chinatown area of Vancouver.

Chinatown BIA

Find more information on Vancouver's Chinatown Business Improvement Area.

Get involved

Send us your ideas on how to support and grow Chinatown's living culture and heritage by emailing chinatown@vancouver.ca

In Person

Drop by Chinatown House (188 East Pender Street) during office hours to chat with the Chinatown Transformation Team.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am to 4pm
Tuesday: 1pm to 4pm

If these hours are not convenient for you, please email us at chinatown@vancouver.ca to make an appointment or pick up a business card at Chinatown House to give us a call.

Mail:

Chinatown Transformation Team 
Suite 100, 525 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K9

積極參與

請以電郵(chinatown@vancouver.ca)提交你對如何支持及增強唐人街生活文化及
遺產的意見。

歡迎光臨
請於以下時間到訪唐人街經濟文化發展專案小組華合院辦公室:
星期一﹑三﹑四﹑五: 上午十時至下午四時
星期二:                   下午一時至下午四時
如果上述時間對你與CTT 成員會面不方便的話﹐請發電郵至﹕chinatown@vancouver.ca  與我們另約會面時間﹐或取一張名片致電與我們聯絡。

華合院(Chinatown House)地址﹕片打東街188號

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