Multi Voices, One Heart’s Annual Trans-Pacific Concert (May 22nd and 23rd).

Multi Voices, One Heart returns with a bigger cast! The Pacific Canada Heritage Centre is delighted to be a co-presenter of Multi Voices, One Heart’s annual trans-pacific concert. Included as part of explorASIAN Festival, the event will also be livestreamed May 22nd & 23rd (HK time).  Learn more on their website: https://pchc-mom.ca/2021/05/12/mvoh-2021-returns-with-a-bigger-cast/

Consultations: Chinatown Centre Street South Public Realm Improvements

From February 16 – 28, 2021, there will be an additional engagement opportunity to provide feedback on public realm improvements for Centre Street South from the Riverfront Avenue to 4 Avenue South. This work is being done in coordination with the North Central BRT Study to ensure plans are integrated. More information will be available soon at engage.calgary.ca/greenline. Links to registration and online feedback for all engagement opportunities will be posted on engage.calgary.ca/greenline as they Read more…

Survey: “The Guide & Protector”

Pink Flamingo與SPECTACLE和The New Gallery一起,希望您對卡爾加里中國文化中心(在1 St SW和2 Ave SW的拐角處)對面的公共空間進行設計。 這個空間是藝術家Jae Sterling在唐人街新版《指南與保護者》壁畫的所在地。 該空間以前是卡爾加里原住民友誼中心的所在地,是卡爾加里BIPOC社區的交匯點。 以下問題將為您提供機會,設想一下不久的將來空間會變成什麼樣。 調查-“指南和保護者”- 調查 Pink Flamingo together with SPECTACLE and The New Gallery would like your input in the design of the public space across from the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre (at the corner of 1 St SW and 2 Ave SW). The space is home to the new mural in Chinatown The Guide & Protector by artist Jae Sterling. Previously the home of the Read more…

Update: Two New Chinatown Murals on Utility Boxes

Joining the murals throughout Chinatown are two new painted utility boxes. Transformed with a depiction of a tiger, these two new pieces highlight the vibrant nature of our community and adds just one more colourful piece to the downtown cityscape. Completed in partnership with project organizer Fung Ling, the two new designs can be viewed on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Centre Street, just across from the Muse Coffee shop and local hotspot the Read more…

#InTheNews: “Calgary BLM Mural: The Guide & Protector is impressive”

Local blogger and free-lance journalist Richard White wrote a post about the latest mural added to Chinatown’s cityscape. Touring Chinatown recently with a few of its community leaders, I was surprised to find how welcoming they were of the mural.  They message that Chinatown was not just for Calgary’s Chinese community, but for all Calgarians, of all colours and persuasions was made loud and clear. When we wandered by the mural, they said it reminded them Read more…

Update: “The Guide and Protector.”

Stay tuned to our website as we showcase the incredible work being done on the side of our building. The mural’s creator, Jae Sterling, has been painting this artwork for the last week. Named the “The Guide and Protector,” the piece is a homage to John Ware, a legendary Black cowboy in Alberta. He was one of the first ranchers in Alberta, arriving in 1882 and ranching in the province until passing away in 1905. Read more…

EDITORIAL: Inclusivity.

Positivity, harmony vs the forces that push us apart. Contrast this news coverage (below) with what happened recently in Calgary’s Chinatown. THINK: community representations, prejudice, art vandalism, western cowboys legacy, immigrants ranchers and farmer settlers. Street Art: engagement, excitement, invigoration vs status quo. How we perceive things is a product of our own and the media images. Let our community appear harmonious in the face of much adversity everywhere else. Those who lead the media Read more…

Update: Fred and Jack Visits the Mural

After a long afternoon working with Chinatown community leaders, Fred Lau, (L) Director and Jack Yee, (R) CEO of the Calgary Chinatown Development Foundation pause to be photographed. They are standing in front of the nearly completed Jae Sterling mural done as an art commission for a backdrop to a viewing and recreation space created on the vacant lot adjacent to Bowside Manor.

What is Chinatown to you?

The City of Calgary has been asking the residents & the Chinatown community members in general to define … what is Chinatown to you? They engaged Calgarians asking people to start by sharing everyone’s first memory of Chinatown – a first memory: whether a child, an adult, a long time resident, a senior, a visitor, a merchant or a worker. Add your voice here. In that discussion of Chinatown in our house, my wife suddenly Read more…