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From Exclusion to Inclusion: The Journey of Chinese in Canada

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

Join us and take a journey to learn and celebrate the rich history and cultural journey of the Chinese community in Canada. This event is dedicated to showcasing the profound intertwinement of the past and present, exploring how the Chinese heritage has left an indelible mark on Canadian society. It will also delve into how political exclusion turned into inclusion for the Chinese.


The exhibit will run from September 29 to October 8 and will feature enlightening seminars on topics such as Chinese festivals, food, Chinese sports and health and wellness, demonstrating their evolution and influence in Western culture.





Event Infomation

Organizer: Chinatown Business Improvement Area

Exhibit Contributors:

YRDSB Museum & Archives and Markham Museum

Tribute to Early Chinese Immigrants

Canada Foundation

Glenbow Western Research Centre

Sien Lok Society of Calgary

Sponsoring/Supporting Organizations

The City of Calgary

Chinatown Development Foundation

Calgary Chinatown Community Association

Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (Western Chapter)

Hockey 4 Youth

Dragon Boat Society

Diversecities


From Exclusion to Inclusion – Photo Exhibit


Seminar Schedule:

**Limited Seating

​SEMINAR

TIME

September 30, Saturday Journey and Contributions of Chinese in Canada by Professor Lloyd Sciban

​Offered at two times

  • 10 am to 11 am

  • 1 pm to 2 pm

September 30, Saturday

What is Canadian Chinese Food – from chop suey, egg roll to ginger beef by Professor Josephine Smart

3pm - 4pm

October 1, Sunday

Acupuncture & Chinese Traditional Medicine with Demonstration by Dr. Dennis Lee - Alberta College of Acupuncture & Chinese Traditional Medicine



2pm - 3pm

October 1, Sunday

Chinese Festivals in Canada Today by Danny Ng, Co-Chair Dragon Boat Society

3:30pm - 4:30pm

October 2, Monday

Lunch Time short film - The Unwanted Soldier


​12pm - 1pm

October 3, Tuesday

Lunch Time short film - The Unwanted Soldier


​12pm - 1pm

October 4, Wednesday

Lunch Time Seminar - Sun Tze's The Art of War - Wisdom in Life Strategies and Business


​12pm - 1pm

​October 5, Thursday

The Chinese Exclusion Act: A Legal Perspective - Presented by FACL Western Region - Peter Wong -Refreshments included -


​4pm - 7pm

​October 6, Friday

Lunch Time Seminar - Sun Tze's The Art of War - Wisdom in Life Strategies and Business – Steve Armstrong


​12pm - 1pm

​October 7, Saturday

Larry Kwong - Chinese Legacy in Hockey - Documentary film and Artifacts Display (IN CHINESE) Hosted by Brian Wong with speakers from Larry Kwong's family

​10.30am - 1pm

October 7, Saturday

Larry Kwong - Chinese Legacy in Hockey - Documentary film and Artifacts Display (IN ENGLISH) Hosted by Brian Wong with speakers from Larry Kwong's family

​1pm - 2.30pm

October 7, Saturday

Untold Stories of Early Chinese Settlers in Canada - Tony Wong, President of Chinese Cultural Centre

​3pm - 4.30pm

October 8 , Sunday

Tongs - History & Roles they played

​4.30pm - 6pm

October 8, Sunday

Dinner Banquet - Tongs Dinner

Enjoy a 10-Course Dinner

Tickets are $50 per person



Journey and Contributions

Join us for a one-hour seminar that delves into the remarkable journey and enduring contributions of the Chinese community in Canada. This engaging and informative session will explore the rich history, challenges, and triumphs of Chinese immigrants and their descendants in Canada. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a member of the Chinese community, or simply curious about the multifaceted contributions of Chinese Canadians, this seminar promises to be an enlightening and thought-provoking exploration of their enduring impact on Canada's social, cultural, and economic landscape. Join us as we celebrate the resilience and accomplishments of Chinese Canadians and their integral role in shaping the nation's diverse identity.


Acupuncture

Join us for an enlightening one-hour seminar and demonstration on the ancient healing arts of Acupuncture and Chinese Traditional Medicine. Discover the rich history, principles, and practical applications of these time-tested therapies in promoting holistic well-being. Whether you're new to the world of Acupuncture and Chinese Traditional Medicine or seeking to deepen your understanding, this seminar and live demonstration will provide you with valuable knowledge and practical insights into these ancient healing practices. Join us and embark on a journey towards greater health and vitality through the wisdom of Chinese Traditional Medicine.


Festivals

Embark on a cultural journey in this one-hour seminar as we delve into the vibrant tapestry of Chinese festivals celebrated in Canada today, with a special focus on the Dragon Boat Festival. Discover how these traditions have found a new home and continue to thrive in Canadian society. Whether you're a newcomer interested in learning about Chinese traditions in Canada or a long-time resident looking to deepen your cultural knowledge, this seminar offers a captivating glimpse into the fusion of tradition and innovation that characterizes Chinese festivals in Canada today. Join us for an hour of discovery and celebration of cultural diversity through the lens of the Dragon Boat Festival and beyond.


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