Indian Summer Festival is produced by Indian Summer Arts Society, a not-for-profit charitable arts organization based in Vancouver, Canada. This year's festival theme is 'Tales of War and Peace.' The line-up includes an outstanding array of award-winning artists who have the courage to say what they think, to hold up a mirror to ugly truths, but also to transcend, offer hope and celebrate creation when the world looks dispiriting. For more information visit: www.indiansummerfest.ca
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
ISF 2017: A Cultural Walking Tour - Punjabi Market & Chinatown
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When: Sat, July 8, 2017. 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Where: Lobby, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
Additional Info: Presented by the Indian Summer festival. Simon Fraser University is a Founding Partner of the Indian Summer Festival.
Co-presenter: SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs
Community Partners: Hua Foundation and SACHA.
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?
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.
For schedule and more information about the tours, visit the Indian Summer website.