In the Mood for Love for Chinatown: Qixi Festival

In the Mood for Love for Chinatown: Qixi Festival

*Organized and submitted by Melody Ma*

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Celebrate Qixi Festival (aka “Chinese Valentine’s Day”), and protest Beedie’s gentrifier condo development at 105 Keefer and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society’s support for them by showing your love for Chinatown!

When: Saturday, August 19 from 1:30 to 4pm
Where: Chinatown Memorial Plaza next to 105 Keefer
Cost: Free!

Here’s what’s happening at the Chinatown Memorial Plaza:

  • 1:30PM: Free Sun Yat-Sen Public Park Tour by ex Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden docent Kelly (English & Mandarin. Please meet at the Chinatown Memorial Plaza. Note that this is a tour of the public park and not the private garden.)
  • 3PM: Classical Chinese music instruments & love song music social
  • 3PM: Free community portrait session
  • Until 4PM: Love for Chinatown red ribbon tree-tying activity and various games

COVID Safety Information

For the health and safety of all our community members (especially seniors, disabled and immunocompromised folks), we highly encourage you to wear a face mask (preferably KN95, KF94 or N95).

Accessibility Information

Chairs: Bring your own chair and another for someone else. Seating is limited and will be prioritized for seniors.
Transit: Chinatown is accessible by transit via skytrain. The closest skytrain station is Stadium-Chinatown.
Parking: The Chinatown Plaza Mall has a parkade right next to the Memorial Plaza.
Water: Please bring your own water to keep hydrated.
Bathrooms: There are gendered bathrooms at the Chinatown Plaza mall across from the Chinatown Memorial Plaza.