Chinatown Stories Volume 5: The Bridges Between Us Launch Party

Chinatown Stories Volume 5: The Bridges Between Us Launch Party

Bridges are markers of the gaps dividing us, yet enable us to connect anyway. They can be built, they can be burnt, and they are critical crossing points in our journeys. What shape do the bridges between us take? Where will these bridges lead us next?

Join us on SATURDAY, DEC 9, 2023 from 2-4pm PST to celebrate the launch of Chinatown Stories Volume 5: The Bridges Between Us!

This free launch party will be your first chance to look at Chinatown Stories Volume 5, featuring some of the key contributors to the volume who will share their responses to the theme, “The Bridges Between Us”. More details on programming to come! 

When: Saturday, December 9 from 2 to 4pm (programming will start at 2:15pm)
Where: Massy Arts Society 23 East Pender Street
Cost: Free (RSVP via Eventbrite)

Copies of Chinatown Stories Volume 5: The Bridges Between Us will be available for purchase with a launch event offer! Limited snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

The launch party is an all-ages inclusive event taking place at 📍Massy Arts Society (23 East Pender Street) on 🗓️ Saturday, December 9th from 2-4pm. All are welcome! ASL and Cantonese interpretation will be provided. Further accessibility information is outlined below.

Thank you to the City of Vancouver and Massy Arts Society for their gracious support of this project.

Accessibility Info

Language Accessibility:

ASL and Cantonese interpretation will be available for this event.


Chinatown is accessible by transit via skytrain. The closest skytrain station is Stadium-Chinatown, which is an eight minute walk from Massy Arts Society.


We will provide limited seating.


There is a gender-neutral bathroom on-site.

Covid-19 & Communicable Diseases:

Masks keep our community safe and are mandatory at this event. We will have masks onsite and will be offering 3-ply surgical masks at the door. We ask if you are showing symptoms, that you stay home–thank you kindly. 


Chinatown Today acknowledges that this event will take place on the unceded, ancestral, occupied territories of the xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil- Waututh) First Nations. Unceded means this land was never given up or surrendered. As uninvited guests and settlers working, creating, and playing in the neighbourhood and community that we call Chinatown, we recognize that we are part of the ongoing dispossession of Indigenous peoples, lands, and resources. We recognize that the act of sharing stories around Chinatown is only meaningful if we consistently do the work of exploring what this means. We hope that as we reflect on Chinatown’s past, present, and future, we can also continue conversations needed to understand the stories of the spaces we occupy.