- 7:30 PM
Guest Speaker: John Atkin and City Planning staff involved in Chinatown
Chinatown’s historic clan and associations buildings are a unique heritage resource in the city of Vancouver. As Chinatown evolves these structures provide the continuous thread of history in the community.
Built in an era when mutual support was a necessary and needed part of life for the city’s Chinese immigrants, the buildings reflected the architecture of southern China. Balconies recall both the ancestor hall of the clan areas and the residential buildings of Guangdong province.
For this presentation join civic historian John Atkin and city staff for a look at the history and what the future holds for these important cultural spaces.