Use it or lose it.
Wandering Around Chinatown
I really like Chinatown. Helen and
have our favorite haunts for breakfast or buying groceries.
We had an afternoon free so we decided to go for a walk around the
neighborhood before we picked up steamed buns.
Wandering around, we were a little sad for
the neighborhood. The city really is marching towards
chinatown and I'm not sure how much longer the land can stay as it
is. To make matters worse, many of the workers in Chinatown
are older than average for retail and I suspect their core clients
are going the same way. Eventually the demographics will
erode the neighborhood.
We were reminded that if you want to keep a neighborhood, you need
to patronize it.
Chinatown Night Market
Example number one of use it or lose
it. I don't know which had a night market first, Richmond or
Chinatown. Due to a contract dispute, Richmond got two night
markets. Surrey added a night market. The night market
in Chinatown is now gone. I remember some spectacular sunset
evening in at the Chinatown night market - it brought people to
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden
The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden is one of my
favorite places in Vancouver. Helen and I got married there
on sunny June weekend and it was a great location for the
reception after. Depending on the crazy, we try to attend
for Chinese new years and lantern festival events.
New Years Parades
The Chinese New Years
parade in chinatown is probably the largest event of the year -
certainly the largest crowds I have ever seen in a chinatown.
The Parade has a mix of attractions - politions, beautiy contest
winners and corporate floats as well as the more traditionaly lion
dancing, dragon chasing perl and community clubs.
The kids really liked the dancing lions
and the dragons. Getting parking and a nice place to sit is
always a challenge (the crowds don't always behave well), but it's
certainly worth trying to see the show.
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