On Sundays May 16, 23 & 30, 2021, from 3-4 pm, join the Chinese Benevolent Association for a series of presentations celebrating Asian Heritage Month!
“I didn’t know that!” Chinatown Stories — with the Chinese Benevolent Association
Sunday, May 16th 2021 — Sunday, May 30th 2021
Unsung in the City of Champions: The History of Martial Arts and Lion Dance in Edmonton, Sun. May 16 @ 3 – 4 PM.
Goodwill Ambassadors: Edmonton China Dolls, Sun. May 23 @ 3 – 4 PM.
Knitting for a Good Cause: Chinese Women’s Club, Sun. May 30 @ 3 – 4 PM.
This FREE Zoom webinar series is presented by the Chinese Benevolent Association
and sponsored by Edmonton Heritage Council and Edmonton City As Museum Project (ECAMP). Partnering organizations are the Chinese Graduates Association of Alberta, & the Fort Saskatchewan Association (Asian cultural performance.)
Unsung in the City of Champions: The History of Martial Arts and Lion Dance in Edmonton,
Sun. May 16 @ 3 – 4 PM. Register via Eventbrite.
Edmonton was once touted with the moniker “City of Champions”, but that was about the city’s hockey and football teams that won Stanley Cups and Grey Cups. In Chinatown, and little known beyond the Chinese community, the Edmonton martial arts organizations have champions who competed worldwide and brought back numerous high honours. Want to hear their stories?
This online event is hosted by Bill Gee & Megan Tsang.
Back in the late 1960s the Edmonton China Dolls could be spotted at Chinese community events. These young women were there as goodwill ambassadors for Chinatown. Come learn their story in an online event hosted by Edmonton City as Museum Project Curator, Christina Hardie where she will interview two former China Dolls. Curious to find out more?
During World War II, the Chinese Women’s Club of the United Church of Canada in Edmonton knitted many clothing articles for the “Bundles for Britain” campaign. This war relief initiative was founded in 1940 by an American living in New York City, Nathalie Latham, in the aid of British servicemen and citizens. Who were these Chinese women?
This online event is hosted by Edmonton City as Museum Project Curator, Christina Hardie, with historical presentation by Lan Chan-Marples.