Hip, hapa and Happening…. July 24 to 31

Hip, hapa and Happening…. July 24 to 31

I am back from a weekend in Victoria celebrating Chinese-Canadian and Scottish-Canadian activities such as the Victoria dragon boat races, visiting Craigdarroch castle, a Chinese banquet in Chinatown with a Portland dragon boat team, and kilt wearing in the Irish Time Pub.

see my pictures on flickr
http://flickr.com/photos/53803790@N00/sets/72157601627492033/

But for Vancouver this weekend…
check out:

Enchanted Evening series
Sunny and FriendsAn ecclectic blend of India's finest sounds
Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens
doors open 7 pm
concert starts 7:30pm

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These events almost always sell out.  Get there early.  Sunny has performed at Gung Haggis Fat Choy events with Joe McDonald's musical group Brave Waves.  I have also crossed paths with him many times for the group Vishwa, which he formed with his sister and celtic violinist Max Ngan.

ANNIVERSARIES '07 FILM FESTIVAL


FRIDAY NIGHT (AUG 24TH) 
AT KEEFER AND COLUMBIA. 
VIDEO PROJECTIONS STARTING AT 8:30 PM
on the Sun Yat Sen Park wall.  

CURATED BY KAMALA TODD, THIS PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF 1947 AND LOOKS AT ISSUES OF CITIZENSHIP IN CANADA. 

1947
Citizenship Ltd.
A
lot of gains were made in 1947, including voting rights for Canadians
of Chinese and Indian descent, and the eradication of many race-based
legislations and social exclusions. Hard fought victories worth
celebrating for sure. But do voting rights mean equality? This program
explores the complexities of citizenship and belonging—from Aboriginal
people’s struggles with colonial policies, to Japanese-Canadians
experiences of internment, to Chinese-Canadian veterans fighting for
recognition.

THE PROGRAM:
1.  Michael Fukushima, Minoru: Memory of Exile, 1992, 15:00 
2.  Stephen Foster, X-Patriotism, 2001, 6:00. 
3.  Jari Osborne, 1999, Unwanted Soldiers, 48:48. 
4.  Cherie Valentina Stocken, A Fine Line, 2005, 4:43. 
5.  Rick Shiomi/Powell Street Revue, Images of the First Hundred Years, 1980, 11:00 


VANCOUVER KILTS NIGHT
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Date:
Friday, August 24, 2007
Time:
7:00pm – 11:55pm
Location:
Wolf and Hound Irish Bar
Street:
3617 West Broadway

For the first time we are going to Kitsilano.  Somehow we always get a group of Asian-Canadians wearing kilts and speaking in the best (or worst) Scottish brogues… and then there are the “hangers-on” a bunch of Scottish-Canadians trying to pick up the Asians because they think our kilts are sexy.

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