Hip, Hapa and Happening…. Nov 10th +

Hip, Hapa and Happening…. Nov 10th +

Lots of Happening stuff this weekend.

Origami Masters Exhibition + PCOC 2007 Vancouver
Pendulum Gallery – until Nov 17th
Conference Nov 9-11th

I'm heading down to the Pacific Origami conference at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver to see the special exhibits, take some pictures and maybe interview some of the Origami Masters like Robert Lang, Eric Joisel and Vancouverite Joseph Wu.  There is also a special ORIGAMI MASTERS display at the Pendulum Gallery, at the HSBC Building across from the Vancouver Art Gallery on Georgia St.

War and Remembrance
Authors Ruth Ozeki and Shaena Lambert
Joy Kogawa House
1450 West 64th Ave.
November 10th  3-5pm

SOLD OUT!  This special reading event features Ozeki and Lambert both reading their newest works, and both deal with the Hiroshima bombing of WW2.  Special appearance by Joy Kogawa.  This is the latest event to help build awareness and funds for the restoration of historic Joy Kogawa House, saved from demolition last year by The Land Conservancy of BC and the Joy Kogawa House Committee

Remembrance Day
Cenotaph Ceremonies
November 11th
Victory Square 10:30 am preludes at 10:00
Chinatown Monument 12:30pm

I usually head down to Victory Square to see my grand-uncle Daniel Lee, marching with the Chinese-Canadian veterans.  For the past years, Uncle Dan has been one of the organizers of the Victory Square Cenotaph ceremony.  The Chinese-Canadian veterans also helped to build the Chinese pioneer monument at Keefer Triangle in Chinatown.  A ceremony takes place there at 12:30pm

Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat practice
Dragon Zone, Creekside Park at False Creek – south of Science World
Nov 11th, 2pm

Yes… the Gung Haggis dragon boat team is still paddling!  Last weekend I took the paddling clinic from the world champion False Creek Racing Canoe Club, and learned some of the paddling technique secrets that they used to win their medals in Sydney, Australia for the IDBF World Championships.  We are now passing some of these techniques on to our paddlers.  We meet at 2pm, do our warm-up with dryland training instruction, then head out on the water for 90 minutes from 2:30 to 4pm.

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