Chinatown Stories

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Description: Ms. Joe talks about being discouraged from carrying her children on her back in Canada, and her willingness to adapt to her new environment. Interview conducted in Cantonese. Video slideshow includes English subtitles.
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Description: Wail Wong reminisces about restaurants that he frequented as a child.
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Description: Olivia Cheung speaks about spending time at Bino's with friends and acquaintances.
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Description: Albert Tsang talks about the time when Chinatown used to be the only place you could shop for Chinese goods. Tsang explains why he thinks Chinese businesses are outside of Chinatown now and addresses complaints about outside cultures starting businesses in Chinatown. Interview conducted in Cantonese. Video slideshow includes English subtitles.
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Description: Ms. Chan discusses buildings that are changing in Chinatown and the increase of high-rises. She believes that the essence of Chinatown is gone and mentions her difficulty when communicating with westerners. Interview conducted in Cantonese. Video slideshow includes English subtitles.
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Description: Olivia discusses the stagnating aspects of Chinatown and possible solutions.
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Description: Marion Man discusses the reasons behind the decline of Chinese stores and businesses.
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Description: Gregory Helem speaks about his childhood memories.
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Description: Wail Wong talks about seeing buildings go up and the places he frequented at as a child. Wong discusses the long standing businesses and buildings; describes the businesses he grew up around and other fond memories.
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Description: Ms. Joe discusses some major changes that Chinatown has undergone. Interview conducted in Cantonese. Video slideshow includes English subtitles.
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Description: Lum talks about the freeway debates to demolish Chinatown in 1968-1970 and petitions from the Strathcona Property Owners and Tenants Association (SPOTA).
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Description: Wail Wong talks about some of the positive changes that Chinatown has recently undergone.
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Description: Marion Man talks about the Freemasons building and the legacy of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen.
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Description: Albert Tsang outlines the importance of the building that Dr. Sun Yat-Sen stayed in and its history. Interview conducted in Cantonese. Video slideshow includes English subtitles.
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Description: Marion Man talks about her fond memories of working at the Chinese Library.
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Description: Marion Man talks about churches in Chinatown, including one that is over 100 years old and is still existing at Gore and Pender Streets. Marion continues by talking more about the church that is now called the Strathcona Church and also about the St. Francis Xavier School in Strathcona.
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