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Cedar and Bamboo – A Lunar New Year Special at VPL (Feb 8)

 
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Free event
Saturday 8 February
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level
Central Library
350 West Georgia Street

http://www.vpl.ca/calendar/index.php/calendar/progid/42778

This Year of the Horse special event highlights culture sharing between the Chinese and the Aboriginal people. Join Vancouver Public Library for:

  • Documentary film screenings:

– Cedar and Bamboo a film that explores the rich cross-cultural relations between Chinese and Aboriginal people in BC, directed by Diana Leung and Kamala Todd.

– Gold Mountain River: Exploring History on the Fraser an expedition film sponsored by the Chinese Canadian Historical Society, by Henry Yu and Alejandro Yoshizawa.

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Panel discussion by the directors following the films.

  • Book launch:

The new children’s book Let’s Take a Walk! by Larry Grant and Sarah Ling, who will give an multilingual author reading of this charming book with audio CD includes the Musqueam language, Cantonese, Mandarin and English recordings.

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  • Displays of Chinese history in British Columbia.
  • A cheerful, traditional Chinese Dragon Dancing.

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