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Building Calgary Communities SPEAKER SERIES

Chinook Country Historical Society (CCHS) and the Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners (CALL) are launching a new series of presentations that will highlight the contribution of the many ethnic groups that comprise our city today. Entitled “Building Calgary Communities”, the series will explore the pioneers that came to Calgary to build a new life while enriching our city with the culture of their homeland.

Our objective is to highlight the individuals from these communities that brought their pioneering spirit along with their traditions and beliefs. Why did they come here? What have they contributed to our community? How did they make it easier for others to follow in their footsteps? What imprint has this community left on our city and province?

Events will generally be held on the first Friday of each month, with the exception of January, July and August.

When:first Friday of the month
Time:1:00 - 3:00 PM
Date:October 5
Where:cSpace, 1721-29 Ave. SW
Facilitator:Pat Hogan
Free for members, $5 charge at door for non-members. No registration required.

Friday, November 2

Secrets of Calgary's Chinatown

How did Calgary’s Chinatown get here? It took years of hard work, collaboration and perseverance. Come listen to how the Chinese community faced many different roadblocks, overcame barriers and developed what is known as Calgary’s third Chinatown. Learn how many groups in Chinatown are working hard to ensure it’s legacy is preserved for years to come.

We are members of the I love YYC Chinatown Youth Group. Our mission is to bring youth together through their love of YYC Chinatown. We strive to show our love through community service, mentorship, and encouragement of each other. We are a network of compassionate leaders achieving positive change, all while celebrating Asian culture. Having grown up in Chinatown and from different Chinese ethnic backgrounds, we each have our own unique spin of Chinese in Calgary. Join us as we share our intimate stories of history of how our forefathers got here, current work in Chinatown, and where we plan to go.


Ansel Wong


Patrick Teoh


Alice Lam

Past Presentations

*To participate in most programs, you must be a member.  Exceptions are listed as Open to the Public

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