Upcoming Events

September 3, 2015

Not The Dao by Shayla Perreault

Art Exhibition
Not The Dao
by Shayla Perreault

Exhibition: Sept 3 – Sept 30
Special Opening: Sept 12, 2015 from 7-10pm
RSVP to Operations@vancouverchinesegarden.com

We are proud to present one of our own. Our multi-talented colleague, Shayla Perreault, operations manager by day and visual artist by night, shows her true colours in the upcoming “Not The Dao” exhibition. The title is inspired by the quote: “The Dao that can be explained is not the Dao.” While there are some Daoist ideas reflected in her paintings, Shayla says her oil on canvas abstract landscapes with the mysterious dots and clear delineation between ‘upper’ and ‘lower’ are inspired by concepts of contrast, transformation and gentle destruction to birth something new.

Teaming up with Ian Widgery, world renowned and Time Magazine profiled music producer and DJ, Shayla invites all to come to the Garden on September 12th from 7–10pm and participate in the “Day to Night” special event/opening.

Both artists will perform live: Shayla painting and Ian spinning. Come dressed expressing your creativity!




Start: September 3, 2015 10:00 am
End: September 30, 2015 6:00 pm

September 12, 2015


Special Opening for Not The Dao

Special live event on September 12, 7-10pm, full of music, live spinning and painting, sugar and expressive wardrobe! Come dressed to impress and bring your inner diva. This special opening of the Not The Dao exhibition, presented by Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden runs from September 3 to 30, 2015 welcomes all!

RSVP to operations@vancouverchinesegarden.com


Start: September 12, 2015 7:00 pm
End: September 12, 2015 10:00 pm

September 27, 2015

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Date: Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015
Time: 5 pm – 10 pm

Adult $10 | Family $20 (2 adults + 2 children) (tax included)
Garden Members FREE

The change of the season brings our big annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival!  This year, the Harvest Full Moon undergoes a special lunar eclipse throughout the night and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre will be helping us take in the eclipse atop our ting.  Join us with the entire family for a unique opportunity to revel among musicians, magicians, artists, performers, tea artists and astronomers. Learn about Chinese traditions, have moon cakes and celebrate this age old tradition with local storytellers including a book-reading by Loretta Seto!  As one of our biggest signature annual festivals, we welcome all to help us celebrate it in style.  Perfect for families, the young and the young at heart and lovers of culture, history, and the arts.

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at the glance!

Special Programming:

5:30-6:30pm – Storytelling by Mia Zhou & Friends (15 mins each)
6:45-7:00pm – Bagua Style circular Kung Fu demonstration
7:00-7:30pm – Rod Chow Magic Show
7:30-8:00pm – Storytelling with Gerardo Avila, Mia Zhou & Friends
7:45pm – Projection light show begins
8:00-8:30pm – Rod Chow Magic Show
8:00-8:30pm – Loretta Seto Mooncakes Storytelling
8:30-9:00pm – Garden/H.R. MacMillan Space Centre co-present: Eclipses & Moon Mythology talk with Q&A
9:00-9:30pm – Rod Chow Magic Show in China Maple Hall

All Night:

Mountaintop Tours and Telescope Moon-gazing (telescope and astronomer from H.R. MacMillan Space Centre)
Rod Chow Wandering Magic
Live music in Scholar’s Music Pavilion
Gongfu Cha Tea Ceremony
Drinks and Refreshments
Mooncake sampling & stories
Floating Lanterns & Moon Mementos Pop-up shop
Collaborative colouring Moon Mandala

Start: September 27, 2015 5:00 pm
End: September 27, 2015 10:00 pm

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