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Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, March 31 · 11am – 2pm PDT

Can you imagine, wandering through a Chinese Garden, searching high and low for those Easter eggs?

Come celebrate Easter with us – enjoy a magic show, popcorn, arts and crafts, plus an Easter goody bag when you trade in your eggs!

All included with your family admission.

*Egg hunt for ages 12 years and under.

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“Mode” and Meaning in Southern Vietnamese Traditional Music

Saturday, April 13th, 2024 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Students of Vietnamese traditional music spend years grappling with the concepts of điệu and điệu thức, which scholars translate as “mode” and “systèmes modaux.” These translations are, however, inaccurate. Điệu refers to how pitches, hierarchical pitch relationships, ornamentation, and subtle tuning adjustments uniquely align in a specific piece of music. These characteristics offer a “model” of creative practice, which is a term used in Vietnamese literature to describe điệu. In this presentation, I investigate this literature on điệu and draw on many years of performing đờn ca tài tử, a genre of southern Vietnamese traditional music known as “music for diversion” or the “music of talented amateurs.” I encourage reflection on the ways scholars translate terminology and replicate false understandings through these translations. I instead make the case for circulating điệu without translation and offer ways to describe the concept as incredibly dynamic for Vietnamese and Vietnamese diasporic music practice.

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Gate Admissions

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a registered museum and one of Vancouver’s top tourist attractions. It is a unique venue for cultural programming and events, including guided tours, concerts, festivals, exhibitions, receptions, and educational programs. This Ming Dynasty-style garden-home is the first among its kind to have been built outside of China, and continues to be unique among the world as the result of the joint collaborative effort of community members, the Canadian Government, and the People’s Republic of China.

As a registered not-for-profit all Garden revenue goes toward the fulfillment of our mission to bring together cultures and communities through educational and public programs.

NOTE: Closed March 4 – 9, 2024 for Filming AND closed early February 9th at 2pm (last entry at 1:30pm)

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Public Tea Ceremonies

Public Tea Ceremony

Discover the art of traditional Chinese tea ceremonies while sampling delicious tea.

Tea drinking is an integral part of Chinese culture. Since ancient times, the simple pleasure of family and friends gathering to drink tea has been practiced promoting health and well-being. Savour the delicate fragrances, imagining yourself as an ancient scholar at leisure in their garden home!

 

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Activities

Online Learning
Activities

Find out about ancient Chinese arts and crafts, Chinese festivals, and more. These multi-age activities are suitable to use in class or at home and, where appropriate, include BC Curriculum links.

About The Garden

A Registered Not-For-Profit Garden For All People.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a registered museum and one of Vancouver’s top tourist attractions. It is a unique venue for cultural programming and events, including guided tours, concerts, festivals, exhibitions, receptions, and educational programs. This Ming Dynasty-style garden-home is the first among its kind to have been built outside of China, and continues to be unique among the world as the result of the joint collaborative effort of community members, the Canadian Government, and the People’s Republic of China.

Plan Your visit to Dr. Sun
Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Over the years, the Garden has received several honours and designations: it is one of Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s “Places That Matter”; was named World’s Top City Garden by National Geographic in 2011; voted Canadian Garden of the Year by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council in 2012; and most recently, the proud recipient of the 2022 City of Vancouver Award of Excellence in the category for Diversity & Inclusion

FAMILY VISITS

From scavenger hunts to Family Days, learn about bringing a family to The Garden and arrange a fun day out for all ages.

GROUP VISITS

From a walk in historical Chinatown to Tai Chi in the Garden, we offer specialized group programs that are fun, interactive, and educational.

TOURS

Let us lead you through this stunning Garden-home, or off on an adventure to explore our local Chinatown community.

EVENTS

See our upcoming events to ensure you don’t miss out on our range of cultural and educational programs.

EXHIBITIONS

Learn about our current exhibitions, and discover what we have coming up next.

TRAVEL TRADE

Offer your clients a unique day discovering the history and culture of Vancouver’s Chinatown.

About the garden

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a registered museum and one of Vancouver’s top tourist attractions. It is a unique venue for cultural programming and events, including guided tours, concerts, festivals, exhibitions, receptions, and educational programs.

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