Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden

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Learn about the objects, stories and lives of Chinese immigrants and those they interacted with in early Vancouver.

This program is a perfect resource for classroom studies on Chinese immigration to Canada. Students will discuss the issues surrounding early Chinese immigration, watch a short video, look through our immigration suitcases and use critical thinking skills to draw conclusions and create a short presentation. 

This program pairs very well with our Chinatown Walking Tour, exploring the architecture and stories from the early days of Chinatown as well as the vibrant community it is today.

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What animals are hiding within the garden walls? Our Garden is filled with animals, both real and symbolic. Through fun and interactive activities, students will explore the Garden and learn about the cultural significance of certain animals. 

The program ends with the students making an animal-themed craft to take home.

Learn about the style of Chinese painting known as ink and wash painting (shuǐ-mò 水墨). This ancient practice, still alive today, is closely related to calligraphy and was one of the Four Arts practised by Chinese scholars.

Using the beauty of our Chinese Garden as inspiration, students will use special brush pens to create their own ink and wash painting to take home. 

Join our Tai Chi master in learning a series of movements and stretches that are designed to improve balance and coordination and relive stress. Perfect for students of all ages and fitness levels.

DRAGON BOAT PADDLING IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19 PROTOCOLS. CONTACT US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RENTING INDIVIDUAL KAYAKS FOR YOUR CLASS. 

Did you know, the very first Dragon Boat race to take place outside Asia happened in Vancouver? The roots of Dragon Boating go back thousands of years. Why not join in the fun!

Dragon Boat paddling is a fun activity that encourages teamwork and is appropriate for all skill levels.

This program is in partnership with Dragon Boat BC and starts from Creekside Community Centre, a short 15 minute walk from our Garden. All equipment and trainers are provided and the program takes place rain or shine.

Land and Sea Combo: Combine this program with our Dragon Tales program to learn about the stories and traditions behind the 2000 year old Dragaon Boat festival. 

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