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We would like to acknowledge that this festival is situated on the traditional, unceded and occupied territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm(Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to live, work, and share our culture and stories on these lands.


The Fire Dragon Festival would also like to thank and acknowledge our generous vendor partners, collaborators, and sponsors. 


Chinatown Celebration Society

Government of Canada 

City of Vancouver

Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice

Bagua Artist Association & Steven Dragonn


Chau Luen Athletics Club & Choy Lee Fut Hung Hsing Kwoon

Kam Wai Dim Sum

Paige Jung, Pearl Lam, Courtney Chew

Messy Jessy of LAB Studios

Still Moon Arts Society

Dicky’s Dumps

Cross Cultural Walking Tours

Chinatown Society Heritage Buildings Association

Lucky Munyi and Friends

Chinatown Wonders

and of course, our incredible Fire Dragon Festival volunteers and organizers


A huge and special thanks to the Chinese Canadian Museum, our gracious venue host for this year's Fire Dragon Festival workshops


About the Chinese Canadian Museum

The first permanent Chinese Canadian Museum opened its doors in Vancouver Chinatown in the historic Wing Sang building on July 1, 2023 - on the centenary of the Chinese Exclusion Act of July 1, 1923. 


The Museum, created after extensive consultation and years in the making, is working towards recording the collective contributions of Chinese Canadians to society, restoring parts of our community histories that have traditionally been excluded or erased.


The CCM aims to seek inclusion for all and stand up against hate and racism in all its forms. The opening feature exhibition, "The Paper Trail", commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Immigration Act of 1923 (also known as the Chinese Exclusion Act). While the Act was in place, thousands of identity documents were used to monitor, control, and intimidate people of Chinese descent in Canada. Fewer than 50 Chinese people entered the country between 1923 to 1947, and those that were already in Canada faced severe forms of racism and discrimination on a daily basis.


The Chinese Canadian Museum invites us all to join in honouring the history, contributions, and heritage of Chinese Canadians and celebrating the diversity and promoting inclusion that continues to shape our country. When you are in the neighbourhood, please take time to visit the exhibit, "The Paper Trail", open Wednesday through Sunday.

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