Celebrate Garden Days at the Northeast False Creek Block Party Open House
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Open Hours: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: Corner of Keefer and Carrall Streets
As a stakeholder in the future plan of Northeast False Creek, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden has facilitated community engagements through various activities as a cultural connector. On Saturday, June 10, we will celebrate Garden Days outside of the garden, along with the City of Vancouver who is hosting the Northeast False Creek Block Party Open House at Carrall Street.
Our tent will feature a selected collection of penjing from the Garden, and penjing master gardener Pin Lee will show how a simple miniature landscape can be made using affordable materials. Visitors are encouraged to join tai chi practitioner Tony Hu before and after Lee’s demonstration to experience the ancient Chinese art of cultivating good chi.
No experience is needed for either penjing or tai chi demonstrations. Visitors will also have the opportunity to take home hawthorn seedlings for free and a chance to win a family membership to the Garden.
1–1:30 p.m: Tai chi demonstration*
2:00 p.m: Penjing demonstration
2:30–3:00 p.m: Tai chi demonstration*
*Please wear comfortable shoes and loose clothing if you want to practise tai chi with Tony. We also recommend wearing a hat for sun protection.