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Walking in the Footsteps of History

Walking Tour uncovers history of Japanese Canadians and unions in the Downtown Eastside Japanese immigration to Canada began in the 1800s, with men looking for...


“The day the music died,” from the song American Pie by Don McLean, referred to February 3, 1959, the days Buddy Holly, Richie Valens...

WePress: Community Makerspace gets hands-on in the Downtown Eastside

Having toiled in the printed trade for many years when I was younger it was fascinating to see these two technologies employed side-by-side – one a throwback to an earlier time and the other only a few years old and still-evolving. To my eyes, WePress reflects a new way of looking at the creative process, where new technologies and old are embraced and digital and analog coexist happily.

Heart of a Champion, a new book for young people by Ellen Schwartz is set against the backdrop of the internment of Japanese Canadians...

The Power of Community: Tonari Gumi

With the 1977 Japanese Canadian Centennial, TG cemented its place within the community as a number of important projects were launched, including the Dream of Riches book and exhibit, the Powell Street Festival and the planting of memorial sakura trees in Oppenheimer Park.