Council approves cash for Chinatown Centenary Celebration
City hall rubber-stamped potential funding for the 2010 ChinatownCentenary Celebration planned next summer, at yesterday’s regularmeeting of council.
City hall rubber-stamped potential funding for the 2010 Chinatown Centenary Celebration planned next summer, at yesterday’s regular meeting of council.
Ald. Druh Farrell, who along with Ald. Gord Lowe submitted the motion to council, said it was too early to determine how much funding and support the city would provide until consultation with the groups planning the centennial event is complete.
Farrell did says she believes council chose to back up the Chinese community because this is an important and worthy event for many people living in other communities, and it’s a chance for Calgarians to celebrate a milestone.
“Calgarians will want to be a part of this event, because it’s the perfect opportunity to allow people to become reacquainted with Chinese culture.”
In 1910, the third and current Chinatown was established at Centre Street and 2nd Ave, making this the 100th anniversary of its location.
Farrell said other centenary anniversaries will take place next year including the city’s parks and library systems, the Calgary Highlanders and the King’s own Calgary Regiment.
More details regarding the amount of funding and forms of support will be released before April of next year.