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100th Anniversary of Winnipeg’s Chinatown

May 12, 2009 6:20 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Winnipeg Chinatown

Today marks the 100th anniversary of Winnipeg’s Chinatown. The first Chinese families settled in the district around King Street and Logan Avenue back in 1909. A century later, Winnipeg Public Library is proud to contribute to the 100th anniversary of Chinatown through a public art exhibit launch and presentation to be held at the Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Tina Mai Chen, Associate Professor of History at the University of Manitoba, will emcee the event.

Dr. Alison Marshall from Brandon University will give a presentation on the history of the Chinese people in Manitoba at 11:30 a.m.

This event, to be held in the Millennium Library’s Carol Shields Auditorium and Blankstein Gallery, is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.