Cross Cultural Walking Tours: Making Connections in Strathcona

Cross Cultural Walking Tours: Making Connections in Strathcona

The Strathcona neighbourhood is full of history but it’s not just one story. Many communities have strong ties here, connecting into neighbouring Chinatown and Powell Street. In May 2019, a new grass-roots initiative took shape as the sold-out Cross Cultural Walking Tours, bringing together as many as 10 tour guides per tour and 17 partner organizations, including Vancouver Heritage Foundation, to highlight a diversity of histories and cultural heritage in the area. While the experience of walking through the neighbourhood as a group has not been possible this summer, the tours went virtual with a rich social media program and an impressive 31 organizations involved. Join a panel of presenters to get a flavour of the tour and the intersections of community histories in the area. Presenters Carmel Tanaka, Aynsley Wong, Kor Kase, Michael Schwartz and Nichola Ogiwara will share community history and some of the places and spaces of daily life, past and present.

Details of how to join this event will be provided to registered participants. If you have not received the connection email two days before the event, please let the organizers know at mail@vancouverheritagefoundation.org.


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

7:00 – 8:30 PM




Carmel Tanaka – Cross Cultural Walking Tours Program Coordinator
Michael Schwartz – Jewish Museum and Archives of BC
Kor Kase – Afro Van Connect
Aynsley Wong – Wongs’ Benevolent Association
Nichola Ogiwara – Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre
Hosted by Vancouver Heritage Foundation