Winnipeg’s Chinatown celebrates 100 years today! The festivities will start on Saturday to celebrate Chinatown’s centennial.

The celebration includes a street party on Saturday which will run from 2:45pm to 9:00pm on King Street. Entertainment includes swordsman Kevin Woo, flute player Xiaonan Wang, the Great Wall Dance Academy, fire dancers, martial artists, and storytellers.

Last years census figures show 12,660 Chinese Winnipeggers. Lieutenant-Governor Phillip Lee, Manitoba’s first lieutenant-governor of Asian descent, will also be in attendance on Saturday afternoon.


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