The summer came and went in a blink of an eye — we can’t believe it’s over. With
autumn in full swing, we’re looking back at the great things that happened on Keefer
Street this summer. You came out to the Chinatown Night Market in record numbers.
You supported our incredible array of events and vendors. It was amazing, so thank you.
This great experiment, reinventing the market, was our chance to begin making sense of Chinatown’s current evolution. We were eager to form new bonds while strengthening old ones. All of us on the market team — Michelle Fu, Megan Lau, Hannah Reinhart, Michele Guimond, Angela Loh, Edmund Ma and Paige Cowan — wanted to share our love of Chinatown with you.
Getting here was a learning process — tough, no doubt — but we thrived off of witnessing moments that were uniquely Chinatown: people cheering for Bruce Lee at our screening of Enter the Dragon, the enthusiastic shuffling of ping pong players during an outdoor game of ’round-the-world, hundreds of you tasting the memorable new flavours at the dumpling cook-off, the hilarious commentary overheard during Night Vision, the unbridled joy of watching the Project Limelight talent show and so much more. It was in those moments that we felt the generosity of your support, and it encouraged us to keep going.
We’re especially grateful that vendors, performers and our collaborators and sponsors took a chance on a new idea, and trusted that we would do something memorable together. And we did. In our humble opinion, this season of the Chinatown Night Market was unlike any other.
So , that’s a wrap for this year, but keep your eye out for us, and thank you for making the 2013 Vancouver Chinatown Night Market a big success.
— Tannis Ling and Ken Tsui