January 16, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Winnipeg Chinatown 1909-2009: Celebrating 100 Years: A Remarkable Achievement
Please join the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre for a very exciting event. Associate Editor Patrick Choy will speak about the project in detail.
The book was commissioned by the WCCCC in 2009 to commemorate Winnipeg Chinatown’s centennial year. After much hard work by their dedicated late editor Philip Chang and a group of community authors, it is finally available and expresses Winnipeg’s vibrant Chinese community through words and photographs.
As Canadians, the Chinese community in Winnipeg takes great pride in preserving their heritage, ensuring that succeeding generations will understand and appreciate the history of their forefathers.
Meet the Composer: Vincent Ho
January 17, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Winner of numerous awards, Vincent Ho is widely recognized as one of the most exciting composers of his generation. His works have been hailed for their profound expressiveness and textural beauty that has audiences talking about with great enthusiasm.
Since his appointment to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as composer-in-residence, Vincent has presented a number of large-scale works that have generated much excitement and critical praise. Recent compositions including Arctic Symphony (described as “a beautiful work that evokes the Far North in a very special way”) and the percussion concerto The Shaman, composed specially for Dame Evelyn Glennie and presented by Orchestras across the country.