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Director of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver from 2006 to 2016, Kathy Gibler Kathy believes the Chinese Garden is a vital cultural connector between Asian and other cultures and has spearheaded a vibrant program of horticultural exhibitions, concerts, education, festivals, interactive theatre and recently developed the first Master Gardener Course about Classical Chinese Gardens.

Chinatown Millennium Gate on Pender Street
Sep 21

Things To Do in Chinatown: A Moon Festival Itinerary

By Kathy Gibler

A Moon Festival Itinerary – Things To Do at the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival presents a wonderful opportunity for family fun. Gardens BC has put together a list of ‘things to do’ to assist in making your choice. The actual festival date is September 24; most of the events take place on […]

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Mid Autumn Moon Festival at Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden in Vancouver
Sep 18

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival: Moon Gladness

By Kathy Gibler

Not-To-Be-Missed! Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 中秋节 Zhōngqiū Jié:  Moon Gladness It happens every year and every year it seems to take us by surprise as we begin the move away from the yang sun and the heat of summer toward the yin moon and the months ruled by the cool and dark of the night sky. […]

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Chinese New Year 2018
Feb 16

Chinese New Year: Four Thousand Years and Counting

By Kathy Gibler

新年好 Xīnnián hǎo – Happy New Year! People have been celebrating Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival (春节), for over four millennia and its reach is growing.   First celebrated in China, people around the world now observe the holiday.  Almost everyone finds a good party irresistible.  Visit Vancouver’s Chinatown on Sunday, February […]

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Saanich peninsula farmland through the seasons
Feb 01

The Twenty-Four Seasons of a Year

By Kathy Gibler

The Twenty-Four Seasons of a Year At this time of year people often ask: what is there to see or do in a garden in winter? British Columbia has the warmest winter climate in Canada and hundreds of public gardens open to visit. Some like to see the ‘bones’ of the garden in winter. Gardeners […]

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