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Chinese Community

Brantford's first Chinese immigrant arrived in 1885. Within two years, another Chinese immigrant would arrive in Brantford with the intention of opening a laundry service on Market Street. By 1921, Brantford's Chinese population had grown to 140 out of which four were women and twelve were children. The citizens of Chinese descent in Brantford were known for their successful restaurants and laundries.

We have a full days event planned for Saturday October 22nd in downtown Brantford.

2:30 at the Brant County Museum the opening of a new exhibit - "Laundries, Chopsticks, Medicine" curated by Dr. Christina Han. Register Here 

2:45 Starting at the Brant County Museum, a Historical Walk of the downtown with Brian Moore.  Register Here 

3:30 A concert with the Grand River Chinese Orchestra (Hongheminyuetuan) at the Laurier Academic Centre Register Here 

4:00 Starting at the Brant County Museum, a Historical Walk of the downtown with Brian Moore. Register Here 

5:00 Chinese Takeout dinner with a multi-media display ($15 per dinner) Register Here 

6:00 Video Broadcast highlights

6:30 Welcome and Lecture

7:00 The original play, Tomb Sweeping created by Nicole Ao, Christina Han, Brett Miller, Peter Muir, Mari Reeve-Newson, Hao Pan, and Joshua Yang with dramaturgy by Sharyl Hudson and Stage Management by Cole Hill. Register Here 

The Registration Site is Here

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