“Vancouver’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden celebrates 30th anniversary”

Apr. 21, 2016 – Vancouver Sun (with Video)

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When architect Joe Wai got a look at some of the classical gardens that dotted the landscape of China’s Suzhou City, he knew right away that his hometown of Vancouver would benefit from a similar space.

“We went to Suzhou and I couldn’t believe what was in store,” Wai said of the 1975 trip. “I said to our guys, our group, ‘We have to have one.’ Easy to say.”

Wai, along with Donald Vaughan and Wang Zu-Xin, designed the beloved Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown, which will celebrate its 30thanniversary on Saturday. Continue reading

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中山公園周六慶落成30周年 關兆初﹕提高表演水平回饋社會

2016-04-20 – 明報

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【明報專訊】溫哥華華埠中山公園(Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden)本周六將慶祝落成30周年。展望未來,公園當局將努力維持這一古典園林原本的面貌與格局,同時提高教育及表演水平,回饋社會。

30年前,53名來自蘇州的造園師傅,以950個箱子的建材與物料,在溫哥華華埠修建中國境外第一個中式古典園林。中山公園在1986年4月23日揭幕,迎接當年在溫哥華舉行的世界博覽會Expo 86。 Continue reading