Vancouver during this year’s Labor Day Long Weekend (Sept. 3rd ~ September 5th, 2016). After presenting TaiwanFest in Downtown Vancouver for 26 years, ACSEA is thinking to re-position this cultural festival. To input new cultural elements is the new idea to create more dialogues between different cultures and also to provide much space for the artists to demonstrate their concept and thoughts. Therefore, from this year, different Asian cultural element will be merged with Taiwanese culture to demonstrate a new aspect of TaiwanFest and enhance the participation from different races.
Apart from the demonstration of various aspects of Taiwan’s culture, Tzu Chi Foundation, Canada will back to 600 block of Granville ST. to provide free consultation for everyone to experience again the effect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which has interested thousands of people in the past years. In addition, everyone is welcome to sit down on street to taste 4 specialty teas which are prepared by our TCM doctor. Other activities will include the free TCM seminar, information exhibitions of Chinese herbal tea and performances from our Tzu Chi Academies.
Most importantly, you will find a very special campaign in the TaiwanFest, which is strongly supported by Tzu Chi Canada. The “Shoes for Life” campaign will be the most touched arrangement in this year’s Festival, which is coordinated by ACSEA and Step 30. Tzu Chi Foundation, Canada encourages you to donate the wearable used shoes to support the campaign.
All the shoes collected in TaiwanFest will be shipped to Kenya for students to avid the infection by a bug called “Jiggers”.
Date: Sept.3rd, 2016 – Sept. 5th, 2016
Time: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (for the first two days); 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (for the last day)
Venue: 400 block – 800 block of Granville ST., Vancouver