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Secrets of Chinatown

Sharing Stories about Calgary Chinatown Fundraiser

Join us for an evening of gourmet food and entertainment as we celebrate the history of Calgary Chinatown and the contributions the Chinese community has had in creating the vibrant community Calgary is today. Help raise funds for Heritage Park to tell more Chinese heritage stories at the Park.


Monday, March 6, 2023


6 – 10 pm


Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park


Individual: $95 per person plus GST

Purchase individual tickets for the evening.

Book a Private Table: $760 plus GST ($95 x 8)

Have a group of friends and family that you want to enjoy this fantastic fundraising event with? Purchase an eight-individual ticket package for your own private table!


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What to Expect at Secrets of Chinatown

Learn about the Secrets of YYC Chinatown With:

  • Brian Wong: Host extraordinaire, broadcaster and Flames TV Chinese Host
  • Dale Lee Kwong: Co-curator of We Were Here: Stories from Early Chinatown exhibit, poet, playwright and essayist
  • Alice Lam: Mega volunteer, Member of Tomorrow's Chinatown, Advisory Council OMNI TV
  • Jarett Sitter: A mixed media illustrator and animator whose work can been seen on banners in downtown Calgary, and on magazine covers internationally. Illustrator for the We Were Here: Stories from Early Chinatown exhibit
  • Tony Wong: President Chinese Cultural Centre
  • Teresa Woo-Paw: Chair of ACCT Foundation and former MLA


Enjoy the sounds of China with performances by:

Jiajia Li

Jiajia Li is one of Calgary's finest and most adventurous flautists. Since moving from Beijing to Calgary, Jiajia has studied and played around the world, striving to bridge the Chinese community with Calgarians. She teaches master classes at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music, serves as the Artistic Director of the Calgary Chinese Orchestra and has founded a youth ensemble for children to play Chinese instruments.

The Harmony Guzheng Ensemble

Harmony Guzheng Ensemble, lead by Shirley Wong, regularly performs special concerts at Calgary's grand concert hall, to showcase different forms of guzheng music, including solos, group performances, and grand ensembles, including elegant classical music and bright modern music.  Since established, the ensemble has been consistently demonstrating and promoting Chinese music culture in many community activities with this treasured musical instrument.

Explore the NEW exhibit: We Were Here: Stories from Early Chinatown! Heritage Park is honored to partner with Lougheed House, the original creators of the exhibit, and host the Chinatown exhibit to tell the diverse stories of the Chinese community in early Western Canadian history. 

Mingle with your fellow guests, enjoy a fun drink and pay a visit to one of the culinary stations to indulge in gourmet food

Share and listen to stories and experiences of the Calgary Chinatown community

Try your luck at winning spectacular raffle prizes

Take home Heritage Park 2023 day passes so you can come back and enjoy the Park ($60 value)

Secrets of Chinatown Frequently Asked Questions

Do Annual Membership holders get free admission to Secrets of Chinatown?

Because this is a fundraising event, Annual Membership holders will not receive a discount on admission.

Do Heritage Club members get free admission to Secrets of Chinatown?

Because this is a fundraising event, Heritage Club members will not receive a discount on admission.

Is parking included?

Parking is not included in the ticket prices, but it is available at the Park. Parking kiosks are located in the middle of the parking lot and in Heritage Town Square. If you’re an Escape Annual Membership holder, parking at Heritage Park is free!

How does purchasing a ticket support Heritage Park?

As a registered charity, proceeds from the Secrets of Chinatown event will allow Heritage Park to continue engaging audiences with immersive experiences and shared stories of Western Canada's diverse culture and heritage.

Event Location:

Heritage Park has implemented the Restrictions Exemption Program. For more information visit our COVID-19 Information page