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Renaming James Short Park and Parkade

Council approved a Notice of Motion in July 2020 to rename James Short Park and James Short Parkade, located on the boundary of Chinatown. This engagement will identify a new name(s) for the park and parkade, and gather ideas on how to acknowledge Chinatown’s history, people and culture in a meaningful way.

From its founding in 1885, Calgary’s Chinatown has had three locations and the Chinese community has been oppressed and discriminated against by government policies and citizen actions. Renaming the park and parkade is a way to acknowledge some of these past wrongs and recognize the contributions of the Chinatown community.


Phase 1: Learning about life in Chinatown

Timeline: November 2021 to January 2022

What is your memory of life in Chinatown?

What was daily life like? What brought you joy? What made you feel excluded or discriminated against?

Your response will be added to a memory book to help others learn about Chinatown’s history and the lived experience of Chinese Calgarians when we ask for new name suggestions in early 2022.


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James Short公園及停車場更名

市議會已於2020年7月批准了一項動議,重新命名位於唐人街邊界的James Short公園以及James Short停車場。這項行動將為該公園和停車場選定一個(或多個)新名字,並收集各方看法,探究如何以有意義的方式彰顯唐人街的歷史、居民及文化。

自1885年創建以來,卡加利唐人街多次遷址,共有三個位置,華人社區也在不斷遭受來自政府政策和市民行為的壓迫與歧視。重新命名公園及停車場是承認過往錯誤並表彰唐人街貢獻的一種方式。


第一階段:瞭解唐人街生活

時間:2021年11月至2022年1月

您對唐人街生活有何回憶?

日常生活是甚麼樣的?何事讓您感到開心?何事讓您感到被排擠或被歧視?

您分享的內容將被添加到一本紀念冊中,讓他人瞭解唐人街的歷史以及卡加利華人的切身經歷,以便在2022年初提出新名字的建議。


您對唐人街生活有何回憶?

日常生活是甚麼樣的?何事讓您感到開心?何事讓您感到被排擠或被歧視?

我們非常重視您的私隱。卡加利市政府根據《亞伯達省資訊自由及私隱保護法》第 33 (c) 款之授權收集個人資料。這些資料將用於編製一本紀念冊並完善與James Short公園及停車場更名項目相關的公眾參與活動。如果您對資料使用有任何問題,請發送電郵至 dylan.jones@calgary.ca。

简体中文

James Short公园及停车场更名

市议会已于2020年7月批准了一项动议,重新命名位于唐人街边界的James Short公园以及James Short停车场。这项行动将为该公园和停车场选定一个(或多个)新名字,并收集各方看法,探究如何以有意义的方式彰显唐人街的历史、居民及文化。

自1885年创建以来,卡尔加里唐人街多次迁址,共有三个位置,华人社区也在不断遭受来自政府政策和市民行为的压迫与歧视。重新命名公园及停车场是承认过往错误并表彰唐人街贡献的一种方式。


第一阶段:了解唐人街生活

时间:2021年11月至2022年1月

您对唐人街生活有何回忆?

日常生活是什么样的?何事让您感到开心?何事让您感到被排挤或被歧视?

您分享的内容将被添加到一本纪念册中,让他人了解唐人街的历史以及卡尔加里华人的切身经历,以便在2022年初就新名字提出建议。


您对唐人街生活有何回忆?

日常生活是什么样的?何事让您感到开心?何事让您感到被排挤或被歧视?

我们非常重视您的隐私。卡尔加里市政府根据《阿尔伯塔省信息自由及隐私保护法》第 33 © 款之授权收集个人资料。这些资料将用于编制一本纪念册并完善与James Short公园及停车场更名项目相关的公众参与活动。如果您对资料使用有任何问题,请发送电邮至 dylan.jones@calgary.ca。

More information

Phase 2: Renaming the park and parkade

Timeline: Early 2022

Further details on how you can participate in this phase will be announced in early 2022.

If you have any questions about the engagement please email dylan.jones@calgary.ca.


Historic research

As part of the Notice of Motion, we’re researching James Short’s relationship with the people of Chinatown and the history of the community. Local historian and historical consultant Harry Sanders was contracted to carry out the research on James Short. The first phase of the research has been completed and findings from the second phase, which includes interviews with community members, will be posted in January 2022 as part of the final report. After the interim draft of the research was published, one of the Chinatown Artists in Residence worked with Fung Ling Feimo to provide a historical perspective from the local community.

James Short Historical Research (Interim Draft) – by Harry Sanders as commissioned by the City of Calgary.

Reflections on Exclusion and Other Things In the Dark – by 馬鳳齡 Fung Ling Feimo in response to the interim draft of James Short Historical Research.

Current and Historical Aerials

History of James Short Park & Parkade video - English

詹姆斯肖特公園和停車場的歷史 (視頻)

詹姆斯肖特公园和停车场的历史 (视频)

Chinatown Historical Context Paper - commissioned through the Tomorrow's Chinatown project

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第二階段:重新命名公園及停車場

時間:2022年初

有關如何參與本階段的詳情將於2022年初公布。

如有問題或欲瞭解活動詳情,請發送電郵至dylan.jones@calgary.ca.

歷史研究

作為《動議通知》的一部分,我們正在研究James Short與唐人街民眾的關係以及社區歷史。當地歷史學家和歷史顧問Harry Sanders受託進行有關James Short的研究。第一階段的研究已經完成,第二階段的研究結果,包括對社區成員的採訪,將於2022年1月作為最終報告的一部分發佈。研究臨時草案公佈後,唐人街的一位駐場藝術家與馬鳳齡(Fung Ling Feimo)進行了合作,以提供來自當地社區的歷史觀點。

James Short Historical Research (Interim Draft) – by Harry Sanders as commissioned by the City of Calgary.

Reflections on Exclusion and Other Things In the Dark – by 馬鳳齡 Fung Ling Feimo in response to the interim draft of James Short Historical Research.

Current and Historical Aerials

History of James Short Park & Parkade video - English

詹姆斯肖特公園和停車場的歷史 (視頻)

詹姆斯肖特公园和停车场的历史 (视频)

Chinatown Historical Context Paper - commissioned through the Tomorrow's Chinatown project

简体中文

第二阶段:重新命名公园及停车场

时间:2022年初

有关如何参与本阶段的详情将于2022年初公布。

如有问题或欲了解活动详情,请发送电邮至dylan.jones@calgary.ca.

历史研究

作为《动议通知》的一部分,我们正在研究James Short与唐人街民众的关系以及社区历史。当地历史学家和历史顾问Harry Sanders受托进行有关James Short的研究。第一阶段的研究已经完成,第二阶段的研究结果,包括对社区成员的采访,将于2022年1月作为最终报告的一部分发布。研究临时草案公布后,唐人街的一位驻场艺术家与马凤龄(Fung Ling Feimo)进行了合作,提供了来自当地社区的历史观点。

James Short Historical Research (Interim Draft) – by Harry Sanders as commissioned by the City of Calgary.

Reflections on Exclusion and Other Things In the Dark – by 馬鳳齡 Fung Ling Feimo in response to the interim draft of James Short Historical Research.

Current and Historical Aerials

History of James Short Park & Parkade video - English

詹姆斯肖特公園和停車場的歷史 (視頻)

詹姆斯肖特公园和停车场的历史 (视频)

Chinatown Historical Context Paper - commissioned through the Tomorrow's Chinatown project



Your privacy is important to us. Personal information is being collected by The City of Calgary under the authority of Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Subsection 33 (c). It will be used to create a memory book and support engagement activities related to the James Short Park and Parkade renaming project. If you have questions about how your information will be used, please email dylan.jones@calgary.ca.