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The Heart of Chinatown

By DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff Mar 28, 2012 10:24 am
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For too long Chinatown was neglected, but now it’s getting the love it rightly deserves and the team behind The Flats at 219 Georgia East are combing the streets of Chinatown for “Chinatown’s Game Changers.” The search? People who drive positive change in the community every day. The Flats team has charged the Chinatown community to nominate their top difference makers and tell the world why the person (or business) is so awesome.

The top five nominees will be announced on Apr 9th and invited to an event at Café Brixton on Apr 11th, where the winner will be chosen by a panel of local judges.

When it comes to judging, they tell us that they’re not a judgmental bunch but they still managed to provide some the criteria:

  • Individuality: The top 5 contenders will all have their own personal approach & style
  • Charity: Whether it’s time, money, or care, show us how the person or business is giving back
  • Creativity: The more creative the entry, the better – send us photos, videos, life-size art installations, whatever gets your point across
  • Ingenuity: The more unique the contribution is to Chinatown community, the more our ears will perk up

Who says no good deed goes unpunished? The winner will receive $2,000 to their DTES charity of choice.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” It is after all the people that will make Chinatown great again.

For more information check out The Flats on facebook and twitter @FlatsonGeorgia, hash tag #HeartofChinatown

Image by fbpa.wayne


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