Vancouver’s Chinatown (2nd largest in North America, Richmond doesn’t count) has seen steady improvement over the last few years. New businesses are opening up and are of the more hip variety. Earlier this year, the Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society (VCBIA) proposed an idea to develop a mascot that would provide a recognizable identity for Vancouver’s Chinatown. This mascot will complement the existing Chinatown culture with Vancouver’s uniqueness and diverse multiculturalism.
When voting remember that the mascot needs to achieve a great deal by itself: appeal to children and tourists from all over the world, represent the local community, and personify the values and essence of Vancouver Chinatown.
So go and vote, make your voice heard. My vote goes to Muse, although Punkie may be more relevant to the DTES, I just think Muse is cuter.