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Fairchild Radio Broadcast - From Canton to Calgary

Translated audio broadcast of Lexie Angelo's short story
"From Canton to Calgary"

George Ho Lem was a Calgary businessman and a leader in Calgary’s Chinese community. Arriving in Vancouver in 1901, he was attracted to Calgary by the Chinese Mission’s free English classes. He initially found employment as a dishwasher, which led to Ho Lem eventually operating his own restaurant (or two), the Savoy and Belmont Cafés. Historical records about when the two cafes and an associated rooming house were in operation are conflicting, but we do know that Ho Lem successfully grew his small business to the point that he expanded into the laundry and wool-knitting mill businesses, as well as erecting the Ho Lem Block in the third and current Chinatown in 1911.

以上展覽原稿內容來自Lougheed House國家級省級歷史遺址
This exhibit's original content is from Lougheed House National & Provincial Historic Site.

Popcorn for Dinner

"What did you have for dinner last night?"

I ask Brandie, my co-worker who sits across from me. Only the top of her head is visible over the grey fabric partitioned cubicle wall. I hear her put down her coffee, and type something quickly. Her computer screen lights up, and she pauses before opening her email. We’ve sat next to each other for over a year and we instantly bonded over our favourite food bloggers. We both love Angela Liddon.

"Tyler is out of town so I made popcorn," she replies.

New exhibit uses fiction to talk about Chinese community's history in Calgary | News

A group of artists is using fiction to delve into the history of the Chinese community in Calgary as part of an exhibit at the Lougheed House.

Five short pieces are based on historical fact and aim to give people a better sense of Chinatown's history and its contributions to Calgary through the stories of characters from early Chinatown — like Jimmy Smith, whose donation after his death in 1890 funded Calgary's first permanent hospital, located in what is now Victoria Park.

PotluckZine: Featuring 'Popcorn for Dinner' by Lexie Angelo

Our third issue is all about Back to Basics, celebrating the simplest foods that bring us joy! The basic comfort foods we go to in times of stress, the happiest memories we associate with the most unassuming foods, the staples that reflect who we are and how we were raised. It's about the food that truly makes us happy. Want to get a brilliant recipe for jam roly-poly whilst also learning about the best British-Nigerian food mash-ups?

Very Much Alive: Stories of Resilience

The pre-pandemic stories you will find in this book do not contain utopias or cast a light back on a better or happier time. They don’t tell stories of a world where nothing bad happens. As you’ll read, it is the small acts of resiliency that give humans the courage to face their fears, and ultimately, to change.

In these pages you will find artwork, poetry and stories by Canadian artists and our editors. We are part of this journey together, and we are still here and very much alive.
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