There is a difference between the Chinese Cultural Centre and the Dr. Henry Fok Cultural Hall. The Centre is a time and place when and where Canadians of Chinese extraction come together to celebrate their culture and history. Since most of them work or go to school during the day, that would mainly be during festivals and special multicultural events. So, don't expect to find a lot of activity happening at the Centre, unless it's Chinese New Year or the Moon Festival, or a special event is scheduleds, such as a Lion dance, or performance of Wutang or Tai Chi martial arts, or a concert of traditional music and acrobatics.
The Dr. Henry Fok Cultural Hall is a magnificent building reconstructed in the heart of Chinatown that was inspired and based on <i>Tian Tan</i>, the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, which wikipedia tells us was "constructed from 1406 to 1420 during the reign of the Yongle Emperor, who was also responsible for the construction of the Forbidden City in Beijing." There, intricately moulded and panels lacquered in beautiful colours using traditional techniques represent the gates to the heaven world, crowned at the top by the magnificent Celestial Dragon, wrought in gold leaf, who is said to reside within the sun and guard it. The building is always there to be admired, but the true heart of the cultural centre is when the Chinese-Canadians gather within and around it to enjoy their heritage.
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