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From Chinatown to “Downtown”

“If you need a place to fill your cultural space, you can always call…Joe Wai.”

And so began our musical tribute to the venerable architect, designer and community advocate, Joe Wai. Our heartfelt thanks to the Chinese Canadian Historical Society for inviting us to perform last night. As always, it’s a pleasure and privilege. Special thanks to Joe Wai for being an incredible inspiration, Hayne Wai for providing some sketchy source material, MC extraordinaire Bob Sung (you can open for us anytime!), and of course Mz Petula Clark. We’re still marvelling at the kismet-ness of it all!

Until we meet again over sticky rice-stuffed fried chicken!

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Funnier in person

Funnier in personAfter a long, restful break when all of us did some travelling (some still are), the Fishies are back in action, busily working on new material for a couple of upcoming shows.

First up is our annual performance for the Chinese Canadian Historical Society’s AGM on Saturday, March 3. This year, the society is honouring Joe Wai, the architect behind the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Chinatown Millennium Gate, and long-time advocate for senior and social housing and Chinatown community issues. If you’re interested in becoming a CCHS member or attending the AGM dinner, visit the CCHS-BC website for all the details.

The following week will see the Fishies performing at a special conference hosted by CUPE Metro Vancouver District Council. It’s our third time entertaining members of this always appreciative group and we can’t wait to debut some new sketches for the occasion.

Stay tuned for more info about upcoming shows (ours and others). In the meantime, check out our latest video, “Crosswalk.” How many of you have had trouble saying goodbye?