Rivers Have Mouths - Soft Opening

By: Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Carrall Street 578, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Event Details

Rivers Have Mouths, is the first of two art exhibitions from the public art program: Solidarity, which brings together local Indigenous and Chinese Canadian Artists.


It focuses on intergenarational dialogue and public education on wellbeing and recovery through art, history, knowledge and culture.


Presented by Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Rivers Have Mouths was born out of a desire to call attention to our interconnected histories and lived experiences on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

Rivers Have Mouths public opening is free and will be taking place on June 11th and June 12th.

On Friday, June 11th with two different 45-minute time slots: the first starting at 5:00pm and the second at 6:00pm. The following day, Saturday June 12th, from 6pm to 7pm.

Limited to 25 people per time slot.

The Garden’s primary entrance has been relocated to Keefer and Carrall St, right across from S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Simon K.Y. Lee Senior Care Home.

Please find out more information about the entire Program visit the website here

Rivers feed, nourish, and cleanse our bodies.

Rivers carry us, and have carried our ancestors.

Rivers hold secrets, and rivers tell stories.

Rivers have mouths.

- Sarah Ling


For additional info on how to renew or verify your current membership status please email us at: events@vancouverchinesegarden.com



- If the time slot you are interested in does not have enough availability, please pick another time;

- We strongly recommend wearing a mask not only for your safety but for the safety of others around you. If you do not have a mask, we can provide a disposable one for you;

- Sanitising stations will be placed across the entire facility;

- If you are feeling any COVID-19 symptoms please stay home;

New and enhanced guidelines and protocols have been also put in place to assure everyone's safety, comfort and wellbeing.


Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is located on the traditional and ancestral lands of the səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.

As an organisation whose mandate is the promotion of cultural sharing and education, we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory, and recognise the continuous need to listen and learn from those who have, and continue to, call Vancouver home.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Carrall Street 578

Tickets for Friday, Jun 11 2021


General Admission


Tickets sold out