Chinatown Festival 2016 Labyrinth – Vancouver, B.C.


Vancouver’s Chinatown Festival takes over a number of streets in the city’s Downtown East Side each summer.

It’s a full weekend of programming, and I spent the early part of Saturday Afternoon soaking it all it before deciding to pull out the chalk.

I found the children’s area and took over an unclaimed spot beside a big bouncy castle kind of thing that you fill up with air and little kids, well, walk and go bouncing through.

Chalked a simple Five Lane Labyrinth, including a spelling error(!), then I waited. And Waited. And waited some more. In the shade of course, another HOT day. Yet, no Labyrinth Walkers.


Eventually a couple of kids showed up, and after another long while, a third little kid, decided to wander and explore the lines of chalk drawn on the ground.

That’s how it goes sometimes.

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