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New Chinese Ting artwork unveiled in Saskatoon

A work of art has been donated as a commemoration of the first Chinese immigrants to move to Saskatoon. Luke Banville / Global News

SASKATOON – The first immigrants from China to settle in Saskatoon were commemorated Saturday afternoon with a special unveiling. The new Chinese Ting artwork is located at Victoria Park.

It was a donation from the Saskatoon Zhongshan Ting Committee. They hope the pillared structure will be a place to learn about Chinese architecture and culture.

The committee also wants to see it used for weddings, school field trips, and Tai Chi classes while offering beautiful views near the riverbank.

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“We come from a long way away so we are able to enjoy both a more particular Chinese culture and learning Canadian culture, and people might not always have the opportunity to go travel a lot or they haven’t done so yet,” said committee member Dawn Zhou.

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“We like to add something really traditional from another part of the world for people to enjoy.”

The structure and material were designed in China and built to survive harsh Saskatchewan winters.

 Jacqueline Wilson contributed to this story

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