Last month we wrote about The Flats on Georgia’s awesome Heart Of Chinatown contest and now we’re pleased to announce that the top 5 nominees have finally been chosen!

The Top 5 will be judged by three well-loved Vancouverites: Frances Hui, event socialite, Rick Chung, lifestyle editor at VIA, and Vancouver City Councillor,  Dr. Kerry Jang.

Check out these Vancouver movers and shakers who are making a positive difference in Chinatown.

Get Warm Project

Co-Founders Shauna Beaudoin, Krista McKenna, Sara McKenna


The Get Warm project seeks to outfit Vancouver’s homeless population in warm clothes and blankets while raising awareness. From November 2011 to February 2012, donation boxes could be found throughout Metro Vancouver, and the blankets and goods were dropped off at the Union Gospel Mission.

PullFocus Film School


Pull Focus Film School is a non-profit film school that helps students develop story ideas for documentary films that are used to advance the media content of charity organizations.

Harvest Community Foods

Mike Leung


Mike Leung listened to the residents of Chinatown’s requests, and created a grocery store/cafe that features local food. He and his business partner allowed residents to name the store, choose who would design the branding, and created a healthy and convenient grocery store with an emphasis on local farmers.

Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association

The Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association focused on keeping the vibrancy of Chinatown businesses alive.

Josh Michnik

This Space

When it came to developing “This Space”, Josh Michnik was the key player who held the vision critical to creating the business that is now Harvest Community Foods.

The winner of the Heart of Chinatown will be announced Wednesday, April 11th at Chinatown’s own Caffe Brixton at the Heart of Chinatown Wrap Event!

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