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A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past the boarded up shops along Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, Monday, May 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

by Nandika Ravi

The theme for this year has been ‘help’ across Canadian communities. The Chinese community didn’t bat an eyelid when it came to assisting people during one of the darkest times in modern history. From attempting to tackle racism and abuse that the Asian society had been facing since the start of the pandemic, to documenting personal experiences while travelling during a pandemic.

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