Situated in the heart of Calgary, on Centre Street along the Bow River, Chinatown is the hub of Asian (especially Chinese) culture, language, education, community, and commerce. The CBIA embodies the responsibilities to promote the cultural fabric through infrastructure, appearance, and language together with Chinatown’s residents, merchants, societies and associations, and civic partners. The mission of the CBIA Board of Directors is to serve their members by developing initiatives to improve and promote businesses in this community by working together with all stakeholders concerned with the betterment of the Chinatown community.