The CCHSBC Board of Directors would like to thank the British Columbia Historical Federation for their recognition of CCHSBC's and Modernize Tailor's partnership during the COVID-19 pandemic with one of BCHF's 2021 Inspiration Award. For more details on the award and our work, please go to: https://www.bchistory.ca/inspiration-award-chinese-canadian-historical-society-of-british-columbia/.
It is our pleasure to share that Chinatown Through A Wide Lens: The Hidden Photographs of Yucho Chow has won the 2021 BC Lieutenant Governor's Medal in Historical Writing. Congratulations Catherine!
The Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC is pleased to host a virtual Chinatown Walkabout for the VAHMS Festival.
This virtual tour will be led by John Atkin, Bob Sung and Hayne Wai. John is a civic historian and heritage consultant. Bob hosts cultural and culinary tours of Chinatown, and Hayne is a long time Chinatown researcher and advocate. They are all past presidents of the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC and collectively have over one hundred years of Chinatown involvement.
They have hosted live tours for Vancouver Asian Heritage Month but this is their first virtual for VAHMS. It will be framed on the Vancouver Heritage Foundation Chinatown Guide. Advance reading is recommended.
Early registration is recommended, limit of 50 participants.
CCHSBC is pleased to partner with PCHC Museum of Migration, UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies, UBC INSTRCC and Tom Lee Music for this special event. Community curator Catherine Clement will explore how stories of migration have been rediscovered and brought back to life through objects found, yet forgotten, in our homes. Through her decade-long, ground-breaking work collecting the hidden photographs of Vancouver Chinatown’s first and most prolific photographer, Yucho Chow – to her current project locating surviving C.I. documents used to monitor, control and intimidate early Chinese in Canada – Catherine will show how each piece helps reveal a rich story.
The event will feature remarks from The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy and will be MC’ed by CBC’s Gloria Macarenko.
The live-streamed event will take place on Youtube at 5:15pm (PDT) on May 1st, 2021.
We are pleased to announce the 2021 winners of the CCHSBC Awards!