CCHSBC 2019 Celebratory Dinner Honours Howe Lee
Join us at CCHSBC's Annual Celebratory Dinner honouring founding CCHSBC board member and retired Colonel Howe Lee! The evening will showcase Howe's contribution to the Chinese Canadian community and include great food, raffle prizes and more!
Additionally, we will be recognising our winners of the BC Regional Heritage Fairs, the Edgar Wickberg Book Prize, the Edgar Wickberg Undergraduate & Graduate Studies Prizes, the Larry Wong Prize for Chinese Canadian Community and Public History Prize, as well as the Drs. Wallace B. & Madeline H. Chung Prize for Chinese Canadian Community Archiving. This is an evening full of excellent stories and talent that you won't want to miss!
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: Floata Seafood Restaurant, 180 Keefer St.
Student* Special - $40 per person - includes a CCHSBC Membership. (A student is defined as a person currently studying at an educational institution full-time.)
Early Bird Ticket Prices:
Early Bird Sale ends February 28, 2019!
Biography: Retired Colonel Howe Lee is a third-generation Chinese Canadian born in Armstrong, BC. Howe is well known for his very distinguished military career of 35 years, which included command positions as the CO of 156 Company, RCASC, the 2I/C of The Royal Westminster Regiment, the CO of the 12th Service Battalion, and numerous staff positions with Brigade. He concluded his military service with an appointment as Honourary Colonel of the 39 Service Battalion. At a community level, Howe has excelled in his leadership with numerous national, provincial, and municipal organisations, both military and civilian. Howe is the founder and first President of the Chinese Canadian Military Museum, which tells the history of Chinese Canadian Veterans in both the First and Second World Wars. In addition, Howe helps with the coordination of cadet programs, promotes Veterans' Week and Remembrance Day in public schools, and plans and participates in local Remembrance Day ceremonies. In May of 2016, Howe was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division) in recognition of his "outstanding accomplishments that set an example for others to follow and bring benefit to our country". In addition to his work with the CCMM, Howe is also a founding board member for CCHSBC, and while he stepped down from the board, Howe continues to conduct our election of board members annually.