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!
Join us for this special event reflecting on and celebrating the work of acclaimed writer, archivist, historian, and 2020 CCHSBC Honouree Paul Yee. Presenting virtually from Toronto, Paul will take us back to the beginnings of the 1986 "Saltwater City" exhibition that was featured as part of Vancouver's centennial celebrations. He will be joined by Jeffrey Wong (Wong's Benevolent Association) where they will chat about Jeffrey's own journey with archiving generations of aging material.
With the support of our special guest, as well as sponsors and other supporters, CCHSBC will be raffling numerous prizes, including autographed copies of some of Paul's publications. All proceeds will go towards CCHSBC's educational programming and scholarships.
Don't miss this incredible evening of celebration, raffle prizes and more! Get your tickets now! Space is limited!
This event is supported by the Chinese Canadian Museum Society of British Columbia.
CCHSBC's Awards Committee would like to announce that we have extended the nomination and application deadline for the Dr. Edgar Wickberg Academic Prizes to March 15, 2021! Interested Undergraduate and Graduate students are encouraged to apply. Please check our dedicated webpage for more details.
Happy Chinese New Year! We hope that everyone has had a good start to 2021 and is staying safe and healthy.
The CCHSBC Board is working hard to put together programming for the upcoming year. With the current COVID pandemic, our programming will remain online (virtually through Zoom) until it is safe to meet in person. We hope to bring you exciting new programming and activities including a virtual tour of Chinatown, panel discussions, lectures and more.
The best way to stay up-to-date with our programming is to become a member (which will give you access to our newsletters) and like us on Facebook or Twitter.
For those who have purchased memberships in January and are still waiting for their updated cards and promotion code access, we apologize for the delay. CCHSBC is 100% run by volunteers, and many of our volunteers and board members are giving their time in addition to working full-time and caring for their families. We are working at processing the memberships as quickly as possible. Rest assured that we will get to you.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us. We will respond as quickly as we can.
We have changed our mailing address. Should you wish to mail us something using Canada Post, please address it to:
Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC
c/o Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2
Thank you to everyone for their generous support! As of June 8, we sold out our maroon-coloured CCHSBC-inspired masks. We recognize that this period of recovery continues, and ask such, we are continuing our partnership with Modernize Tailors and are delighted to announce a second-edition of CCHSBC-inspired cloth masks.
Just like in May, you can purchase this limited edition mask for $15.00. Not only are you supporting a local, legacy business, but you will also be supporting two of our community partners located in remote parts of BC - the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations, and the Lytton First Nation.
With the generous donations from our supporters, we raised over 80 masks as contributions to our community partners! Thank you for all your support! As we move into the sale of our second edition mask, we continue to gather donations to purchase more masks for the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations, and the Lytton First Nation.
If you already have a mask, but would like to support Modernize Tailors and our community partners, please consider donating a mask or sharing this information with your colleagues, friends, and family. Thank you!
CCHSBC members receive free shipping (within Canada) with their purchase, please check your email for the coupon code.
Non-Members, please use the "Cloth Mask Flat Rate (Canada)" shipping option - this is a $10 flat rate.