Paul and Eileen Lin Commemorative Fund
We need your support!
Contribute to the Paul and Eileen Lin Commemorative Fund. Donations (of $20 or more) are tax deductible and all funds will be used to sponsor regular lectures in honour of the Lins.
Supporters can also donate by cheque! Please send cheques to The Paul and Eileen Lin Commemorative Fund c/o CCHSBC - Kerrisdale Postal Station, P.O. Box 18032, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4L3, We ask that you make the cheque out to the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC.
The Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC is kicking off a fundraising campaign to establish the Paul and Eileen Lin Commemorative Fund to honour the couples' contributions to friendship between the peoples of China and Canada, and to Chinese-Canadian history.
Dr. Margaret McGregor, representing friends of Paul and Eileen Lin, recently presented a cheque to CCHSBC as an initial contribution to the fund. Once established, the fund will be used to sponsor regular lectures on historical topics related to China-Canada relations or Chinese-Canadian history.
John Atkin, current President of CCHSBC, warmly welcomed the donation stating, that "the CCHS is honoured to be the recipient of this contribution and to establish this fund in honour of Paul and Eileen. We are looking forward to organising the first Lin Commemorative lecture once the fund is firmly established.
The Lin family story has been told In the Eye of the China Storm: A Life between East & West (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2011), penned initially by Paul Lin (1920-2004), and completed by Eileen Chen Lin after Paul's passing. The book is available both in English and Chinese.
A committee composed of CCHSBC board Members Mr. Ken Yip, Mrs. Gail Yip, Mr. John Price, and past-president Ms. Colleen McGuiness worked out the details for the establishment of the fund in discussion with Mrs. Eileen Lin over the past six months.
Thank you to our donors!