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.
In the spirit of supporting one another during this period of recovery, CCHSBC is partnering with the venerable Modernize Tailors to provide custom, reusable masks. We are delighted to see a legacy business carry forward under new ownership while striving to honour its rich history in the community. For more information on Modernize Tailor and its history, please go to www.cchsbc.ca/modernize-tailors.html.
For $15.00, you can purchase an exclusive limited edition mask designed in CCHSBC's colours. In doing so, you are supporting a local business, helping the community to stay healthy, and sharing your pride in Chinese Canadian history.
Our masks come in two different sizes - Adult and Youth (age 8 and up). If you need a smaller size, please email us at email@example.com to inquire. *Please note that we are not providing any filters with the our masks. For more information about possible filters, please go to: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/prevention-risks/masks.
If you already have a mask, but would still like to support Modernize Tailors and help others, please consider donating a mask. You can purchase a mask to be donated to two of our community partners located in remote parts of BC - the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations, and the Lytton First Nation.
In mid-April, a group of volunteers coordinated by Dr. John Price and Sarah Ling came together to gather emergency supplies for the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation (MMFN), one of our community partners.
In 2018, CCHSBC co-sponsored and participated in the incredible Summerfest celebration which was hosted on the Land of Maquinna Cultural Society and the FFNF to celebrate Yuquot (Friendly Cove) and the arrival of many transpacific visitors to their territory. In particular, it had been 230 years since the return of Comekela, brother of Chief Maquinna, after spending a year in China.
I [Margarita James, member of MMFN] can't thank you and the others enough for the wonderful load of love. It was such a wonderful gift and appreciated by all! I absolutely love the sausages ... YUM! And the bbq pork? WOW! It's a family fave.
A special thank you to our members and friends who helped gather donations of personal protective equipment and food supplies to support the entire community living on the Tsaxana reserve, a remote community by Gold River on Vancouver Island. CCHSBC contributed a donation towards the purchase of BBQ meats and groceries from small businesses including 80lbs of BBQ pork and 250lbs of fresh melons!
Supporting local businesses, particularly those in Chinatown that have found ways to adapt and implement safe measures, is a small act each of us can take part in. Whether it's ordering take-out food from your favourite eateries that have reopened, stocking up on frozen dim sum or Chinese sausages, purchasing housewares, or sharing positive reviews on social media, we encourage you to do what you can. For those of you in Vancouver, here is a working map of Chinatown businesses complied by Chinatown Today.
Phnom Penh, a fixture in Vancouver's Chinatown, re-opened for takeout on May 1! A few of our CCHSBC members were on hand to celebrate and show their support during the opening hour. After picking up some yummy Cambodian food, our members headed over to Treasure Green Team for some iced tea! Call in & pick up groceries in Chinatown while you're at it!
Menu: http://phnompenhrestaurant.ca/menu.html | Call: 604-682-5777
Photo Credit: Larry Chin
On September 17, 2018, B.C. Premier John Horgan and Mayor Gregor Robertson announced that the Province of BC and the City of Vancouver would seek UNESCO World Heritage designation for Vancouver’s Chinatown. This announcement was made at an event at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver. Watch this clip by Global News: https://globalnews.ca/news/4457782/vancouver-chinatown-unesco/
To read a transcript of President Sarah Ling's speech as a community responder, click here.