Chinatown · History · Vancouver

Chinatown, Gambling Raids and a Lawyer…

When working on research into Chinatown buildings, it’s common to come across newspaper reports of police raids on the area’s ‘gambling dens.’ Reporters highlighted the number of men arrested and in some cases, the haul of money confiscated. It was interesting to following up on these raids and note that cases brought forward for prosecution… Continue reading Chinatown, Gambling Raids and a Lawyer…

Chinatown · History · Vancouver

Tea, Talk & Treats: an evening in the Chinese Garden…

July 5, 2018 at 6:00pm its an evening in the Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden hosted by the Friends of the Vancouver City Archives. Join the Friends for Chinese tea, award-winning traditional Chinatown pastries and a presentation by Professor Alison Bailey in the Garden’s Hall of One Hundred Rivers while raising funds for important… Continue reading Tea, Talk & Treats: an evening in the Chinese Garden…

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Jean Barman, Chinese Food & Prizes! What an Evening…

April 11th. 6:00pm Fraser Court Restaurant, 3489 Fraser St. It’s that time of the year again for the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC’s Annual Banquet! The 10th Anniversary edition is honouring historian, and founding CCHSBC director, Jean Barman for her contributions to Chinese Canadian history. She’ll be feted by comedy troupe Assaulted Fish, Jan… Continue reading Jean Barman, Chinese Food & Prizes! What an Evening…

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Two Books to Add to Your Bookcase

The Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC (CCHSBC) has two new books out which you should read. Eating Stories: A Chinese Canadian & Aboriginal Potluck is a new edition of the publication with a new forward by Jean Barman. It’s chock-a-block full of stories and recipes from the Chinese Canadian and Aboriginal perspective. It’s great… Continue reading Two Books to Add to Your Bookcase

Chinatown · History

On the Streets and Up the Stairs in Chinatown

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC with a walking tour. Robert Sung and I are presenting a walking tour of Chinatown which looks at the area’s history and society buildings. Be prepared to climb some stairs as we’ve lined up a selection of society buildings for the tour. It’s… Continue reading On the Streets and Up the Stairs in Chinatown

History · urban design · Vancouver · walking tours

Special Event! We’re collaborating with Science World for an evening walk and movie.

For the last evening showing of the IMAX film Rocky Mountain Express we’re running the All Aboard tour again. August 29th – All Aboard! 2: The railway and industrial history of the eastern False Creek. False Creek was home to a number of railway companies including the Great Northern, Canadian National, and the Canadian Pacific. On… Continue reading Special Event! We’re collaborating with Science World for an evening walk and movie.

Chinatown · History · urban design · Vancouver

Chinese Methodist Mission Church, Chinatown

The Methodist church was the first to minister to the Chinese community in Canada, there was a mission school in 1876 in Victoria and in Vancouver in 1888. From its original Hastings Street location the Mission moved to a building on Dupont Street (Pender) in 1889. In 1900 the mission moved to a purpose built… Continue reading Chinese Methodist Mission Church, Chinatown

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Fred Mah Chinese Canadian Historical Society Honouree for 2013

From the press release: The Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC (CCHSBC) is pleased to announce that long time Chinatown advocate Fred Mah is to honoured for his contributions to the Chinese Canadian community and to Vancouver at the society’s annual banquet March 9, 2013. Ken Yip, CCHSBC president said “we are delighted that we… Continue reading Fred Mah Chinese Canadian Historical Society Honouree for 2013