Public input sought on Chinese-Canadian Museum

Residents in Richmond, where ethinic Chinese people account for more than half of the city's population, are being asked to help shape a proposed Chinese Canadian museum.

The museum is part of a bigger project created by the Province and the City of Vancouver, which aims to have Vancouver’s Chinatown designated as a World Heritage site of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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“Vancouver's Chinatown is a powerful symbol of the resilience, determination and courage of generations within the Chinese community and the people who have helped build this province," said Premier John Horgan in September.

“The contributions of early Chinese immigrants, and their descendants, touch every corner of our province. We're working to honour this legacy and protect historical sites for generations of British Columbians to come."

Preliminary research has been completed, and the Province is consulting with community stakeholders on how best to recognize key stories in the shared experience – all the feedback will be considered in the early stages of planning the museum.

The deadline for online feedback was passed on Friday but the public can share their thoughts in person at a series of community meetings held this month.

Check the schedule and locations of the community meetings here at the Government of BC website.  

© Reston Recorder

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