|Chinese Canadian Museum’s Inaugural Spark Community Dinner was held on May 28, 2022 in Vancouver Chinatown – what a special evening of celebration and gratitude! Our sincere “Thank you” to everyone from a cross-section of organizations and communities for coming together to support this moment and our journey ahead. |
The evening began with a territorial welcome from Elder Larry Grant of the Musqueam Nation, followed by remarks from MP Randeep Sarai, BC Premier John Horgan, Minister Melanie Mark, Minister George Chow, and Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart. Talented students from Tom Lee Music performed wonderful pieces on the piano.
A pop-up museum titled “Dishing Up Memories: Eating Chinese in BC” was also set up on location. This pop-up museum, curated by Dr. Imogene Lim and Sophie Yamauchi, CCM Board Administrator, showcased Chinese restaurant menus and explored Chinese Canadian food cultures across BC.
At the Spark Community Dinner, our supporter Bob Rennie also shared reflections on the significance of Chinese Canadian Museum’s work, and its future role as the new steward of the historic Wing Sang Building, the oldest structure in Vancouver Chinatown. Our signature dinner sponsor Onni Group had graciously offered to match donations by individuals up to a total amount of $25,000 in the month of June. Thank you to our sponsors, donors, guests, crew, volunteers, staff, and board directors for making this dinner a wonderful and memorable time.
Please enjoy these photographs* of the Spark Community Dinner 2022.
Chinese Canadian Museum is proud to recognize, honour and celebrate Chinese Canadian history and heritage throughout the province, but it cannot achieve these milestones alone. The museum is being built on a strong foundation laid by individuals and community groups who over the years and generations have dedicated their expertise and time to foster deeper understanding of Chinese Canadian experiences in BC and in Canada.
The museum is planning to open its doors at the historic Wing Sang Building in Vancouver Chinatown in Summer 2023. A $25 million fundraising campaign is being launched to raise funds to support the establishment of CCM at its future home and procure for its operations, exhibitions, and programming. To learn more on how you may contribute to this cause, please contact [email protected]
Let’s ignite a Spark within us all! Please join the Chinese Canadian Museum for an exciting journey to honour and share Chinese Canadian history, contributions, and living heritage.
*You are welcome to download these images for personal use and provide acknowledgement to Chinese Canadian Museum when sharing with your community. Please note that these photographs are not to be used in any way for marketing and commercial purposes.