On February 11, 2022, Chinese Canadian Museum Society of British Columbia received $27.5 million from the Province of BC to support the purchase of the Wing Sang Building in Vancouver Chinatown as the new permanent home for the museum and the continued growth of the Chinese Canadian Museum.
The Wing Sang Building at 51 East Pender Street, the oldest building in Vancouver Chinatown, is a testament to the rich history, cultural heritage, and contributions of Chinese Canadians in BC.
The Wing Sang Building was built in 1889, expanded in 1901 and in 1912, by Chinese Canadian pioneer Yip Sang (1845 – 1927), a prominent figure in Vancouver Chinatown with his business and community involvement. In 2004, the Wing Sang Building was purchased and restored by Bob Rennie, who used the heritage building as office space and an art gallery. The Chinese Canadian Museum is privileged to continue the stewardship of this cultural asset.
More details will be available later this year.
For More Information: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022TACS0007-000200
To view the announcement recording: https://youtu.be/TXTpOJS84n4