At the ceremony in the Chinese Cemetery last week

At the ceremony in the Chinese Cemetery last week

Chinese railroad workers remembered

Rotary and Lions clubs tend cemetery of Chinese CPR workers and unveil memorial board.

Rotarians, Lions and dignitaries gathered at the Chinese cemetery next to the CPR tracks on May 3 to unveil the new memory board which gives some of the history of Chinese railroad workers here.

The Ashcroft Cache Creek Rotary in partnership with the Ashcroft and District Lions have been working together to keep the cemetery clean since 2005. Recently they placed a stone marker in the cemetery as well as erecting the memory board that chronicles early Chinese influence in Ashcroft.

Many people have contributed to the maintenance of the cemetery over the years and the building of the memory board. All materials, equipment and time have been donated.