A museum celebrating the Chinese legacy in the B.C. Interior was constructed in Lytton in 2017. Now the B.C. government is seeking feedback about a provincial Chinese Canadian museum. Photo: Barbara Roden.

Ideas being sought for new Chinese Canadian Museum

Share your ideas about what a new provincial Chinese Canadiam Museum should look like

British Columbians are invited to share their ideas about the plan to establish a Chinese Canadian museum through the Province’s latest public engagement process.

“Our commitment to the creation of a Chinese Canadian museum reflects the great value of this community to British Columbia,” says Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture.

“We are looking forward to hearing from British Columbians on how we can honour and protect the significant contributions made by Chinese Canadians in the past, and celebrate the living heritage and cultural contributions of Chinese Canadians in B.C. today.”

People can now share their vision for the Chinese Canadian museum online until Feb. 8, 2019. British Columbians can answer questions and provide their ideas in English and traditional or simplified Cantonese or Mandarin. As well, there will be community meetings taking place in Vancouver (Jan. 12), Kamloops (Jan. 19), and Victoria (Jan. 26). Other meetings may be added before Feb. 8. Updates and other information can be found at the Chinese museum public engagement website (http://bit.ly/2rBLR04).

“I urge anyone with an interest in Chinese Canadian migration and settlement in B.C., past and present, to participate in this public consultation,” says George Chow, Minister of State for Trade. “British Columbians of Chinese descent have been instrumental in shaping the history of our province and building our vibrant economy. Your input can help us determine the best way to preserve and celebrate their many contributions.”

This project is being supported by the Chinese Canadian Museum Working Group, a committee of people with expertise in Chinese Canadian heritage and culture, museum development, city planning, and provincial history.

People can provide feedback by sending their input online to http://bit.ly/2rBLR04; emailing chinesecanadianmuseum@gov.bc.ca; or calling 1-800-663-7867.



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