Victoria Chinatown Museum Society
In early 2020, we formed the Victoria Chinatown Museum Society to honour the history, culture and contribution of Chinese Canadians. We want to tell a story, the story of how we lived and what our ancestors had to go through to get to today.
This on-line series features Chinese Canadian speakers/facilitators from British Columbia who possess unique perspectives related to resilience, health and well-being. By looking at our Chinese Canadian heritage, present-day lives, and future generations, this series highlights key topics that contribute to the enduring resilience of Chinese Canadians.
Peering into the Past
Chinatowns, located throughout the Americas and other continents, are important sites of tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Today, they face myriad changes and crises, including balancing new urban developments, gentrification, population shifts, and the preservation of historical architecture and aura.
The images in this gallery come courtesy of the City of Victoria archive. The photos cronical the esteemed history of Victoria’s Chinatown.
“As the first generation of Chinese Canadians to be born in Victoria, I feel it is important to share the legacy of our ancestors. It was through their hard work and perseverance that has granted us the freedoms and opportunities that we enjoy today. This museum will honour our culture and our ancestors.”
Meet the Board
Dr. Grace Wong Sneddon
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