“Plaque honours Jean Lumb”

Apr. 23, 2016 – Toronto Sun (with video)

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Arlene Chan was all smile on Saturday, when two Ontario Heritage Trust plaques were officially unveiled to honour her mother, Jean Lumb, the community activist who fought to preserve Toronto’s Chinatown decades ago.

“I think it’s so important because my mother was one of many of the early pioneer Chinese who really helped to turn around people’s perceptions about the Chinese in Toronto,” said a beaming Chan.

Her mother assisted in changing immigration laws and rallied to save Chinatown when it came under threat from construction of the new City Hall, she added.

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“保衛多倫多華埠先驅紀念牌揭幕”

2016-04-25 – 星島日報

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多倫多最早華埠舊址上周六(23日)舉行紀念牌匾揭幕儀式,安省文化遺產基金會(Ontario Heritage Trust)為第一位獲得加拿大國家勳章的華裔、華裔社區佼佼者林黃彩珍(Jean Lumb)設紀念牌匾,匾牌分為英文及中文,表彰及紀念林黃彩珍(1919-2002)對社區的積極參與及貢獻。
林黃彩珍在卑詩省出生,1935年移居多倫多。她積極參與社區義務工作,也成功發展水果及餐飲業務。在社區工作方面,努力不懈向聯邦政府游說取消歧視華裔的移民條例,最終獲接納及通過。她在社運及文化的貢獻,留下不可磨滅的印記給後人。

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ExplorAsian Festival 2016

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In Canada, the month of May is officially recognized as Asian Heritage Month to acknowledge the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada.
Tons of events in ExplorAsian 2016 – check out the festival program here

Of special mention in the program is our friends at Chinatown Action Group is organizing a study and discussion on the legacy of the revolutionary Asian Pacific American movement on May 3, 2016 at 6:00pm at Hua Foundation, 418 East Hastings.

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Serve the People: A study and discussion on the legacy of the revolutionary Asian Pacific American movement

A generation of Asian American activists in the 1960s arose from workingclass
communities to transform US society. What can we learn from this
history today?

Facebook Event Page here

“Why Chinatown is Vancouver’s most ‘Canadian’ neighbourhood”

Feb. 23, 2016 – Ricochet

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Isn’t all of Vancouver becoming Chinatown?

The idea that the city is one large Chinatown is commonly heard in discussions about the need to save the historic district. But the neighbourhood is distinct and it matters. It is for everyone, and, contrary to popular belief, it is probably more Canadian than any other part of the city.

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