“Prospective buyer wants to help save Chinatown’s historic May Wah Hotel”

November 21, 2016 – CBC News

The May Wah Hotel is a City of Vancouver-designated heritage building that houses more than 100 low-income tenants.

The May Wah Hotel is a City of Vancouver-designated heritage building that houses more than 100 low-income tenants.

Chinatown’s historic May Wah Hotel may be saved after all.

A prospective buyer has stepped up to try and purchase the heritage building with the intention of preserving its low-income housing units.

The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation says it is in serious talks with the Shon Yee Benevolent Association, the hotel’s owner, to purchase the building on East Pender Street. Continue reading

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“Druh Farrell pushes for redevelopment of Calgary’s Chinatown”

Jan. 11, 2016 – Global News

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CALGARY – Calgary councillor Druh Farrell is pushing for the City of Calgary to help create a new redevelopment plan for the Chinatown area.

Farrell will file a notice of motion on Monday suggesting a new area redevelopment plan be produced for the newly formed Chinatown District Business Revitalization Zone, which she calls a “unique cultural asset.”

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“簡蕙芝獲獅子會頒獎 主持省府向華社道歉”

2016-01-13 – 明報

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【明報專訊】省長簡蕙芝(Christy Clark)以道歉等形式對華人先僑的歷史貢獻作出確認,獲得獅子會頒發傑出貢獻勳章。此外,一個專門為保護華埠傳統的留本基金(Endowment Fund)宣布成立,為振興華埠積累資本。

傑出貢獻勳章(Medal of Merit)的頒贈儀式由溫哥華長青獅子會(Vancouver Evergreen Lions Club)與溫哥華校園獅子會(Vancouver Campus Lions Club)舉辦,並獲得卑詩大學(UBC)榮休校監和慈善家李亮漢贊助。儀式昨晚假華埠一酒家進行,筵開數十席,衣香鬢影,華裔社群各界派代表出席。

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