2016-04-29 – 明報
【明報專訊】溫市政府第三度推出華社建築等額補貼計劃(Chinese Society Building Matching Program)，將計劃餘款即49.6萬元，以配對方式分配給華埠10間堂所，進行各項維修工程，保存傳統建築特色。提出撥款申請的10間堂所中，有4間是首次獲得資助，市議會將於下星期三的會議上就有關動議表決。
May, 12, 2016 – Vancouver Sun
Apr. 28, 2016 – Torontoist (with videos)
Now and Then explores the stories beh ind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments.
One man reaches up towards the large wooden log—big enough to crush him—and braces himself against the trestle. Another man stands high on top, directing the log with just a rope, pulling it up to build the next tie on a railroad. This scene would have been common across the country as workers built the Canadian Pacific railway from coast to coast in the 1800s. Now, these men, cast in bronze, stand near the Rogers Centre in Toronto, as a permanent reminder of the thousands of workers—many of them Chinese labourers, overworked and underpaid—who died building that railroad.
Apr. 29, 2016 – Ming Pao (translated)
Ten Vancouver Chinatown societies will receive funding totalling $496,000 under the City’s Chinese Society Building Matching Program to carry out renovation works that will help maintain the special characteristics of the historic buildings.
Four of the organizations are first-time applicants. The proposal will be decided at next Wednesday’s council meeting.
Four of the societies: Gee How Oak Tin Association, Zhongshan Lung Jen Benevolent Society, Hoy Yin Association and Yin Ping Benevolent Society of Canada are first-time applicants and they will share the grant of $140,000, while the remaining six will receive a total of $356,000.
May, 9, 2016 – The Guardian
In the 1960s, Vancouver’s historic downtown was at risk of being razed for modern road projects – only for an extraordinary protest movement to turn the tide, helping transform it into one of North America’s most ‘liveable’ cities
Vancouver’s proposed freeway would have separated the city, shown here in 1971, from its harbour waterfront. Photograph: Boris Spremo/Toronto Star via Getty Images
Half a century on, Shirley Chan can still picture the freeway that would have destroyed her old neighbourhood. “Three storeys high; eight or 10 lanes of traffic … you can imagine the dead zone along here,” she says, indicating with a sweep of her arm the swathe it would have cut through Chinatown and across Vancouver’s historic downtown east side.
In the 1960s, Chinatown was a vibrant, messy place. The sidewalks spilled over with fishmongers and fruit sellers. There were mom-and-pop grocery stores, benevolent societies, dim sum places, gambling parlours – even the alleyways had restaurants.
Apr. 23, 2016 – Toronto Sun (with video)
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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Exhibition: Following the Silk Routes and Beyond in Vancouver – explorASIAN 2016
April 17 – May 31, 2016
April 17 – 30: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm.
May 1 – 31: Tuesday – Sunday 9:30am – 5:30pm
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street Vancouver B.C. V6A 4H5
Closed on Mondays and Canadian Statutory Holidays.
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By John Atkin
Exhibit: April 3 – May 26, 2016
Opening reception: April 2, 2016 | 1:00-3:00pm
Included with Garden admission
Free for Garden Members
There is a rich and complex layered history of significant cultural and historical activities on the site of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park, which are the origins of Vancouver’s Chinatown. Learn about the past muddy shoreline of False Creek that sat at the edge of Carrall Street and became the home of the Royal City Planing Mill in 1886, providing employment for many Chinese men who then settled nearby in bunkhouses built out over the creek.