The Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver are working together to have Vancouver’s Chinatown designated a United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site. As part of this, the Province and the City have also committed to establishing a Chinese Canadian Museum. You can read the B.C. Government news release on the commitment to establish a Chinese Canadian museum.
The Minister of State for Trade George Chow lead the public consultation process with support from a Working Group with vast experience in Chinese Canadian heritage, museum development, city planning and provincial history. The project is also supported by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Lisa Beare.
Minister of State Chow wanted to make sure your ideas about Chinese Canadian history and living heritage were considered in the early stages of planning the museum. The creation of this museum is for the people of British Columbia and its visitors, and we want you to help shape it. The first phase included an online feedback form which was open December 7, 2018 to January 4, 2019. The feedback received during the preliminary online engagement supported the planning of the five community meetings that took place in January and February 2019.
Feedback will be summarized and used as input into establishing a Chinese Canadian Museum. The summary of feedback received will be posted Spring 2019.