As Western families begin packing away their Christmas trees and sweeping up stray confetti from New Year’s Eve parties, Chinese families begin ramping up for Chinese New Year. This means pulling out all the stops and activating all hands on deck to prepare the necessary banquet arrnagements, ancestral offerings, and neighbourhood parades (just to name […]
Summer was full of memorable milestones at the Wong’s Association. From hosting our first public event for youth (see below) to coordinating some very overdue spring cleaning (and a building facelift!), the hallways seemed livelier than ever.
Every year, the Wong’s Benevolent Association holds an annual picnic in the park for its members. This year’s event was held at Confederation Park in Burnaby, complete with a performance from the Hon Hsing Athletics Club.
In the spirit of Canada 150, we’re opening our photo archives and inviting the public to better understand the experiences of Vancouver’s early Chinese immigrants through the role of family associations. Located on the third floor of the historic Wong’s Association building at 123 East Pender, our photo archives date back to the 1920s and capture Chinatown’s vibrant history and our unique lens within the early Chinese-Canadian community.