“Journeys of Hope” Book Receives City of Vancouver Heritage Award

Sarah Ling and Henry Yu from UBC INSTRCC are pictured with other award recipients working on Chinatown initiatives.

Journeys of Hope: Challenging Discrimination and Building on Vancouver Chinatown’s Legacies was one of 21 winners that were recognized by the City of Vancouver at their bi-annual ceremony to recognize and celebrate achievements in heritage conservation. 

Published by the Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies (INSTRCC), the book was given an Award of Merit in the area of Education and Awareness.

Journeys of Hope captures the story of how early Chinese migrants helped transform societies around the world, and how Vancouver’s Chinatown and other Chinatowns throughout Canada and the Pacific region are the living legacies of that transformation. This edition builds on the commemorative version unveiled at the City Council’s special meeting in Chinatown on April 22, 2018, capturing the historical moment when the City formally apologized for its past involvement in the discrimination and racism against early Chinese Canadian immigrants and their families, and announced a set of legacy actions moving forward. 

There were three other Chinatown projects awarded:
Vancouver Chinatown Food Security Report
Lim Sai Hor Kow Mock Benevolent Association building
Chinatown BBQ

For the full list of 2019 Heritage Award winners, click here.

To find out where you can buy a copy of Journeys of Hope, click here.