On September 17, 2018, the Premier of BC, John Horgan, and the Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing the Province to work with Vancouver on obtaining UNESCO World Heritage status for Vancouver Chinatown. In conjunction, work towards the building of a museum in Chinatown that would tell the stories of Chinese Canadian history.
Speakers at the MOU announcement event included Minister George Chow (MC), Elder Larry Grant of Musqueam, Premier John Horgan, Mayor Gregor Robertson, and His Honour Judge Bill Yee (the first Chinese Canadian elected to Vancouver City Council and former Provincial Court judge). Also among them was Sarah Ling, President of the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC and member of UBC Chinatown. To read a copy of Sarah’s speech, click here.