The British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF) is pleased to announce that the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia is a recipient of an Inspiration award for the organization’s work to create face masks in partnership with Modernize Tailors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The award is bestowed upon individuals and organizations who have provided hope and optimism to the sector in British Columbia during the ongoing pandemic.
Early in the pandemic, members of the society did not hesitate to rally to support the local community. Working with local Chinatown business Modernize Tailors, the Society innovatively helped fill a need during the PPE shortage, selling hand-made cloth face masks.
Continuing to champion the community throughout the initiative, a portion of the proceeds raised from the sale of the masks were donated to two of their community partners: the Mowachaht/Muchalaht and Lytton First Nations.
The award was presented at the Federation’s annual conference awards gala online on June 5.