What was life like for the early Chinese immigrants who came to British Columbia? What has that journey been like over the last 160 years?
The new Chinatown Storytelling Centre in Vancouver provides a fascinating glimpse during the gold rush years, railway building and hardships experienced during the Head Tax and Exclusion Act eras. It’s a story of resilience, a long struggle for rights and ultimately, success.
Carol Lee is a third generation Chinese Canadian and chair of the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation which created the Storytelling Centre that she hopes will help build awareness and help revitalize.
She gave a tour to the BCHF’s Mark Forsythe. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/elhuRL79rcI