A significant donation of $1.1 million has been made towards the future opening of the Chinese Canadian Museum in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown.
The society that oversees the museum project announced today its board chair, Grace Wong, and her husband Richard K. Wong, have made the first significant private cash contribution towards the $25 million fundraising goal.
“Four generations of my family, with initially only the men allowed entry, have come to Canada, settling in Prince Rupert and later in Vancouver. I am glad to see the establishment of the Chinese Canadian Museum where history and heritage of our ancestors, families, and friends throughout the province will be honoured,” reads a statement by Richard, who is the national chair of Canada Day Drumming, the founding president of the Chinese Entrepreneurs Society of Canada, and a patron of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival.
“For generations, Chinese communities have contributed to building this province and country, and bringing the known and untold experiences of Chinese Canadians to everyone is an important facet of shaping an inclusive society in Canada.”