PCHC-MoM Special Event / Photo Gallery

A Banquet of Stories Photo Gallery

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We had a wonderful time at A Banquet of Stories: Sharing Migration Tales Through Food this past Saturday, September 26 at the Sunset Community Centre. We were humbled by the willingness of our guests to share their stories with one another and to partake in this afternoon of intercultural and intergenerational learning. We had some truly inspiring guests and were honoured to have welcomed important politicians including Deputy Mayor Andrea Reimer, Conservative Party Candidate and MP Wai Young, Liberal Party Candidate Harjit Sajjan, NDP Party Candidate Amandeep Nijjar, and Green Party Candidate Elain Ng.

We would like to thank our community partners: the Canada Indonesia Diaspora Society, Gigi Astudillo, Hyoshin Kim, Sunita Jangra, the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society, the V3 Group, the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, and Women Transforming Cities for organizing tables and bringing storytellers to our event. We could not have done this event without you and we thank you for your dedication and your passion for your great stories.

Special thanks to Elder Larry Grant of the Musqueam Nation for welcoming our guests to the traditional ancestral and unceded land of your people. We would also like to thank our Title Sponsor UBC Library, our gifts sponsors Eric Lau and the Eric Goldman Jewellery Group of Companies and the Asian Canadian Asian Migration Studies Program, and our restaurant sponsors O! Taho and Kumare Restaurant and Bakery.

And of course, we cannot neglect to mention those involved behind the scenes — thanks to our planning committee Gigi Astudillo, Eleanor Munk, Chun-Li Yang, and program chair Tineke Hellwig, as well as our volunteers Ken Eng, Philip Holden, and Hubert Vrolyk, and our volunteer photographer and videographers Ryan Erwin, Caroline Ng, Hubertine Paramagita, and Jean Tsai.

To view a photo gallery of the event, see below. Photographs credit goes to Caroline Ng.

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