History & Past Events

A Chronology of the PCHC-MoM Society: events that PCHC-MoM has attended, supported, hosted, or co-sponsored

For photos of the PCHC-MoM Society’s past events, please visit our Gallery page.

November 3rd-6th, 2016

PCHC partners with the Vancouver Asian Film Festival for their 20th anniversary. PCHC co-presented Alejandro Yoshizawa and Sarah Ling’s film “All Our Father’s Relations”, which featured Hon. PCHC Advisor Larry Grant and Director Howard Grant. AOFR won “Best Canadian Feature” at the VAFF awards.

November 3rd, 2016

In partnership with the UBC Asian Library, PCHC hosts a Living Library Pilot,where “Readers” were able to “Check Out” walking and talking Asian-Canadian “Living Books” to ask them about their diverse backgrounds and experiences.

October 29th 2016

PCHC attends the Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society’s Gala Dinner celebrating the opening of their new exhibition.

October 27th, 2016

With the support from PCHC and UBC, the Canadian Indonesian Diaspora Society (CIDS) received a federal government grant to record the migration and family stories of Indonesian-Canadian elders. CIDS coordinators of the project brought the community together to present a progress report. PCHC enjoyed connecting with the Indonesian-Canadian community, eating snacks and drinking coffee, and playing a few games.

October 5th 2016

PCHC volunteers assist with the opening of the Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society’s new exhibition on the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong. Volunteers were rewarded with an exclusive tour of the exhibition and the opportunity to meet WWII veterans.

September 29 2016

PCHC attends the Walrus Talks Cities of Migration to discuss how migration shapes cities, cultural exchange, business development, and more.

September 28 2016

PCHC attends Thailand Corner at UBC to celebrate Thai culture and enjoy delicious Thai food.

September 2016

PCHC is a partner for LiterASIAN 2016. Our President moderated the opening panel and PCHC supported celebrated and emerging Asian-Canadian writers.

As a post-LiterASIAN event, PCHC also partnered with ACWW to screen episodes from the ground-breaking “Chinese Restaurants” documentary series with a following Q&A panel with the filmmakers.

August 26 2016

As a thank you to our loyal members and active volunteers, PCHC hosts an exclusive event – a tour led by the collector himself Dr. Wallace Chung of UBC’s treasured Chung Collection.

August 2016

PCHC commemorates the 102nd birthday of the Komagata Maru Incident of 1914. PCHC attends the unveiling of a plaque in Vancouver to acknowledge the Komagata Maru incident as an event of national significance.

July 10th 2016

PCHC attends a no-host dim sum lunch as a post-ISSCO Conference event, and afterwards hosts “Chinese-Cuban Connections”, a dialogue exploring the relationship between Chinese migrants and Cubans.

July 6-8 2016

PCHC is a sponsor of the 2016 ISSCO Conference, providing a large number of volunteers to assist the hosts.

May 14th 2016

PCHC in partnership with explorASIAN and the City of Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery leads a free walking tour of the cemetery, where Chinese, Japanese, and Jewish people were buried at the farthest extremity of the cemetery. PCHC volunteers told stories of families buried in the cemetery.

April 17th to June 4th 2016

PCHC-MoM partners with explorASIAN and the UBC Asian Library to host “Family History with a Smartphone”. This was a workshop series designed to help participants gain the necessary skills to preserve oral and family histories by capturing them with accessible technology.

March 2016

PCHC conducts an interview with Project 40 on our goals and mandate. You can view the interview here.

December 20 2015

PCHC-MoM partners with the Vancouver Tagore Society at the International Tagore Festival.

November 20 2015

PCHC-MoM presents at two events! PCHC President Winnie Cheung is invited to speak at the BC Multicultural Inspirational Talks at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Following the talks a dinner was held to celebrate the winners of the BC Multicultural Awards, where PCHC-MoM’s Director and Treasurer Dr. Henry Yu won in the Individual Category.

PCHC-MoM also presented at the ACAM Community Showcase.

October 27 2015

PCHC-MoM leads a guided tour of the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria.

September 28 2015

PCHC-MoM’s partner issue (20.3) with Ricepaper Magazine is printed, sharing stories with the theme of “Pacific Roots”.

September 26 2015

PCHC-MoM hosts A Banquet of Stories: Sharing Migration Tales Through Food, an afternoon event where we gathered together our diverse networks to partake in an afternoon of community storytelling inspired by the theme of migration and food.

May 8 2015

The new Asian Canadian Asian Migration Studies at program held a fundraising dinner and gala to celebrate its first year and to build a foundation for the years to come. PCHC-MoM partnered with the program to help organize the event and to officially launch their new website.

May 4-30 2015

PCHC-MoM Society partners with the Chinese Christian Mission Centre to hold an exhibition on early Chinese Canadian Christian history, held at the Carey Theological College on UBC campus. On May 8th PCHC-MoM also helped to hold a guided tour and sponsor a panel on the exhibit.

February 25 2015  

PCHC-MoM Society members attend the City of Vancouver Lunar New Year Community Celebration, where individuals from all over the community attended to celebrate the Year of the Goat. Members from numerous organizations were also present, including VAHMS, SUCCESS, Centre A, and CCHSBC.

February 23 2015 

PCHC-MoM Society members attend Wallace Chung’s tour of the Chung Collection for newly arrived/settled Chinese migrants at the UBC Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

February 6 2015

PCHC-MoM supports the Musqueam-Chinese history project at the UBC Longhouse, where CG Liu Fei of the YVR Chinese Consulate present Howard Grant with a cheque for the project. Congratulations to the Grant family!

January-February 2015 

PCHC-MoM attends and supports Interwoven Stories: Textiles, Costumes, Cultures – A Multicultural Fest. Jean Kares curated the exhibition of multicultural textiles at the Chinese Cultural Museum, including Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, and Mexican textiles. The exhibition included an informational symposium with talks by Jean Kares (on Chinese textiles), Angela Clarke (on Italian textiles), Liza Wajong (on Indonesian textiles), and Trish Graham (on African textiles).

January 2015

PCHC-MoM celebrates the second annual Of Rice and Roots event (a celebration of Southeast Asian food and culture) hosted by the UBC Institute of Asian Research and UBC Centre of Southeast Asia Research. Indonesian, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Thai, Filipino, and Singaporean cuisine were offered.

November 2014

PCHC-MoM co-presents two documentary films on the subject of food and migration at  the Vancouver Asian Film Festival, entitled “The Search for General Tso” and “Sriracha”. For trailers click here and here.

October 2014

PCHC-MoM supports LiterAsian 2014, a festival of wonderful Asian Canadian writing. Writers in attendance included Yasuko Thanh, Tom Cho, and Lily Chow.

September 2014

The PCHC-MoM Society supports the launch of First Families, First Stories project with the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society. Year one of VAHMS put the spotlight on the Filipino-Canadian community, recognizing pioneers who set the foundation for today’s modern communities.

August 2014

PCHC-MoM Society partners with the Roedde House Museum to provide guided tours in different languages for the VictoriaVancouver exhibit, helping to educate on Victorian Vancouver family portraits. To view an interview videotaped by PCHC Volunteer Josephine Chow on Jean Barman click here.

July 2014

PCHC-MoM Society joins the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC’s Musqueam Community Tour, led by the Musqueam/Chinese Grant family members Howard and Larry Grant. Howard Grant is also a Director on the PCHC-MoM Society’s Board.

June-July 2014

The PCHC-MoM Society provides volunteers for the Ing Clan Association’s Centennial Exhibition, so that English, Mandarin, and Cantonese-speaking people could come view ancient artifacts of Chinese-Canadian immigrants.

June 2014

PCHC-MoM Society attends and supports the eighth annual Taiwanese Film Festival.

May 2014

PCHC-MoM attends the Centennial Dinner of the Komagata Maru. In 1914, British Indian subjects were denied entry to Canada onboard a Japanese ship called the Komagata Maru. 2014 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the event.

May 6-8, 2014

PCHC has a booth at the CBA National Conference of Immigration Lawyers in Calgary.

September 2013

PCHC-MoM Society has its Inaugural Symposium and begins its journey towards a wonderful dream! To read the final report for the PCHC-MoM Symposium click here: Final PCHC Symposium Report.

May 4, 2013

PCHC-MoM Society co-sponsors explorAsian 2013 kick-off event in Vancouver Chinatown.

October 14, 2012

PCHC-MoM participates in Community Celebration of Wayson Choy.

May 19, 2012

PCHC-MoM co-organizes the Mini Film Festival with VAHMS as a part of explorAsian 2012 at New Westminster’s 10t Annual Multicultural Festival. The Mini Film Festival was comprised of a series of film screenings called “Our Stories”, featuring a series of award-winning documentaries which told the stories of the communities in British Columbia. It included the migration stories of the Chinese pioneers by Jordan Paterson of SF  as well as Ali Kazimi’s inquiry into the largely ignored history of Canada’s exclusion of the South Asians by an immigration policy called the Continuous Journey Regulation of 1908. For photos by PCHC volunteer photographer Josephine Chow, click here.

September 12, 2011

PCHC-MoM is incorporated in BC as a non-profit society.

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