Media Highlights

A selection of media coverage of past PCHC-MoM Society events.

Ancestors in Our Attics by Catherine Clement

At the start of Asian Heritage Month, May 1 2021, community curator Catherine Clement explored how stories of migration have been rediscovered and brought back to life through objects found, yet forgotten, in our homes. Through her decade-long, ground-breaking work collecting the hidden photographs of Vancouver Chinatown’s first and most prolific photographer, Yucho Chow – to her current project locating surviving C.I. documents used to monitor, control and intimidate early Chinese in Canada – Catherine showed how each piece helps reveal a rich story.

The event featured remarks from The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy and was MC’ed by CBC’s Gloria Macarenko.

After a successful event, Gloria Macarenko had PCHC President Wendy Yip on “On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko” to discuss stories of Asian migration to Canada’s west coast.

Listen to the interview below:

Challenging Racist “British Columbia” : 150 Years and Counting

Co-hosted by the PCHC-MoM Society and CCPA-BC, the book launch of Challenging Racist “British Columbia”: 150 Years and Counting was held on March 21st, 2021. All seven authors – Nicholas XEMŦOLTW̱ Claxton, Denise Fong, Fran Morrison, Christine O’Bonsawin, Maryka Omatsu, John Price and Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra – and the illustrator John Endo Greenaway shared how they hope the illustrated resource will be used by educators and activists interested in doing anti-racist work. 

PCHC Director Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra was interviewed by Global TV ahead of the launch.

Global TVWatch PCHC Director Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra’s interview here.

Multi Voices One Heart 2021

Last year due to COVID restrictions our annual trans-Pacific Cantonese opera project — Multi Voices Once Heart (MVOH) — went virtual and viral. Over two days during Asian Heritage Month, that marathon concert was live-streamed from a studio, reaching over 200,000 viewers globally!

Encouraged by the response from fans around the world, an even richer program – 25 songs by 13 professionals and 12 seasoned amateurs from both sides of the Pacific – was offered in front of a limited audience in a theatre in Hong Kong, from where it will be live-streamed to the world from May 22-23 (HK), 2021.

PCHC Executive Director Winnie L. Cheung was interviewed by Fairchild TV & Radio before the concert. Watch her interview below:

Banquet of Stories 2015

PCHC-MoM’s September 26 2015 event, A Banquet of Stories: Sharing Migration Tales Through Food, was featured on Balitang America.

Cecile Docto, ABS-CBN reported on the PCHC-MoM event, see the coverage below.

Family History with a Smartphone – A Workshop Series

Our Family History with a Smartphone workshop series took place from April – June 2016. Ming Pao Canada covered the events, including interviews with PCHC Executive Director Winnie L. Cheung. See the coverage below.