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VCCFA Dinner November 26,2023

Dear VCCFA Members and Friends,

Please join us for an awesome evening of good food and an interesting speaker on Sunday, November 26.

Victoria Canada China Friendship Association Meeting

Date:   Sunday, November 26, 2023

Topic:  John Adam's new book, “Chinese Victoria: A Long and Difficult Journey”

Presenter:  John Adams

Location:  Toishan Kitchen Chinese Restaurant, #103, 306 W. Burnside Rd., Victoria

Time:  6pm - Dinner; 7pm - Presentation


Please join us to hear John Adams speak about his new book “Chinese Victoria: A Long and Difficult Journey”.  This book is described by David Obee of the Times Colonist as a masterpiece and one of the best books on Victoria history this century. It has received awards by the Hallmark Heritage Society, the B.C. Historical Federation and the Chinese Canadian Historical Society.  This is a vital book for those interested in Victoria’s past.  Mr. Adams will bring books for sale to the dinner meeting.  For more information about the book, please see the attachment.


John Adams is a historian and author based in Victoria. He has spent 30 years working in the field of historic sites and museums in Ontario, Vancouver and

Victoria. He operates Discover The Past, his own history company that specializes in historical research, writing, lecturing and guiding tours. His latest book  “Chinese Victoria: A Long and Difficult Journey”, is a historical and social account of Canada’s oldest Chinese community.


We will try a new Chinese restaurant this month: Toishan Kitchen, at #103, 306 W. Burnside Rd. 

The best way to access the restaurant is to travel south on Tillicum road, past the Trans Canada Hwy, and turn right into the second parking lot. There is parking in front of the restaurant.



homemade dumplings, pan fried


Soy Sauce Chicken (whole)

Spicy Green Beans (mild)

Mixed Seafood with Tofu Hot Pot

Beef Chow Fun (rice noodles)

Salt and Pepper Squid

Chicken with broccoli & carrots

Crispy Ginger Fried Beef

Eggplant with garlic sauce

Egg White Fried Rice with Dried Scallops



Please arrive at the restaurant by 5:45pm. Dinner starts at 6pm. The talk begins at 7pm.


$25 for members and students and $30 for non-members.  Cash or cheque only please. Please no abbreviations on the cheques.


RSVP by Friday, November 24, 2023. 


Please email Carol Charlebois at: or phone 250-882-5820. 


We look forward to seeing you there!


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