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VCCFA OCTOBER 29 th MUSEUM TOUR AND DINNER

Please join in our event:

Victoria Canada China Friendship Association Meeting (Museum Tour, Dinner & Semi-Annual Meeting).


DATE OCTOBER 29, 2023



Topic:  Museum Tour


Presenter:  Charlayne Thornton-Joe


Location:  Victoria’s Chinese Canadian Museum, 10 Fan Tan Alley


Time:  4pm - 5:45pm



Dinner:  6:15pm - 7:15pm


Location:   Golden City Restaurant, 721 Fisgard Street, Victoria

Semi-Annual General Meeting:  7:15pm - 7:30pm


TOUR


Charlayne Thornton-Joe will open the museum from 4pm to 5:45pm for our VCCFA members and guests only.  She will give us an exclusive 1/2 hour tour of the museum, including the current temporary exhibitions. Following the tour, we can take in the exhibits at our own pace, until 5:45pm. We will meet at the Golden City restaurant for dinner at 6:15pm.  The dinner will be followed by the Semi Annual general meeting at 7:15pm.

BIOGRAPHY


Charlayne Thornton-Joe is a 3rd generation Victorian and is passionate about serving people.  She has held board positions in such organizations as the Inter-Cultural Association, the Women's Transition House and the Chinatown Lioness Club.  She has been recognized for her work on the issue of homelessness.  Charlayne was the initiator of the Extreme Weather Protocol, has led Canada Day celebrations, was the creator of the Living Flag and has done much work with regards to animal welfare.  She tirelessly served on Victoria city council for 20 years.  Charlayne is an enthusiastic advocate of Chinatown and the Harling Point cemetery as vital heritage sites.  Currently she is the Visitor Experience and Facilities Coordinator of Victoria’s Chinese Canadian Museum.  

VICTORIA CHINESE CANADIAN MUSEUM

The current exhibits at the museum are First Steps: Chinese Canadian Journeys in Victoria” and Gold Mountain Dream!


Excerpts from the Victoria Chinese Canadian Museum website:


“The exhibition “First Steps: Chinese Canadian Journeys in Victoria”, highlights important starting points for Chinese Canadians in Victoria.  Examples of intergenerational resilience and agency are shared through stories of community support, entrepreneurship, and personal accomplishment. This exhibit is produced by the Chinese Canadian Museum, in cooperation with Victoria Chinatown Museum Society.”



“Continue your visit with “Gold Mountain Dream!”, an exhibition which examines the personal stories and sacrifices of early Chinese migrant workers who came to B.C. in search of prosperity during the Fraser Valley Gold Rush in the 1850s. The fascinating tales of early Chinese migrants during the Gold Rush detailed through photographs shed light on the adventure, heartbreak, and social upheaval which would impact the development of British Columbia and China. This exhibition is produced by Royal BC Museum in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of History.”



DINNER


Please arrive at the Golden City restaurant by 6pm. Dinner starts at 6:15pm.


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


RSVP by Friday, October 25, 2023.


Please email Carol Charlebois at: charlebois721@gmail.com or phone 250-882-5820.

Appetizer- Beef Cilantro Soup

Entrees- 

Crispy Chicken ( whole)

Salt & Pepper Tiger Prawns (10)

Steamed Sea Bass (whole)

Mandarin Pork Chops

Deep Fried Egg Tofu & Baby Bok Choy

Garlic Gailan & Carrots

Shrimp & Chicken Fried Rice

Dessert - Fortune Cookie


SEMI ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - AGENDA


-Discuss where to donate monies


-Upcoming activities


-Vice president's report

-Treasurer's report


-Membership report


-Newsletter report



We look forward to seeing you on October 29!

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