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Opening Reception of Exhibition: Rare Historical Artifacts of Overseas Chinese & Historical Figures of the Ing Clan
Sponsored by: The Ing Suey Sun Tong Association of Vancouver & The Asian Library of University of British Columbia
Host: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver
Venue: Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4H5
The Ing Suey Sun Tong Association of Vancouver will celebrate its 100th anniversary on June 14, 2014.
One of the major activities will feature an Exhibition of Historical Artifacts and Documents of Overseas Chinese with specific exhibits related to Historical Figures and Personalities of the Ing Clan, which will be shown at the Vancouver Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street from June 14th through July 14, 2014.
The exhibition will be in two parts.
The first will feature rare and unique Historical Document Artifacts left behind by Overseas Chinese living in Vancouver during the past 100 years, including association meeting minutes for different years, monthly or yearly income/expense records, various records and receipts of charitable donations, association member correspondence, identification papers and other assorted human-interest documents, association regulations, and original fund-raising materials by early immigrants. There will be nearly 100 artifacts from life on display, including furniture and accoutrements of the early Chinese in Canada.
The second part of the exhibit will feature the biographies of 10 prominent people with the Ing surname who have distinguished themselves.
This Exhibition of rare clan historical artifacts will be the first of its kind in Chinatown, and will provide a unique opportunity to discover the past for the sake of future generations by focusing on the stories and lives of the Ing clan, and the activities and lives of other early Chinese in Canada.
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Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver
The Chinese Cultural Centre of Vancouver was founded in 1973 with the support of the government and of 53 community organizations along with that of many enthusiastic individuals. Its mission is to promote understanding and friendship between the Chinese community and other cultural groups in Canada, and to interpret and communicate Chinese culture and to facilitate exchange with other cultural groups and with the community at large.