Chinese Canadian Veterans dinner May 12 – celebrating 60th anniversary of Canadian Citizenship
This Saturday I have organized a table for the Chinese Canadian Veterans celebrating 60th anniversary of Canadian Citizenship.
it has been 60 years since Chinese Canadians actually have citizenship
and voting rights – largely due to the lobbying and enrollment of
Chinese Canadian veterans of WW2.
Please join me in recognizing the achievements of the vets for our community.
call me to join my table… or so I can make arrangements for another table.
Below is the invitation from the Chinese Canadian veterans, Pacific Unit 280.
For the last several years, I have been the Chaplain for Pacific Unit 280, Chinese Canadian WWII Veterans.
As we look at the vets now, most in their eighties and nineties, it's
hard to believe that this group of “grumpy old men” helped transform
Canada. Before WWII, Chinese couldn't vote, be a doctor, lawyer – or
even work at the Post Office or go to a public swimming pool. Worse,
many had immediate family in China that were not allowed to come to
Canada. All this changed because in WWII, these men and women were
willing to fight and prove themselves honourable to a Canada, that did
not treat Chinese, honourably.
On Saturday, May 12th, as part
of Asian Heritage Month celebrations, the Chinese Canadian Military
Museum and SUCCESS are hosting a citizenship affirmation and dinner to
celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Chinese getting the vote and the
formation of Pacific Unit 280. It will be held at the Continental
Seafood Restaurant at 11700 Cambie Road, Richmond. Tickets are $45
which include dinner and a a new DVD of twenty three vignettes of some
of the vets DVD of Heroes Remember, as well as other gifts.
For many, this is a last hurrah and I'm hoping you might be able to
come and say a word of thanks to the vets. If you are interested, you
can get tickets from me or Lt. Colonel George Ing at (604)271-0197.
Wesley Lowe (604) 739-9725