Eastside Stories is an offshoot of the Heart of the City Festival,
3 community leaders will speak at Carnegie Centre June 21st at 3pm.
Shirley Chan, Hayne Wai and Larry Wong
Event 3. Standing up for Community with Shirley Chan, Hayne Wai and Larry Wong, Sun June 21, 3pm Carnegie 3rd floor (see below and http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com/news/eastside-stories/
Shirley, Hayne and Larry are contributors to the book EATING STORIES: A Chinese Canadian and Aboriginal Potluck
All three helped to fight against the freeway proposal that would have knocked a swath through Chinatown in the 1960's.
Shirley and her mother helped lead the protests against freeway development in Vancouver Chintown in the 1960's, and were the topic of the documentary film Mary Lee Chan takes on City Hall. Mother Tongue | chinese community
has been involved with many anti-racism programs, and has served on the boards of Chinese Cultural Centre and Dr. Sun Yat Sen
Gardens, and Saltwater City Vancouver Centennial Exhibition. He founding member of Chinese
Canadian Historical Society of BC. Hayne is also my cousin, role model, and one of
my inspirations in creating Gung Haggis Fat Choy
Wong is curator of the Chinese Canadian Military Museum, at the Chinese
Cultural Centre Museum and Archives. He is also childhood friend of
Wayson Choy, and founding member of Chinese Canadian Historical Society