To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe, on May 9, 2015 we unveiled a refreshed museum with new exhibits and stories. Stories of courage, intrigue, perseverance, anguish and pain. Stories of individuals and stories of families and how the war shaped their lives.
Our goal is to research, collect and share with visitors the unique stories of the more 600 Chinese Canadians who fought in the Second World War. It was their sacrifices and loyalty to Canada that won all Chinese Canadians full citizenship.
- Read the story on navigator Jim Gen Lee who was killed just six weeks before the end of the war in Europe.
The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, the Honourable Judith Guichon, was on hand to cut the ribbon on our refurbished museum.
Museum President King Wan, Carol Lee, Lt. Governor Judith Guichon, MLA John Yap, Museum founder Howe Lee, and MLA Richard Lee.
Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Judith Guichon, addresses the guests at the Museum opening.
Curator and exhibition designer Catherine Clement chats with WWII veteran Neill Chan.
Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon speaks with museum historian Larry Wong.
WWII veteran Tommy CG Wong meets Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon while another WWII veteran, Peggy Lee, looks on.
Chinese Cultural Centre board chair Fred Kwok, chats with William Kwok and Christine Faron Chan about one of the new exhibits.
Military historian and museum member Trevor Sam explains the story behind a model to family members. Trevor’s father — Douglas Sam — served in bomber command during the war.