The Chinese Canadian military Museum Society was created in November 1998. The passion and vision behind its establishment was its founder and our first president, Army Col. Howe Lee.
The Chinese Canadian participation in the World Wars is largely unknown within and outside the Chinese communities yet their contribution was significant.
As a result of their sacrifice in World War II, Chinese were finally able to claim the opportunities and rights afforded other Canadians. They were offered citizenship and the right to vote, which in turn, led to membership in professional societies such as law and engineering previously closed to them.
However, despite their courage and patriotism, there are few official displays dedicated to Chinese Canadian participation in either war.
The role of our museum society is to collect, record and preserve artifacts, memorabilia and photographs and tell their wartime stories. Today, we also seek to educate a new generation of Canadians on the role the Chinese played in our country’s history.
We not only operate a museum – which is located within Chinese Cultural Centre complex in Vancouver’s Chinatown – we also organize tours and talks, and undertake special projects designed to promote awareness of the experience of Chinese Canadian soldiers.
We hold monthly meetings that anyone is invited to attend. To join an upcoming meeting, please send us an email (see below).
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