2015 October Newsletter
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Autumn Greetings

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Pacific Canada Heritage Centre - Museum of Migration Society

It has been a wonderful year! From the Lunar New Year in February to a Banquet of Stories this past September, PCHC-MoM has been out in the Pan-Pacific and Asian Canadian community, gathering wonderful migration stories and working hard to make big strides with the Museum infrastructure project. 
In this newsletter you will find:

- A Letter from the President, Winnie Cheung
- Last Month: A Banquet of Stories
- Coming up: PCHC-MoM Guided Tour of RBC Museum
- Down the Road: Museum of Richmond partnership

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A Letter from the President, Winnie Cheung

In this season of thanksgiving, I looked back at the past twelve months and realized how blessed we are. One of our biggest blessings was the addition of two great directors to our Board -- Howard Grant, who has won the blessings and endorsement of the Chief and Council of the Musqueam Nation for our museum project, and Tineke Hellwig, our Queen of Community Programming. Thanks to our 2015 Title Sponsor - the UBC Library - we have been able to hire Eleanor Munk on a ten-month internship which she is completing with flying colours. Thanks to our many volunteers, supporters and partners, we are able to support individuals and groups in discovering and documenting stories which might otherwise remain unknown.
Behind the scenes we continue to seek out partners and sites for the future physical museum. Meanwhile, we are working hard to offer an enriched program in 2016 through our "Museum Without Walls", as described in Ricepaper Magazine (issue 20.3), while partnering with Richmond Museum for a year-round exhibit and program on migration to be opened in 2017. 
Stay tuned by visiting us at often for the latest posts, tweets and photos offered by our fantastic volunteers!
With best wishes and blessing,
Winnie L. Cheung
A Banquet of Stories
Thanks to all who came out to a Banquet of Stories on September 26 at the Sunset Community Centre! We had a wonderful time at such a rich feast of food and stories, and we hope that all our guests enjoyed this afternoon of intercultural and intergenerational learning. We hope you will all return for our future events! For coverage of the event by Balitang America's Cecile Docto, click here. Thanks also to Singtao Daily for promoting our event.

Our gratitude goes out to our community partners the Canada Indonesia Diaspora Society, Gigi Astudillo, Hyoshin Kim, Sunita Jangra, the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society, the V3 Group, the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, and Women Transforming Cities for organizing tables and bringing storytellers to our event. We could not have done this event without you and we thank you for your dedication and your passion for your great stories! Thanks also to all other partners involved in this event including our gift sponsors Eric Lau and the Asian Canadian Asian Migration Program and our food sponsors O! Taho and Kumare Restaurant & Bakery.

Photos below provided by Caroline Ng and David Wong.
Elder Larry Grant of the Musqueam nation welcomes guests to traditional and unceded land of his people
Delicious goodies: empanadas, bannock, nagasari, risoles, spring rolls, pakoras... can you identify their origins?
Guests file into a Banquet of Stories
 Vietnamese V3 Group with Eleanor Munk and Dominique Bautista
MP-designate Harjit Sajjan of the Liberal Party was among all four Vancouver South candidates present at the banquet. Sajjan, pictured here with PCHC-MoM President Winnie Cheung, supports our endeavours to build a museum of migration in Metro Vancouver. Congratulations on winning your seat at parliament, Mr. Sajjan!
Allan Cho and Bong Ja Ahn of explorAsian share poetry and literature about moon-cakes and the Autumn Moon/Harvest Festiva
Sunita Jangra shares food and stories concerning mixed heritage at the Indo-African table with Karan Jangra and Tina Parbhakar
Guests at a Banquet of Stories
The Indonesian table, organized by the Canada Indonesia Diaspora Society, featured beautiful textiles and delicious food
Deputy Mayor Andrea Reimer of the City of Vancouver shares a laugh with Ellen Woodsworth at the Women Transforming Cities' table
Guests visit the Taiwanese table, featuring wraps, tea, and Taiwanese mooncakes, organized by the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society
Gary Manansala shares stories about rain sticks, lumpia shanghai, and adobo at the Filipino table organized by Gigi Astudillo
Guests gather round the Korean table organized by Hyoshin Kim, telling stories of seaweed soup, kimchi, and bibimap
A full house at A Banquet of Stories
Coming up

Day Trip! PCHC-MoM Guided Tour of Victoria's RBC Museum

The PCHC-MoM Society is leading a guided tour of a Gold Rush Exhibit at Victoria’s Royal British Columbia Museum on Tuesday October 27th! Please join us at 1:30pm at RBC Museum, where PCHC-MoM has arranged for a guided tour for our supporters and partners at 2:00pm. Admission at museum but no extra charge necessary for the tour! If you are interested in joining or would like further details, please message Eleanor Munk at

For assistance with transportation, visit the Pacific Coach Service official website at

For a map of location, click here.

Down the Road: 2017

 Exhibition Partnership with the Richmond Museum

The PCHC-MoM Society is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with the Richmond Museum to plan an exhibition coming up in 2017. Members of PCHC-MoM and the Richmond Museum recently met up for a special planning meeting. Our gratitude goes out to our friends and partners at the Museum! We look forward to our continued friendship and our future exhibition.
More from PCHC-MoM
Would you like to hear more about PCHC-MoM events and volunteer opportunities? We would love to hear from you! Email <> for any inquiries, and visit us at! Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to show your support and to be notified with regular updates.

Have a wonderful day!
PCHC-MoM is Title Sponsored by UBC Library
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