Details from the BC Government Release below:
The revitalization of Vancouver Chinatown is being supported by the Province with $2.2 million to create a more vibrant neighbourhood for residents, visitors and businesses.
The funding will be provided to the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation for the restoration of storefronts and historic neon signs, and lighting upgrades for Chinatown businesses, as well as infrastructure upgrades to the Chinese Cultural Centre.
“Vancouver Chinatown is one of B.C.’s most iconic neighbourhoods with cultural significance to the Chinese Canadian community and to the history of Vancouver and our province,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “The contributions of British Columbians of Chinese descent and the Chinese Canadian community are an essential part of our province’s success. This funding will ensure Vancouver Chinatown remains a vibrant and thriving community for the people who live here, local business owners and for tourists from all over the world.”
The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of a prosperous and inclusive Vancouver Chinatown. The foundation supports projects that improve the well-being of local businesses and residents, and preserve cultural heritage.
Read the full release from the BC Government here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023TACS0027-000727
To learn more about the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, visit: https://www.chinatownfoundation.org/
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Premier
Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport
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