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CBC News Vancouver Vancouver 125: Origins of Chinatown and DTES

In this report created to celebrate Vancouver's 125th anniversary, CBC's Tim Weekes looks at the tumultuous past of Vancouver's storied Chinatown and Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighbourhoods.
  • 2011
  • 00:03:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2018

The National Forgotten Chinese-Canadian Fought in WWI's Battle of Hill 70

Frederick Lee was one of a few hundred young men of Chinese descent who volunteered to fight for Canada in WWI, in an era when even those Chinese-Canadians born in Canada were considered aliens and denied the right to vote. He fought in the little known but strategically crucial Battle of Hill 70. Until recently, few knew about his contributions.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

Generations The Chan Legacy

The Chans go back seven generations in Canada and are one of the oldest families on the West Coast. Reverend Chan's granddaughter, Helen Lee, grandson Victor Wong and great grandson Gary Lee recall being barred from theatres, swimming pools and restaurants. Finally, in 1947, Chinese born in Canada were granted citizenship and the right to vote. Today, Todd Wong represents a ...
  • 2007
  • 00:43:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013