Chinese Stamps and Numismatic Society of Canada 加拿大中華郵幣學會 helps to celebrate Premier’s Lunar New Year Reception 2015 with Dr. Jan Walls, MLA Richard Lee and Premier Christy Clark at Floata Restaurant in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
Beautiful Lucky Year of the Horse!
On June 22, 2006, on behalf of the Government of Canada, the Prime Minister apologized in the House of Commons for the implementation of the Chinese Head Tax. As part of the apology and redress the Conservatist government decided to compensate the surviving Head Tax payers and surviving spouse of Head Tax payers only.
The objectives of the Head Tax Families Society of Canada are:
1. to seek a just and honourable redress for all families affected by the Chinese Head Tax and the exclusionary Chinese Immigration Acts,
2. to educate Canadians on the contributions of Chinese pioneers, and
3. to promote racial harmony amongst all Canadians
The Head Tax Families Society of Canada believes an inclusive redress begins with the Three Manifests:
1. The Government of Canada will recognize and acknowledge redress is incomplete;
2. The Government of Canada will commit to good faith negotiations with Head Tax families currently excluded from the June 22, 2006 announcement and who are seeking direct redress; and
3. The Government of Canada will act in the spirit of one certificate, one claim
Jane’s Tea House in Chinatown will be hosting a photographer’s meetup for photographers of Chinatown!
- 19:00 until 21:00
This event will feature Chinatown photographers showcasing and talking about their photographs and will have time for a model photoshoot.
If you have taken photographs of Chinatown and would like to share them with fellow Chinatown photographers, feel free to join in! If you are just interested to see some of the photographs of Chinatown, please also come on down! It’ll be a great time and hope you can come out!
Fee: $5 – to cover tea :)
If you would like to present your photographs, I recommend the following guidelines:
0) Recommend bringing photos in JPG format on a USB stick. Have a backup SD card maybe just in case! Prints are also fine to share :)
1) Prepare to tell us who you are, what you do and why you photograph Chinatown.
2) Prepare a few photographs to share and perhaps talk about them. Depending on amount of people and time, recommend sharing up to 10-15 photographs.
3) No stealing of other’s photos please! Bring and take home your own work! ;)
4) This will not be an open critique session (although you can discuss critiques in private with the photographer). We are here to share our passion for Chinatown and it’s people!