Fonds AM1601 - Harry Lin Chin fonds

Lady Lynn Fishing Trips - Tom Fowlers - Keith Fishing - Mt. Seymour - Joe Poon - Deep Cove - Gali... Jasper National Park - Edmonton - Banff - Lake Louise - Tommy Jang emergency ward - Keefer Wholes... P.N.E. Parades 50, 51, 52, 53, and 56 - P.N.E. Ground [s] 60 and 61 Horseshoe Bay - Porpoise Bay L[as] V[egas] and Air Travel to Van. Airport - Sept, 1973 and UBC Japanese Garden Chinese National Conven[tion] 9-7-75 Grey Cup parades P.N.E. Grounds - Stanley Park - Picnic Party Shamrock Farm and P.N.E. Parade 59 Scholey - Chin Fong Housewarming Party - New Year Eve at Keith's House - Jean's Engagement - Glob... [Boundary] Bay - [Tsawwassen] Ferry - Gee How Oak Tin Assn - Nature Bridge of Yoho Park - Lake [L... Dr. Chow and Family Leaving for U.S.A. - Ed and Lil Fishing - Bob Lee at Suspension Bridge Gee How Oak Tin Bene. Assn Convention (18th) in Chicago Ill., Sept 15th 1970 - Chinook Club Picni... Keith Chan House Party - Poon Leong Family - Bob Lee and Mrs. Chan - Henry Young - Fraser Bridge ... Stanley Park and [North] Shore - Horseshoe Bay and Malahat Hwy. - Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fowlers to Vic... Lady Kee Van Luncheon - Whaling Station at Coal Harbour - River Inlet - Knight Inlet - Jervis Inlet Our Home Winter - Summer On The Way Our Home - Our Home 1953 - Gay Sing - Davidson - Xmas 52 Pen,... Immigration Building - flower display - Harbour Tower scenery - night view of Vancouver Parade on Pender Street and dance performances Old Vancouver 1948 Stanley Park - Winter Skate - New Immigrant Arrived Airport Grandview Greenhouses Chinook Club Picnic '62 Poon Curious - Spring Time Bathing Beauty - Easter Lilies Barkerville Town and Show Ernie and Eva's Wedding Shriners Parade '51 Mother and child - early 1950s Beverly - Engagement Party and Wedding Keefer Florist Co. Under Construction

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Harry Lin Chin fonds

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11 reels of motion picture film : (01:57:37 ; 3156 ft. total)

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Harry Lin Chin was a Vancouver businessman and philanthropist. He was the founder of the firm Keefer Wholesale Florists and was co-founder or contributor to a number of community organizations and institutions in Vancouver's Chinatown.

Harry Lin Chin was born in 1905 in the village of Foo Chung in Chung Shan District, Kwang Tung province, China. In 1920, his father paid for him to join his father in Vancouver. In 1955, Harry Lin Chin founded Keefer Wholesale Florists Ltd. with two of his sons.

Harry Lin Chin founded and supported a number of institutions in Vancouver and China, including the Golden Age Court Seniors Home, the Harry Lin Chin Charitable Foundation, the Chinese Cultural Centre, the Chinese Benevolent Association, and SUCCESS. He also provided scholarship funding for Chinese students to study at the University of British Columbia. Mr. Chin was the recipient of a number of awards recognizing his contributions to the Chinese community, including the City of Vancouver Distinguished Pioneer Award.

Harry Lin Chin died April 1, 1995, in Vancouver.

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Fonds consists of records documenting the personal, family and professional life of Vancouver business and philanthropist Harry Lin Chin.

The fonds contains home movies predominantly documenting various family events: weddings, vacations, visits from friends and relatives, sights and events around Vancouver, and other family gatherings. The fonds also includes footage of Mr. Chin's business, Keefer Wholesale Florists.

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Donated by Beverley Nann.


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