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Photographs

Series consists of photographs of the Yip Sang family and friends and their activities, as well as some photographs collected by the family. Includes photographs of the Wing Sang Building, Canton Alley, the Chinese Student's Athletic Association soccer team, the Chinese Empire Reform Association, the Kuo Min Tang [Kuomintang] Chinese Nationalist League of Canada, and the opening of the Toishan (Toi Shan) District High School in Kwon Tung (Guangdong) Province, China. Photographs also relate to family events, such as weddings, Yip Sang's birthday celebrations, and Yip Sang's funeral.

Fashion parades, February 1960 and undated slides

File consists of twelve photographs of a February 1960 fashion parade in Chinatown attended by Mayor A.T. Alsbury and Miss Vancouver Chinatown 1960 Donna Yee, as well as two photographs of a parade in Chinatown, likely taken in 1960.

Wing Hing Dry Goods

File consists of photographs of Wing Hing Dry Goods taken just prior to the company's permanent closure.

VCC [slide binder] #2 : K,L,M,N,P,Q,R

File consists of slides, originally arranged in slide sheets and a binder, depicting activities and events organized by the Vancouver Centennial Commission. Includes slides relating to the following: (K) April 6th (2011-010.561 to 2011-010.727); (L) Vancouver AM sign unveiling (2011-010.728 to 2011-010.743); (M) Fools parade (2011-010.744 to 2011-010.762); (N) Tillicum's birthday party (2011-010.763 to 2011-010.770); (P) Chinese New Year (2011-010.771 to 2011-010.801); (Q) Tillicum at Lougheed Mall (2011-010.802 to 2011-010.820); and (R) Tony Onley at Agency Press (2011-010.821 to 2011-010.838). April 6th events and activities depicted include the arrival of Governor General Jeanne Sauve at the train station; the birthday celebration at Brockton Point, Stanley Park, including the cutting of the birthday cake; re-dedication of the fountain at Lost Lagoon; fireworks; and a formal dinner.
Individuals depicted in the slides include Mayor Michael Harcourt, Governor General Jeanne Sauve, Toni Onley, Vancouver Centennial Committee Chairman Michael Francis and Centennial Committee members.

Street scenes in Chinatown

File consists of a roll of 20 negatives. Yee's notes about this file indicate that the photographs show new buildings on Gore Avenue, Keefer Street, and Georgia Street as Chinatown expanded southward.

Photograph album : Parade of Oriental Fashions, 18th Convention of the Canadian Food Processors Association and Year of the Serpent banquet

Item is an album containing photographs of the Parade of Oriental Fashions event at the 18th convention of the Canadian Food Processors Association as well as a program for the convention. The parade took place on January 22, 1965 in the Mai Tai Room of the Bayshore Inn. Photographs show female models wearing Asian dress, a fashion show and attendees.

The album also includes photographs of the Year of the Serpent Chinese New Year Festival Banquet held at the W.K. Gardens on February 26, 1965. The banquet was held in conjunction with the Spring Carnival Committee, and was sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Vancouver Visitors Bureau and the Chinese community. Included are photographs of various Vancouver pageant queens, Miss San Francisco Chinatown, Miss Chinatown USA first princess, and the crowning of a young woman with a serpent headdress and crown.

Notes at the back of the album list orders received for copies and provide some identification of those individuals appearing in the photographs.

Chevron Stage miscellaneous photos 1986

File consists of thirty-four prints and 109 negative strips with a total of 339 images. Includes photographs of various events and performances by singing and dance groups using the Chevron Presents Stage, including the YMCA 100th anniversary party, children's events, anniversary of the Vancouver Health Department Volunteer Programs, Beaux Gestes '86, Party in the Park event at Kensington Park, Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown, stage, canopy and tent set up at Stanley Park for April 6th Centennial event, and the April 6th party at Stanley Park.

Lorimer, notes and correspondence before Yee's involvement

File consists of correspondence relating to the writing and publication on a book of stories about Chinese-Canadian children living in Vancouver. The file also includes drafts of those stories, and a manuscript of a satirical story titled "Oh! Canada".

Paul Yee fonds

  • AM1523
  • Fonds
  • 1864-2007

The fonds consists of Paul Yee’s personal correspondence and records of academic achievement, writing and research files, subject files, photographs, and sound recordings, as well as publications and ephemera that he collected. These records relate to Yee's activities as a writer, historian, activist, and archivist in Vancouver and Toronto.

In addition, the fonds includes photographs, correspondence, and other records of some of Yee’s immediate family members, including his Aunt Lillian and Uncle Foon Wong, and their close friends. The fonds also contains textual records, publications, ephemera, and photographs relating to the activities of the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver and the Pender Guy Radio Co-operative, as well records relating to the functions of fraternal associations such as the Wong Kong Har Tong and Hoy Yin Association in Vancouver, and the Duncan, B.C., Branch of the Chinese Nationalist League (Kuo Min Tang).

Yee, Paul

A revitalization plan

"Vancouver's Townsite area, in many ways, is the heart of our city. For here is the original city - the Townsite. Here is where it all began a hundred years ago. And today the vitality of the Townsite is a measure of our commitment to the city as a whole. The Townsite is composed of four unique sectors; Gastown, the Harbour Foreshore, Chinatown, and the Hastings Pender Corridor. Each sector has its own special character, but together the four also make up a cohesive area within the downtown peninsula. The purpose of the Vancouver Townsite Renaissance Corporation is to bring together the area's diverse interests in a united effort so that they can protect and enhance each sector's individual features. To preserve and revitalize this diversity, we must join together . . . . "

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