Call for volunteers: Cultural Ambassadors for the Ing Association exhibition

The Ing Suey Sun Tong Association (溫哥華伍胥山公所) will be hosting an exhibition titled “rare historical artifacts of Overseas Chinese & historical figures of the Ing Clan” (伍氏宗族華僑歷史文物和名人事跡展覽) in celebration of its centennial.  It will be held June 14 to July 14 at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver Museum in Chinatown. UBC Asian Library is one of the sponsors.

The following is posted on behalf of the Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration (PCHC-MoM) Society, another partner of the Ing Association.

Receipt stub of membership dues 1914

Receipt stub of membership dues 1914

Call for volunteers

Calling all volunteers who are curious about the lesser-known history of BC.  If you can speak either English, Cantonese or Mandarin, and are willing to be trained to qualify as the “Cultural Ambassadors” of the Pacific Canada Heritage Centre (PCHC), please read on.

In support of the Centennial Anniversary of the Ing Suey Sung Tong Association of Vancouver, and their upcoming exhibition of rare artefacts of Overseas Chinese and Historical Figures of the Ing Clan, PCHC is offering a training program for volunteers to become “Cultural Ambassadors”, who will guide visitors at the said exhibition (see description of the Exhibition below) and provide some basic information relating to the history and experience of Chinese pioneers in Vancouver.

Eligibility requirements:

1. Fluency in either English, Cantonese or Mandarin.
2. Interest in learning more about the life and history of the early Chinese pioneers and in sharing that knowledge with others.
3. Attendance at the information session at 11am on June 7 (Saturday) at an appropriate place in Chinatown (to be determined).
4. Completion of a training program before assuming duties as guides at the exhibition which starts on June 14, 2014.
5. Availability to be on the roster of guides for at least 3 shifts during the period June 14 to July 14 when the exhibition is on.

To find out more, come to the mandatory information session on June 7 by pre-registering online here or by calling Ms Chunli Yang at  604-782-3866 to reserve a spot.

Winnie L. CHEUNG and Chunli YANG

Volunteer & Training Committee,
Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration (PCHC-MoM) Society

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