Ministry of International Trade, Government Operations Sector, Multiculturalism Sector, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Region, Kootenay Rockies Region, Northern B.C. Region, Provincewide, Thompson / Okanagan Region, Vancouver Coast & Mountains Region, Vancouver Island / Coast Region

Remaining dates confirmed for consultation to right historical wrongs

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Government Operations, Multiculturalism Friday, December 13, 2013 1:50 PM


VICTORIA - The Government of British Columbia confirmed the remaining six dates, venues and times for the consultation forums to discuss the wording, delivery and legacy efforts of a formal apology to B.C.'s Chinese community for historical wrongs.

Over the coming months, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism Teresa Wat will travel to communities and engage with Chinese community associations and citizens to identify wording for a formal apology.

Those who are unable to attend the consultations in person can provide their input by visiting the: www.EmbraceBC.ca

Government will use the feedback from those affected to form an appropriate apology that all members of the Legislature can support.

Information for remaining consultation forums

(Check www.EmbraceBC.ca to confirm details closer to event date.)

Kamloops
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013
7 pm - 9 pm
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops V1S 1N5

Vancouver
Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014
2 pm - 4 pm
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver
50 E. Pender St., Vancouver V6A 3V6

Kelowna
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014
5 pm - 7 pm
Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites
2402 Hwy 97 North, Kelowna V1X 4J1

Burnaby
Monday, Jan. 20, 2014
7 pm - 9 pm
Metro Town Hilton
6083 McKay Ave., Burnaby V5H 2W7

Prince George
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
7 pm - 9 pm
Civic Centre - Room 208
808 Civic Plaza, Prince George V2L 5T6

Richmond
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014
7 pm - 9 pm
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Rd., Richmond V6X 3X9

Quick Facts:

  • Since 2002, over $9.1 million has been spent on funding programs and initiatives promoting multiculturalism, addressing racism and building inclusive communities in British Columbia.
  • The most ethnically diverse province in Canada, B.C. welcomes nearly 40,000 new immigrants every year.
  • In 2010, the Provincial Multiculturalism Vision was adopted: British Columbia is a model society that embraces the cultures and traditions of its people with opportunities for all to live and grow.

Learn More:

Apology for Historical Wrongs: http://www.embracebc.ca/embracebc/community/apology_for_historical_wrongs.pageWT.svl=Centre

EmbraceBC - Province of B.C. multiculturalism site: www.embracebc.ca

Media Contact:

Media Relations
Ministry of International Trade
Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism
250 356-0613

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