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Chinese Canadian Museum in B.C. gets over $ 27 million from govt

Vancouver, February 12: The oldest building in Vancouver’s Chinatown will soon become a Chinese Canadian Museum.

The provincial government is providing $27.5 million for the project and real estate marketer Bob Rennie is adding another $7.5 million to create the museum in the Wing Sang building.

Premier John Horgan says in a statement the contributions of Chinese Canadians to the province have been invaluable, and the museum provides a place to share stories of achievement and shine a light on injustices.

Culture Minister Melanie Mark says the museum is a call to action from those who have historically endured poor treatment.

The building was built in 1889 and Rennie’s company purchased it in 2004, setting off a five-year heritage renovation project.

The museum is expected to open in 2023 and will feature space for permanent and temporary exhibits, programs, events and learning areas for students.

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