Chinatown neon rooster sign search becomes … a B.C. election issue?

David P. Ball, Feb 08 2017

Great-granddaughter of Chin Wing Chun society founder joins the quest to find missing sign that once adorned the building’s Sai Woo restaurant. Ninety-nine years after Kim Chan Logan’s great-grandfather Quai Chan co-founded a benevolent society in a Vancouver Chinatown building, she’s now joined a public search for a piece of that building’s history. The Sai Woo restaurant — a modern fusion eatery in the same space as its 1920s-founded namesake — posted a $500 reward for its predecessor’s giant neon rooster sign on Jan. 24. Read more…

Kim Chan Logan holds an image of Sai Woo Restaurant’s original neon rooster sign as she stands in the eatery on Tuesday. Behind her is a mural depicting her great-grandfather Quai Chan, who in 1918 co-founded the Chin Wing Chun society which owns the heritage building. She’s running for the BC Liberals in May’s provincial election. DAVID P. BALL / METRO