East Van Chan Joins Hunt for Neon Rooster with Link’s to her Great-Grandfather, Quai Chan

Kim Chan Logan, March 13, 2017

Kim Chan Logan, the BC Liberal Candidate for Vancouver-Kensington, joins search to preserve Chinatown heritage with link to her family. When BC Liberal candidate Kim Chan Logan picked up the Vancouver Sun on February 1, there on the front page staring back at her was a mural of her great-grandfather.
The Vancouver Sun story featured Sai Woo Restaurant owner Salli Pateman, who has launched a public search to locate a large neon rooster sign that hung outside the restaurant’s namesake in the 1950s, as a way to reflect the neighbourhood’s history. The restaurant is located in the Chin Wing Chun Society building and Chan Logan’s great-grandfather, Quai Chan, was one of the original founders of the society and its first treasurer in 1918. As a result, Pateman commissioned a mural of Chan Logan’s great-grandfather to honour the history and culture of the society and neighbourhood. Read more…

B.C. legislation to repeal historical wrongs against Chinese-Canadians

SUNNY DHILLON, Mar. 07, 2017

The B.C. government will repeal 19 pieces of historical legislation that contain discriminatory provisions – acts passed between 1881 and 1930 that forbid employing Chinese or Japanese people. The province introduced legislation to remove the discriminatory laws on Tuesday. It identified the acts during a year-long review that stemmed from the province’s pledge to address historical wrongs against Chinese-Canadians. Read more…

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark (right) and Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism, arrive to speak at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Nov. 21, 2013. The B.C. government will repeal 19 pieces of historical legislation that contain discriminatory provisions – acts passed between 1881 and 1930 that forbid employing Chinese or Japanese people.
(DARRYL DYCK For The Globe and Mail)

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