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Take a bite out of Richmond’s Chinese Canadian history

05 July 2016

Fill up on the city’s rich history while sampling delicious food on the Eating Across Richmond bus tour happening on Saturday, July 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sit back and travel in comfort while learning about Richmond’s migrant history that has not only contributed to the city’s social fabric but has also brought renowned culinary talent from all parts of Asia. This group tour highlights the regional variations of Chinese food with visits to local venues that include taking part in a traditional Buddhist meal at the Ling Yen Mountain Temple followed by a tour of the Buddhist monastery, learning about the diverse workforce at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site through knowledgeable interpreters and seeing first hand where Chinese cannery workers lived and sampling what they ate at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. The excursion winds up with a guided tour of Aberdeen Centre and Parker Place to sample the famous barbecue meats and to discuss the exponential growth of Chinese immigrants to Richmond.

Presented by the Richmond Museum Society in partnership with the Richmond Public Library’s Chinese Canadian History Series, this special event is being organized as a post-conference tour for the 9th Conference for the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) being held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel July 6 to 8. The conference brings together international scholars interested in studying the Chinese overseas and will mark only the second time in ISSCO’s nearly 25-year long history that the society will be meeting in North America.

The tour begins and ends at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. Tickets are $40 per person (includes lunch and light snacks). All ages are welcome. Register by phone at 604-247-8300 or in person at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate.