Event

July 1st

A Tribute to Nation Builders

Join us, in their honour, and listen to the history from the descendants of the Chinese Railway Workers and be a part of this historic milestone.

July 1st, 2024 , 10.30am

Wreath-Laying Ceremony

🆓   FREE Open to Public

📍 4 Blue Jays Way, Toronto

 ⭐️Lion Dance by Northern Legs, Southern Fist | Musical Performances by Victoria Yip | Speeches by Community Leaders | Ontario Chinese Senior Association Choir and Orchestra

About the Event

In the 1880s, 17,000 Chinese pioneers came from the Province of Guangdong, China to Canada and helped build the first transcontinental railroad, the Canadian Pacific Railway; 4,000 lives were lost due to unsafe working conditions, landslides, and premature blasting of the dynamites.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Immigration Act of July 1, 1923 (Chinese Exclusion Act) which prohibited Chinese immigration after the Canadian Pacific Railway was completed. The Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada (FCCRWC) will host our annual commemorative event at our permanent Toronto Monument to pay homage to the Chinese pioneers, as nation builders, a legacy they left behind, and a Dinner later in the evening.

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