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*Postponed* CCHSBC 2020 Celebratory Dinner Honours Paul Yee

Dear Guests,

As the global events concerning COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) unfold, I wanted to let you know that the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC (CCHSBC) Board of Directors is actively monitoring updates from our provincial and public health authorities closely. 

Your ongoing support and care for others and our communities is greatly appreciated during this period. 

At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population. While the risk level may be low, we have spoken to our guest of honour Paul Yee who lives in Toronto. After significant consideration, we have jointly made the decision to postpone our March 28th dinner to a future (undetermined) date. 

Given this fluid situation, we are offering guests the option to either:

  • Have their dinner credit held to our next event; or
  • Receive a refund for their dinner ticket(s).

If you plan to attend our next celebration, don’t feel obligated to email us. By not receiving an email from you, we will presume that you wish to have your dinner credit held. We encourage you to hold your credit in light of our volunteer capacity and processing fees. 

If you would like to receive a refund for your dinner ticket, please email us at However, as we are all volunteers without staff support, we will require more processing time than usual. 

In order to help us communicate our message to all guests, if you have purchased tickets for others who may not receive emails from CCHSBC, please forward them a copy of this notice. 

Should you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hestiate to contact us. 
I would personally like to send my sincere thanks the CCHSBC Board of Directors as well as all our volunteers and donors who have been working hard over the past several months.

Once again, we thank you for your support and attention to this important matter.
We look forward to celebrating the achievements of Paul Yee and the other prize winners with you in the future.  

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