BC Artscape Sun Wah Community Steering Committee 社會指導委員會
BC Artscape projects are built from the ground up within their communities, engaging community members, partners and stakeholders from the earliest stages of the pre-project development.
Development of the BC Artscape Sun Wah has been led and advised upon by a Community Steering Committee made up of Chinatown residents, business owners and community members. While the Committee and its work is ongoing, to date, it has provided guidance on project vision, tenant criteria and selection, intersectional issues, security and accessibility.
Once the BC Artscape Sun Wah is operational, its Community Steering Committee will evolve to include community stewardship and project governance roles. Tenants and community program partners will be enlisted to ensure shared ownership and decision-making.
BC Artscape Sun Wah Community Steering Committee Members
BC Artscape 新華 社會指導委員會成員
Kate Armstrong, BC Artscape Board representative
Bill Yuen completed a degree in Arts majoring in Asian Studies at The University of British Columbia (UBC), and returned to complete the Accounting program. Bill is particularly interested in the role that markets, normative economics, and behaviour play in heritage, heritage policy, and social outcomes. He has been with Heritage Vancouver Society since 2014 and is involved with all areas of the Society from research, writing, and project development to administration and planning. He is the lead on a report commissioned by UBC to examine ways to sustain Chinatown as a valued cultural landscape.
Bill’s specific focus within the BC Artscape Sun Wah project is to help it enhance the values that are important in Chinatown and to sustain the relationship between culture and place.
Bill在BC Artscape 新華項目中的具體工作是幫助它提昇在唐人街重要的價值觀念，並維護文化與地方之間的關係。
Yuriko Iga was born in Winnipeg and raised in Calgary with Japanese parentage. Her experience of the traditional Japanese house and family, combined with her work in the contemporary art field, have led her toward a broadened conception of art as the creation of installation or social space always ignoring the boundary between art, multi-media, design, and life. A graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design, Yuriko’s many artistic endeavours include running a cafe/gallery in Calgary called Kisaten from 1994–1996; working with the collective Colours for Industry on a multi-media dance piece called Microluft ; and curating a music event called Squibb. Now based out of Vancouver, Yuriko’s recent project is called Blim. Blim is a Community Based Art Resource Center which facilitates screen-printing, button making, drawing, local emerging artists, creative workshops, and crafts in the independent field. Blim also hosts the Blim Market, which is a monthly craft event that houses local handmade craft, art, vintage, and organisations. Blim has been active for 9 years and has now moved to a larger location in historic Chinatown. Yuriko is also an active member of the Powell Street Festival Programming Commitee.
Yuriko joined the Steering Committee because she grew up in Japantown and spent much time in Chinatown. She loves cultural hubs of any kind in any city, and wanted to make sure that was being represented and preserved.
William Liu is the second-generation CEO of the family -owned and -operated Kam Wai Dim Sum on Pender Street, started by his father the year before William was born.
In any given day, he folds hundreds of dumplings and makes deliveries to dim sum restaurants and suppliers across Metro Vancouver. William works seven days a week with a break on Sunday mornings to sing in church.
At the time of taking over the family business, William had completed studies in voice performance under Peter Barcza at UBC and was poised to pursue graduate school in New York to study opera. He has performed for audiences across Canada, Germany, Italy, France, Holland, Spain and the United States.
William is involved with the BC Artscape Sun Wah project because he sees the potential within its tenants and program partners to make positive contributions to the neighbourhood, culturally and artistically, as well as economically. He serves on the Steering Committee to ensure a measure of community control over the process.
>> See and hear William’s story in the video clip “The opera singer” here
當他繼承家族生意時，偉倫在UBC Peter Barcza下完成了語音表演的學習，並打算繼續到紐約修讀歌劇。他曾在加拿大，德國，義大利，法國，荷蘭，西班牙和美國表演。
Terry Hunter, a resident of the Downtown Eastside since 1975, is Co-founder/Executive Director of Downtown Eastside based Vancouver Moving Theatre (1983), and Artistic Producer of the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival (2004).
Highlights as a producer include: In the Heart of a City: The DTES Community Play; We’re All In This Together- the Shadows Project, and A Downtown Eastside Romeo and Juliet (2008), a tragic comedy theatre production shedding light on homelessness from a Downtown Eastside perspective; and Storyweaving, paying tribute to First Nations ancestral and urban presence in Greater Vancouver.
Terry plays numerous advisory roles in the community and is a current vice chair of the City of Vancouver’s Arts and Cultural Policy Council. He is recipient of the Jessie Richardson Award for Significant Artistic Achievement in Spectacle Design (1998), BC Community Achievement Award (2008), Vancouver Mayor’s Award (Community-engaged Art, 2009) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award (2013).
Terry supports the BC Artscape Sun Wah project as the facility supports local DTES/Chinatown community, culture and heritage by ensuring desperately needed and affordable long-term space for local grassroots arts and non-arts organizations in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside.
他的作品包括：In the Heart of a City: The DTES Community Play 「在城市的心裡：市中心東端 戲劇」；We’re All In This Together- the Shadows Project 「我們都在一起－影子項目」，和 A Downtown Eastside Romeo and Juliet 「市中心東端羅密歐與茱麗葉」，一部關於市中心東端無家可歸問題的製作；和Storyweaving 貢獻溫哥華原住民的故事。
Terry 目前是溫哥華社區藝術委員會，市中心東端基金委員會，和溫哥華基金會文化藝術委員會的成員；並是溫哥華市藝術和文化規劃委員會的副會長, 並獲得多項榮譽獎項。
Terry 支持BC Artscape新華項目因為該設施將提供本地市中心東瑞和華埠社會急需的長期和低價空間，支持本地社團組織，文化及歷史。
Affectionately known as 龍哥 (literally, Dragon bro) in Chinatown, Al Cheng 鄭龍川 studied graphics and packaging design at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art and Design) in the 1970s. He moved back to Hong Kong after graduating, working in film and television production for a few years before emigrating to Vancouver.
A Master of the Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu style, Al taught out of his small martial arts studio in Chinatown for over twenty years. He is a long-time director of the Chinese Benevolent Association 中華會館 and the Chiu Chow Benevolent Association 潮州會館. An artist and entrepreneur, Al is the original owner and operator of the Chinatown Flea Market (located on the second floor of the Sun Wah Centre) which specializes in Chinese painting and calligraphy supplies. Al plans to teach calligraphy and possibly kung fu again in his retirement.
Rika Uto moved to Vancouver from Los Angeles in 1992 and immediately began volunteering at the Carnegie Community Centre. She has been there ever since, first as an adult educator and then as the arts and education programmer. She lives, works, shops and plays in the DTES neighbourhood and has been an active volunteer for 15+ years in the Japanese Canadian community through the Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall located in historic Japantown since 1906, and through the Powell Street Festival Society now in its 41st year.
Rika is excited to be on the steering committee for BC Artscape as it brings together heritage, art and grassroots community development, all things that are close to her heart.
Rika Uto 在1992年從洛杉磯來到溫哥華便立即在卡納基中心當義工。她先是成人課堂教師，再成為了藝術和教育節目計劃員，到現今還在那裡。她在市中心東瑞居住，工作，玩樂，並通過在歷史性的日本鎮的溫哥華日語學校，禮堂，和今年41歲的Powell Street Festival Society 日式藝術節在日系社區參加了超過十五年的義工活動。
Rika 很高興成為BC Artscape 的指導委員會的一份子，因為它匯集了文化，藝術和基層社區發展，這所有都是她注重和關心的東西。