July 23, 2020
On July 15, 2020, the Society’s membership gathered via video conference for the 13th Annual General Meeting. Members received reports on the activities of the 2019-20 fiscal year from cheyanne turions, Vice-President and Brian McBay, Executive Director, alongside a presentation of the Audited Financial Statements by Ross Gentleman, Treasurer. Furthermore, members moved to re-appoint Buckley Dodds LLP as the Society’s Auditor for the 2020-21 fiscal year, agreed to the election of Jeff Derksen, Julia Aoki and Katy Young for a term of three years, and to the re-election of Laura Kozak for a term of one year, Russell Baker for a term of two years, and Ross Gentleman for a term of thee years. The Society thanks all members for their ongoing support and their participation in the AGM and welcomes the new and returning Board Members of 221A.
July 16, 2020
The B.C. government has invested $10 million to establish the Chinese Canadian Museum – the first in Canada. This investment includes $2 million to complete the planning and development phase and $8 million for an endowment to provide ongoing support. The museum includes a provincial hub in Vancouver Chinatown, multiple regional hubs and spokes throughout B.C., and an online portal and digital experiences for historical locations throughout the province. The newly formed, independent, non-profit Chinese Canadian Museum Society of British Columbia will lead development and operate the museum. 221A’s Co-Founder and Executive Director, Brian McBay, serves on the inaugural board with 19 other members.
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May 20, 2020
221A’s offices and programming venues have been closed since March 11, and will remain closed until further notice as we mitigate and learn to live amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff continue to work predominantly from home and are maintaining their usual schedules. 221A’s artist studio facilities remain accessible to studio subtenants of 222 E Georgia, 236 E Pender, 1654 Franklin and 1265 Howe. Sublease holders are required to fulfill compliance with the government Provincial Health Authority to establish physical distancing measures and limit total occupancy to below 50 people at any given time. Furthermore, 221A is strongly recommending that users of these facilities wear masks and face coverings, and implement enhanced cleaning practices.