Prince George Chinese Benevolent Association 中華會館

Prince George Chinese Benevolent Association 中華會館

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Monthly meetings
Year-round activities
CBA High School Scholarship
Membership

The Chinese Benevolent Association of Prince George, a non-profit organization was established shortly before 1945 originally to protect the interests of Chinese people, particularly the new Chinese immigrants who did not belong to other Chinese organizations and needed assistance in any matter. Its mandate then was to provide a voice to the Chinese community for those who could not speak the local language. Over the years, the Association has changed its focus and the current Association now focuses on providing a cultural basis and gathering for the Chinese community by raising awareness, and to foster and perpetuate the Chinese culture and language.

Throughout the year, the Association invites the community and general public in observance of various Chinese holidays including the Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival and others. Its community of members work tirelessly to support ad help out at the various functions and annual food sales events for the Association’s fund raising. The operation of the society is fully dependent on the funds received from our annual food sales fund raising events and the generous support and help of our invaluable volunteers and members!

These volunteers and members have, in the past provided strong support for charity and other causes including the recent China Earthquake and Myanmar Cyclone Relief effort through donation collection for the Canadian Red Cross! The Association raised $5768.95 and $200 RMB towards the China Earthquake Relief Effort and $477.71 for the Myanmar Cyclone in May 2008. More info here. They were also very active in charity work for the China Flood Relief Effort in 1998 as well as many from the past. The Association has had a history of supporting various charity work from its humble beginnings in the early 1940s to today.

In April 2009, the Association was honoured with the Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society Diversity Award for being an organization who has contributed to the promotion of multiculturalism and the fight against racism! More info here.

These accomplishments could not have been possible without the dedication of its members and the Chinese community.

The focus of the Association remains raising awareness of the Chinese culture and provide a place for the Chinese community to share and expand the Chinese culture, through arts, language and other activities.

Monthly Board Meetings

The Chinese Benevolent Association Board of Directors usually meet on the first Sunday of each month at 1:30pm. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Year-round activities

Check out our Past Events Page off on the right sidebar for slideshows of past events held by the association.

Lion Dance practice (Saturdays 11:30am – 1:30pm)

activities at AimHi
Every Saturday between 11:30am to 1:30pm, there’s a Lion Dance practice at the AimHi Gym (950 Kerry Street) . Members their children are encouraged and welcome to attend. The Lion Dance Team will be performing at the July 1st Canada Day celebration at Fort George Park as well as other events throughout the year.

Chinese School (Sundays 10am to 12 noon)

Every Sunday from 10am to 12 noon, there are Chinese language (Potunghua) learning classes held. We have classes for both adults and children. The focus of the classes is to encourage the spoken language with some emphasis on writing and reading. During recess, the children are encouraged to participate in sports and activities while learning the language at the same time. The main focus of the classes is to have fun! Come join us or contact us for more information!

High school scholarship

The association offers a high school scholarship for eligible grade 12 students who are CBA members and have met the necessary criteria. A reference letter from the Association will be required by the School Board for the scholarship. Please contact us for more information!

Membership in the CBA

Membership in the Association is limited to those of Chinese descent, their spouses and children. To be considered a member of the Association, they are required to complete and submit the Membership Form each year.

CBA-membership-form
Chinese Benevolent Association Membership Form

(Please print, fill out and sign the form) and submit it to the address below.


You may wish to contact us at the following email address:

prince george cba email address

The Association is run strictly by volunteers and does not have a physical office or address but you can contact us via email or mail.

Our mailing address is:

Prince George Chinese Benevolent Association
1645 3rd Avenue
Prince George, BC V2L 3G5
Canada

Written by pgcba

May 5, 2008 at 4:15 pm

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