In recognition of Asian Heritage Month I celebrate the contributions of Vancouver Quadra constituent Mr. King Wan.
Mr. Wan’s career includes serving as a naval reservist, senior manager in Vancouver City Hall, Canadian Forces BC liaison officer, and commanding officer of HMCS Discovery. The service and sacrifice of Canada’s Chinese Canadian Armed Forces members in both World Wars is a tale not told in our schools or in our history books. In his role as president of the Chinese Canadian Military Museum in Vancouver’s China Town, Mr. Wan and his team preserve and exhibit the story of these brave Chinese Canadian veterans and their service to Canada, a country that had yet to grant them the right to vote. Through his distinguished career and a lifetime of community leadership, Mr. Wan is a shining example of why we are proud to celebrate Asian Heritage Month every May