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Money raised to support China's war effort

Victoria’s population of about 3,000 Chinese residents raised $750,000 to support China’s war effort.

(CTC, 190)

Five million dollars was collected across Canada during the war and sent to China.

(CTC, 195)

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Thu, 1937-07-01 - Wed, 1945-08-01

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1937 - 1945

Start of the Sino-Japanese War

Start of the Sino-Japanese War.

(CCL, 160)

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Wed, 1937-07-07

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7 July 1937

First Chinese Scout Group formed

Reverend Clarence L.T. Lee of the Good Hope Mission (Chinese Anglican Church) formed the First Chinese Scout Group that lasted until 1934.

(CCL, 107)

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Fri, 1932-07-01

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1932

Chinese Relief Mission opened in Chinatown

Mrs. Robert Brent Mosher opened a soup kitchen called the Chinese Relief Mission at 1428 Government Street to feed unemployed Chinese residents during the Depression. Mrs. M. Field of the Chinese Anglican Mission also ran a soup kitchen from 1931 to 1934. (CCL, 152)

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Tue, 1931-12-01

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December 1931

Organizing to boycott Japanese goods and businesses begins

In response to the Japanese invasion of Manchuria, the CCBA held a mass meeting and founded an organization known in English as the Chinese National Salvation Bureau to raise funds and boycott Japanese goods and businesses.

(CCL, 156)

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Sun, 1931-10-04

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4 October 1931

Chinese Students’ Basketball Club formed

Albert Mar founded the Chinese Students’ Basketball Club.

(CCL, 107).

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Wed, 1931-07-01

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1931

'Resist Japan and Save the Nation' Association formed

“Resist Japan and Save the Nation” Association formed in Victoria.

(CTC, 189)

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Wed, 1931-07-01

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1931

Japan Invades Manchuria

Japan invaded Manchuria.

(CTC, 159)

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Tue, 1931-09-01

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September 1931

Victoria’s Chinatown population 3,702

Population of Victoria’s Chinatown was 3,702.

(CCL, 92)

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Wed, 1931-07-01

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1931

Chinese United Church founded

With the union of the Presbyterian and Methodist churches and two other churches in Canada, the Chinese United Church was founded at 526 Fisgard Street.

(CCL, 105)

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Wed, 1925-07-01

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1925