Join Us for a Community Photo

Join Us for a Community Photo

439 Powell Street – An Important Part of Our History & Community
鮑威爾街439 號 – 我們的歷史和社區

Ming Sun Benevolent Society, Vancouver, 1975

Ming Sun Benevolent Society, Vancouver, 1975

In 1975, members of the Ming Sun Benevolent Society gathered outside their building at 439 Powell Street for a 50th anniversary celebration.

一九七五年民星總社成員為慶祝總社成立五十週年在鮑威爾街439 號大樓門前合照

Dear family, friends and supporters,

Friends of 439 invites you to celebrate new beginnings and the Year of the Horse by joining us, along with members of the Ming Sun Benevolent Society, in re-creating the above photograph. We will take a multi-community, multi-generational photo to honour the building’s 125 years of history, the families and communities connected to it, and those who have come together from all walks of life to support its restoration. All are welcome.


WHEN:  Sunday, February 2, 2014
            Gather at 12:30pm, photograph will be taken at 1:00pm.

WHERE: In front of the Ming Sun-Uchida Building, 439 Powell St., Vancouver (opposite Oppenheimer Park).

日期:2014 年2月2日,星期日
集合時間: 中午12  時  30分
拍照時間 :下午 1時正
地點:鮑威爾街439 號民星總社正門前
Vancouver (across from Oppenheimer Park).

In December 2013, the building was almost demolished, but thanks to a groundswell of support from people from all walks of life – including Chinese Canadian, Japanese Canadian, indigenous, low-income, arts, heritage, and housing groups – the building still stands and there is a chance that together, we can save it.

2013年12月,這棟大樓面臨被拆卸的命運,多得無數有心人仕的協助 – 包括華裔加人,日裔加人,原住民,低收入,兿術界,保存歴史文化,房屋設計等群軆,商界人士和無數市民的支持下- 大樓的命運獲到重生,只要我們共同努力,我們一定可以把它修葺完美,讓它回復昔日的 光彩。

To donate to the ongoing restoration efforts, sign our petition, and for more info:


We hope to see you there!

Friends of 439


2 thoughts on “Join Us for a Community Photo

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