The story of B.C’s Chinese history as presented by local multicultural director Lily Chow

In this very special episode of our Gold Rush storyteller series, we are paying homage to Lily Chow, New Pathways to Gold Society’s amazing Multicultural Director who is retiring after 13 dedicated years. Lily is an author, educator and historian whose work has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, Jeanne Clark Local History Award and the 50th Jubilee Anniversary Medal. Here, she shares with us the story of B.C’s first Chinese gold miner who travelled to the Cariboo from the California and Oregon area. Lily also explains how appreciative she is of the tight friendship that the Chinese people had with the First Nations when they lived and worked in this province. For more information about Chinese gold rush history in B.C. visit our Museums and Heritage Sites page and History Page or to learn more about Lily Chow, visit New Pathways to Gold and Lily Chow’s bio page on Caitlin Press.