Join us at the Harbourfront Branch to hear May Q. Wong talk about her new book, City in Colour: Rediscovered Stories of Victoria’s Multicultural Past. In honour of Asian Heritage Month, May will be sharing stories about the early Chinese and Japanese communities, in addition to other interesting tidbits.
About May Q. Wong
The joy of writing is in discovering and chronicling the extraordinary in ordinary people. Each person has a tale to tell from his/her life – May’s goal is to give them a voice. Born of Chinese immigrants impacted by Canada’s Head Tax laws and raised in the diversity of Montreal’s “Main,” May developed a strong social conscience.
With a BA from McGill and an MPA from the University of Victoria, her 17-year career in the British Columbia Public Service and volunteer activities have centered on improving the lives of those in need. City in Colour: Rediscovered Stories of Victoria’s Multicultural Past, is May’s second book. It is a timely reminder of the importance of immigrants and their contributions to our community. Her previous book, A Cowherd in Paradise: From China to Canada, offered a glimpse into the lives of a family impacted by discriminatory laws.