Beyond the Gardens Wall: The Immigrant Workers of Tod Inlet

Beyond the Gardens' Wall: The Immigrant Workers of Tod Inlet

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Stories of early 20th century Sikh and Chinese immigrants who built first a cement plant, and then the Butchart Gardens, enriches the history of Vancouver Island, while illustrating the harsh impact Canada's restrictive immigration laws had on those communities.

The Panama

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Tony Chan revisits his childhood and interviews several members of his family who ran The Panama Cafe, close to Chinatown in Victoria, BC, for over 30 years. The Panama provides a glimpse of life in Victoria during the depression and of the contributions of the Chan family to the community.

Silence of the Strings: A Community Movement for Music

Silence of the Strings: A Community Movement for Music

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High school students in Victoria, B.C. who benefited from a successful elementary school strings program launch a campaign to have the program reinstated after local authorities cut it in an attempt to balance a school district budget.