Chinatown plaque unveiling set
A rock monument recognizing the contribution of the Chinese community to the growth of early Nelson will be dedicated at noon on June 12.
The unveiling at the corner of Hall and Vernon streets was originally going to be the high point of Nelson’s Chinatown Week this month, but had to be postponed because snow at high elevations made it impossible to bring the stone down in time from Tom Cherry’s rock farm.
However, it has since been secured. The stone will bear a plaque with a few lines from a Chinese poem, some English text giving historical background, and a taijitu symbol.
The project is co-founded by the City of Nelson and Columbia Basin Trust.