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Confucius Statue Honours Chinese Community

confuciusIn the last Duncan Centennial event, a bronze statue of the Chinese philosopher, Confucius was unveiled on October 4th. Donated by the family of Wah Sing Chow, the statue is seven feet high and stands in China Gardens Park on Government Street, close to where Chinatown used to be located.

Family members flew in from as far away as San Francisco and Toronto to be present. A reception was held afterwards at the Cowichan Valley Museum, where there was a special Chinatown Display featured. Some of the items in the display were donated by local families, including an antique stone rice grinder and a Lion Dance mask.