At today’s City Council meeting, Mayor Sam Sullivan declared July 12, 2007 as “Roy Mah Day” in the City of Vancouver. The following is a copy of the Proclamation:


WHEREAS Mr. Roy Quock Quon Mah, born on March 29, 1919, received the Order of British Columbia in 2003, passed away gently in Vancouver, BC on June 22, 2007; and

AND WHEREAS Mr. Roy Mah urged fellow Chinese Canadians to join him in volunteering for service in WWII with the hopes of winning a vote for his community and was awarded the 1939-45 Star, the War Medal, the Burma Star and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal; and

AND WHEREAS Mr. Roy Mah was instrumental in lobbying Ottawa to grant the vote to all Chinese Canadians and triumphantly voted for the first time when he was 30 years old; and

AND WHEREAS Mr. Roy Mah founded and published for 42 years the Chinatown News which became the most influential English language magazine on the life of Chinese in North America; and

AND WHEREAS A celebration of Mr. Roy Mah’s remarkable life and contributions that helped transform Canada into a multilingual and multicultural society will be held at the Chinese Cultural Centre on July 12, 2007:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Samuel Sullivan, Mayor of the City of Vancouver, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM Thursday, July 12th, 2007 as


in the City of Vancouver.

Samuel C. Sullivan,