Sensei George Chan (L) and Sempai Julie Zilber (R) with
Alan Herbert, Chair of the Chinatown Silkroad Committee.

At the invitation of Alan Herbert, Chair of the Chinatown Silkroad Committee, members of Ku Yu Kai from the False Creek, Chinatown Lions Club, and Richmond dojos were present on Sunday, February 17, 2002 to witness the historic unveiling of ten bronze plaques honouring the contribution of Vancouver's Chinese community to our city, our region, and our country.

Ku Yu Kai members in Canton Alley with veiled plaque behind.
From left to right - Front Row: Victoria Ko, Julie Zilber, Chris Fung,
Sensei George Chan; Back Row: Ivan Bulic, Trevor Lo Chang

When Sensei Chan began to offer karate classes at the Chan Association in 1998, it was the first time since the Second World War that karate was taught in Chinatown. Two years ago, the Chinatown dojo moved to the Chinatown Lions Manor, where it continues to thrive. Chinese and non-Chinese members of Ku Yu Kai regularly participate in cultural and social events of the Chinese community, including marching in the annual Lunar New Year parade.

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