Special Thanks: To Windsor’s Chinese community and the participating families, to Windsor Chinese Benevolent Association, the Essex County Chinese Canadians Association, and Greater Windsor Chinese Association. The Chinese Advisory Committee: Ron Lam, Richard Egan, Linda Lee-Egan, and Janny Chow. Sue Berthiaume of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Eugene Crosby of Career Development Services, Hugh Massey Barrett Volunteer/Educational Coordinator for Windsor’s Community Museum and Jean Foster Director of Public Services, Windsor Public Library, Corinne Despierre-Corporon, Project Lead, Windsor Public Library, Josie Hazen, Graphic Designer, Windsor Public Library.

Hugh Massey Barrett Co-Curator Exhibit WCM

Richard Egan Co-Curator Exhibit WCM

Natalee Labiak Web Designer Our Windsor

Clint Weir Researcher/Exhibitor Our Windsor

Brandon Sims Co-Op Educational Program Riverside High School
360 Degree Virtual Museum

Artistic Credits

Scott Davidson Photographer/Moon Festival
Liu Fang Recording Artist/Traditional Chinese Instruments

Institutional Credits

CBC TV Windsor, Producer Joanne Hoppe
CBC TV Windsor, “Emerging Chinese” circa.1984
CBC Radio 1550AM, “The Three Presidents”,
Tony Ducette, Early Shift interview, Jul 4, 2007
CBC TV Windsor, “Chinese New Year Preparation” Pat Jeflyn Feb 16, 2007
CBC TV Windsor, “Chinese Exhibit” Pat Jeflyn Jackson
Vancouver Public Library –VPL# 3216 Empress of Japan,
-VPL# 30648 Steam Locomotive and Train
Windsor’s Community Museum, “Rising Dragon: Chinese Canadians in Windsor”
18 February-22 December 2007

Educational Link Partners

CBC Digital Archives Website, Paul Gorbould Senior Producer
video documentaries and educational link partner formerly Canadian Institute for Historical Micro-reproductions
historical, archival and educational link partner, Executive Director
Magdalene Albert


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This website is based on the installed exhibit entitled “Rising Dragon: Chinese Canadians in Windsor” at Windsor’s Community Museum from 18 February-22December 2007. Windsor Public Library digital exhibits are innovative, educational and informative.

Exhibit Sponsors

Windsor Chinese Benevolent Association
Essex County Chinese Canadian Association
Greater Windsor Chinese Association

Financial Support

Our Windsor is an Employment Ontario project funded in part by the Government of Canada. Career Development Services, Windsor Public Library, Windsor’s Community Museum.

Community Advisory Committee

Janny Chow

Linda Lee-Egan

Richard Egan

Ron Lam

The opinions and interpretations in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada. Copyright © 2008 Windsor Mosaic Website. All rights reserved.