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How Mar Jok Bridged the Gap for the Kelowna Chinese Community

West Kelowna residents may know Mar Jok by his name on an elementary school but his legacy stretches far beyond that as a communicator between the Chinese and Caucasian communities in the Okanagan in the 20th Century.

The Canadian Chinese pioneer and his beloved Golden Pheasant Restaurant welcomed everyone, even the poor, during a time when Chinatown, located along Leon Avenue, and its residents faced racism and discrimination.

Read all about it HERE.


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