Art with Chrystal Phan

by Digital Field Trips

Between 1979 and 1980, Canada brought 60,000 refugees to this country from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Of the 7,361 refugees who came to BC, three-quarters were Vietnamese. Artist Chrystal Phan’s family arrived on Canada’s west coast in the fall of 1980. Join Chrystal for a virtual visit where we’ll look at her family’s story, examine some of her paintings and do a drawing activity together.

Vietnamese Canadian Experiences in BC
Through the perspective of Vietnamese Canadian artist Chrystal Phan and others, we take a closer look at the journey of people who came to Canada from Vietnam as refugees and settled in British Columbia in the years 1979–80.
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