Meet our Board of Directors

Thank you for your patience and support! Chinese translations updates and improvements of our content will be added to the website as we continue to grow. Our team is small, but we’re working as fast as we can to provide accurate translations for you all!


Phebe M. Ferrer (she/her), Writer/Editor

Phebe M. Ferrer (she/her) is a researcher and poet living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh first nations. As part of the CT board, Phebe wants to explore the stories of Chinatown’s changing communities, and honour both the joy and pain, recognize both the solidarities and tensions, that coexist in these stories.

For inquiries about Chinatown Stories or Chinatown Today’s publications, please email Phebe at phebe[at]chinatown.today.

Jenn Xu (she/her), Secretary

Jenn Xu (she/her) is a first-generation Chinese settler on unceded lands. She grew up visiting Chinatown with her parents picking up affordable fresh veggies at Sunrise Market and white sugar rice cake at Maxim’s Bakery. She is a portrait + documentary photographer and a digital marketing specialist. Joining the CT board, she hopes to honour and retell Chinatown stories through the lens of empathy and the visual language.

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Russell Chiong (he/him), Treasurer

Russell Chiong (he/him) is a Cantonese diasporic settler residing on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-waututh territory. Chinatown has shaped not only his family history, but his cultural identity as well. Russell is currently studying environmental law, and has a background in environmental science and Asian-Canadian and Asian migration studies. He is excited to join the Chinatown Today board of directors as Treasurer.

Previous Board Members

Immense thanks to our previous board members for their hard work and dedication in leading Chinatown Today since its inception!

  • Louis Lapprend, President and Founder
  • Dominique Bautista
  • Kimberley Wong
  • Katrina Nguyen
  • Emily Tso
  • Amanda Wong
  • Kaitlyn Fung
  • Angela Ho
  • Kelsey Lee
  • Serene Mitchell
  • Brooke Xiang


We love Chinatown and we hope you do, too.
Many thanks to our translators, both locally and in different time zones, who have so generously shared their time and linguistic talents with us to provide translations of all our website content!

  • Yule Ken Lum
  • Joe Chou
  • Mark Lee
  • Wayne Hsu

Did we accidentally forget your name? Let us know!

If you would like to share a personal story, image, community event, or if you would like to join the team, please email us at info@chinatown.today

An Ox-picious Vancouver Chinatown Lunar New Year Celebration Until the Cows Come Home

We are organizing a free online Chinatown New Year festival, Feb 13, 2021 11:30 AM

Join us for performances, including lion dance and kung fu, and a dumpling eating contest... plus additional hijinx!