The dedication of the Olympia Chinatown Historical Marker took place May 22, 2004 at Heritage Park.
Interpretive Marker located in Heritage Park, near the site of Olympia’s last Chinatown
The Olympia Area Chinese Fellowship Youth Orchestra
provided traditional music for the ceremony.
Bill and Toy Kay, Brian Lock, Jimmy Locke, Mary Pang, and City Councilman Doug Mah unveil the marker
Lion Dance presented by Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club of Seattle.
Performers include Kavin Chan, Gary Chan, Royal Gam, Sifu Mak, Sifu Zhu, Assim and Franklin Hsu.
Event Planning and Staging
Bill and Toy Kay for sponsoring the Lion Dance performance.
Susan Karren, Director, Archival Operations, NARA – Pacific Alaska Region
Ron Chew, Director, Wing Luke Asian Museum
Jane Boubel, City of Olympia Parks and Recreation
David Hanna, City of Olympia Parks and Recreation
Greg Miller, Bartel’s Men Store
Lynne Chao and Corliss Fong
The Olympia Chinatown Historical Project Committee, 1998.
L-R: Shanna Stevenson, Bill Kay, Edward Echtle, Brian Lock, Toy Kay and Ron Locke