The Chinese community in Halifax gathered at the Chinese Benevolent Association on Grafton Street, Halifax, to celebrate Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day). As photographer Albert Lee pointed out, Chinese immigrants started to arrive in Nova Scotia in the late 1800s. Over 17,000 had been recruited to help build the Canadian Pacific Railway. After its completion, many either returned to China, remained in British Columbia or moved to Eastern Canada. Lee’s own father, Chuck, arrived in Halifax from China in 1916 as a nine-year-old boy. (First Photo: The Halifax Chinese community members posed in front of the Chinese Benevolent Association on Grafton Street in Halifax, on Victory over Japan Day in 1945. © Albert Lee. Second photo: Ngoon Lee (Chuck’s father), Chuck Lee (nine years old, Albert Lee’s father) and Lee Wye Ark, Barrington Street Studio, Halifax, 1917. © Albert Lee).