Lee Meng Kow (1863-1924) was born in Panyu county, Guangdong Province, China. As an interpreter in the Canadian Customs House and Immigration Office he helped facilitate communications between Chinese and English-speaking people. Mr. Lee was early leader of Lee Association and served as a board director of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of Victoria for 9 one-year terms. He helped establish the Chinese school and was its honorary principle for 11 years. The school was renamed Victoria Chinese Public School in 1912. Mr. Lee was highly respected for his untiring efforts and contribution to the promotion of Chinese Education. He was also the unofficial Chinese consul and spokesman for Victoria's Chinese community. Lee Mong Kow Way in downtown was named after him. Paintings of Lee Mong Kow's family are displayed on the wall by the entrance.
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