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jan: Vancouver School Board trustees voted 5-3 against a motion to change its name at the Jan. 29 board meeting.article continues below Trending Stories Shark found on South Delta beach PHOTOS Strong reactions to BC Liberals leader candidate's ad aimed at Chinese voters Two women sue over photos taken secretly in Red Barn Market store's washroom Vancouver police increase presence in the Downtown school naming saga continues Monday evening Things are looking up for new Crosstown elementary Green Party trustees Janet Fraser, Judy Zaichkowsky and Estrellita Gonzalez, along with NPAers Lisa Dominato and Fraser Ballantyne, voted against the motion, according to Vancouver Courier. First brought forward by Vision trustee Allan Wong, the motion sought to change the school's name to Alexander Won Cumyow elementary school. Crosstown elementary school will remain Crosstown elementary. Cumyow was a Chinese-Canadian activist, court interpreter and legal advisor from the late 1800s and up until his death 1955. Wong's motion was supported Monday by One City trustee Carrie Bercic and fellow Vision trustee Joy Alexander. None of Vancouver's more than 110 schools reflect Asian-Canadians in name. ( As reported in the news.