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2022 Event Logs

溫哥華余風采堂全體同仁恭祝各位虎年吉祥,身體健康,萬事如意!


又是一年春來到,祝福滿天飄,飄到你也飄到我,恭賀新禧!新春愉快!萬事如意!心想事成!虎年大吉!

鼠年興,牛年壯,虎年猛,兔年強,龍年飛,蛇年祥,馬年奔,羊年放,猴年高, 雞年升,狗年旺,豬年發。十二生肖齊賀新年好!

溫哥華余風采堂全體同仁敬賀

Wishing you all a healthy, peaceful and joyful 2022

Ring in the New Year with firecrackers, confetti, champagne and happy New Year wishes! The New Year brings with it a fresh start, new opportunities and an exhilarating sense of rejuvenation.

We often make New Year’s resolutions in an attempt to improve ourselves and to be better towards others. As we celebrate the New Year, the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver Board members wish everyone success, a healthy long life and a fresh new start. Happy New Year!

YFT Society of Vancouver

加拿大余風采總分堂清明節拜祭先僑




































清明節的腳步已近,基於過去兩年新冠病毒疫情的關係, 與親戚朋友相聚機會減少,政府為避免人流聚集,不建議集體聚會與活動,雖然現在疫情有所控制,但是人們出行還需要防控不鬆懈,做好個人防護, 科學規範佩戴口罩、勤洗手、少聚集、勤通風,保持安全社交距離。

余風采總堂總長余根洙、副總長余詠本伉儷、主席余宏榮、副主席余美湛,溫哥華余風采堂主席余耀祥、副主席余佳卓,書記余德強,婦女組主任余黃小媺, 康樂組主任余馬麗芬與多位會員,於三月廿六日(星期六), 備三牲祭品、水果、糕點及鮮花等前往山景墓園「安魂亭」拜祭先僑, 表達慎終追遠、緬懷追思之心意。今年的金豬祭品是由余錫儒夫人的家屬提供的。

當日早上雖然下著細雨,余風采總分堂清明節拜祭先僑活動仍照常。在溫哥華余風采堂主席余耀祥帶領下, 德強書記主持拜祭程序儀式以及讀祭文。 大家向先人行三鞠躬致意,並默默祝禱,期許他們在天之靈永享安康。根洙總長、宏榮主席獻三牲,詠本副總長獻水果, 佳卓副主席獻財寶,開儀理事獻酒,各宗人陪祭。然後全體宗人再向 先人行三鞠躬。 跟著總堂主席宏榮及分堂副主席佳卓嗚炮,禮成後大家便回到堂所拜祖。

最後全體宗人同赴富大海鮮酒家,大家歡聚一堂,閒話家常,好快就過了相當愉快的下午。

溫哥華余風采堂 余柏寧報導

2022 Ching Ming Celebration in Vancouver




































We had a good turnout (see photos), with many we have not seen during the pandemic. The light rain reminded us of the poem on Ching Ming by Tang Dynasty poet Du Mu, which reminded me of the very first Ching Ming report on our World Yee online newsletter Issue #3, Summer Issue in 2005.

Things have changed, people have changed. Kai Yi was the one who took care of getting the food and other supplies. No one brought any paper copy of the ceremony program. Victor brought up images of these documents on his phone, and proceeded to read from them for the steps to follow. We went through the usual routine, except we forgot about the “remembrance of our departed members” speech in English.

At the end, Bill and George set off the firecrackers. In 2005 it was also a George Yee (but of an older generation) who did the firecrackers. We then took the afterlife bank notes and burn them as offerings to our ancestors.

We all went back to the Hall for a brief ceremony, then to Floata for lunch. We started with roast pork and chicken used in the Mountainview ceremony, then congee, fried rice, noodles, and greens from Floata, before sharing some sweet pastries from the ceremony to take home. Charles was a guest from Toronto. He is the son of Mrs. Sui Ji in town to visit his mother.

Photos courtesy of Victor Yu and Phillip Yu.

Jim Yee, Vancouver

加拿大余風采總堂代表與世余創會會長余健倫茶敘


進入新冠疫情的第三年,世衛組織對於控制新冠病毒充滿希望。這個希望來自於疫苗接種入數增加和治療藥物繼續研發。專家們再次強調: 目前絕大多數住院和死亡都發生在未接種疫苗的人群中。已經接種疫苗的人對抵抗德爾塔和奧密克戎變異株仍然有效。

最近卑詩省政府已經解除集會與室內活動的限制措施。個別企業和活動召集人可以根據具體情G選擇繼續在其場所內要求參加者佩戴口罩。

加拿大余風采總堂代表於四月十三日(星期三)在新瑞華海鮮酒家與世余創會會長余健倫宗長茶敘。 出席者包括余風采總堂總長余根洙(曾任第五屆世界余氏宗親總會會長)、全加余風采總堂主席余宏榮、副主席余美湛、書記余德強、 財政主任余柏寧及樓業主任余開儀。

這次敘會我們一邊品茶一邊聊天,喝虓x暖的茶,蝐堎癒A相談甚歡。

余健倫宗長說他這次和我們敘會主要目的是關於澳門余氏宗親會及當地余風采堂籌款興建余靖紀念館事宜, 及後因籌建余靖紀念館一事未能成功舉行,所以澳門余氏宗親會及當地余風采堂歷朝元老及領導議決,發還捐款。

余健倫宗長是代表澳門余氏宗親會及當地余風采堂發還海外余氏堂會及個別人士的捐款。他寫了一張支票給加拿大余風采總堂, 要求我們根據捐贈者名單發還給他們,加拿大余風采總堂代表們很爽快地就答應了他的要求, 會盡快將捐款發還給各單位。

加拿大余風采總堂訊

2022 Afternoon Tea with Johnson Yee

 

Six Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada board members met with the World Yee Family Association founder, Mr. Johnson Yee on Wednesday, April 13th for a social gathering and afternoon tea at the Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant.

Mr. Johnson Yee gave us a donation refund cheque on behalf of the Macau Yee clan, he told us that the Macau Fung Toy Building project was scraped, their elders and high level board members decided to refund all donations to the oversea donors.

He also gave us the list of Canadian donors to be refunded. We thank him and agreed to follow his instructions .

Martin Yee, Vancouver

溫哥華余風采堂舉行線上獎學金頒發典禮




















雖現時新冠疫情得到了緩和,每個人仍不能掉以輕心。以確保每個人在疫情的影響下能持續參與這年度重要的獎學金頒發活動,溫哥華余風采堂於五月七日 (星期六)上午十時至十一時在網絡上以(Skype)方式舉行獎學金頒發典禮。

典禮由余風采堂副主席暨獎學金基金會副主任余佳卓主持,首先他感謝獲獎學生及家長、嘉賓撥冗光臨。然後介紹各位在線的獎學金基金會委員和理事會成員給獲獎 學生和家長們認識。

副主任余佳卓解釋了各類的獎學金和獎學金資金的來源及簡短講述余風采堂的歷史。

然後輪到各學生為大家做一個簡單的自我介紹環節,介紹他們就讀的學校,以及介紹他們最近的成就和他們為之感到自豪的事情。

今年余風采堂共有十三名學生獲得了獎學金。三名小學生,包括余朗、余晴、余彥劼。四名高中學生,包括余鳴、 余天虹、余穎希、余嘉豪及六名大學生, 包括余穎姍、余彥輝、余慧盈、余國秀、余海亮及余美秀。余佳卓還指導獲獎的學生們如何去領取他們獎學金及獎狀。

在頒獎典禮上,副主任余佳卓還向當中兩名學生頒發了兩項徵文競賽獎,包括余柏培夫人(Mrs. Carla Yee) 贊助的徵文獎, 得獎者是余國秀同學,而獲余風采堂贊助的徵文獎是余彥輝同學。他們的文章被余風采堂評審小組評選為最佳文撰。

獎學金基金會主任余兆貞在典禮完畢後致鼓勵詞,她期望學生們,繼續勤奮努力向學,積極上進,爭取更佳的成績。 將來學業有成,服務社會,為余氏爭光。

線上頒獎儀式在和諧歡愉的氣氛中圓滿結束。

溫哥華余風采堂 余柏寧報導

Vancouver YFT Scholarship Award Ceremony via Skype




















Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver held a scholarship award ceremony via Skype on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 10-11am.

Our scholarship committee Vice Chairman George Yee presided the meeting by introducing the scholarship committee members and the YFT board of directors in attendance.

He then explained the type of scholarship and the source of funding, the history of Yee Fung Toy Society had also been made known during the ceremony.

Then it is the students' turn to introduce themselves by telling the audience their names and schools, also their recent accomplishments and something they are proud of doing.

This year we had a total of 13 students receiving the scholarship award, 3 primary school, 4 high school and 6 university.

During the ceremony we also presented two essay contest awards to two students whose essays were chosen as the best write up by the team of YFT directors.

Esther Yue

溫哥華余風采堂慶中秋佳節聯歡暨耆英生日會





















   




溫哥華余風采堂於八月廿七日(星期六)中午在華埠富大海鮮酒家舉辦「中秋佳節聯歡暨耆英生日會」,筵開八席,由余兆貞及余夢華理事主持。

因受疫情影響,溫哥華余風采堂以往舉辦年度的活動從 2020 年起,已停辦了二年多。 隨著 2022 年新冠肺炎疫情開始趨緩,各國開始逐步解封或放寛防疫限制。在最近的月會會議中,余耀祥主席建議該堂應試辦一個適合活動, 例如慶祝即將到來的中秋節暨耆英生日會,讓宗親們能開始聚在一起聯誼。

在余根洙總長、余耀祥主席、余開儀、余馬麗芬、余夢華、余黃小媺等理事們的通力合作下,就為溫哥華余風采堂安排了今年的中秋佳節聯歡暨耆英生日會。

聯歡當日陽光普照,嘉賓包括馬氏宗親總會的馬威廉理事長,馬氏宗親會馬仲鵬理事長,温哥華馬氏宗親會副理事長暨全加馬氏宗親總會的馬清石元老顧問; 加拿大余風采總堂余根洙總長、余詠本副總長伉儷、余宏榮主席、余美湛副主席伉儷,溫哥華余風采堂余耀祥主席、 余佳卓副主席伉儷、耆英組余李翠燕主任,遠道而來點問頓余風采堂的余偉毅副理事長、馬氏宗親及余氏宗親等。

宗親們一邊品茶一邊聊天,大家樂嚐余開儀理事在大班餐廳餅店購買的月餅,喝虓x暖的茶,蝐堎癒A相談甚歡。

馬威廉理事長在致詞中提起馬清石先生最近榮獲 「卑詩勳章」(Order of British Columbia) 的好消息。馬清石先生在過去五十多年來為溫哥華唐人街努力不懈地工作,以默默耕耘, 不求回報的精神,為華人社區作出貢獻。今次獲得這項殊榮,可謂實至名歸。為了慶祝這件社區盛事,馬威廉理事長的晚宴籌備小組正在籌備一個晚宴﹐ 晚宴將會在九月二日(星期五)下午六時,假座珠城酒樓舉行。並邀請余風采堂世表們參加。

致詞儀式結束後,大家品嚐富大酒家為我們準備的豐盛午餐及壽桃包。祝所有在座的耆英們生日快樂!

午餐期間余兆貞及余夢華理事舉行抽獎活動,恭喜各位中獎者!慶會在一派歡樂和諧的氣氛中圓滿結束。

溫哥華余風采堂在此感謝以下的人士贈送抽獎禮品:余夢華理事、余宏榮主席、以及余兆貞理事。

溫哥華余風采堂 余柏寧報導

Vancouver YFT Celebrated Mid Autumn Festival and Seniors Birthday















   












Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver members celebrated the Mid Autumn Festival and senior birthday luncheon with our Mah cousins on Saturday, August 27th.

The event was successfully held at the Floata Seafood Restaurant, this event is considered to be a major event held by the YFT Society of Vancouver after most if not all of its annual activities were postponed or cancelled, due to the Covid 19 pandemic which started over 2 years ago.

During this festive event, speeches were made by both Societies leaders, Mr. William Ma, President of the Mahs Society of Canada, announced that Fred Mah, Vice President of the Mah Benevolent Society of Vancouver, and Honorary Consultant of the Mah Society of Canada, is among the fourteen outstanding British Columbian to receive the "Order of British Columbia" sometime in the Fall of 2022.

Congratulations Fred!    We all at the Yee Fung Toy Society are proud of you!

William Ma also invited the Yees to join in the September 2nd celebration dinner for Fred Mah.

Esther Yue and Crystal Addison emceed the day's event, they also organized the prize draw event. Prize winners are happy to select which prize they wanted!   Happy birthday to all the senior members!!

Special thanks to Crystal Addison, Bill Yee and Esther Yue, for their sponsorship of these prizes for the draw, also thanks to Crystal for her event photos!.

Martin Yee, Vancouver

慶祝馬清石先生榮獲“卑詩勳章”晚宴花絮
























今晚九月二號(星期五)慶祝馬清石先生被派發卑詩省最高市民長期社區服務勛章,馬先生服務社區六十年多,是今年 卑詩省十四位得勛章者中,是唯一華裔得獎者,是華裔之光,可喜可賀。

溫哥華余風采堂 余夢華報導

Vancouver Chinese Community Celebrating Fred Mah OBC Award Dinner
























"I’m sure you have learned about the recent wonderful news that our good friend Fred Mah is being awarded the Order of British Columbia, a well-deserved honor for someone who has been working tirelessly for Vancouver’s Chinatown and the local community for over 50 years." said William Mah, President of the Mah Society of Canada.

Congratulations Fred! 

A celebration dinner to commemorate the significance of this Award and Fred’s achievements was held on Friday, September 2, 2022 at Pink Pearl Restaurant, Over 150 guests (including Fred Mah's family) attended the evening gala.

Ten members of the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver attended this event. Bill Yee, Chairman of the Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada, emceed the evening program.

A ten course meal was served, Many distinguished guests gave speeches on how long they have known Fred and his accomplishments.

Photos courtesy of Crystal Addison and Dana Mah.

Martin Yee, Vancouver

香港余氏宗親會副會長余海虎拜訪加拿大余風采總分堂


















香港余氏宗親會副會長余海虎、他的兄長余祥麟先生及夫人於九月十八日(星期日)上午十一時蒞臨訪問加拿大余風采總堂暨溫哥華余風采堂, 盛蒙余根洙總長、余詠本副總長、余宏榮主席,余美湛副主席,溫哥華余風采堂余耀祥主席,余開儀、余柏寧理事、 和錫儒夫人,瑞芝夫人等歡迎。

拜祖及拍照後,衆人齊往唐人街附近的富大酒樓午宴、享用豐富的點心和中菜,賓主盡情交談甚歡。

溫哥華余風采堂 余柏寧報導

Professor Peter Hoi Fu Yu Visits YFT Society of Canada and YFT Society of Vancouver



















Professor Peter Hoi Fu Yu, the current Vice President of the Hong Kong Yue Clansmen Association and Deputy Chief Supervisor of the Hong Kong Five Tong Association, along with his elder brother Charles and his wife Molly, came to visit the Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada and the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver on Sunday, September 18th.

Grand President Kan Yu, Vice Grand President Wayne Bon Yee, Chairman Bill Yee, Vice Chairman Jim Yee, Vancouver Chairman Phillip Yu and other board members welcome them. After a short ancestor ceremony, we went to the Floata Seafood Restaurant for a delicious lunch and a friendly chat.

YFT Society of Canada

卡加利余風采堂余慕慈主席及夫人拜訪加拿大余風采總堂




卡加利余風采堂余慕慈主席及夫人於九月廿五日(星期日)蒞臨專誠拜訪加拿大余風采總堂。

迎候余慕慈主席及夫人到訪的有:總堂總長余根洙、副總長余詠本、主席余宏榮,副主席余美湛伉儷,樓業主任余開儀、 副書記余佩基、理事余冠柏、理事余柏寧伉儷、理事余兆貞等的熱情歡迎,眾人齊聲道好。

余慕慈主席及夫人拜訪後並與加拿大余風采總堂昆仲合影,記憶難忘時刻。

然後衆人齊往富大酒樓午膳,餸菜味道不錯, 席間賓主雙方交換意見,暢敘甚歡。

溫哥華余風采堂 余柏寧報導

Calgary YFT Chairman James Yee Visits YFT Society of Canada




The Yee Fung Toy Society of Calgary Chairman James Moo Chee Yee and his wife, Amy visited The Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada on Sunday, September 25th.

Grand President Kan Yu, Vice Grand President Wayne Bon Yee, Chairman Bill Yee, Vice Chairman Jim Yee and his wife Betty, Building Manager Kai Yi Yee, board directors Albert Yu, Martin Yee and his wife, Rosa, Esther Yue and other board members were on site to welcome them.

After greeting each other we went to the Floata Seafood Restaurant for a delicious lunch and a friendly chat.

YFT Society of Canada

余風采總分堂參加中華會館聯合僑團暨各界慶祝中華人民共和國73周年國慶暨加中建交52周年誌慶晚宴

























 


為慶祝中華人民共和國成立七十三週年暨加中建交五十二週年聯歡晚宴, 溫哥華中華會館聯合本地僑團暨各界在二○二二年十月一日(星期六)晚上假座溫哥華華埠富大海鮮酒樓舉行。 近千名來自本地僑團、政商界代表到場共襄盛舉。

新任中國駐溫哥華總領事楊舒是第一次參加本地僑社舉辦的國慶晚宴。晚會政要雲集,聯邦保守黨前國會議員黃陳小萍, 省貿易省務廳長周炯華等政要均應邀參加。

余風采總分堂代表也參加了這次慶典。

余風采總分堂出席者包括總堂主席余宏榮、書記余德強伉儷、 財政主任余冠柏、樓業主任余開儀,溫哥華余風采堂耆英組主任余李翠燕、 副主任余夢華、婦女組主任余小媺、康樂組主任余馬麗芬及教育基金組主任余兆貞。

晚宴司儀由錢華女士和王濱先生擔任。大會開始首先由陳建中先生唱中加兩國國歌,及有醒獅歡騰迎國慶、舞獅並打出「風調雨順」及「國泰民安」的祝福。

中華會館代理事長談慧光先生致歡迎詞。

楊舒總領事在致詞時指出,他剛抵達本地即感受華人華僑的熱情友善,他祝願祖國繁榮昌盛,並期許中加兩國人民友誼地久天長。 他提到,今年是中加建交五十二週年,中加兩國友誼淵遠流長,卑詩省和育空地區又向來是華僑、留學生聚集的地點, 也是企業境外投資的目的地,在對華合作上, 卑詩省具有地理和人文的優勢,雙方在經貿、科技、人文等方面的互補性強。

然後各嘉賓致詞,接著眾多全體主禮嘉賓一起放花炮及祝酒慶祝中國國慶。

慶祝晚宴現場還進行了豐富、精彩紛呈的表演,將歡慶的氣氛推向高峰。表演者們以合唱、旗袍爵士舞、敦煌舞、 女高音歌手歌聲嘹亮,歡樂喜慶。

慶祝中華人民共和國成立七十三週年暨加中建交五十二週年慶會在一派歡愉和諧的氣氛中圓滿結束。

溫哥華余風采堂 余德強報導

Vancouver CBA Celebrating the 73rd Anniversary of the China National Day & 52nd Anniversary of established Diplomatic Relationship between China and Canada Gala





















 










The Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver and the Chinese Community celebrate the 73rd Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China and the 52nd Anniversary of established Diplomatic Relationship between China and Canada Gala on Saturday, October 2nd, 2022 at the Floata Seafood Restaurant.

Members of the YFT Society of Canada and the YFT Society of Vancouver joined in this festive gala along with 100 plus participating organizations, representatives from the three levels of government and the Consul General of the PRC, Mr. Yang Shu was also in attendance.

The Celebration program included Lion Dance, singing of both PRC and Canada national anthems, opening address by Mr. Huiguang Tan (談慧光), Acting President of the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver, followed by greetings from Mr. Yang Shu, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Vancouver, and speeches from other honorable guests.

The gala dinner also featured a variety of performance that pushed the festive atmosphere to the peak, earning applause from attendees.

Photos courtesy of Crystal Addison and Victor Yu.

Victor TK Yu, Vancouver

溫哥華余風采堂舉行秋祭儀式紀念先僑


























温哥華余風采堂同仁​齊備三牲酒禮、香花果品,及致祭文,於十月二日(星期日)上午十一時前來到山景墓園「安魂亭」公墓舉行秋祭儀式紀念先僑。

秋祭活動由書記余德強主持,在莊嚴的儀式中風采堂理事們依次上香拜祭,行三鞠躬禮,恭讀祭文致祭余氏先僑,表達對余氏先僑的無比敬意。

祭禮之後,温哥華余風采堂同仁、宗親和理事們直接到堂所祭祖,然後前往華埠富大海鮮酒家食午餐,筵開三席,大家度過了一個愉快歡樂的下午。

接著余風采總分堂在富大海鮮酒家召開十月月會,有些理事在家裡採用網上連線方式參加視像月會。

溫哥華余風采堂 余柏寧報導

Vancouver YFT Observed Double Ninth Festival


























Members of the YFT Society of Canada and Vancouver celebrate the Double Ninth or Chongyang Festival at 11:00am on Sunday, October 2nd at the Mountainview Cemetery Chinese Pavilion

After the Mountainview memorial ceremony, we drove to the YFT Hall for our ancestor ceremony.

Afterward we all went to the Floata Seafood Restaurant for a delicious lunch and a friendly chat.

We also held our October monthly meeting in the special room at Floata Restaurant.

Martin Yee, Vancouver

加拿大余風采總堂書記余德強拜訪卡加利余風采堂





卡加利余風采堂
尊敬的余慕慈主席 / 余策源副主席:
感謝你邀請我和我的太太在星期四晚(十月六日)和你們卡加利余風采堂各理事會成員見面和一起進餐,這星期四晚正 是你們風采堂每月開會之日, 我很高興能夠在席上認識到你們風采堂如何進行會議,我很佩服你們能夠一起同時使用中文和英文來討論所有會議卓程,因為會議中有些理事會成員是土生土長的, 不太擅長中文,在你的會議上,如有任何理事會成員用中文說什麼,你會用英語翻譯,你們的識員之中有中文書記負責 用中文寫會議記錄, 另有英文書記負責用英文寫會議記錄,整個會議進行得非常順利,令我大開眼界,我很感激你給我這個機會來認識你們如何進行月會。

加拿大余風采總堂 余德強報導

Secretary Victor Yu Visits Calgary YFT




Canada YFT Secretary Victor Yu, accompanied by his wife, visited the Yee Fung Toy Society of Calgary on Thursday, October 6th.

They were warmly met by Chairman James Yee, Vice Chairman Jack Charles Yee and by the Calgary YFT board members.

That same evening, the Calgary YFT Board members were holding their monthly meeting at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre Cuisine Restaurant 粵食粵美海鲜酒家, they invited Victor and his wife to join them for dinner.

They ordered a 9 dishes banquet style dinner to entertain Victor and his wife. (That was very nice of them, Victor informed us.)

Victor also said, "Their monthly meeting is simple and short. Imagine that they were able to conduct their meeting while eating dinner at the same time. Dinner started at 6:00pm and finished at 7:45pm. They conducted their meeting is both Chinese and English, because there were three 理事會成員 who are local born, one of the them is their 英文書記. Another older 老華僑 is their 中文書記."

Thank you very much Calgary Yee Fung Toy Society board members for hosting our Secretary and his wife!

YFT Society of Canada

總堂德強書記伉儷拜訪點城余風采堂






總堂德強書記伉儷於十月十二日(星期三)從卡加利駕車到點問頓探訪點城余風采堂, 受到點城余風采堂名譽主席林晃和理事長英華,監事長國基與各位副理監事長等八人的熱情歡迎。大家互相交流聯絡情誼。

書記伉儷參觀該堂所後,他們就一齊到「大家樂好景海鮮酒家」食午餐。

加拿大余風采總堂訊

My visit to Edmonton YFT






It took me about 4 hours to drive from Canmore (Where I was staying, a few days getaway from Calgary) to Edmonton. I told 余 英華理事長 that I drove from Calgary, as not many folks know where Canmore is.

Canmore is a town in Alberta, Canada, located approximately 81 kilometers (50 mi) west of Calgary near the southeast boundary of Banff National Park.

I started driving at 7:30am, taking a few breaks in between, arriving Edmonton YFT at 12:20pm. We were welcomed by 余英華理事長 and 余國基監事長, they showed us around their 堂所. it has an office with computers, kitchen and a big space for mahjong tables. There were 2 mahjong tables playing at the time. After some pictures taking, they presented me with a poem written in Chinese (they put it in a picture frame) to commemorate my visit. That was very thoughtful of them, because it takes time and effort to write it.

Then we headed to the Chinese Restaurant for lunch. They purposely arranged a lunch instead of a dinner, because they don't want me to drive about 3 and 1/2 hours back to Calgary at night after dinner. I met other board members at the restaurant. I thought this would be a dim sum lunch. No, they ordered a 9-dishes plus fresh fruit banquet style dinner, includes soups, lobster, prawns, scallops, chicken and salmon.

I met 名譽主席 余林晃 at the restaurant, he is currently 95 years old, still healthy and has good memory, See attached picture "Lunch with Board members", he is the man in the front row on the left-hand side holding his hat on his lap. He is the original guy who started and setup the Edmonton YFT.

The lunch last until 2:30pm. It was a very good visit.

Victor TK Yu, Vancouver
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