| The Yee Fung Toy of Canada celebrates 114th
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The ancestor ritual started at 12:00 noon in the YFT Society Hall on 226 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C. where Grand President Kan Yu, Vice Grand President Wayne yee, Vice Chairman Mr. James Yu, the YFT advisors, and the Board of directors made offerings to our ancestor Yee Chung-sheung.
Vice Chairman James Yu emceed the noon ceremony.
Our 114th Anniversary Ceremony concluded after Vancouver YFT Chairman Phillip Yu gave his thank-you speech to attending guests.
Everyone enjoyed the afternoon buffet lunch, thanks to YFT Welfare Committee vice Chair, Mr. Stephen Yee, David Yee, Kai Yi Ye and volunteers, who organized this year's afternoon gala event. We also like to thank Grand Presidents Kan Yu, Vancouver YFT Chairman Phillip Yu, Vice Chairman George Yee and HQ Building Manager Kai Yi Ye for donating the roasted pigs for the ceremony and dinner appetizers this year.
Around 6pm, guests start arriving at the Floata Seafood Restaurant for the evening reception. The stage was decorated with flower baskets from the Seattle Yee Family Association, the Mah Society and the Tse Clansman Association.
Distinguished guests who attended our Spring Banquet include Consul Wang Jin and Consul Liu Haibo from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver; BC Minister of State for Trade, MLA Mr. George Chow, 10 members from the Seattle Yee Family Association and our cousins from the Mah Society, the Tse Clansman Association and guests from other Associations in the lower mainland.
George Yee, and David Yee emceed the Vancouver YFT Scholarship Awards. 16 outstanding students received scholarship awards this year. There were four special Scholarship prizes handed out this year, sponsored by Mrs. Carla Yee, in commemoration of Joseph Yee, who passed away in October, 2013.
Three students were from the Elementary level: Hailey Yu, Keira Yee and Shawn Yee.
Five students were from the Secondary level: Dana Yu, Amanda Yee, Megan Yu, Nikkie Yu and Tammy Yu.
Eight were from University level: Jeffrey Yu, Sara Yu, Alec Yu, Natalie Yu, Vanessa Yu, Ashley Yu, Kimberly Yee and Allison Yu, Congratulations!
Keira Yee, Shawn Yee, Jeffrey Yu and Natalie Yu were also recipients of the Joseph Pak Poy Yee Memorial Prizes for the Best Essays of The Yee Fung Toy Society Essay Writing Contest.
Esther Yue also emceed the entertainment portion of the program. Guest singers include Seattle YFT Chairman Kevin Lee, Chia Su-Ping, Mah cousins, Tse cousins and YFT Vancouver directors David Yee, Rose Yee and Wayne Yee.
This anniversary celebration was a tremendous success! Thanks to the volunteers and YFT board members who helped to organize this annual event. Special thanks to our emcees Esther Yue and Vanessa Yu for a job well done! Hope to see you all next year.
Photo courtesy of Chia Su-Ping, James Yu, and Martin Yee.