| The Yee Fung Toy of Canada celebrates 115th
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, Chairman Bill Yee, Vice Chairman James Yu, Stephen Yee the YFT advisors, and the Board of directors made offerings to our ancestor Yee Chung-sheung.
Vancouver Chairman Phillip Yu emceed the noon ceremony.
Guests who attended this ceremony include MLA George Chow, our cousins from the Mah Society and the Tse Clansmen Association.
Our 115th Anniversary Ceremony concluded after Canada YFT Vice Chairman James 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 President Kan Yu, Chairman Bill Yee, Advisor Gary 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 and Sunkist Florist.
Distinguished guests who attended our Spring Banquet include our cousins from the Mah Society, the Tse Clansman Association, Mr. and Mrs. Binh Chau, Mrs. Carla Yee and guests from other Associations in the lower mainland.
George Yee (Vancouver YFT Vice Chairman) in his speech suggested members join the YFT groups in WhatsApp or WeChat to stay in contact with and receive announcements from the Society.Three students were from the Elementary level: Sherman Yee, Hailey Yu and Keira Yee.
George Yee, and David Yee emceed the Vancouver YFT Scholarship Awards. 14 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 Secondary level: Shawn Yee, Amanda Yee and Megan Yu.
Eight were from University level: Nikkie Yu, Jeffrey Yu, Sara Yu, Alec Yu, Natalie Yu, Vanessa Yu, Allison Yu and Nicole, Congratulations!
Sherman Yee, Amanda Yee, Megan Yu and Vanessa 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.
This anniversary celebration was again 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 for a job well done! Hope to see you all next year.
Photo courtesy of Chia Su-Ping, and James Yu.
Special thanks to Cindy, the solo dancer invited by Esther to perform at the Banquet.