風采電子季刊
The Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice
 

Issue 73
2022/12/15
































各位尊貴的宗親、各位讀者,大家好!歲月飛逝,感覺二○二二年才剛開始,但是卻馬上要迎來二○二三年了!

我們恭祝大家聖誕假期喜樂、敬祝大家身體健康,萬事如意,家庭幸福美滿。玉兔迎春、動如脫兔、錢兔似錦、揚眉兔氣、虎辭勝歲,兔躍新程。

歡迎來到第七十三期的《風采電子季刊》,這期的季刊以各分堂之秋季活動消息由各余氏宗親會報導,給大家一齊分享。更多精采內容,請見本期目錄。

本刊有許多精采內容,就不在此一一贅述。藉此機會,衷 心感謝一直以來支持本刊的宗親和讀者們。

我們秉承精益求精的服務理念,期望你們對本季刊能踴躍提供寶貴的意見和建議, 使我們在來年度製作季刊時能更加進步,更趨完善。再次感謝大家,並請繼續給我們支持和鼓勵!

我們恭祝大家聖誕假期喜樂、安康和友愛。祝願所有人聖誕快樂。

這期季刊得以順利完成,實有賴於下列余氏宗親和媒體的鼎力相助和衷誠合作,包括:

    • 加拿大温哥華余風采堂的余美湛先生、余金星先生、余佳卓先生。
    • 加拿大點問頓余風采堂的余英華先生、余國基先生。
    • 泰國余氏宗親總會的余紹基先生、余福標先生。
    • 美國舍路余風采堂的余紹江先生。
    • 積彩余風采堂的余國倫先生。
    • 休斯頓余風采堂的余世傑先生。
    • 新加坡余氏總會的余漢炎先生、余子基先生、余細妹女士。
    • 美國紐英崙余風采堂的余寶愛女士、余宗濤先生、余藹欣女士、余定邦先生。
    • 香港余氏宗親會的余偉明先生、香港余風采五堂會秘書李炳佳先生、余健倫先生。
    • 廣東省開平市荻海風采堂的余澤欣先生、余杰鋒先生、余健強先生。
    • 僑社記者馬紅兵女士。
    • 亞省時報鄧賀錚先生、阿鳴先生。
本季刊在這裡向他們致謝。我亦在此期望季刊欣欣向榮。

加拿大温哥華-余柏寧



Fung Toy Monthly

秋季號(第145期)



一 年容易又中秋


























一年容易又秋風,轉眼間,中秋佳節又來臨。

由於 2019 冠狀病毒的肆虐,余氏總會有兩年沒有籌辦慶祝中秋佳節的活動了。

今年適逢防疫措施的逐步放寬,在當局的許可下,余氏總會的青年團與婦女組再次舉辦「新加坡余氏總會月圓花好慶中秋 2022」 的活動。 經過精心策劃,日期定於農曆八月十五,傍晚六時正,在總會會所的大門前面舉行,並向市區重建局申請, 租用總會位於武吉巴梳路的四個泊車位,搭建帳棚,作為慶祝中秋佳節的活動場地。

適逢週末,而且出席的宗親一律免費,因此,報名參加慶祝中秋佳節活動的董事和會員宗親非常踴躍,共有123 位。會員宗親們遵循華人的傳統,攜帶家眷兒女子孫,男女老少共聚一堂,歡慶中秋。

總會備有豐富美味的自助餐與飲料,還有各種口味的中秋月餅,供會員宗親及家眷享用。活動除了幸運抽獎外,尚有猜燈謎,玩遊戲,提燈籠遊街等活動, 場面熱鬧非凡。

慶祝活動在晚上九點三十分結束。 所有出席的會員宗親及家眷皆盡興而歸。

新加坡余氏總會  余漢炎報導

點問頓余風采堂宗親中秋節聯歡










中秋已臨歡心飄,本會登報熱誠邀,齊聚慶祝已擇日,美食歡慶盡情聊。

二○二二年九月十一日點問頓余風釆堂與風釆體育會聯合舉行中秋圓月大團聚派對。這次派對由理事長英華,體育會會長國基, 名譽主席林晃牽頭組織帶動,副理事長桂華、惠銘,理事世普、耀台、穗盈、 翠明、玉珍、錫安、美梨、寶儀, 維健嬸等各位理事積極支援分工合作。

準備了大量的月餅,燒豬,東江鹽水雞和鮮橙,招待來自本會會員和社會各界耆英長者, 共計一百二十多人,另還有那些己退休行動不便前來團聚的元老顧問,我們派 人上門送月餅送溫暖。

這次活動受疫情影響,屋子窄窄,滿屋人客,辨用食物分盒裝袋分發給各人。

相熟的老朋友由於疫情少活動,很久沒見面了,今次又喜相聚,個個都熱情打招呼問候, 場面熱鬧,人聲鼎沸,那-邊婦女理事們分發食物忙得不亦樂乎。 名譽主席林晃,英華理事長,國基會長、桂華、惠銘副理事長忙於招呼每位前來聚會的客人。

正所謂:落葉知秋,情意如酒,驀然回首,已又中秋,雖隔久,情依舊,溫馨互相問候,幸福美感心中留,誠祝各位中秋快樂,家安月圓人長久。

點問頓余風采堂訊

人月團圓 賞花賞秋香
















疫情兩年後,斐匿余風采堂秋遊活動終於又恢複舉行。九月十一日(星期日)約一百二十人聚集「斯蒂爾印第安人學校公園」 - Steele Indian School Park 踏秋野炊。

堂所提供了豐富美味的中西午餐,每個孩子都收到了珍貴的玩具禮物,活動還包括公園湖畔垂釣及趣味抽獎,最終,每個人都抱得一份獎品歸。

余風采總堂美西總長余國恩偕同妻兒也特意從洛杉磯開車過來參加了這個活動。 他說“我很榮幸來到鳳凰城,與我的家人和朋友們一起度過這個特殊的時刻。”

中秋時節,丹桂飄香,金風荐爽,大家都格外懷念余風采堂秋遊的創始人,華人社區的資深僑領余文勁元老先生。

亞省時報鄧賀錚攝影報導、阿鳴攝影

秋高氣爽心飄飄 耆英乘車去郊遊






















秋高氣爽心飄飄,耆英乘車去郊遊,風光無限田野路,心曠神怡樂悠悠。

點問頓余風釆堂與風采體育會於今年九月十七日組織坐巴士一天郊遊。此次由名譽主席林晃,體育會會長國基, 理事長英華和副理事長惠銘牽頭組織這次四十多人耆英長者活動。大巴士途經 Whitecourt (懷特考特)博彩賭埸,中午在 Whitecourt A&W#1338 速食店小休,吃個美味午餐,參觀「梅耶索普」公園的墮落四皇家騎警紀念場以及 Lac Ste. Anne 湖和-農家,晚上五點三十分回大家樂餐館食晚餐,全程天氣涼爽,耆英們談笑風生,興致勃勃,每到一地, 下車拍攝留影,參加的耆英全程免費,最後以愉快豐盛晚餐,給各人留下餘興未盡之感。

點問頓余風采堂訊

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。

加拿大余風采總堂訊

波士頓中華廣教學校籌款晚會 美東總長余文博獲榮譽獎








九月廿三日晚,波士頓中華廣教學校在帝苑酒樓舉辦年度籌款晚宴,美國余風采總堂美東總長余文博在晚會上獲得了該校的特別表彰。 恭喜你!美東總長余文博。

近四百名嘉賓出席了此次活動。 其中,余文博總長的五名子女中,有三個子女(余秀安、余秀雯和余立仁)遠從加州飛來參加盛典。波士頓市長吳弭( Michelle Wu) 將該獎項頒發給了余文博總長。

余文博總長三歲時隨家人從台山移民香港,再轉經加拿大,落腳波士頓。他從東北大學取得會計碩士後,又陸續獲得工商管理碩士, 以及薩福克大學(Suffolk University)的法律學 位,考得執照後,從一九七九年開始執業。 他自己雖然沒有唸廣教學校,但他的五名子女中,有三人是廣教學校校友。

廣教學校以余文博事業有成之餘,不忘本,參與全美華人福利會,波士頓安良工商會,以及余風采堂等宗親組織, 目前他擔任余風采總堂美東總長之職,並以其專業知識, 為移民發聲,爭取美國國會增加核准移民人數,還曾在華人經濟發展協會副主席任內,協助華經會購得會所現址。

在頒獎典禮上,余文博的女兒余秀安,有感於吳弭當選為波士頓市有史以來首名華裔市長,表示深受啟發, 忍不住要上臺宣講他們在西岸推動的「講述亞裔故事」行動, 希望促使亞裔進一步認同自己的文化根柢,團結攜手,發揚光大。

晚宴最後在廣教學校同仁高唱「明天會更好」、「光輝歲月」中落幕。

紐英崙余風采堂訊

總堂顧問余民輝 到訪紐英崙余風采堂








總堂顧問余民輝及夫人於九月廿七日(星期二)蒞臨到訪紐英崙余風采堂。

余超群元老及夫人莉娜從他們的酒店迎接他們,並把他們帶到堂所與我們的理事、顧問和宗親會面,大家相見甚歡,彼此相互道賀,致送美好的祝福。 然後我們都去了帝苑酒樓食點心, 美東總長余文博與夫人陳華美正在帝苑酒樓內等候我們。

今次紐英崙余風采堂宗親們與來自西海岸的客人團聚,談笑風生,度過了美好的時光。

紐英崙余風采堂訊

積彩余風采堂舉行秋季活動









 



 



 

 





 




積彩余風采堂於十月二日(星期日)在高地山農場「Upland Hills Farm」舉行了一個適合家庭小聚的秋季活 動。

當日是一個美麗的藍天,共有五十多人參加並享受了整天的活動-例如觀看魔術表演,參加乾草車遊, 在南瓜地停下來,觀看農場表演,騎小馬,擠牛奶,喂鴨子以及看到各種各樣的農場動物等等!

大家品嘗比薩餅,豬肉三明治和沙拉的午餐,當然還有蘋果酒和甜甜圈。所有人都度過了愉快的一天 - 尤其是孩子們!

積彩余風采堂訊

晴空萬里 任我翱翔 麻六甲兩天一夜旅遊


















十月一日的清晨,天空蔚藍一片,廣闊的天空,似在召喚著我們,飛翔吧! 飛過藍天,飛過大海,飛到你所嚮往的地方去,呼吸著新鮮的空氣, 呼吸著等待已久的自由。

6:45AM, 一輛旅遊巴士停在余氏總會會所的門口,宗親們陸續的登上巴士,心裡的陰霾一掃而空。大家心裡都忍不住歡呼一聲“終於可以出遊了!”

在疫情的籠罩下,兩年多沒有出國。今天,在余氏總會康樂組的主辦下,第一站,我們要去的地方就是麻六甲。

一路上,大家說說笑笑,巴士暢行無阻,順利的出了新加坡關卡,來到了馬來西亞入境關口時,糟糕了! 放眼望去,一輛輛的旅遊巴士排成了一條長龍,停滯不動。 周末的關卡,堵車堵得特別厲害,這一堵,就是整整三個鐘頭。大家被困在車上,肚子餓的前胸貼後背。好不容易過了關卡,為了爭取時間, 導遊打包了炒米粉讓我們在車上享用。 再經過三個多小時的車程,我們終於來到了麻六甲。

麻六甲,這座有古城之稱的小城市,曾經先後淪為葡萄牙、荷蘭、英國、和日本的殖民地。因此保留了豐富的文化遺產, 而悠遠流傳的當地文化,則由峇峇娘惹默默的守護與傳承著。 中國明朝的著名航海家鄭和七次下西洋時,將中國絲綢、茶葉、瓷器等產品和先進的生產技術帶到麻六甲,使麻六甲成為繁榮一時的貿易中心。

到達麻六甲的第一天,我們吃了客家菜,大碗公的紅豆冰,還吃了一頓美味的道地娘惹餐。其獨特的風味,讓大家吃的很有滿足感。 飯後,我們逛了有名的雞場街(Jonker Street) 夜市,兩邊的攤位,都是小吃和琳琅滿目的商品,看的我眼花繚亂。不過, 也買到了自己喜歡的小飾品,算是小小的滿足了一下。 當晚,我們入住在NOBLE 酒店,疲勞了一天,沖了涼,早早會周會去了。 當然,有些夜貓子還是不甘寂寞,相約出去小酌一杯。

第二天,在酒店享用早餐,離開了酒店,先後在著名的景點麻六甲海峽和荷蘭紅屋拍團體照留念,吃過午餐, 又開始買買買了,大家大包小包的從土產店出來,恨不得把錢花光, 為國爭光。

為了避開在關卡的堵車,我們提早吃了晚餐,來到關卡,果然不需要等太久,就順利的過了關卡,回到新加坡。 大家滿載而歸,臉上帶著笑意,期待著康樂組的下一次安排, 我們再次展翅飛翔,一起去看世界吧!

新加坡余氏總會  余細妹報導

紐英崙余風采堂慶祝感恩節
















紐英崙余風采堂於十一月十三日(星期日)與眾多會員共度感恩節。

是日出席人數約五十人,每個人都享受了一整天的飲食,堂所提供完整的感恩節晚餐包括火雞和火腿,許多配菜和我們會員製作的大量甜品。

當日的食物沒有什麼浪費,因為我們保存了所有的火雞骨頭,並做了兩個大鍋粥供所有人享用。 品嚐火雞骨頭煲出來的粥後,我們的大多數成員都留下來互相交談, 因為大家很久沒有聯繫,現在重逢再見面了。

紐英崙余風采堂 余藹欣報導

下一期的風采電子季刊將在二○二三年三月中出版。報導各地余風采堂及余氏宗親會的最近活動消息,歡迎大家投稿。稿件需在二○二三年二月十五日前經電郵 (world.yee @ gmail.com) (no space) 或郵寄(風采電子季刊, 226 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6A 1Z7) 到本刊編輯收。







 

Welcome to the 73rd issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice, an electronic newsletter for the World Yee community. In this issue we are featuring Autumn activities from the Yee family associations around the world.

I hope you and your loved ones are keeping well. As another year comes to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to extend our wishes to you and your family, for a most wonderful Holiday Season. Thank you for your continued support. We are proud to serve such loyal and discerning readers.The holiday season is a perfect time to connect with loved ones, reflect on the year that was, and give back where we can.

Unfortunately as we are all aware, the Covid-19 new variant "Omicron" situation continues to evolve with a rapid increase in case numbers across the country and the world. As we head into the holiday season and with the Omicron variant presenting increased risk, I am reaching out to each of you with the ask to stay cautious and diligent. With the continued need for physical distancing, mask-wearing and rigorous hand washing. And in keeping with the Provincial, State and Government Health Officer’s orders, we encourage you to celebrate only with those in your households, and avoid non-essential travel. We wish you all a happy, healthy, safe holiday.

We thank all those who have made contributions to this issue, including:

  • Jim Yee, James Yu and George Yee of Vancouver
  • Worachai Aurprayoon and Fook Biu Yu of Thailand
  • Bing Kai Lee, Johnson Yee and Wei Ming Yu of Hong Kong
  • Paula Yee, Ringo Yu, Karen Yee and Winston Yee of Boston
  • John Tang of Phoenix
  • Kevin Lee of Seattle
  • Roger Yu of Houston
  • Allan Yee, Dick Yee and Ron Yee of Detroit
  • Jerome Yu and Ying Hua Yu of Edmonton
  • Eu Han Yam, Peter CK Yee and Woo Soi Muay of Singapore
  • Yu Ze Xin, Jie Feng Yu, Jian Qiáng Yu of DiHai, China

Martin Yee, Vancouver



The Yee Clan Association of Singapore’s Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration




























The combined efforts of our Youth and Women sub-committees organized this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival on the 10th September 2022 at 6.00pm. Our desire to add more space to this function, the organizer applied to the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to rent four car-park lots along Bukit Pasoh Road, fronting our Association building. A marquee was then set up for this function.

We were happy to welcome a total of 123 members - Management Committee, members and their families, to our second major family event after the easing of the Covid-19 mandatory restrictions.

All participants were provided with delicious food and drinks and all kinds of moon cakes for tasting. Besides lucky draw, there were also activities such as “Lantern Riddle” game and lantern procession along the streets. The scene was joyful.

The event ended at 9.30pm. All our members and their families had a very enjoyable time and they look forward to the next event!

Eu Han Yam, Singapore

Edmonton Yee Mid Autumn Celebration










After more than two years of Covid-19 hiatus, we finally decided that we would organize a gathering. Mid Autumn Festival is traditionally a time for friends and family to gather together to celebrate, and we did just that.

Instead of having over a hundred people gather in such a crowded space, we prepared the lunch box, fruit and a moon cake for each person to take out or to eat-in if they wish. The party was successful and friends and family were very happy to see each other again.

Jerome Yu, Edmonton

Phoenix Yee Family Picnic Successful Fun


















The Yee Picnic was a success and fun for all members, family, friends that was held last Sunday for the first time at Indian Steel Park. About 120 people showed up for the event and it’s been 2 years that the Yee Family have had the festivities cancelled because of COVID.

You didn’t get hungry for this picnic because everyone enjoyed picnic food such as grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, fried chicken and Chinese dishes for everyone. Lucy Ross and her team made sure everyone had plenty to eat. She said, “The food at the picnic made everyone happy and it was important that we fed all the families and the many kids that showed up.”

All the kids were all smiles as each received a prized toy to enjoy, a water balloon fight, and fishing at the nearby lake. A raffle organized by Fred and Paul Yee was won by many individuals attending the picnic and everyone took home a prize.

National Yee Fung Toy Western Grand President Kenny Yee, his wife Phillis and son Joshua drove from Los Angeles to attend the Yee picnic: “I am honored to be in here in Phoenix for this special occasion and be with my Yee family and friends”, said Kenny Yee. “My relationship with the Yee Family here is very important to me and I will help them with anything they need here in the Valley.”

It's been a couple of years that COVID did away with the Yee Fung Toy Family Picnic and now it is back for everyone to enjoy. The late John M. Yee was the person who created the Yee picnic and it was he who said it was time to get the whole Chinese Community together and enjoy each other’s company and talk about the latest family news.

John Tang, Phoenix

Edmonton Yee Bus Tour to Whitecourt


























Next up was a short bus tour a week later to Whitecourt, a small town, where we visited the RCMP Memorial Park at Mayerthorpe, the Casino at Whitecourt and finally a Hutterite farm nearby on our return to Edmonton on Saturday, September 17th.

We concluded the day having dinner at the All Happy Family Chinese restaurant which was run by Ying Wah's old high school pal.

Of course, we got the special treatment with plenty of delicious food.

The last picture was from the Mid Autumn celebration where the lady, Pat Lee, on the left brought a message and a picture from Frank Yee's older brother Pun Yau from Hong Kong.

Jerome Yu, Edmonton

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.

Martin Yee, Vancouver

East Coast Grand President Kenneth MP Yee was honored by Kwong Know Chinese School










East Coast Grand President Kenneth MP Yee was honored by the Kwong Know Chinese School on September 23, 2022, at their annual gala.

The event was attended by close to 400 guests. Among them, three out of five of Kenneth’s children flew from California to attend (Ann, Angela and Kevin).

Boston’s Mayor Michelle Wu (also Committee Chair) presented the award to Kenneth. Included are pictures from the event, some taken by journalist Learner Liu of The Epoch Times and others taken by various community members. Also included is a write up detailing Kenneth’s many years of service to the Chinatown community.

Congratulations Grand President Kenneth!

Karen Yee, Boston

San Francisco Headquarters Advisor Sherman Yu Visits NE Yee Fung Toy Family Association








Advisor Sherman Yu from San Francisco’s Headquarters visited the Boston Chapter with his wife Margaret on September 27.

Grand Elder Peter Yee and his wife Lina picked them up from their hotel and brought them to the Association to meet up with our officers and advisors.

Then we all went to dim sum where Grand President Kenneth MP Yee and his wife May were waiting for us. Everyone had a wonderful time reuniting with our guests from the west coast.

Karen Yee, Boston

Detroit Yee Fung Toy Harvest Festival Event





 





 



 



 

 



 


It was a beautiful Sunday on October 2nd for our Detroit Yee Fung Toy Harvest Festival event at Upland Hills Farm.

Fifty people attended and enjoyed a full day of Fall family activities – hayrides, magic shows, farm shows, pony rides, duck feeding, cow milking, a pumpkin patch, and seeing a wide variety of farm animals. There was a lunch of pizza, pulled pork sandwiches and salad, and of course, there was cider and donuts.

A fun day was had by all – especially the kids!

Photos courtesy of Ron Yee. Christine Yu, Lih-Tah Wong, & Jean Crane.

Dick Yee, Detroit

Singapore Yee Clan MALACCA 2D/1N TOUR






















Currently the Covid-19 pandemic situation in this part of the world has improved and stabilized. Prompting governmental lifting of cross boarders travel restrictions, which makes us all super happy. This trip was our first organized travel, outside Singapore, this year – a long awaited pressure release.

On October 1st, 19 members boarded a tour coach and headed for Malacca, Malaysia. Although we had been there several times before, Malacca was a convenient destination for an overnight trip. (Only 3 hours drive, discounting the massive jams at immigration stops). However, everyone was delighted feasting on the local cuisines, shopping for local produce. Can’t wait for the next tour!

Peter CK Yee, Singapore

Yee Fung Toy Association of NE Celebrated Thanksgiving
















Yee Fung Toy Association of NE celebrated Thanksgiving with many of our members on Sunday November 13.

About 50 members attended the event and everyone enjoyed a whole day of eating, beginning with a full turkey and ham dinner, many side dishes and tons of desserts made by our members.

Nothing went to waste as we saved all the turkey bones and made two huge pots of congee for all to enjoy. After all the eating was done, most of our members stayed and talked to one another to catch up as many of them have not seen each other for a long time.

Karen Yee, Boston

The next issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice will be published in mid March, 2023, featuring current events and activities of the Yee Fung Toy associations across the world. Please submit your articles to the Editor via email (world.yee @ gmail.com) or postal mail (The Editor, 226 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6A 1Z7) by February 15.



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