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二零零九年活動

  • 余風采總分堂合辦新春團拜餐敘
  • 余風采總分堂代表參加温哥華中領館春 節宴會
  • 余風采總分堂代表出席華埠新春千人聯 歡宴會
  • 余風采總堂慶一百零五載暨春節聯歡宴 會
  • 温哥華馬氏宗親會慶祝成立五十九週年 紀念
  • 梁梳根總領事慰訪全加余風采總堂
  • 余風采總分堂代表參加風采校友春宴
  • 温哥華余風采堂赴山景墓園祭掃
  • 温哥華余風采堂耆英慶祝二零零九年一 至六月份生日會
  • 余風采總分堂代表出席上海世博會倒數 一周年慶晚會
  • 謝氏世表慶祝該會成立三十四週年暨婦 女部十六週年紀念聯歡宴會
  • 余風采總分堂代表出席全加馬氏宗親總 會 第玖拾週年紀念聯歡誌慶
  • 温哥華余風采堂二零零九年度夏日郊遊 聯歡
  • 雲埠余馬宗親會首次聯辦夏日威士拿一 天遊
  • 加拿大代表出席全美余風采堂第廿三屆 懇親大會
  • 温哥華余風采堂代表赴美懇親
  • 余風采總分堂同仁關懷台灣災民同胞八 八水災   踴躍捐輸
  • 温哥華余風采堂耆英慶祝二零零九年七 月至十二月份生日會
  • 中國駐温哥華總領事館主辦僑界國慶招 待會
  • 余風采總分堂代表出席温僑界千人宴賀 中國國慶
  • 温哥華余風采堂舉辦秋祭
  • 温哥華余風采堂新一届理事會選舉揭曉
  • 點城余風采堂宗親團蒞臨温市參觀訪問 余風采總分堂
  • 温哥華余風采堂與風采校友會慶祝聖誕 佳節聯歡午餐會
  • 賀!温哥華余風采堂新一屆理事會誕生

  • 2009 Event Logs

    余風采總分堂合辦新春團拜餐敘


    農曆新年將至,二零零九年一月二十六日是中國的陰曆新年。 相傳黃帝登基於公元前二六九八年,因此,二零零九年一月中國將進入第四七零七年。 中國的干支曆法是以六十甲子為一循環。 「己丑」在六十甲子排行第二十六,所以,二零零九年是己丑牛年。在陰陽五行﹝金水木火土﹞命理中,己是陰土,屬黃色。 丑是十二生肖(鼠牛虎兔龍蛇馬羊猴雞狗豬)的牛。 是故,二零零九年也可稱為土黃牛年。


    度過白色聖誕後,余風采總分堂於二零零九年一月十二日,星期一,在温市 大 煌海鮮酒家 合辦新春團拜餐敘,延開四席。 敬邀理事及職員攜眷出席,共襄盛舉,共敘天倫,喜迎佳節。 大家好好吃一頓團拜年飯。

     

    踴躍參與新春團拜聚餐包括總堂主席根洙伉儷、副主席詠本伉儷、金星、耀祥、温哥華余風采堂主席美湛伉儷、啟康伉儷、 顧問鳳和、鍚儒伉儷、書記榮燊伉儷、錦文伉儷、仕坤、余陳小玲、余馬麗芬、瑞芝伉儷、健民伉儷、錫L伉儷、 碧瑜伉儷、冠柏伉儷、萍相伉儷等、纗蟡篫蛂B源進、捷為及漢銳。

    在活動中彼此互相交流,交換新年心得,共同分享年節美味餐點。

     

    當加拿大余風采總堂主席根洙、温哥華余風采堂主席美湛、詠本、金星、啟康等一齊到每張桌子敬酒的時候, 每個人都高舉手中的酒杯或茶杯,彼此祝賀大家身健,祝願大家在己丑牛年吉祥如意,從心所欲,四季平安,萬事亨通!


    最後,二零零九年餐敘與往年一樣,讓您在歡樂、祥和、喜慶的氣氛中, 各人懷著興奮快樂的心情,帶著祝福,滿載而歸。

    余纗蝟孎i


    余風采總分堂代表參加温哥華中領館春節宴會


    余風采總分堂代表於二零零九年,一月十六日(星期五)與來自大温地區華人社區各界人士,加拿大聯邦政府、 卑詩省政府及温哥華市政府的代表,大約八百多人,出席了中華人民共和國駐溫哥華總領事館舉辦的春節聯歡晚宴。

    書記榮燊及副書記纗蟡N表余風采總堂,美湛主席及金星副主席代表温哥華余風采堂。

    晚宴由領事館的李宇亮和張研主持,由劍風體育會演出舞獅拉開序曲,熱鬧的鼓聲和舞獅, 讓晚宴的年節氣氛頓時熱絡起來。一對祥獅口中拉出一對紅色對聯,上書國泰民安、盛世中華。

    中國駐温哥華總領事梁梳根在致詞時用普通話和廣東話向大温地區僑胞預祝農曆己丑新年快樂, 在牛年堥こ~更上一層樓。他指出,去年中加雙方在經貿、文化等領域的合作進一步推進,給兩國人民帶來了實實在在的好處。

    温哥華余風采堂中華會館副理事長麥伯強代表僑界、列治文區國會議員黃陳小萍、 卑詩省議員葉志明,分别代表聯邦政府和卑詩省政府致詞,向大家恭祝新春快樂。


    抵温履新不久的新任中國駐温總領事梁梳根、副總領事李文慈率一衆領事向僑胞敬酒,祝大家春節快樂。

    席上,中領館的外交官及僑界們也一展歌喉,爲大家表演精采歌舞。

    晚宴時全加李氏總公所及李氏公所代表並與我們同席,我們一齊歡談起來,我們彼此溝通, 讓我們了解了李氏公所如何包裝創意、怎樣去選擇一些合適的青年活動,吸引他們來參加堂所活動。

    余纗蝟孎i


    余風采總分堂代表出席華埠新春千人聯歡宴會


    余風采總分堂代表於二零零九年,二月一日(星期日)出席了由温哥華中華會館、大温哥華中華文化中心、 温哥華華埠商會、中僑互助會、雲埠洪門機構、加拿大鐵城崇義總會聯合僑團暨各界,共同合辦的己丑牛年「新春千人聯歡宴 會」。

     

    出席參與華埠新春慶會包括總堂主席根洙、温哥華余風采堂主席美湛、書記榮燊、錦文、仕坤、錫L、冠柏、漢銳及纗蝖C

    當日上午在天雨下舉行的華埠新春大遊行辦得很精彩,華埠新春大遊行是「二零零九華埠新春慶會」其中一項重頭節目, 近年已成為温市的重要活動,吸引數以萬計的不同族裔人士到華埠參觀,共慶新春。

    温哥華一年一度的「華埠新春大遊行」,在「財神」引領下,從片打西街和泰萊街的「千禧門」中午十二時起步了。 遊行路線全長一點五公里。今年參加遊行的隊伍增至五十隊,遊行隊伍沿片打街穿越緬街, 直至歌雅街,再轉入奇化街,返回奇化街與卡羅街交界的檢閱台。

     
     

    今年的新春大遊行由加拿大温哥華中華會館、中華文化中心、温哥華華埠商會、 中僑互助會、雲埠洪門機構和加拿大鐵城崇義總會聯合主辦。

    參加遊行的隊伍包括政府部門、退伍軍人、社區人士、消防、市警、中國舞蹈、爆竹隊、 麒麟舞、醒獅、功夫、不同族裔團體等,在鞭炮鑼鼓齊鳴,醒獅騰躍,祥龍飛舞下,讓各族裔民眾分享到華裔新年的歡樂。

     

    今年温哥華余風采堂青年組醒獅隊沒有參加大遊行,因為這班青年人已長大了, 畢業後,他們近日的工作、事業、學業情況實在是太忙碌了,所以温哥華余風采堂的理事也沒有要求他們出席參加。


    當晚的新春千人聯歡宴會亦十分熱鬧。

    余纗蝟孎i


    温哥華馬氏宗親會慶祝成立五十九週年紀念


    二零零九年二月十五日(星期日)是温哥華馬氏宗親會成立五十九週年紀念日, 為慶祝這一節日,馬氏世表於當日中午在喜士定東街 418 號會址禮堂內首先舉行祭祖儀式,祭祖儀式結束後,隨即舉行紀念典禮,由馬仲鵬世表擔任司儀。 馬威廉理事長致歡迎詞及宣佈大會旨趣。


    出席參加紀念典禮的加拿大余風采總堂代表包括余根洙主席、財政余錦文、 顧問余鍚儒、書記余榮燊、温哥華余風采堂代表包括余美湛主席、余啟康副主席、 余錫L、余柏寧及余漢銳。 代表卑詩省省議員李燦明、以及代表謝氏宗親會謝錫龍主席等。

     

    同日晚上,馬氏世表假華埠富大海鮮酒家舉行春宴聯歡晚會,嘉賓滿堂,共慶佳節, 場面是非常熱鬧。首先有雙獅點睛儀式、以示吉祥。繼有劍風體育會醒獅到賀, 由馬氏體育會雙獅出迎,並共同表演獅藝,採青贈慶,得到來賓不少掌聲讚賞。

     

    當晚應邀參加及到賀的貴賓包括中國駐温哥華總領事梁梳根夫婦、副總領事李文慈、 僑務領事陳日彪、卑詩省省議員李燦明、温哥華市長羅品信、温哥華市議員周炯華夫婦、 鄭文宇夫婦及雷建華夫婦、溫哥華市政府職員、僑社友好、 僑團領袖及由外埠專程到來的嘉賓,濟濟一堂,共慶佳節、共敘情誼。

     

    宴會由 Mrs. Alice Mah 擔任司儀主持,進行秩序井然,氣氛熱鬧。七時許,宴會由馬威廉理事長致歡迎詞並作會務報告。 全加馬氏宗親總會理事長馬清石宣佈第六屆世界馬氏懇親大會將於明年在温哥華舉辦。

    應邀致詞的還有中國駐溫哥華總領事館總領事梁梳根、卑詩省省議員李燦明、 温哥華市長羅品信等。


    當晚活動多姿多采,除了佳餚美食之外,大會還備有豐富文娛節目,在上菜期間, 先有馬氏體育會及劍風體育會參與武術精釆演出。繼而,馬氏世表頒發獎學金給小學四位、 中學六位及大學二位共十二位成績優秀的傑出青年學生,以鼓勵和資助他們持續進修。 最後還有卡拉 OK 陸續登場,歌聲不斷。


    宴會直至十時許才盡興而散。

    余纗蝟孎i


    梁梳根總領事慰訪全加余風采總堂

    PRC Consul
                  General 2009 YFT Visit

    中華人民共和國駐温哥華總領事館梁梳根總領事偕同李文慈副總領事、僑務組陳日彪領事、 王堅領事、胡夢玲領事等一行五人,於三月十八日下午慰訪全加余風采總堂,向余氏宗親們致以新春祝賀。

    PRC
                  Consulate General Gift presentation

    當日,全加余風采總堂主席余根洙、副主席余詠本、顧問余錫儒、名譽顧問余鳳和、 書記余榮燊、婦女組主任余李翠燕、樓業主任余漢銳,温哥華余風采分堂主席余美湛、 副主席余啟康、財政主任余纗蝖B婦女組主任余碧瑜和耆英組副主任余瑞芝等及職員對梁總領事等人的到訪表示熱烈的歡迎。

    余根洙主席致歡迎詞時表示,歡迎梁梳根總領事等人光臨,並希望中加關係在新的一年發展得更好。 他並且祝願中國繁榮興旺。余根洙暢談堂務發展情況及余氏積極參與國內公益及教育事業, 同時現在祖國余族己擁有開平市風采中學、武溪中學及開平市風采華僑中學,又於二零零三年另一所風釆中學在香港開辦。

    梁梳根總領事發言時也表示,非常感謝大家對祖國支持及對他們的熱烈歡迎, 他簡要介紹了總領館的工作,表示將一如既往地做好為僑胞服務工作,請余氏們對總領館的工作多提寶貴意見和建議。 他感謝余氏僑胞們長期以來對總領館工作的大力支持,對於他們積極加強與家鄉及中國國內宗親團體的聯繫、 弘揚中華傳統文化給予了高度評價。他特別讚揚余氏僑胞,對幫助家鄉創辦學校、振興教育的巨大貢獻。

    在愉快交談中我們得知中國駐温哥華總領事館僑務領事王堅,任滿即將奉調回國。 新任領事胡夢玲已於三月十日到任履新,胡夢玲領事曾在斐濟大使館的僑務組擔任領事。

    梁梳根總領事臨別時還贈送余風采堂很多中國外交部發行書籍和音像資料。

    余纗蝟孎i


    余風采總分堂代表參加風采校友春宴


    温哥華風采校友會春節聯歡會於今年三月廿八日,星期六,在金天鵝酒家舉行。 當晚出席的校友及各界友好非常踴躍,共筵開十二席。

     

    應邀出席當晚聯歡宴會的各界友好包括卑詩省大法官余宏榮伉儷、 余風采總分堂代表及來自各校友團的代表。


    新春聯歡晚宴由校友會理事林蘇民先生擔任司儀,為各個環節安排介紹。

     

    温哥華風采校友會會長余惠卿女士致歡迎詞, 她代表校友會對各位嘉賓的到來表示衷心的感謝和熱烈的歡迎,並祝大家在牛年新春愉快,萬事如意。

      

    校友會副會長余源進先生致祝詞、跟著由全加余風采總堂主席余根洙先生、 温哥華分堂顧問余詠本先生及卑詩省大法官余宏榮先生先後致賀詞、副會長余李翠燕女士致答謝詞。


    除了共享精美佳餚外,風采校友會還安排了多項精采節目助慶, 包括精彩的「清宮舞」表演,幸運抽獎及卡拉 OK 友情演唱。 多位嘉賓相繼出演,歌聲、掌聲不絕於耳,令晚宴氣氛熱烈而温馨。

    余纗蝟孎i


    温哥華余風采堂赴山景墓園祭掃

    清明節大約始於周代,已有二千五百多年的歷史。 清明最開始是一個很重要的節氣,清明一到,氣温升高,正是春耕春種的大好時節,故有「清明前後,種瓜種豆」。

    在春光明媚,桃紅柳綠的三四月間,中國傳統習俗中最重視的節日之一就是清明節了。 「清明」本為節氣名,後來加了寒食禁火及掃墓的習俗才形成清明節的。

    每逢佳節,情思倍濃,身在海外的華人感觸尤深。 此外,一些僑團在掃墓結束後還在各自的會所內設便餐讓拜山掃墓的鄉親們飽餐一頓, 使清明節掃墓成為華人聯絡感情、增加交往的社交場合。

    公曆二零零九年四月四日(即農曆二零零九年三月初九,星期六)是今年的清明節節日。


    温哥華余氏宗親於二零零九年三月廿九日,農曆己丑牛年三月初三(星期日)舉行致祭先僑儀式, 回顧先輩們墾荒築路,歷盡艱險,辛勤創業,貢獻加國,力爭平等與自由,福蔭後代, 先僑們無私奉獻之偉大功績,值得我們永遠肅然起敬。


    是日天氣晴朗,余氏宗親們在中午前乘車到菲沙街的山景墓園「安魂亭」華人公共祭壇集合, 參加一年一度温哥華余風采堂舉行的簡單而隆重掃墓公祭活動。山景墓園內「安魂亭」身的兩側化寶鑪, 現在出現有大破裂的跡象,希望市政府或墓園的打理人士能盡快修葺。


    禮生由余海清、余柏寧擔任。 余漢銳上香、點燃明燭,主祭者(余根洙、余詠本),陪祭者(余金星、余榮燊、 余錦文、余漢銳、余耀祥)等一一就位。 全體宗人都肅立進行致祭儀式。

    祭禮開始,大家一齊向先靈行三鞠躬禮,余錫儒宣讀祭文、余金星宣讀清明英語祭文。


    供奉祭品者包括余榮燊敬獻鮮花、余根洙、余詠本一齊敬獻金豬、余金星敬獻三牲、 余耀祥敬獻香酒、余漢銳供奉水果、余錫儒敬獻糕點、余錦文敬獻元寶。


    全體宗人向先靈再次行一鞠躬禮辭靈,在主祭者、陪祭者及禮生退位後,余ㄠd宣讀靈文,余錫L就燃放鞭炮。


    祭禮之後返回堂所,接著舉行了溫哥華余風采堂二零零九年度堂員年會。

    散會後,大家共進豐富午餐,同敘鄉情。

    余纗蝟孎i


    温哥華余風采堂耆英慶祝二零零九年一至六月份生日會

    温哥華余風采堂耆英組每半年的生日午餐會於二零零九年四月十一日(星期六) 中午十二時假唐人街「花園海鮮酒家」舉辦。


    當天有五十人參加生日會活動,包括總堂余根洙主席伉儷、分堂余ㄠd副主席、 余錫儒顧問伉儷、書記余榮燊伉儷、總分堂理事及耆英會員等。


    今年耆英生日會由耆英組副主任余瑞芝擔任司儀,他祝各壽星耆英生日快樂,健康長壽。


    除了品嚐以下的精美點心包括,腸粉、波菜餃、蝦餃、素菜包、雞絲炒麵、瑤柱蛋白炒飯、 蒜蓉芥菜、甜品、壽包外,耆英組也有分發壽麵給二十名一月至六月過生日的耆英會員們,每人一包。

    午餐生日會就在歡快和諧的氣氛下結束。

    余纗蝟孎i


    余風采總分堂代表出席上海世博會倒數一周年慶晚會

    如同經濟陰霾中的一縷曙光,當金融危機的衝擊波仍在全球蔓延的時刻, 二零一零年上海世博會這一世界文明的盛會,正匯聚世界文明的精華,凝聚五湖四海的力量, 點燃人類共同的希望之光——為了「更美的城市、更好的生活、更深的情誼」。

    為配合推廣上海世博會的宣傳工作,温哥華中華會館和加拿大上海世博會宣傳組委會暨僑團各界人士, 於二零零九年四月廿九日晚上六時三十分,假座華埠富大海鮮酒樓舉行慶賀上海世博會倒時一周年暨歡迎上海市僑務訪問團宴 會。

    上海市人民政府僑務辦公室主任崔明華先生率領「上海市僑務訪問團」於二零零九年四月廿九日蒞臨温哥華, 向僑胞通報「世博會」詳細情況,並主持温哥華地區上海世博會門票銷售啟動儀式。

    世博會將於二零一零年的五月一日到十月三十一日在上海舉行,崔明華說, 屆時將有二百三十四個國家、地區或國際組織參與,有二百國已經簽訂協議書,一百六十多國已選派展區代表。 世博會場館正緊鑼密鼓興建中,加拿大卑詩省將有「自建館」, 另外還有「租賃館」與「聯合館」,中國提供一億美金,支持經濟發展相對落後的國家參展。

    書記余榮燊代表加拿大余風采總堂及財政主任余柏寧代表温哥華余風采堂出席這世博會倒數一周年慶晚會。


    晚會現場,設有海外華僑華人支持上海世博會簽名簿,書記余榮燊代表加拿大余風采總堂簽名。

    中國上海著名聲樂和戲劇家們在宴會上表演精彩節目助興。

    為呼籲僑胞返滬一起響應世博會,上海僑務部門發起了「 華僑華人回家看世博」 活動,特別製作「華僑華人定制 票」, 並與温哥華中華會館簽約,授權銷售世博紀念票,簽約儀式由崔明華與中華會館理事長鄭宗勵簽署。

    有意購「定制票」或查詢上海世博會詳情,請致電 604-681-1923 中華會館。

    加拿大三級政府代表祝賀世博會成功,國會議員黃陳小萍頒書面賀詞, 省議員李燦明、溫哥華市議員周炯華則親自到場致賀。

    余風采總分堂代表也期盼上海世博會舉辦成功、精彩。

    上海世博會詳情可參考 中國 2010 年上海世博會 官方網站。

    余纗蝟孎i


    謝氏世表慶祝該會成立三十四週年暨婦女部十六週年紀念聯歡宴會

    温哥華寶樹堂謝氏宗親會於二零零九年五月二日(星期六)中午十二時, 在喜士定東街七四零號,慶祝成立三十四週年暨慶祝謝氏婦女部成立十六週年紀念的好日子。 當日在「寶樹堂」禮堂內,嘉賓雲集,氣氛温馨。


    是日出席的余風采總分堂代表一行有九人,包括加拿大余風采總堂主席余根洙伉儷、 財政余錦文、婦女組主任余李翠燕女士、福利組副主任余萍相、温哥華余風采堂主席美湛、 婦女組主任余碧瑜女士、財政主任余柏寧、及核數主任余漢銳一齊出席參加。

    謝氏世表們首先舉行祭祖儀式,由秘書謝仕平世表主持。

    祭祖儀式結束後,謝氏宗親會主席會謝錫龍致歡迎詞、他向嘉賓們表示熱烈的祝賀, 他歡迎大家前來參與祭祖儀式,令整個週年紀念典禮生色不少。

    余風采總堂主席余根洙代表余氏宗親們祝賀謝氏世表,在致詞中他恭祝謝氏宗親會會務興隆, 蒸蒸日上!以及他感謝謝氏世表們在二零零八年伸出援手扶助遇溺中國留學生余慧春家人來温哥華辦後事。

    副主席謝炳源世表致答謝詞,代表謝氏宗親會多謝各位的光臨, 希望大家有一個愉快的下午。 謝氏世表們還備有豐富茶點招待嘉賓。


    聯歡晚宴假珠城大酒樓舉行,當晚冠蓋雲集,盛況空前。 司儀由謝翠婷女士恭禲A序幕先由昭倫體育會醒獅團到賀瑞獅表演,主席謝錫龍致歡迎詞。

    嘉賓蒞臨助慶者有中國駐温哥華僑務領事胡夢玲領事,卑詩省省議員關慧貞女士、 温哥華市議員周炯華先生和雷建華先生、僑團代表和謝氏宗親友好等共三百多人,氣氛熱閙。 胡夢玲領事和多位代表在宴會上先後致賀詞,副主席謝炳源世表致答謝詞。

     

    當晚聯歡晚宴的壓軸是抽獎,人人都有中,全塲皆大歡喜,興會直至晚上十時許始盡歡而散。

    余纗蝟孎i


    余風采總分堂代表出席全加馬氏宗親總會 第玖拾週年紀念聯歡誌慶


    全加馬氏宗親總會成立於一九一九年。為成立玖拾週年紀念, 全加馬氏宗親總會於二零零九年五月十七日假溫哥華片打東街一三九號總會會所的「馬金紫」禮堂內舉行聯歡誌慶儀式。

    Chairman
                  Fred Mah gave a welcome speech

    當日天朗氣清,惠風和暢,出席參加紀念典禮的加拿大余風采總堂代表包括余根洙主席、 財政余錦文、顧問余鍚儒、書記余榮燊、温哥華余風采堂代表包括余美湛主席、 財政主任余柏寧及核數主任余漢銳。

    隆重的祭祖活動先由馬氏體育會金獅到賀為典禮揭開序幕,表演精湛獅技助慶。 大家一齊向馬氏先祖漢伏波將軍—馬援行三鞠躬禮,然後馬其章世表宣讀祭文、 馬氏宗親總會理事們敬備金豬、三牲、鮮花、水果、糕點及舉行祭祖和奠酒等儀式、以示尊敬先祖及先賢。

     

    祭祖儀式結束後,馬仲鵬世表擔任紀念會司儀,宣佈紀念會開始, 由全加馬氏宗親總會理事長馬清石世表宣佈大會旨趣,續請余風釆堂總堂主席余根洙致賀詞, 繼有温哥華余風釆堂主席余美湛、全加馬氏宗親總會副理事長馬敏彬、 雲埠馬氏宗親會理事長馬威廉、元老馬紹霖等先後致詞。 後由全加馬氏宗親總會副理事長馬壽山宗長致謝詞。

    在慶祝紀念會完畢之後,馬威廉世表就與我們談論余馬攜手合辦今年夏日的一天遊, 該如何計劃安排一趟完美旅程、供給余馬雙方有興趣參加的宗親、耆英們。

    只要能輕輕鬆鬆地去旅遊,不用擔心要去那堙A讓參加者可以共同享受、大家快快樂樂地一齊去遊玩一日。

    聯歡誌慶的午餐會由婦女組安排精美餐點,賓客共欣賞享用,盡歡一堂。

    余纗蝟孎i


    温哥華余風采堂二零零九年夏日郊遊聯歡

    2009 Summer
                  Picnic at Trout Lake

    二零零九年的年度温哥華余風采堂夏日郊遊活動於七月十二日(星期日)中午十二時在域多利街夾二十街的鱒魚湖公園成功舉 行。

    Chairman Jim
                  with Mah's Chairman Fred Mah

    活動當日天氣晴朗,艷陽高照,雖然天氣一樣炎熱,幸好有一陣清風吹過來,開始沒那麼熱了。

    Chairman Kan
                  Of YFT Canada with 壽山 Mah 
     

    今年的夏日郊遊節目吸引了大約一百五十多位余氏宗親、風采堂員連家屬、風采校友和馬氏世表們, 紛紛前往鱒魚湖公園,讓此次活動增色不少,熱鬧。大家談天說地, 快快樂樂地聚合在一起,共同享受了一個難忘的下午。


    郊遊活動同往年一樣,有幸運抽獎助興,今年幸運抽獎獎品豐厚。 郊遊聯歡會喜氣滿場,將近下午兩點半左右大家都各自散場,搭車返屋企了。

    YFT Board
                  Directors and spouses

    今年參加夏日郊遊的幾位風采堂顧問,理事伉儷一齊合照留念。

    余纗蝟孎i


    雲埠余馬宗親會首次聯辦夏日威士拿一天遊


    温哥華余風采堂余美湛席、馬氏宗親會馬威廉理事長,經過多次友誼暢敘, 決定首次聯辦「余馬」夏日威士拿一天遊,以聯誼交流活動及觀賞風景為主要目點。

    七月十九日温哥華的週日陽光明媚,早上約八時半左右, 兩架大型旅遊巴士滿載乘客從温哥華唐人街出發。

    一輛滿載五十六位馬氏宗親會會員,另一輛載有四十五位温哥華余風采堂耆英組會員、 温哥華余風采堂堂員、堂員之配偶、親屬,朋友及十一位馬氏宗親。

     

    離温哥華兩個半小時車程的威士拿是2010 年冬季奧運年暨殘障奧運會(將於 2010 212 日在溫市體育館舉行開幕)之主場地,也是世界著名的冬季滑雪勝地,其威士拿雪山(Whistler Mt.) 和黑梳山(Blackcomb Mt.) 不僅是北美兩大滑雪場,而且是國際頂級的滑雪場地。

     

    旅遊巴士過了獅子橋,沿著海天公路出發,風景迷人,途經馬蹄灣 (Horseshoe Bay),順龍瀑布 (Shannon Falls), 史戈米殊開礦小鎮(Squamish), 二小時半後到達了威士拿 (Whistler) 有 「小瑞士城」之美譽的威士拿村(Whistler Village)。


    我們先相約在威士拿村集合,集合後大家決定最好就係自由活動。


    有部份余馬宗親自費乘坐觀光吊車,轉乘最新紅色雙峰纜車 (Peak 2 Peak), 從纜車上欣賞威士拿雪景和山林、溪谷、聚落風光; 有部份余馬宗親乘免費巴士前往「失落之湖」(Lost Lake), 欣賞美麗湖光山色;亦有部份余馬宗親在威士拿村內自由購物活動。


    回程途中,不容錯過欣賞優美海灣景色,大家共渡浪漫温馨一刻!


    巴士到達唐人街後,大家就前往玉龍軒酒樓共進晚宴。

    這個「余馬」雙方交流聯誼活動與合作不斷深化了「余馬世表」友好關係。

    余纗蝟孎i


    温哥華余風采堂代表赴美懇親


    全美余風采堂第廿三屆懇親大會於八月九日在紐約中華公所的中山禮堂隆重開幕。 來自全美各地十四個代表團的余氏宗親代表歡聚一堂。大家共為余氏今後的發展出謀獻策。 第廿三屆懇親大會揭示出深刻的主題「懇親歡樂聚蘋城風采名揚留全美」。 大會一連四天舉行,十一日閉幕。


     



     

    代表温哥華出席全美余風采堂第廿三屆懇親大會包括温哥華余風采堂主席余美湛及財政主任余纗蝖C


    詳情請瀏覽「全美余風采堂第二十三屆懇親大會」網址

    余纗蝟孎i


    余風采總分堂同仁關懷台灣災民同胞八八水災   踴躍捐輸

    近期颱風「莫拉克」對台灣中南部以及東部地區造成嚴重影響,其中颱風帶來的暴雨使台南、 屏東、高雄、嘉義、南投及台東等縣市多處地區出現嚴重的水災和泥石流等災害。

    為針對此次嚴重的災情,余風采總分堂同仁就於是在八月的會議上討論, 建議應該採用何種途徑與方法來協助台灣災區,大家能齊心為台灣的同胞盡一份心力,伸出援手幫幫他們。

    助人爲樂,余風采總分堂主席、顧問、理事們的愛心不甘人後, 決定積極投入支援南部救災行動,發起八八水災募捐活動,一同付出愛心,為災民同胞祈福,望他們能早日重建家園。

    募款首日余風采總分堂主席呼籲鄉親及堂所同仁發揮人飢己飢、人溺己溺精神, 把「關懷心」送到災區。總分堂主席鼓勵各理事、鄉親紛紛自能慷慨解囊,十元不嫌少、 百元不嫌多、團結力量大,為正在處於淒風苦雨的台灣同胞們獻上一點心意及關愛。

    余風采總分堂及個人的捐款總額已達加幣五百八十元,包括總堂捐款加幣二百元, 分堂捐款加幣一百元。 目前余風采總分堂已將該筆捐獻轉交台灣賑災相關單位。

    余纗蝟孎i


    温哥華余風采堂耆英慶祝二零零九年七月至十二月份生日會

    今年好開心,温哥華余風采堂耆英組於二零零九年九月十二日(星期六)中午十二時 假唐人街「花園海鮮酒家」舉辦二零零九年七月至十二月份生日會。


    當日有四十五人參與,包括總堂余根洙主席伉儷、分堂余美湛主席伉儷、 分堂余ㄠd副主席、余錫儒顧問伉儷、書記余榮燊伉儷、總分堂理事及耆英會員等。


    耆英生日會由耆英組副主任余瑞芝擔任司儀,他祝賀各生日之會員壽星生辰快樂!


    除了品嚐精美點外,耆英組也有分發壽麵給七月至十二月份過生日的耆英會員們,每人一包。 接著又為壽星一起拍照留念。


    午餐生日會就在歡快和諧的氣氛下結束。

    余纗蝟孎i


    中國駐温哥華總領事館主辦僑界國慶招待會


    中國駐温總領事梁梳根(右)、副總領事李文慈接過瑞獅的「盛世中華,國泰民安」祝福。

    九月廿五日晚上,温哥華唐人街的富大海鮮酒家變成了歡樂的海洋。 中外賓朋雲集在中國駐温哥華總領館舉辦的慶祝中華人民共和國成立六十週年招待會上,爲中國祝福、爲中國驕傲。 加國聯邦多元文化國會秘書黃陳小萍博士、聯邦國會議員杜新志、苗錫誠、戴偉思, 温哥華市議員鄭文宇、周炯華等三級政府官員,近千多名嘉賓及僑界人士出席了盛會,場面熱鬧。


    應邀參加了當晚的國慶招待會包括加拿大余風采總堂主席余根洙、 顧問余錫儒、温哥華余風采堂書記余榮燊及財政余纗蝖C


    中國駐温總領事梁梳根在招待會上致詞時回顧新中國走過的六十年光輝曆程。 梁總表示,中國建國六十年來,取得舉世矚目的成就。 六十年來,中國經濟生產總量增加了七十七倍,成為全球三大經濟貿易國; 人民生活不斷提高,中國成功爆炸了原子彈和氫彈,發射了衛星,載人飛船飛上了太空; 香港、澳門順利回歸中國,成功舉辦了二零零八年奧運會,這些成績不僅使國人感到振奮,更激勵茪什篪琣V下一個六十週年。 中、加兩國建交以來,友好合作關系不斷發展,雙方在各領域的交流與合作不斷深化,中、加兩國外長和多位部長實現互訪,中 國已成爲加國第二大貿易夥伴。

    隨後,梁總指出,中國的國際地位不斷提高,作為聯合國安理會的常任理事國,中國在解痩重大國際問題上,均發揮了作用。 他說,新中國的繁榮及l大,得到了海外同胞的支持。他代表中國政府及人民,向各位僑胞及朋友,致衷心的感謝。

    加拿大聯邦國會議員、多元文化國會秘書黃陳小萍代表加拿大總理哈珀致祝賀詞、 温哥華市議員鄭文宇代表温哥華市政府致賀詞及温哥華中華會館副理事長麥伯強代表僑界在招待會上致詞。

    余風采總分堂熱烈慶祝中華人民共和國成立六十週年,在此向為了中華人民共和國誕生而犧牲的和英勇戰鬥過的先人們致敬; 向為了中國華人民共和國家的建設嘔心瀝血的人們致敬;向為了實現國家的富裕、強大、自由、人民民主的人們致敬! 祝福祖國更加繁榮昌盛!人民生活和諧安定!祝福祖國邁著自由民主的步伐前進!

    余纗蝟孎i


    余風采總分堂代表出席温僑界千人宴賀中國國慶



     

    大温哥華地區慶祝中華人民共和國成立六十週年活動一浪接一浪,繼九月廿七日白天舉行盛大巡遊後, 温哥華僑團及各界代表當晚再歡聚一堂,在富大海鮮酒家舉行千人聯歡晚宴,共同慶祝中國六十週年國慶。


    中國駐温總領事梁梳根及多位三級政要出席,包括國會議員黃陳小萍及卑詩省議員李燦明分别代表總理哈珀及省長金寶爾祝賀, 卑詩省議員關慧貞,温市市長羅品信等向中國致賀。


    當晚出席的余風采總分堂代表包括總堂主席余根洙、顧問余錫儒、副主席余詠本伉儷、 副主席余耀祥伉儷、書記余榮燊伉儷、温哥華余風采堂主席余美湛伉儷、副主席余金星、理事余錫L伉儷、 理事余瑞芝伉儷、副財政余萍相伉儷、核數余漢銳、交際余冠柏、及財政余纗蝖C


    晚宴司儀由周鳳姬女士和吳俊譽先生擔任。宴會程序: 鳴炮、醒獅團賀慶表演、介紹嘉賓、獻詞、温哥華中華會館副理事長麥伯強先生致賀詞, 加國聯邦多元文化國會秘書黃陳小萍博士致詞、卑詩省省議員李燦明致詞、温哥華市長羅品信致詞、 温市市長羅品信在致詞中與三位華裔市議員周炯華、雷健華及鄭文宇, 共同宣布九月廿七日至十月四日爲温哥華的「中國國慶周」,並以粵語致詞祝賀 「加中友誼萬歲」。 隨後,中領館總領事梁梳根致詞。

    餘興節目包括中國民族舞蹈、歌唱、祝酒等。

    晚宴以千人起立,共唱中加國歌揭開序幕,醒獅起舞帶起熱鬧喜慶氣氛。 梁梳根在致詞中表示,感謝各界華人齊心合力舉行了迎中國國慶的盛大遊行,他指出,祖國的繁榮富強離不開僑胞們的支持和貢 獻。

    十月一日是中華人民共和國成立六十週年。 這是一個普天同慶的日子,在這個舉國歡慶祖國六十華誕的喜慶日子堙A對海外華人華僑來說,意義同樣重大,感到無尚的喜悅 和光榮。 中國強大,我們每個炎黃子孫的腰杆子挺直了, 無論走到哪里,到處受人尊重,過去那種遭人白眼和鄙視的日子一去不復返了。

    余風采總分堂同仁為祖國的輝煌而驕傲,在此, 謹向我們親愛的祖籍國表示由衷的歡呼和熱烈的祝賀! 並祝祖國甲子生日快樂,祝祖國越來越強盛,繁榮富強。 祝二零一零年上海世博會圓滿成功!

    余纗蝟孎i


    温哥華余風采堂舉辦秋祭


    秋高氣爽,重陽節在望(今年為農曆二零零九年九月初九,己丑牛年 - 公曆二零零九年十月二十六日,星期一),相信很多人都計劃與家人、朋友為伴,登山暢遊,樂也融融又鍛鍊身心。

     

    温哥華余風采堂的宗親及堂員於十月十日(星期六)上午十一時,帶備三牲醴酒、鮮花、水果等祭品, 前往温市菲沙街山景墓園舉行秋祭,為慎終追遠,拜祭先僑鄉親。 拜祭儀式簡單隆重,完畢後,眾人一起照相留念,宗親和理事們返回堂所共進午餐。


    今年踴躍參加的堂員包括加拿大余風采總堂主席余根洙伉儷、財政余錦文伉儷、顧問余錫儒、 温哥華風采堂副主席余ㄠd、顧問余詠本伉儷、書記余榮燊伉儷、財政余纗蝖B 青年組主任余漢銳、宗親余萍相、余海清、余錫L、余耀祥等。




    余纗蝟孎i


    温哥華余風采堂新一届理事會選舉揭曉

    温哥華余風采堂依章選舉二零一零至二零一一年度新屆理事,經過各堂員熱烈投票,已順利完成。 感謝大家積極的參與和協助。

    在十月十日理事職員月會會議後,理事會人員就開始進行開票、檢票及計票工作。 在顧問錫儒及書記榮燊等人監票下;根洙、錦文和ㄠd擔任唱票;金星、漢銳及纗蝑t責記票。

    選舉結果: 依得票數之高低排列,前十一名理事名單如下:
     
    余金星、余美湛、余ㄠd、余錦文、余纗蝖B余耀祥、余漢銳、余榮燊、余瑞芝夫人、余碧瑜及余瑞芝。

    當選侯補理事四人: 余冠柏、余萍相、余陳小玲及余超森。

    理事會定於十一月十四日下午二時在堂所會議後,進行複選。

    温哥華余風采堂訊


    點城余風采堂宗親團蒞臨温市參觀訪問余風采總分堂


    由點城余風采堂理事長余林晃及副理事長余金桃率領的宗親康樂旅遊團, 一行卅四人於十月十一日(星期日)十二時乘坐旅遊巴士蒞臨温市余風采總分堂參觀訪問。

      
      
      

    當日早上十一時左右,余風采總堂主席余根洙伉儷、温哥華分堂主席余美湛伉儷、 書記余榮燊、財政余纗蝷峆C年組主任余漢銳在温市大煌海鮮酒家等候及歡迎他們來飲下午茶,品嚐温市的美味茶點。


    下午四時半,點城旅遊巴士抵達余風采總堂堂所。點城余風采堂宗親們落車後就很親切地跟我們握手打招呼、 互相問好,跟住與我們一同拍照。影完大合照後他們就入堂所參觀及拜祖。 當晚福利組主任余ㄠd安排大家享用的精緻豐富自助式晚餐。

      
      

    十月十二日(星期一)是加拿大的感恩節,早上九時,余風采總堂主席余根洙伉儷、 温哥華分堂主席余美湛伉儷、顧問余詠本伉儷、財政余纗蝷峆C年組主任余漢銳前往温哥華 Howard Johnson Plaza 酒店,約定點城余風采堂宗親團,希望一齊有一個快樂節日! 一齊去觀賞三文魚、夏里遜温泉及蜜蜂養殖場的一日遊。

      
      
      

    我們登上了旅遊巴士從温哥華出發,途經菲沙河谷,縱情山水, 沿途欣賞卑詩省低陸平原的風光之美,讓人不由得心情的海闊天空景色。 我們第一站是前往夏里遜湖旁之威化溪去觀賞三文魚(鮭魚)自然回流, 「威化溪」是加拿大漁業與海洋部的鲑魚產卵水道(Weaver Creek Spawning Channel)。 成千上萬的魚群,巡洶湧而下之河水逆流而上,返回出生地點產卵,以繁殖下一代。 場面及其壯觀之奇景,使人嘆為觀止。


    然後,大家一齊去夏里遜湖的温泉景點及蜜蜂養殖場參觀。在蜜蜂養殖場內, 點城余風采堂的宗親康樂旅遊團每個人都有不同的收穫,宗親們買了很多有不同花味的蜜糖。

      
      



    十月十三日(星期二)這天,點城余風采堂的宗親康樂旅遊團決定去列治文市 shopping 自由行。 晚上六時正大家約定在大煌海鮮酒家食晚餐。

    十月十四日(星期三)十一時,點城余風采堂的宗親康樂旅遊團就乘坐旅遊巴士返回點城, 我們祝您們旅途愉快,更重要的是,祝您們旅途平安!

    多謝您們在感恩節其間帶給我們一個超美好的回憶。 盼望您們明年再來!我們誠摯地歡迎您們,請隨時到來探訪!

    余纗蝟孎i


    温哥華余風采堂與風采校友會慶祝聖誕佳節聯歡午餐會


    「聖誕新年佳節至,族親相聚樂融融,迎春接福喜臨門,家族興旺慶團圓」, 在這歡樂節日期間,温哥華余風采堂與風采校友會於十二月六日(星期日)中午十二點舉辦慶祝聖誕聯歡午餐會, 讓堂員、校友及余氏宗親們能歡聚一堂,聯络鄉誼,共渡歡樂佳節。

     

    屆時堂員、校友及余氏宗親們很踴躍参加,大家共申歡慶、迎接聖誕,近五十多位堂員、 校友及余氏宗親聚集在余風采堂,共聚一堂歡度溫馨和樂的聖誕節。


    温哥華余風采堂副主席余ㄠd及風采校友會會長余惠卿女士致歡迎詞, 首先向大家表示熱烈的歡迎並致予節日的問候。 祝願所有在座的堂員、校友及余氏宗親新春納福,身心康泰,家庭幸福。

    隨後餐會開始,副主席及福利組主任余ㄠd已訂購好菜餚, 福利組副主任余錫L也幫忙料理素菜,共襄盛舉。


    環繞午餐會場的聖誕樂曲由康樂組主任余馬麗芬女士主持,充滿歡樂的聖誕氣氛。

    聖誕佳節聯歡午餐會至此圓滿結束,宗親們依依不捨,互道再見,盡興而歸。

    余纗蝟孎i


    Canada and Vancouver YFT co-hosted 2009 Spring Get Together Dinner


    The Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada and the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver co-hosted a get-together Dinner for the officers and spouses before the arrival of the traditional Chinese Spring Festival.

     

    This year the get-together dinner was held at the King's Chinese Cuisine Restaurant on Main Street, on Monday, January 12.


    Both Canada YFT Chairman Kan Yu and Vancouver YFT Chairman Jim Yee came by our tables and gave toasts, wishing everyone a healthy and a prosperous New Year.



    After dinner, we all went home happily. We were all looking forward for the upcoming events in the Year of the Ox, which includes the Spring Banquet and the 105th anniversary celebration of YFT Society of Canada on Valentines Day, February 14th.


    Martin Yee


    PRC in Vancouver Spring Banquet


    On Friday, January 16, 2009, Mr. Liang Shugen, Consul General of the Peoples's Republic of China in Vancouver invited representatives from all three levels of Government in Canada, the Chinese Community leaders, Societies and Associations representatives and other dignitaries, to celebrate the 2009 Spring Festival at the Floata Restaurant in Chinatown.


    Jim Yee, Chairman of the YFT Society of Vancouver, along with Vice-Chair, James Yu, YFT of Canada Secretaries Wing Yee and Martin Yee were invited to attended this annual Spring Banquet.

    About 800 guests attended this gala event.

    After his New Year Greetings, and speeches from his guests, Mr. Liang Shugen and his staff then toasted to the Chinese New Year of the Ox and wished everyone a Happy and healthy Chinese New Year.

     

    The talented Consulate staff entertained us with their songs and dances.

    Martin Yee


    Chinatown's Chinese New Year Celebration Banquet

    All over the world, 2009 in the Chinese Lunar calendar is the Year of the Ox. In 2009, the Chinese New Year begins on January 26th and runs through February 15th. The Chinese New Year is the most important holiday of the year for Chinese all over the world. The Chinese also follow traditional customs for New Year - visiting friends and relatives, giving money in red envelopes to children, and cleaning their entire house to welcome in the New Year and get a new start.


    Kan Yu, Chairman of the YFT Society of Canada, Jim Yee, Chairman of the YFT Society of Vancouver, along with the YFT Board members Wing Yee, David Yee, Gary Yee, Albert Yu, George Yee,  Shi Kun Yee and Martin Yee were invited to attended the 2009 Chinese New Year Celebration Banquet at the Floata Seafood Restaurant on Sunday, February 1st.

    This annual event was organized by the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver, Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association, S.U.C.C.E.S.S, Chinese Freemasons Vancouver Branch, Shon Yee Benevolent Association of Canada and the Chinese Community.

    The evening gala program starts off with firecrackers. It was really great in watching the faces of the performers, and listening to the different rhythms coming from the the CBA Waistdrum Team, they were all drumming in unison. Followed by performance of the Chinese Freemason Athletic Club's Lion Dance team, the "Splendid Snowflakes" by the Strathcona Chinese Dance Company's dancing group.

    The co-emcees were Mr. Jun Ing and Ms. Fanny Zhu. After their introduction of Special Guests, we listened to the opening address by Mr. Mike Jang, President of the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver. He wished everyone a Happy Chinese New Year of the Ox.

    Followed by three levels of Government representatives' greetings. Entertainment program was hosted by Mr. Robert Chan and Ms. Fanny Zhu.

    Everyone enjoyed this festive evening and went home happily.


    The 34th annual Chinese New Year parade, which began at noon, featured the largest assembly of traditional lion dance teams in Canada. There are over fifty colourful and energetic lions from the various local fraternal and martial arts organizations. Other highlights include multicultural dance groups representing the diverse segments of our Canadian cultural heritage, marching bands and various community groups.

    An impressive crowd braved sleet, snow, and rain to welcome the Year of the Ox, at the 2009 Chinese New Year parade in Vancouver's Chinatown.

      

    The YFT Society of Vanouver Youth Lion Dance Group had not been participating in this annual event since 2008. As most of the team members have grown up, after their graduation, they have either attend University to further their studies or starting their new careers in the work force, and most importantly, our dedicated sifu for Lion Dance group had moved back to Hong Kong since then.

    Currently our Youth commitee is doing a lot of brainstorming, trying hard to learn how to revive this youth program and aiming to encourage more of the youth to particpate again.

    Martin Yee


    Mah Benevolent Society Members of Vancouver Celebrating their 59th Anniversary

    Our Mah cousins of the Mah Benevolent Society of Vancouver celebrated their 59th Anniversary on Sunday, February 15th.


    As customary as in previous years, the Yees delegates of the Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada and Vancouver attend the Mah's noon ceremony. This year nine Yee Fung Toy members, Kan Yu, Wing Yee, Gary Yee, Martin Yee, Steven Yee, David Yee, Dick Yee, George Yee and Jim Yee attended their noon ceremony at their club house on Hastings Street.


    William asked Lawrence Der, the President of the Tse Clansman Association to say a few words to the gathering. Lawrence told us of his first hearing of the Huichun Yu accident, he was convinced that it was up to the Yee Fung Toy Society, with the help of the Tse and the Mah Societies, to raise some money to help this "Yu" family. Lawrence easily convinced Jim Yee and William Ma immediately, and the three associations were all able to give wholeheartedly to a worthy cause.


     

    The Mahs held their evening Spring Banquet at the Floata Seafood Restaurant, the dining room was crowded. Honored guests include the PRC Consul-General Liang Shugen and his wife, Deputy Consul-General Li Wen Ci, Consul Mr. Chen Ri Biao, other dignitaries include MLA Mr. Richard Lee, Mayor of Vancouver Mr. Gregor Robertson, City councilors George Chow, Raymond Louie and Dr. Kerry Jang.

     


    Three of the Vanouver YFT Youth Group members: Alan Yu, Kimberly Yu, and Andrew Wong attended the banquet (Chairman Jim had invited them to watch and learn how another Society like the Mahs do their banquet programs).

    The banquet atmosphere was truly fantastic, with lion dancing to start the evening program, speeches by Chairman William Ma and Fred Mah, Consul General Liang Shugen, MLA Mr. Richard Lee, and Mayor Gregor Robertson.

    Fred Mah announced that the 6th World Mah Convention will be held in Vancouver next year.

    Throughout the evening Martial Arts demonstration were performed by the Mah's athletic Club members and the Kin Fung Athletic Club members. Followed by guests singing their favorite Karaoke songs.

    Among one of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the Mah's 2008 scholarship awards to their 12 outstanding students.

    Happy Anniversary to our Mah cousins!

    Martin Yee


    Consul General of the PRC in Vancouver visits the YFT Society of Canada

    Consul General Liang made New Year
                    visit speech

    The Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Vancouver, Mr. Liang Shugen, accompanied by Deputy Consul-General Li Wen Ci, Consul Mr. Chen Ri Biao, Vice-Consuls Ms. Hu Meng Ling and Mr. Wang Jian, visited Vancouver Chinatown's Chinese Community and the Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada on Wednesday, March 18th around 4 pm.


    Chairman Kan Yu and members of the YFT Society of Canada Board of directors warmly welcomed their arrival.

    Consul General Liang Shugen made his New Year Greetings speech and presented the Society with a Lunar New Year's gift.

    Martin Yee


    Vancouver Fung Toy Alumni Spring Banquet


    The Vancouver Fung Toy Alumni Association held its annual Spring Banquet on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the Golden Swan Restaurant. Over 100 guests attended this annual event.


    Alumni President Wai Hing Yee welcomes everyone and wishes everyone a happy and prosperous lunar New Year of the Ox.

     

     

    Judge Bill Yee and wife Carol, alumni members from the other Chinese schools, members of the Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada and the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver also attended.

     

    Besides a fabulous banquet, we all enjoyed a wonderful entertaiment program during the evening, we also watched a Ching Dynasty "Palace dance" performed by the Fung Toy Alumni, and karaoke singing by the Alumni, guests and by a few members of the Yee Fung Toy Society including the duets of Wayne Yee and Phillip Yu.


    The Fung Toy Alumni Board members toasts to the Lunar New Year!


    Door prizes were drawn near the end of the banquet. Everyone went home happy.

    Martin Yee


    Ching Ming Memorial Service in Vancouver


    The Chinese Pavillion at Mountainview Cemetery was not so crowded this year for the Ching Ming memorial service on Sunday, March 29.  As most of the Societies and Associations scheduled their memorial services earlier this year to avoid the crowding together at noon.


    Around 20 members of the YFT Society of Vancouver arrived at noon at the Chinese Pavillion.


    Our memorial service officially began as Mr. Steven Yee and his volunteers made preparations: candles and incense sticks were lit, fruits, roast pigs, chicken, sponge cakes, etc, and liquor were laid down on the ceremonial altar.


    Advisor Dick Yee read the memorial ceremony oration this year while Vice-Chair James Yu read the English version.  Canada YFT Chairman Mr. Kan Yu, Vancouver YFT Vice-Chair Mr. James Yu, Canada YFT Vice Chairman Mr. Gary Yee, Secretary Mr. Wing Yee, Vancouver YFT Advisor Mr. Wayne Yee, Vancouver YFT directors Mr. Phillip Yu and David Yee took turns to pay homage to our ancestors, Mr. George Yee set off the firecrackers as the ceremony ended.


    We all headed back to the Society Hall after the ceremony.


    Our Annual General Meeting was held around 1:30pm, after all of our members were signed in and seated. There was a large turn out of members. The AGM went well.  James Yu announced that our seniors are having their first annual birthday luncheon on April 11, and the annual picnic to be held at Trout Lake on July 12.


    Special thanks to our Vice-Chair and Welfare Director, Mr. Steven Yee, who organized this year's Ching Ming celebration event, thanks to those who attended the celebration and thanks to Vice-Chair James Yu, who chaired this year's annual general meeting, which went through smoothly.

    Martin Yee


    Vancouver YFT Seniors 1st 2009 Birthday Luncheon

    A luncheon for the Senior members of the Vancouver YFT Society was held on a cloudy  and light rain Saturday, April 11, 2009 at the Garden Villa Seafood Restaurant.


    A special day to celebrate the birthdays of its seniors members who were born between the January and June months of any year.

    50 Senior members and friends attended this semi-annual birthday party.


    Seniors Committee Vice Chair, Mr. Shui Chi Yu, emceed this luncheon event. He thanked all the attendees for their participation and wished all the seniors a very happy birthday.

    The Dim Sum lunch was very delicious, everyone enjoyed the dried scallop and egg white fried rice, minced garlic and Gai Choy, special chicken chow mein, har gau and longivity buns. The Seniors birthday celebration also included the distribution of long-life noodles.


    Special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Shui Chi Yu, Mr. Steven Yee for arranging this semi-annual event.

    Martin Yee


    YFT Representives Attended the 2010 Shanghai Expo Countdown Banquet at the Floata Seafood Restaurant


    The delegation of 10 members from the Shanghai Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Shanghai, led by Director Mr. Cui Minghua, visited Vancouver on Wednesday, April 29 to promote the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

    The duration of the Fair is from May 1st to October 31, 2010. Currently the Fair has 234 countries and regions confirmed to participate, of which more than 200 countries and regions have signed a participation agreement, the construction progress is well under way.

    The theme of the exposition will be "Better City – Better Life" and signifies Shanghai's new status in the 21st century as a major economic and cultural center. It is expected to generate the largest number of visitors in the history of the world's fairs in terms of gross numbers.

    The Chinese Benevolent Association in Vancouver and Canada’s promotion committee for Expo 2010 hosted a Countdown to Expo 2010 dinner banquet at the Floata Seafood Restaurant on April 29.

    YFT Secretary Wing Yee, representing the YFT Society of Canada, and Martin Yee, representing the YFT Society of Vancouver attended this festive event.


    We learned that the Expo 2010 emblem, which is depicting the image of three people - you, me, him/her holding hands together, symbolizes the big family of mankind. Inspired by the shape of the Chinese character (meaning the world), the design conveys the organizers' wish to host an Expo which is of global scale and which showcases the diversified urban cultures of the world.

    We also found out that the Expo 2010 mascot "Haibao," which means the treasure of the seas, is another Expo symbol created from Chinese character following the Expo emblem in the shape of "Shijie" (world).

    "The Shanghai Expo is the pride of all Chinese people," says Cui, "and they have attached great importance to it since Shanghai's successful bid in 2002."  The office will also take the Expo as an opportunity to invite more overseas Chinese to come back to China to visit, Cui says. For more details please visit the  "Overseas Chinese to return home to see the World Expo" web site.


    Over 300 people attended this event. The countdown banquet guests includes the Deputy Consul-General Li Wen Ci, MLA Mr. Richard Lee and City councilor George Chow.

    Martin Yee


    Tse Clansman Association of Vancouver 34th Anniversary Celebration


    Members of the Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada and the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver were invited by their Tse cousins to join them for their celebration of their 34th Anniversary and the Women's Committee 16th Anniversary on Saturday, May 2nd, 2009.

    Our Tse cousins held their Ancestor ceremony at noon in their Association Hall on 740 East Hastings Street. Nine members of the YFT Society attended this event.


    The evening Anniversary gala was held at the Pink Pearl Seafood Restaurant, Twenty members of the YFT Society participated, including YFT Society of Canada Chairman Mr. Kan Yu and Mrs. Kan Yu, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Yee, Mr. and Mrs. Ping Shang Yu, Mr. and Mrs. Wing Yee, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Yee, Mr. and Mrs. George Yee, Mr. Phillip Yu, Mr. James Yu, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Yee, Mrs. Chan S.L. Yee, Benita Lee, Mrs. S.K. Yee and 余仕坤先生.

    The dinner program include a Lion dance and a Martial Arts demonstration by the members of the Chew Luen Society Athletics Club, Welcoming speech by Tse Association President Lawrence Der, Guest speakers include PRC Vice-Consul Ms. Hu Meng Ling, B.C. MLA Ms. Jenny Kwan, Vancouver City Councillor, Mr. Raymond Louie.

    The evening entertainment atmosphere was fantastic, with guests singing their favorite Karaoke songs.

    There were prize draws throughout the evening program.

    Martin Yee


    Mah Society of Canada 90th Anniversary Celebration


    Our Mah cousins celebrated the 90th Anniversary of the founding of their Mah Society of Canada Headquarter on May 17th.

    Chairman Kan Yu gave his congratulatory
                    speech Chairman Jim Yee also gave a
                    congratulatory speech. 

    In attendance representing the Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada were Chairman Kan Yu, Secretary Wing Yee, Treasurer Gary Yee and Advisor Dick Yee. Representing the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver were Chairman Jim Yee, Treasurer Martin Yee and Auditor David Yee.

    Willam Mah gave his remarks.

    Celebrations started off with a short Lion Dance performed by Mah Athletic Association of Vancouver.

    After a short break, celebratory speeches by Society Chair Fred Mah, Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada Chairman Kan Yu, Yee Fung Toy of Vancouver Chairman Jim Yee, Mah Benevolent Society of Vancouver Chairman Mr. William Ma and the Mah Society of Canada  Vice-Chair Mr. Dana Mah. The speech section was smoothly guided by Mr. 馬仲鵬.

    Jim Yee offered his congratulations on the Mah Society's 90th Anniversary celebration, then, on behalf of the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver, he invited the members of the the Mah Society to join the Yee Society for a summer day trip this year as he concluded his remarks.

    The Mah's anniversary celebration event ended with a thank-you speech  delivered by Mr. Ching Mah.

    A buffet Lunch was later served by the Ladies Auxiliary, which was enjoyed by all in attendance.

    After some more discussion with William Ma during lunch, both Jim and William agreed to a tentative plan for July 19th to Whistler to view Olympic venues and other stops enroute, lunch not included, dinner included, more details to follow after our next monthly meeting.

    Martin Yee


    Vancouver YFT 2009 Summer Picnic

    Board members and spouse group picture

    This year the Vancouver YFT Society Annual Summer Picnic was held at the Trout Lake Park on July 12th (Sunday) at noon.

     
    Our Mah cousins joined us for the Summer
                    Picnic.

    Over 150 Vancouver YFT members, their families, Yee Fung Toy Alumni, the YFT Seniors Group, relatives and the Mah cousins spent an enjoyable afternoon together. The turnout was excellent and the weather was sunny and clear this year.

     

    We would like to thank Steven Yee and George Yee took time for organizing this annual Summer event. A great job well done!


    This year there were lots of prizes drawn right after the delicious fried chicken lunch.

    Martin Yee



    Vancouver's Yees and Mahs - A Day Trip to Whistler


    Around 8:30 am on a fine sunny Sunday morning on July 19th, 45 of us boarded the "Happy Times Travel" bus that would take us from the Yee Fung Toy Society House in Chinatown, to the Mah Society of Vancouver on Hastings Street, picked up 11 Mah Society members to fill the 56-seats bus. Our Mah cousins had already filled their other bus.

     

    We then, were on our way to Whistler, the site of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, via the Sea to Sky Highway for a one day outing together.


    This year, our Mah cousins co-hosted with us for a "one day" getaway to Whistler. Thanks to Chairman Jim Yee of the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver, and William Ma, Chairman of the Mah Society of Vancouver for arranging this joint program.

     

    Our buses drove by Horseshoe Bay, Britannia Beach, Stawamus Chief Provincial Park, and Squamish. We had a rest stop at Squamish's Tim Hortons for some cool drinks and donuts. We arrived at Whistler Village just before noon and spent the next three hours exploring the place under the hot sun.


    Some of us took a 15-minute shuttle ride from Whistler to beautiful "Lost Lake". It is a gorgeous, small mountain lake surrounded by lush greenery and flowers. With the colorful scenery, it's so unbelievable that seems like we walked right into a lovely postcard.


    A few of us took the Whistler-Blackcomb Peak to Peak Gondola ride for a sight seeing adventure, and some stayed in the Whistler Village to do some shopping around.


    After an enjoyable outing, our buses drove us back to Vancouver's Chinatown, where we dined at The Jade Dynasty Restaurant. Both appetizer and entree dishes came out quickly and all were very delicious.

    The Yee-Mah friendship relationship in Vancouver is just keeps on getting stronger, deeper and better than ever!

    Cheers to the Yees and Mahs! More adventures and outings together in the future!

    Martin Yee


    Vancouver Delegates at the 23rd US YFT Association National Convention

    The 23rd National Yee Fung Toy Family Association Convention was held at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing, New York on August 8 thru August 11, 2009.




















    Delegates representing the YFT Society of Canada and the YFT Society Vancouver were Vancouver Chairman Jim Yee and YFT Society of Vancouver Treasurer, Martin Yee.


    The four day US YFT Family Association National Convention was a tremendous success, for more convention details please click here. For a convention photo slide show, please click here.

    Martin Yee


    YFT Societies of Canada and Vancouver raised $580 for the Taiwan victims of Typhoon Morakot


    The Typhoon Morakot which hit Taiwan on August 8th, 2009 have triggered the worst flooding in 50 years in southern Taiwan and leading to landslides that buried remote mountainous villages and tribal settlements.

    Hundreds of people were buried by the typhoon-spawned mudslide engulfed in Hsiaolin village. In central and southern Taiwan, thousands of people were trapped in their villages because of floods or landslides. In eastern Taiwan, houses were swept away by the rain-swollen river and thousands of people were evacuated.

    The Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada and the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver started a fundraising campaign at the August monthly Board meeting, asking members to donate and help victims hit by the worst typhoon in Taiwan in half a century.

    A total sum of $580 was raised for this worthy cause, including $200 donated by the YFT Society of Canada and $100 donated by the YFT Society of Vancouver. All proceeds will be sent to the Taiwan Red Cross to help these flood victims.

    Martin Yee


    Vancouver YFT Seniors 2nd 2009 Birthday Luncheon

    A luncheon was held at noon for the Senior members of the Vancouver YFT Society on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at the Garden Villa Seafood Restaurant.


    A special day to celebrate the birthdays of its seniors members who were born between the July and December months of any year.

    45 Senior members and friends attended this semi-annual birthday party.


    Seniors Committee Vice Chair, Mr. Shui Chi Yu, emceed this luncheon event. He thanked all the attendees for their participation and wished all the seniors a very happy birthday.


    The Dim Sum lunch was very delicious. The Seniors birthday celebration also included the distribution of long-life noodles and a photo session.


    Special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Shui Chi Yu, Mr. Steven Yee for arranging this successful semi-annual event.

    Martin Yee


    Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China


    The People's Republic of China will be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1st, 2009. To mark this special occasion, the Consul General of the People's Republic of China and Mrs. Liang Shugen hosted a dinner reception at the Floata Seafood Restaurant on September 25th, 2009.

    Invited distinguished guests for the evening include three levels of government, the Honourable Alice Wong, M.P., the Honourable Ujjal Dosanjh, M.P., Vancouver City Councillors Kerry Jang and George Chow, and leaders and guests from the community.


    YFT Society of Canada Chairman Kan Yu, Advisor Dick Yee, YFT Society of Vancouver Secretary Wing Yee and Treasuer Martin Yee attended this festive event.


    During his speech, Consul General Liang Shugen reviewed what the Chinese government and people have achieved during the last 60 years in China and in the international community. Consul Liang Shugen also speaking highly of China's great achievement in political, economical and social fields; celebrating the return of Macao to China on December 20, 1999, and Hong Kong's return to China on July 1, 1997; the success of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Chinese space program, China-Canada friendship and trade partnerships.

    The Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada and the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver extend their sincere congratulations to the Chinese government and people on the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

    Martin Yee


    In Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the PR of China


    The Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver and the Chinese Community celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of The Peoples's Republic of China on Sunday, September 27, 2009.


    During the same day, more than two-thousand overseas Chinese took part in a flag-raising ceremony in Vancouver as part of the festivities to mark the 60th birthday of new China. With a parade in Vancouver's Chinatown at noon, and a Celebration banquet at the Floata Seafood Restaurant in the evening.

     

    Members of the Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada and the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver Board of Directors attended this evening Gala event.


    Both the YFT Headquarter and the Vancouver YFT Chapter wish our motherland a very happy birthday!

    Martin Yee


    Vancouver YFT Celebrates 2009 Chongyang Festival


    Members of the YFT Society of Canada and Vancouver celebrates the Chongyang Festival at 11am on Saturday, October 10 at the Mountainview Cemetery Chinese Pavilion.


    Vancouver YFT Vice-Chair and Welfare Committee Director Mr. Steven Yee arranged the ceremony with his group of volunteers, in attendance were YFT Society of Canada Chairman Mr. Kan Yu and Mrs. Kan Yu, Treasurer Mr. Gary Yee and Mrs. Gary Yee, Secretary Wing Yee and Mrs. Wing Yee, Advisor Mr. Dick Yee, YFT Society of Vancouver Vice-Chairman Mr. Steven Yee, Advisor Mr. Waye Yee and his Mrs. Wayne Yee, Youth Committee Chairman Mr. David Yee, Treasurer Martin Yee, Directors Mr. George Yee, Mr. Ping Shang Yu, Mr. Hoy Ching Yee and Phillip Yuof the YFT Society of Vancouver.


    After the ceremony is over, we took some group photos. Then we all drove all the way to the YFT House for a hearty and delicious afternoon buffet lunch. Special thanks to Mrs. Benita Lee for donating a roasted Suckling Pig for our ceremony.

    Martin Yee


    YFT Societies of Canada and Vancouver Welcome Our Edmonton Guests



     






























    Martin Yee


    Christmas Luncheon on December 6


    The Fung Toy Alumni, the YFT Society of Canada and the YFT Society of Vancouver co-hosted this year's Christmas luncheon at the Society Hall at noon on December 6.


    The YFT Society of Canada Chairman, Mr. Kan Yu and the YFT Society of Vancouver Chairman, Mr. Jim Yee gave welcome speeches, wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas. Everyone enjoyed this year's Christmas luncheon.

    Martin Yee