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二零一零年活動

  • 余風采總分堂合辦新春團拜晚宴
  • 温哥華余風采堂交接 簡單隆重
  • 加拿大余風采總堂慶祝成立一百零六週年
  • 第四屆世界余氏宗親總會懇親大會圓滿結束
  • 世界余氏宗親懇親會後年移師温哥華舉行
  • 加拿大余風采總分堂代表團前往廣東開平參加重修荻海名賢余忠襄公祠竣工慶典活動
  • 加拿大余風采總堂代表團拜訪香港余風采五堂會暨香港余氏宗親會
  • 温哥華余風采堂赴山景墓園祭掃
  • 余風采總分堂代表參加風采校友會春宴
  • 加拿大温哥華謝氏宗親會慶祝成立第卅五週年暨婦女部十七週年紀念聯歡
  • 全加馬氏宗親總會九十一週年紀念慶典
  • 温哥華余風采堂耆英生日會並慶祝雙親節
  • 大温僑界共慶温哥華與中國廣州締結為姊妹市廿五週年 余風采堂代表團參加
  • 馬氏宗親會夏日郊遊
  • 舍路余風采堂第五十六屆夏日野餐郊遊
  • 温哥華余風采堂二零一零年夏日郊遊活動
  • 温哥華「余馬」宗親會再次攜手合辦輕鬆一日遊
  • 中國駐温哥華總領事館僑界國慶招待會
  • 温哥華余風采堂慶祝中秋佳節
  • 余風采總分堂代表出席温哥華僑界千人宴賀中國六十一週年國慶
  • 加拿大余風采總分堂代表出席第六屆世界馬氏墾親大會開幕典禮
  • 加拿大余風采總分堂代表出席第六屆世界馬氏墾親大會閉幕晚宴
  • 第六屆世界馬氏墾親大會代表拜訪余風釆堂
  • 温哥華余風采堂舉辦 2010 秋祭
  • 温哥華余風采堂耆英聚在一堂為七月至十二月份生日的會員慶祝
  • 温哥華余風采堂與風采校友會共慶祝聖誕佳節

  • 2010 Event Logs

    余風采總分堂合辦新春團拜晚宴


    一年復始,萬象更新之際,余風采總分堂於二零一零年一月四日,星期一,下午六時三十分, 在温市大煌海鮮酒家舉行了一年一度的團拜晚宴,宴請理事及職員攜眷出席,共襄盛舉,共敘天倫,喜迎佳節。


    當晚大約三十名會員攜眷出席了是次的「庚寅虎年新春團拜晚宴」活動。分堂副主席啟康安排新春幸運抽獎節目。


    今次踴躍參與新春團拜聚餐包括總堂副主席詠本伉儷、副主席耀祥、顧問鍚儒伉儷、書記榮燊伉儷、錦文伉儷, 温哥華余風采堂主席美湛伉儷、副主席啟康、副主席金星、余陳小玲、瑞芝伉儷、錫L伉儷、碧瑜伉儷、冠柏伉儷、萍相伉儷、 纗蟡篫蛂B超森及漢銳等。

    余風采總分堂ほ仁在此謹祝大家虎年開開心心、萬事如意! 在此祈願世界和平、社會祥和、經濟繁榮!

    本人也在此謹祝余風采總分堂,在總堂主席根洙及分堂主席美湛的領導下,會務百尺竿頭、更進一步、蒸蒸日上、發揚光大,更上層樓!

    總分堂理事及職員攜眷們整夜情緒高漲,氣氛熱烈,大家都盡興而歸。

    余纗蝟孎i


    温哥華余風采堂交接  簡單隆重

    温哥華余風采堂及理事會新舊職員,於二零一零年一月九日日在華埠余風采堂大會堂舉行簡單而隆重交接儀式。


    是日,交際主任余冠柏擔任司儀,在顧問余錫儒、余詠本、余根洙,主席余美湛, 二位副主席余金星和余啟康,及婦女組主任李余碧瑜的率領下, 全體宗親及理事們莊嚴地向忠襄公遺像行三鞠躬禮,再由顧問錫儒主持監誓,新屆主席余美湛充滿信心地接過印信。


    新屆續任主席余美湛鼓勵所有余氏宗親,一起投入推廣教育的工作,他強調,新的一年,他希望能夠帶動宗親, 積極參與下一代教育,希望今年申請温哥華余風采堂獎學金的子弟們能參與中僑互助會舉辦的「 青年領袖新紀元培訓計劃」 課程 (Youth Leadership Millennium),課程能協助青少年投入社區、建立其興趣及目標、發展才能,將來更能融入主流社會。

    Vancouver YFT 2011-2012 Board Directors

     

    以下是全體新職員名單:

    顧問: 余錫儒、余詠本、余根洙。
    主席: 余美湛。 副: 余金星、余ㄠd。
    理事: 余金星、余美湛、余ㄠd、余錦文、余纗蝖B余耀祥、余漢銳、余瑞芝夫人、 理事: 余碧瑜、余瑞芝、余冠齱C
    侯補理事: 余萍相、余陳小玲、余超森、余鍚強。
    書記: 余纗蝖C 副: 余萍相。
    財政: 余萍相。 副: 余耀祥。
    核數: 余漢銳。 副: 余榮燊。
    交際: 余冠齱C 副: 余金星。
    福利組: 余ㄠd。 副: 余鍚強、余漢銳。
    耆英組: 余瑞芝。 副: 余瑞芝夫人。
    青年組: 余冠齱B余超森、余漢銳。
    婦女組: 余碧瑜。 副: 余錫儒夫人。
    康樂組: 余馬麗芬。 副: 余陳小玲。
    教育基金: 余漢銳。 副: 余耀祥。

    隨後,大家共同享用豐富的自助午餐。

    余纗蝟孎i


    第四屆世界余氏宗親總會懇親大會圓滿結束

    時光荏苒,三年一度的「世界余氏宗親總會懇親大會」於二零一零年三月廿四日(星期三)至廿五日(星期四)在吉隆坡隆重召開。 原定去年十一月舉行的第四屆世界余氏總會懇親大會,因甲型流感病毒 H1N1 亞型肆虐, 延期至今年在馬來西亞舉辦,參加盛會的有來自美國、加拿大、泰國、菲律賓、印尼、香港、新加坡及馬來西亞的余氏宗親, 群賢畢至,歡聚一堂,敦睦宗誼。 大家一起共同渡過有意義和難忘的幾天。

    「吉隆坡」是馬來西亞的首都,人口大約有一百六十萬左右; 吉隆坡意思是「泥與河匯合之地」,剛巧這裡亦是馬來西亞多元化民族匯聚的地方; 近年吉隆坡以一系列的現代建設如「雙子塔」等成功轉營,成為兼備了高度現代化和傳統文化的魅力之都。

    世界各地出席者在三月二十四日前往龍城(谷中城)大酒店大堂 「CITITEL HOTEL,MID VALLEY,KUALA LUMPUR」 接待處報到、安排住宿等。 主辦單位安排專人接機及專車迎接到龍城大酒店。


    遠道而來的貴賓包括香港余風采五堂會主席兼世界余氏宗親總會名譽會長余健倫、 香港氏宗親會理事長余紹凱、副監事長余柏齡、副理事長余華軸、 副理事長余海虎、 總務主任余偉明、聯誼主任余錦相、調查主任余伯威、稽核主任余錦雄、審查主任余榮標、理事余國初及余仁壽等。 來自美國包括美西副總長余以信、美東總長余景新及紐約余風采堂總顧問余保忠。 來自加拿大包括全加余風采總堂主席余根洙、副主席余詠本、顧問余錫儒、書記余纗蝖B財政余錦文、樓業余漢銳、 温哥華余風采堂主席余美湛及卡加利余風采堂副主席余幕慈。 來自泰國包括余氏宗親總會理事長余聲清。 來自菲律賓包括余風采堂顧問余振榮。 來自新加坡包括余氏總會主席余海年及來自印尼包括余徐涂佘公所主席余偉球等。


    世余懇親會代表們於三月二十五日上午八時半在「雪隆余氏公會」 Persekutuan Keturunan Yee 大禮堂內虔誠地向先祖拜祭。 禮畢,拍照留念。 隨後乘坐大巴回返龍城酒店會議室 Matahari Ball Room (五樓 Level 5),召開世界余氏總會第四屆會員大會,修改章程及議定下屆懇親大會事宜,而非世余懇親會代表参加者, 由主辦當單位安排一日游。

    此次大會通過多項決議案: (一)懇親大會通過增加兩個屬會,即「新加坡」及「印尼」。 (二)懇親大會通過修改「世余章程」的第三章第九條:— 副會長「六人」改為「八人」。 (三)大會選出,加拿大余根洙為「第五屆世余」會長,副會長為香港 — 余健倫、美國 — 余以信、泰國 — 余聲清、菲律賓 — 余振榮、馬來西亞 — 余瑞時、新加坡 — 余海年、印尼 — 余偉球。 余瑞民也在會上當選了世界余氏宗親總會名譽會長。 (四)第五屆世余懇親地區在加拿大溫哥華舉行,日期由主辦單位決定。 (五)世余章程,經討論修改後,獲大會通過。

    三月二十五日下午七時,在吉隆坡舊古仔路「魚龍國大酒家」設備晚宴,並舉行第四屆懇親大會開幕與閉幕儀式、 及世界余氏宗親總會第五屆理事就職典禮、互換紀念品、合影留念等等。


    加拿大全加余風采總堂主席余根洙說,得知成為第五屆世界余氏懇親總會會長,肩膀猶如千萬斤的重擔, 但深信背後有一班加拿大代表團支持,以及歷屆宗長做後盾,必定將余氏薪火相傳。

    下屆懇親大會在加拿大卑詩省温哥華再見。

    余纗蝟孎i


    加拿大余風采總分堂代表團前往廣東開平參加重修荻海名賢余忠襄公祠竣工慶典活動


    廣東省開平市余氏宗親於二零一零年三月二十八日隆重舉行 重修名賢余忠襄公祠竣工剪彩暨紀念太祖一千零一十歲誕辰及風采中學建校七十週年慶典活動。


    前往廣東開平參加慶典活動的加拿大余風采總分堂代表團包括加拿大余風采總堂主席余根洙伉儷、顧問余錫儒伉儷、副主席余詠本伉儷、 副主席余耀祥伉儷、財政主任余錦文伉儷、樓業主任余漢銳伉儷,温哥華余風采堂主席余美湛伉儷、書記余纗蟡篫蛂B 婦女組主任余碧瑜伉儷、 耆英組主任余瑞芝伉儷、温哥華風采校友會會長余惠卿伉儷,嘉賓包括余耀夔 (Yiu Kee Yee) 伉儷、余耀夔 ( Yiu Kwai Yu)伉儷、余碧雲伉儷, 余瑞邦伉儷、余永明伉儷、毛錦輝伉儷、黃穎亮伉儷、楊植洪伉儷、余瓊瑞女士、余月香女士、胡佩貞女士、余根群女士, 點問頓余風采堂英文祕書余偉毅, 陳余潔冰女士,安省嘉賓黄奕超伉儷、余陳錦意女士,風采校友會顧問余惠芳及家人等一行五十七人。


    這次我們大家懷著一顆美好的心情,回到廣東開平參加「重修荻海名賢余忠襄公祠竣工剪彩」 暨「紀念太祖一千零一十歲誕辰」及「風采中學建校七十週年慶典」活動。

    三月二十七日(星期六),參加慶典活動的香港、澳門和海外來賓,在開平潭江半島酒店報到, 入住潭江半島酒店及領取風采中學分發的紀念禮品。 晚上八時港澳地區和海外來賓參加開平市府在潭江半島酒店中國廳舉行的「歡迎晚宴」。

    三月二十八日(星期日),依照香港、澳門和海外嘉賓的活動安排表, 入住潭江半島酒店的來賓在潭江半岛酒店內享受中西式自助早餐,然後乘車前往風采中學参加慶典大會。 大約上午九時半左右,邀請的余氏宗親及嘉賓参加恭祭太祖大典。十時至十一時,在慶典活動中, 對修祠貢獻突出的團體以及個人進行表彰, 還為重修名賢余忠襄公祠竣工、風采中學校史室開幕以及重修運動場工程竣工進行剪彩。

    由於節目緊湊,時間短迫,會上只有四人講話,開平市宣傳部長黃繼燁,主辦單位主席余健倫,風采中學校長周珠花, 代表海外宗親和校友余文勁,這次百年一遇盛會,使余氏宗人歡聚一起聯絡感情,加強團結,以表達「風采一家親」精神。

    午餐是在潭江半島酒家三大餐廳舉行,筵開二百三十席。 下午三時至五時,嘉賓乘車前往風采華僑中學舉行歡迎文藝表演和宿舍大楼剪彩活動。 晚上余氏宗親在潭江半岛酒店「亞洲廳」舉行答謝宴會,同時舉行風采中學七十週年華誕文藝表演。


    三月二十九日(星期一),嘉賓自由選擇参加以下一項活動,去参 觀武溪中學和台山市旅游景點或去参觀開平碉樓和立園景點。 去参觀武溪中學和台山市旅游景點的香港、澳門和海外嘉賓晚上参加在台城舉行答謝市府晚宴。



    我們覺得這次活動是很有意義的,雖然傳統許多家族都是有這樣相關慶典或同樣的的主題活動, 但這個隆重歷史慶典活動不但是我們今日余氏的風采, 而是很值得我們「余族」去感動一下,去驕傲一番。

    余纗蝟孎i


    加拿大余風采總堂代表團拜訪香港余風采五堂會暨香港余氏宗親會

    新春伊始、萬象更新!


    欣逢世余在馬來西亞懇親之召開、風采中學七十週年紀念及荻海名賢余忠襄公祠重修竣工剪彩典禮、並恭祭太祖大典之期完畢後, 卅五位加拿大余風采總堂代表團宗親乘機飛往素有「東方夏威夷」之稱的海南島旅遊觀光。

    觀光後,有幾位加拿大余風采總堂代表團宗親專程回港一遊,藉機於四月八日拜訪了香港余風采五堂會暨香港余氏宗親會全體尊貴委員。


    當日拜訪香港余風采五堂會及香港余氏宗親會的全加余風采總堂代表代表團一行七人,包括全加余風采總堂主席余根洙、顧問余錫儒、 副主席余詠本、副主席余耀祥、温哥華余風采堂主席余美湛伉儷及書記余纗蝖C

    為香港及加拿大百年之創舉,全加余風采總堂代表有幸與香港余氏宗親會余紹凱會長、余渠監事長、香港余風采五堂會余啟超會長、 余柏齡監督及余健倫主席、高層委員等首次拜訪座談,大家暢所欲言,場面氣氛非常融洽。


    加拿大代表團以無比喜悅的心情也藉機於參加香港余氏宗親會在四月十日慶祝成立七十三週年、 暨會員春節聯歡大會在香港金鐘名都酒樓舉行及中午祭祖儀式。


    這次拜訪活動,加拿大余風采總堂代表團不但受到香港余風采五堂會及香港余氏宗親會的親切熱誠招待, 還增進各方相互的了解,結下了深厚的友誼。

    余纗蝟孎i


    温哥華余風采堂赴山景墓園祭掃


    清明節,對講忠孝仁義的中華傳統的中國人來說,是慎終追遠的一種祭掃。 祭拜先祖,上墳掃墓成了華人在清明節最大眾化的活動之一。

    而身在海外的華人,每逢佳節,情思倍濃,清明節便成了華人對中華傳統的回溯和緬懷, 在「母文化」的氛圍裡,在親情的温馨中,完成了身份的回歸和根脈的續接。


    温哥華余氏宗親於四月十八日(星期日)舉行致祭先僑儀式。 當日出席掃墓公祭活動的有加拿大余風采總堂主席余根洙伉儷、財政余錦文伉儷及男孫、 温哥華余風采堂主席余美湛、副主席余耀祥、總分堂顧問余錫儒、 總堂書記余榮燊、福利組主任余ㄠd、核數主任余漢銳、財政余萍相、書記余柏寧、余相世、余錫L及余海清等。

    「安魂亭」旁兩個焚寶爐的重建已經完成,現在開始可以啟用了。

    祭禮之後返回堂所,接著舉行了溫哥華余風采堂二零一零年度堂員年會。 散會後,大家共進豐富午餐,同敘鄉情。

    余纗蝟孎i


    余風采總分堂代表參加風采校友會春宴

    温哥華風采校友會於四月十八日(星期日)下午六點假座金天鵝酒家隆重舉行春宴聯歡慶會。

    應邀出席新春慶會包括余風采總堂主席根洙伉儷、顧問錫儒、温哥華余風采堂主席美湛、副主席金星、書記纗蟡篫蛂B婦女組主任碧瑜姑、 副財政耀祥及核數主任漢銳,以及兄弟校友會代表,温哥華風采校友會校友偕親朋踴躍參加。

    晚宴筵開十四席﹐高朋滿座,把酒言歡,喜氣洋洋。


    慶會由校友會副會長李福基擔任司儀。温哥華風采校友會會長余惠卿女士致歡迎詞,熱烈歡迎到會的嘉賓和校友, 並恭祝大家身體健康,家庭幸福,萬事勝意。


    總堂主席根洙及分堂主席美湛相繼致詞,祝賀風采校友會會務昌隆,不斷向前發展。 李福基副會長介紹嘉賓及主持文娛節目,校友會顧問余瑞芝致賀詞、副會長余源進致答謝詞。 校友會新春慶會節目安排豐富,除了精彩文娛節目外,還安排了幸運抽獎助慶。




     




     


    歌詠隊合唱歌聲暖亮; 校友和嘉賓們紛紛登台表演。 九時許,慶會圓滿結束,賓主盡興而歸。

    余纗蝟孎i


    加拿大温哥華謝氏宗親會慶祝成立第卅五週年暨婦女部十七週年紀念聯歡


    謝氏宗親會於四月廿五日(星期日)中午,在該會所禮堂內舉行祭祖儀式。 宗親鄉親、西雅圖昭倫公所代表、譚氏代表和許氏代表以及余風采總分堂代表, 出席此儀式。 當時出席人數約有百餘人,濟濟一堂上香祭祖。拜祭完畢,進行午膳,眾人均品嘗著宗親們和婦女們自製豐富家鄉小菜和糕點, 入口酥香,清甜潤滑,眾人一面品嘗一面傾談,氣氛十分熱鬧。


    當日出席的余風采總分堂代表一行有十二人,包括加拿大余風采總堂主席余根洙伉儷、副主席余錦文伉儷、 顧問余錫儒伉儷、温哥華余風采堂主席余美湛、 副主席余ㄠd、書記余柏寧、耆英組副主任余李翠燕女士、婦女組主任余碧瑜、及核數主任余漢銳一齊出席參加。


    同日下午六時假座華埠富大海鮮酒家舉行雙慶週年紀念聯歡晚宴,冠蓋雲集,盛況空前。 出席者嘉賓有温哥華中國領事館之陳日彪領事、温哥華市議員周炯華先生和雷健華先生、 西雅圖昭倫公所代表謝昭仁先生和許錫葵先生均先後上台致詞祝賀, 尚有全加開平總會館全體理事、温哥華昭倫公所全體理事、余風采總分堂代表、 開平各中學、譚氏和許氏代表、各僑團代表和會員眷屬至友, 賓主共濟一堂,場面盛況熱鬧非常。


    當晚司儀是由副主席謝翠婷和財政主任謝國庫主持。 宴會開始由昭倫親義公所醒獅隊進場祝賀,繼續由主席謝錫龍致歡迎詞,他對社團和會員之鼎力支持,團結合作,深為感激。 之後由副主席謝翠婷代表婦女部致詞,她指出「婦女部」成立有賴謝氏前輩叔伯嬸姆全力支持,出錢又出力,至使會務能力爭上游, 不斷發展。 最後由副主席謝炳源致答謝詞。

    是晚文娛節目多姿多彩,有功夫表演、時代歌曲、粵曲演唱和抽獎等節目助慶.直至夜深十時,在一片喜氣洋洋和歡笑聲中, 握手道別,聯歡晚宴圓滿結束。

    余纗蝟孎i


    全加馬氏宗親總會九十一週年紀念慶典


    全加馬氏宗親總會九十一週年紀念慶典於五月廿三日(星期日)在該會所的「馬金紫」禮堂隆重舉行。 余風采總分堂亦受邀,當日派出代表出席到賀。 眾多馬氏世表在該會所相聚甚歡。


    慶典日天氣不錯,出席參加紀念典禮的余風采總堂代表包括余根洙主席、財政余錦文、 顧問余鍚儒,温哥華余風采堂代表包括余美湛主席、余ㄠd副主席以及書記余柏寧。

    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、元老馬紹霖、雲埠馬氏宗親會理事長馬威廉等先後致詞。 後由全加馬氏宗親總會副理事長馬壽山世表致謝詞。

    馬清石理事長致詞時宣佈「 第六屆馬氏懇親大會」 定於二零一零年九月三十日至十月三日在加拿大溫哥華市舉行。全加馬氏世表們深感榮幸,有緣承辦此屆懇親大會。 余風釆堂總堂主席余根洙致詞時並祝「 六屆世馬會」 開得圓滿成功。

     

    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


    温哥華余風采堂耆英生日會 並慶祝雙親節


    温哥華余風采堂二零一零年上半年耆英生日會於五月十六日在華埠片打東街「花園海鮮酒家」舉行。 是日參加人數共有四十七人包括總堂主席余根洙伉儷、分堂主席余美湛伉儷、顧問余錫儒伉儷、總分堂理事及耆英會員、嘉賓等, 筵開五席。 由耆英組主任瑞芝及副主任翠燕主持,宣稱今次生日會又適逢母親節及父親節。


    因此將原訂每席九樣食品增加二樣共計十一樣。

     


    並連慶祝雙親節,祝賀今次生日會員生日快樂,年年有今日,歲歲有今朝,全體人員身體健康,希望大家食得愉快,大家喜禧洋洋, 盡歡而散。


    耆英組: 瑞芝、翠燕報告


    大温僑界共慶温哥華與中國廣州締結為姊妹市廿五週年余風采堂代表團參加


    為慶祝温哥華與中國廣州結為姊妹城市廿五週年,温哥華中華會館、大温哥華中華文化中心、 温哥華—廣州友好協會於六月十八日(星期五)聯合舉辦了「温哥華與廣州市締結為姊妹市廿五週年聯歡晚會」。 廣州派出由市人大常委會副主任楊武擔任團長的十八人代表團前來參加大温的慶祝活動。


    聯歡晚會在列治文「幸運大酒樓」舉行,當晚除了廣州市代表團全體成員以外, 還有加拿大聯邦政府國會議員及聯邦多元文化部議會秘書黃陳小萍、 卑詩省政府議員代表李燦明、關慧貞,温哥華市市長羅品信、温市議員代表周炯華、雷健華、鄭文宇等,中國駐温總總領事梁梳根、 副總領事李文慈、僑務組長陳日彪領事、胡夢玲領事,香港政府駐加西首席專員袁黃潔玲,以及本地各界僑領等,超過六百人出席。


    加拿大余風采總堂和温哥華余風采堂代表也有到場致賀,與温市各界一起共同慶祝這一盛事。 余風采堂代表包括總堂主席余根洙、顧問余錫儒、書記余榮燊、財政主任余錦文、分堂主席余美湛、副主席余金星、 核數主任余漢銳和書記余柏寧。


    聯歡晚會由陳開心女士、吳俊譽先生擔任大會司儀。 劍風體育會醒獅賀慶及歌唱家陳建中領唱加拿大及中國國歌拉開序幕。 温哥華中華會館理事長、 大温哥華中華文化中心主席及大會總監鄭宗勵先生及温哥華—廣州友好協會會長馬清石世表,分別致歡迎詞指出, 有幸見證温哥華及廣州兩個姊妹市過去二十五年來,不斷互相交流、合作、共同努力,促進加中關係。


    此外,温哥華是加西的主要口岸,而廣州市也是現今中國的主要交通匯集點,是廣東省經濟發展最快、最好的城市。

    晚會上,黃陳小萍、梁梳根,李燦明、羅品信、以及廣州市人大常委會副主任楊武都發表講話, 讚揚兩城市交流活動頻繁,有助加中關係發展。 羅品信市長並表示將於九月率團訪問廣州。


    在聯歡會上的文化交流活動,有廣東粵劇院倪惠英院長與温哥華梁小玲師傅的粵曲演唱,温哥華漢學家王健教授的快板書 — 「全家樂」。 還有古箏琵琶演奏,女高音家王立瑛老師獨唱《我的袓國》、《帕米爾我的家鄉多麼美》和武術表演,非常精彩。

    余風采堂全體同仁祝賀廣州市代表團旅途愉快,凱旋回廣州。

    余纗蝟孎i


    馬氏宗親會夏日郊遊


    馬氏宗親會於七月十八日(星期日)上午十一時至下午三時在温市鱒魚湖公園舉行一年一度的郊遊大會。

     

    是日天高氣爽、風和日麗、鳥語花香、艷陽高照、温度高達攝氏二十一度,會員攜眷踴躍參加。


    今年有廿多位余風采堂宗親出席參加了馬氏世表的郊遊大會,包括加拿大余風采總堂主席余根洙伉儷、副主席余詠本伉儷、 總分堂顧問余錫儒伉儷、長子余少雲、孫兒余世平和余世俊、總堂書記余榮燊、總堂財政余錦文伉儷,温哥華余風采堂主席余美湛、 副主席余ㄠd、福利組副主任余錫L伉儷、婦女組主任李余碧瑜、核數主任余漢銳及書記余柏寧等。 風采堂宗親受到馬氏世表們的熱情接待。 大家圍坐在大樹蔭下,有說有笑,暢蝛v情,共同渡過一個愉快的下午。


    馬氏宗親會的郊遊大會節目由精彩的醒獅表演開始。隨著由馬敏彬世表領導的馬氏體育會學員表演武術。 表演完畢後馬氏宗親大夥人群就開始排隊去領取午餐。 到場的余氏、馬氏宗親和朋友無不笑逐顏開,並異口同聲的說郊遊大會辦得不錯。





    我們享用完豐盛的午餐後就與馬氏世表們講聲多謝和拜拜, 然後各自乘車離開了鱒魚湖公園。

    余纗蝟孎i


    舍路余風采堂第五十六屆夏日野餐郊遊


    六位温哥華余風采堂代表於七月廿五日(星期日)前往西雅圖活崙公園野餐區第三號灶爐, 參加舍路余風采堂第五十六屆夏日野餐郊遊暨頒發獎學金典禮。


    參加這次郊遊的代表包括温哥華余風采堂主席余美湛伉儷、書記余纗蟡篫蛂B女兒余慧欣及友好黃盧少芬女士。


    當日我們接受了舍路余風采堂宗親們的熱情款待,留下美好回憶。 在此千言萬語不及有衷真誠的感謝。 謹此向舍路余風采堂宗親們致以最衷心的謝意。


    日落之後,我們大家一起便到連頓市的「食得福海鮮酒家」享用豐富晚膳。

    晚上九時許。 我們歡喜地笑著揮手道別向大家說: 「再見,我們要回温哥華了」 。

    余纗蝟孎i


    温哥華余風采堂二零一零年夏日郊遊活動


    温哥華魅力的夏日山明水秀,風景秀麗,沙灘及公園都佈滿享受炎炎夏日的人群,氣氛份外熱鬧、開心。


    余風采堂夏日郊遊大會巳於二零一零年,八月八日(星期日)上午十至下午二時在鱒魚湖公園舉行。 温市域多利街夾二十街的鱒魚湖約翰肯達利公園不但交通方便,而且環境優美,是夏日郊遊的好去處。


    今年大温地區入夏以來亦久旱不雨,單是七月份,僅錄得區區零點六毫米的雨量,與年平均的卅三毫米水平相差甚遠。 因而氣象學專家預估今夏可望創下有史以來第二乾旱的紀錄。 加拿大環境部氣象學家倫奎斯特(Doug Lundquist) 表示,大温地區有史以來最乾燥的夏季是一九八五年,那一年整個夏季只有幾滴小雨滴。


    余風采堂郊遊大會的前幾日(上週),氣象局已預測温哥華的天氣在八月七日「最高的可能性」可能會降雨的。 嘩!這次氣象局的預測是相當準確啊,值得讚揚!



     

    郊遊當天清晨還有點滴雨,但到郊遊大會開始時,天空雖然還是陰陰的,但沒有下大雨。


    當天鱒魚湖公園有很多活動,非常熱鬧。除了余風采堂夏日郊遊大會外,還有加拿大林西河總堂九牧公所夏日郊遊, 加拿大卑詩省腎臟基金會的「健康步行活動」及「慈善拍賣」等。



     



     


    余風采堂每年舉辦的夏日郊遊活動是該堂一項福利活動,意旨是敦親睦族。 為了讓余氏宗親、堂員及親屬、風采校友、謝氏世表和馬氏世表們乘興而來,盡興而歸。 今年還有四位特別余氏嘉賓從美國西雅圖專程到温哥華,出席參加余風采堂夏日郊遊大會, 嘉賓是舍路余風采堂副主席耀東伉儷及兒女。



     

    出席者除了利用這個夏日郊遊活動機會來相互交流之外、還有人沿湖步行,也有人選擇坐在樹蔭下聊天,說新話舊、談笑風生。 到了午餐時份,大眾享用準備好的豐富午餐及參加現場抽獎,同時大家在這個優美的公園堳袡L了一個愉快而有意義的週末。

    余纗蝟孎i


    温哥華「余馬」宗親會再次攜手合辦輕鬆一日遊


    繼去年温哥華「余馬」宗親會成功首次聯辦夏日活動之「威士拿一日遊」後,余氏及馬氏的宗親們就產生了濃烈的「一日遊」興趣, 「余馬」宗親會就於今年的八月十五日(星期日)再次攜手合辦輕鬆的卑詩省大温地區一日遊。


    今年遊覽景點包括著名的「哈里遜温泉」(Harrison Hot Spring)、「映治溪鮭魚養殖場」 (Inch Creek Hatchery)、「映治溪之鱘魚」 (Sturgeon of Inch Creek Hatchery)、及卑詩省米臣市的「西敏寺修道院」 (Westminster Abbey - Mission)。


    温哥華馬氏宗親會馬威廉理事長早早便安排了兩部專用的大型巴士(56人座)。 第一輛載有四十六位「馬氏宗親會」參加團,第二輛載有三十八位「温哥華余風采堂」參加團,以及十二位馬氏世表。 温哥華余風采堂參加團包括「耆英組」會員、風采校友,朋友等。 朋友中包括二位楊氏、二位譚氏、二位黃氏、二位黎氏和三位關氏朋友,歡迎您們參加!


    當日天氣不錯,陽光普照,我們的豪華旅遊巴士有冷氣又舒服。 巴士從温哥華唐人街出發,大約一時半至二時左右車程就到達了我們的第一站,哈里遜温泉。 哈里遜温泉為一健康渡假勝地。 它擁有兩個礦物温泉與美麗的沙灘,温泉來自哈里遜湖西岸的山崖下。












    我們一下車後就有自由活動時間。 在哈里遜温泉景區內,一日遊的團員已分成幾個小組,活動包括四處逛逛,拍拍照, 然後慢慢享受了自費午膳及欣賞美麗的湖光山色等。












    時間過得真快,我們在哈里遜温泉區內停留了差不多二小時。 我們便踏上巴士啟程往下一站,映治溪鮭魚養殖場,去參觀鮭魚苗,及池子裡的兩條鱘魚。




    鱘魚類是淡水魚類中,個體最大、壽命最長、最古老的一種魚類。我們在養殖場內照了一些相片。


    接著我們就啟程前往一日遊最後的一站,卑詩省菲莎河谷最具特色的教堂,西敏寺修道院。








    西敏寺修道院, 建於一九八二年,教堂坐落在一座有著綠草如茵的小山上,景色優美。 教堂的建築很獨特,從平面圖看是用傳統的十字形為基礎的,外牆與眾不同地以曲折站立的屏風形式, 圍繞著十字形的周邊,形成曲折的外牆,薄而強有力地支撐著整個屋頂。 到裡面看,每屏牆都鑲嵌著一面瘦長而尖頂的彩色玻璃,不見人物故事,只見橫豎的短直線起伏有緻,抑揚頓錯地譜出韻律來。 每面彩色玻璃自下而上由深色轉為淺色,由暗轉亮。 除了寺院的建築,以及宗教的本質吸引你之外,教堂週圍有幾條步道,山腰蜿蜒的小徑,通往教堂後方,望向菲莎河谷。 西敏寺修道院給我們留下了一個深刻的印象!


    觀察西敏寺修道院後,我們就搭車返回温哥華了。 下午六時左右,巴士就到達了華埠,我們一起在「玉龍軒酒樓」吃晚飯。



    一日遊的團友們,馬氏世表們,余氏宗親們,呢次「一日遊」您們玩得開心嗎? 明年您們想去大温地區那處遊玩呀? 如果您們有更好的「一日遊」地點提議,請與耆英組主任余瑞芝聯絡。 讓我們在理事會計畫及討論。謝謝!

    謹向下列人士致謝:「馬氏宗親會」馬威廉理事長、「温哥華余風采堂」主席精心爲我們安排當日之行程, 以及耆英組主任余瑞芝及副主任余瑞芝夫人, 負責本次一日遊活動的報名及登記。 特別鳴謝以下相片提供人士: 馬敏彬世表、Winnie 關夫人及余羅秀娟女士。多謝!

    余纗蝟孎i


    中國駐温哥華總領事館僑界國慶招待會


    中國駐温哥華總領事館於九月廿日(星期一)晚上為中華人民共和國成立六十一週年暨中加建交四十週年舉行國慶酒會, 卑詩省督龐特受邀親臨,並留下感人賀詞。 總理哈珀和省長金寶爾也派代表發出祝賀信,祝賀中國國力昌盛,加中關係更形緊密。

    當晚設宴地點在温市中心的凱悅酒店大禮堂,大廳設置歷年來加中政要互訪的歷史照片、 中國風土人情圖片等,介紹中國幾十年來的國情演變和發展。

    近千名政要和商界、社團領袖,包括聯邦參議員馬丁、温哥華市長羅品信、卑詩省議員, 大温哥華地區市議員,中資機構和留學生代表等出席了酒會。 招待酒會由副總領事李文慈主持。

     

    應邀參加了當晚的國慶招待會包括加拿大余風采總堂書記余榮燊及温哥華余風采堂書記余纗蝖C

    中國駐温總領事梁梳根致詞表示,中國改革開放三十年來,在經濟上取得輝煌成就,更先後主辦京奧、世博。 即使兩年前全世界爆發金融海嘯, 中國秉持世界大國的責任,承擔困難,去年和今年仍達到二位數經濟成長率,成為全球最大出口國家。 但中國面對的挑戰也不少,人均產值三千七百美元僅達世界百位水平、 貧富差距過大、發展受到自然災害的影響,使得中國目前仍居發展中國家的位置。

    總領事梁梳根還特别感謝廣大僑胞在促進中加關系方面作出的重要貢獻,稱贊溫哥華的華人社區充滿活力, 呈現出團結和諧、積極向上的良好氛圍,中國未來的發展離不開海外僑胞的熱情參與和大力支持, 希望大家在發展事業、積極融入主流社會的同時,繼續發揮民間大使的作用,成為兩國的交流紐帶。

    余纗蝟孎i


    温哥華余風采堂慶祝中秋佳節


    二零一零年九月二十二日欣逢農曆庚寅年中秋佳節。 温哥華余風采堂福利組為迎接此富有中國傳統的節日。 特提前於九月十八日(星期日)下午二時至下午三時半,在該堂所的大會堂舉行慶祝「家好月圓慶中秋」活動。 大約有三十餘人匯聚一堂,氣氛溫馨。


    中秋節月圓人團圓,節目一開始,該堂副主席余金星致歡迎詞,恭祝堂員、眷屬、歌唱班及校友們中秋佳節快樂,家庭幸福。

    中秋節與春節、清明節、端午節被稱為中國漢族的四大傳統節日。 關於中秋節的起源, 中國各地都有不同的說法,也流傳著如「嫦娥奔月」、「月神生日」等神話故事。 古代帝王有春天祭日、秋天祭月的祭典,民間也有中秋祭月之風。 對於秋天豐收的喜悅和感恩,酬神祭祖,向月神祈年、祈生育,將月神女性化、大母神化和秋分之夜望月占年, 都是構成後世中秋節習俗的重要內容,並先於戰國時代的楚國形成雛形。


    當日副主席余金星安排了一個中秋節遊戲節目。他將參加者分成三組, 遊戲規則是每組輪流提出一個有「月」字在內的成語、歌名、詩句或影片,互相競逐。 月色輝映,最後每組都獲得豐富的中秋禮品一份!佳大歡喜!


    主辦單位福利組並提供「意式」薄餅、中秋月餅、花生及水果等招待與會人士。


    餐後大家始懷著愉快的心情歸去。

    余纗蝟孎i


    余風采總分堂代表出席温哥華僑界千人宴賀中國六十一週年國慶


    温哥華中華會館聯合僑團暨各界人士於二零一零年九月廿六日(星期日) 晚在華埠富大海鮮酒家隆重舉辦慶祝中華人民共和國成立六十一週年暨中加兩國建交四十週年聯歡宴會, 余風采總分堂代表應邀出席參加。

     

    當晚出席慶典的余風采總分堂代表包括總堂副主席余耀祥、財政余錦文、書記余榮燊、交際余冠柏、 温哥華余風采堂主席余美湛、副主席余金星、財政余萍相伉儷、核數余漢銳、及書記余纗蝖C

     

    中國駐溫哥華總領事梁梳根、加拿大三級政府代表、 温哥華各界僑領和來自上百個僑團的上千名華人代表歡聚一堂,共慶新中國六十一週年華誕。

    中華人民共和國成立六十一週年的歷程中,最重大的轉捩點是七十年代未實行開放改革,令國家經濟飛躍發展,取得舉世矚目成就, 今日祖國已超越日本,僅次於美國成為世界第二大經濟實體,而且擁有全球最多的外匯儲備。 國防科技,太空探究等等方面取得輝煌成果,綜合國力大大增強,位列世界前茅, 令我們炎黃子孫都感到特別驕傲和自豪。

    温哥華中華會館副理事長麥伯強致詞時強調,海外僑胞對祖國的關心和支持,不會因地域而有分別, 見到祖國國際地位不斷提高,且成為世界上第二經濟強國,僑胞感到尤其欣慰。

    梁梳根總領事在致詞中回顧了新中國成立六十一年來,特別是改革開放卅多年來國家建設取得的偉大成就。 他表示,在全國人民的努力下,在廣大僑胞的支援下,中國經濟不斷增長,總量躍居世界前列,人民生活大幅改善, 國際地位日益提高。 梁總領事感謝僑胞長期以來對中國的關心和支援,感謝僑胞在促進祖國統一大業上做的貢獻。 梁總領事積極評價中加友好合作關係,表示兩國建交四十年來,經貿、文化、教育、科技等各領域合作不斷深化, 兩國人民得到了實實在在的利益。 他感謝僑胞為促進中加兩國友好所做出的努力與貢獻, 並請在座的僑胞代表轉達總領館對廣大僑胞的國慶問候與美好祝願。


    宴會還準備了精彩的文娛節目助興,有中國舞蹈、男高音獨唱、男女合唱、女聲獨唱等, 最後在全場參與的大合唱「歌唱祖國」,宴會在歡快的氣氛中結束。

    余纗蝟孎i


    加拿大余風采總分堂代表出席第六屆世界馬氏墾親大會開幕典禮


    第六屆世界馬氏墾親大會於二零一零年十月一日至十月三日在加拿大温哥華列治文市「喜來登温哥華機場酒店」會議廳盛大舉行, 來自世界各地的馬氏宗親約五百餘人參加,他們有來自中國、馬來西亞、臺灣地區、美國、墨西哥及加拿大等國家及地區。

    世界馬氏懇親大會每兩年舉辦一次,是馬氏宗親之間進行懇親、聯誼、交流的國際性會議。 前五屆分別在泰國、新加坡、馬來西亞和中國江西省樂平市、河北省邯鄲市召開。

    第六屆世界馬氏墾親大會司儀由周鳳姬女士和馬凱盈小姐擔任。


    開幕典禮當日嘉賓加拿大國會議員戴偉思,中國駐温哥華總領事梁梳根夫婦, 卑詩省政府議員李燦明、關惠貞,温哥華代市長周炯華,市議員鄭文宇, 列治文市代市長鄭偉雄,駐加拿大香港經貿處加西首席專員袁黃潔玲等政要, 温哥華中華會館副理事長朱展倫和各地馬氏宗親出席了開幕典禮。

    加拿大余風采總堂主席余根洙、書記余纗蝖B及温哥華風采堂主席余美湛等應邀出席了這個盛典。

    第六屆世界馬氏墾親大會籌委會主席馬清石在開幕式上致詞,熱烈歡迎來自世界各地的馬氏宗親代表, 在致詞中他表示,「敦睦宗誼,促進商貿」是第六屆世界馬氏懇親大會的主題,大會提案成立世界馬氏聯誼會及擬定章程, 並感謝中國代表團不遠千里而來出席盛會。 接著中國駐温哥華總領事梁梳根致詞,他祝願世界各地馬氏華人繼續為當地經濟建設和族裔和睦貢獻力量, 特別介紹自己的夫人也姓馬,全場給予熱烈掌聲。 世界馬氏總會籌委會主任拿督馬漢坤,臺灣馬氏宗親會會長馬潮,温哥華中華文化中心副主任馬林詠梅, 温哥華馬氏宗親會會長馬威廉也先後上台致詞。

    開幕典禮儀式完畢後,馬氏世表更特別準備了精緻的自助午餐提供給各貴賓及到場人士享用。

    第六屆世界馬氏懇親大會活動包括宗親發展會議、業界名人經貿專題演講、主題互動討論、探訪全加馬氏總會、 温哥華馬氏宗親會、參觀温哥華華埠、中山公園觀光,以及省會維多利亞市一日遊等。 第六屆世界馬氏墾親大會決定下屆馬氏懇親大會於二零一一年十二月在台北舉辦。

    余纗蝟孎i


    加拿大余風采總分堂代表出席第六屆世界馬氏墾親大會閉幕晚宴


     


     

    余纗蝟孎i


    第六屆世界馬氏墾親大會代表拜訪余風釆堂








     


     


     










    余纗蝟孎i


    温哥華余風采堂舉辦 2010 秋祭


    踏進了農曆九月,又是宗族秋祭的日子了。


    温哥華余風采堂的宗親及堂員於十月九日(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活動,為慎終追遠,拜祭先僑鄉親。


    當日清晨天現灰色、天氣雖然看起來不是太好,但幸好此時並沒有下雨。




    今年踴躍參加的堂員包括加拿大余風采總堂主席余根洙、副主席余耀祥、財政余錦文、書記余榮燊, 温哥華風采堂主席余美湛伉儷、副主席余ㄠd、顧問余詠本伉儷、書記余纗蝖B核數余漢銳、財政余萍相、福利組副主任余錫L等。

     


    拜祭儀式簡單隆重,完畢後,宗親和理事們返回堂所共進午餐。

    余纗蝟孎i


    温哥華余風采堂耆英聚在一堂為七月至十二月份生日的會員慶祝


    温哥華余風采堂耆英組於二零一零年十一月十三日(星期六)中午十二時假唐人街 「花園海鮮酒家」舉辦二零一零年下半年生日會生日會,共有四十四人參加。






    余纗蝟孎i


    温哥華余風采堂與風采校友會共慶祝聖誕佳節


    在聖誕節來臨之際,為了讓堂員、校友及余氏宗親們在聖誕期間齊聚一堂,歡度佳節, 温哥華余風采堂暨風采校友會聖誕節聯歡午餐於二零一零年十二月十一日(星期六)中午十二點, 假座華埠富大海鮮酒家,計有八十八位堂員、校友及余氏宗親報名參加。


    是日温哥華余風采堂副主席余ㄠd致歡迎詞,首先向大家表示熱烈的歡迎並致予節日的問候。 向大家預祝聖誕佳節愉快,家庭幸福。


    副主席余ㄠd感謝族親們支持與愛護,能使今後會務,辦的更好,語短意重,歡樂之聲,融融洽洽,充滿全場。 繼後抽獎,及餘興節目助興。


    接著是午餐會開始,堂員、校友及余氏宗親們一邊享用豐盛的午餐,一邊歌唱卡拉 OK。


    環繞午餐會場的聖誕樂曲由康樂組主任余馬麗芬女士及副主席余金星主持,充滿歡樂的聖誕氣氛。




    午餐會至下午二時才盡歡而散。

    謹此祝你們新年快樂、事業有成、家庭幸福。

    余纗蝟孎i


    YFT Society of Canada and YFT Society of Vancouver co-hosted 2010 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 4.


    As Canada YFT Chairman Kan Yu is still away on vacation that day, Vancouver YFT Chairman Jim Yee gave a brief welcoming speech, 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 Tiger, which includes the Spring Banquet and the 106th anniversary celebration of YFT Society of Canada on March 13th.

    Martin Yee

    Installation of 2010-2011 YFT Society of Vancouver Board Members


    The Installation of the 2010-2011 Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver Board of Directors took place at the YFT Society Hall on January 9th, 2010.

    Over 25 members and Directors witnessed this brief but important event. Albert Yu emceed the ceremony.


    Led by Advisors Dick Yee, Wayne Yee and Kan Yu, the new Board were sworn in before the likeness of Ancestor Yee Jing and accepted their new responsibility and role in the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver.


    Chairman Jim Yee accepted the Chairman position and received the YFT seal from Advisor Dick Yee.

     

    Chairman Jim Yee is planning a get together for the Scholarship students before the Award Banquet (Mar 13) as a way for the students and their families to get to know one another and our Society.

    He would also like to encourage our Scholarship students to participate in the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. "Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) Holistic Leadership Training Program". This program is intended to help young people develop leadership and life skills and prepare them to be leaders in the future.

    The annual YFT Society of Canada Spring Banquet will take place on March 13, 2010 at the Floata Seafood Restaurant.

    Our annual picnic will be held at John Henry Park/Trout Lake Picnic Site on August 8th this year.

    The new 2010-2011 Board of Directors are listed as follows:

         
    Advisors:
    Dick Yee, Wayne Yee, Kan Yu


    Chairman: Jim Yee


    Vice-Chairs: James Yu, Steven Yee


    Directors: James Yu, Jim Yee, Steven Yee, Gary Yee, Martin Yee, Phillip Yu



    David Yee, Mrs. Shui Chi Yu, Benita Yee, Shui Chi Yu, Albert Yu


    Alternates: Ping Sheung Yu, Shirley Yee, Larry Yee, George Yee


    Secretary: Martin Yee, Ping Sheung Yu


    Treasurer: Ping Sheung Yu, Phillip Yu


    Auditor: David Yee, Wing Yee


    PR: Albert Yu, James Yu


    Welfare: Steven Yee, George Yee, David Yee


    Seniors: Shui Chi Yu, Mrs. Shui Chi Yu


    Women: Benita Lee, Georgina Yee


    Youth: Albert Yu, Larry Yee, David Yee


    Recreation: Rose Yee, Shirley Yee


    Education: David Yee, Phillip Yu


    Martin Yee


    The Mah Benevolent Society Members of Vancouver Celebrating their 60th Anniversary


    Our Mah cousins of the Mah Benevolent Society of Vancouver celebrated their 60th Anniversary on Sunday, March 21st.

    As most of the YFT members had left Vancouver a few days earlier on a flight to Malaysia to attend the 4th World Yee Convention, and the Yee Chung-sheung Ancestor Hall Rehabilitation Opening Ceremony in China immediatedly after the World Yee Convention, we were unable to attend their anniversary celebration this year.

    However, our YFT members that were able to attend their function were represented by Vice Chairs James Yu, Steven Yee, Esther Yue, Secretary Wing Yee and Mrs. Wing Yee, Larry Yee, Shirley Yee, Mr. and Mrs. Ping Sheng Yu, and Albert Yu.


    Members of the Vancouver YFT Society of Vancouver wishes our Mah cousins a happy 60th Anniversary.

    Martin Yee


    4th World Yee Convention in Kuala Lumpur


    The 4th World Yee Family Association Convention was held successfully at the Cititel Hotel, Mid Valley in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Wednesday, March 24, to Thursday, March 25, 2010. This convention was organized by The World Yee Family Association, co-organised by The Yee Association Malaysia and The Federation of Selangor & Kuala Lumpur Yee Association.

    March 24 marks the date for the arrival of guests from all over the world at the Cititel Hotel, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur - Registration Area.

    On March 25th, at The World Yee Family Association's 4th AGM, the election of the 5th World Yee Office Bearers and the selection of the next Host City was held.

    A day trip for convention guests and non-delegates was arranged by the Convention Organizing Committee.

    The Closing Ceremony for The World Yee Family Association was held at the Empurau Fish Restaurant SDN BHD (魚龍國大酒家). The 5th Council taking the Oath of Office. Exchange of Souvenirs


    The World Yee Family Association committee passed the following resolutions during the convention:
    (1) Singapore Yee Clan Association and 余徐涂佘公所 from Indonesia became new members of the World Yee Family Association.
    (2) Amend Article 3 Section 9, Vice-Chair from 6 members to eight members.
    (3) The World Yee Executive committee unanimously chose Mr. Kan Yu from Canada for its Fifth World Yee Family Association Chairman, Vice-chairmen as follow: Mr. Johnson Yee (Hong Kong), Alan Yee (US), Mr. Suisee Er (Malaysia), Mr. Antonio A. Yee (Philippines), Mr. Seng Ching Yu (Thailand), Mr. 余海年 (Singapore) and Mr. 余偉球 (Indonesia).
    (4) The next World Yee Convention will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2012.

    At the 4th World Yee Convention, the renewed kinship, the meeting of new friends, the heartwarming dinner banquets and entertainment provided by our host will always remind us of the unforgettable events that have touched our hearts. Without question, within this two day setting, in a beautiful Malaysian city, under sunny skies, the atmosphere was in our favor for a wonderful time!


    Hope to see you all again in 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia!

    Our special thanks to Kenny Yee of Southern California, Pauline Tom of Vancouver and Secretary General of the World Yee Convention Committee, Mr. Kai Yon Yee, for providing us with some of their memorable photos.

    Martin Yee


    Canada YFT Delegation attends Yee Chung-sheung Ancestor Hall Rehabilitation Opening Ceremony




    Yee Chung-sheung Ancestor Hall Rehabilitation Opening Ceremony was held successfully in Kaiping on March 28, 2010. The Yees also celebrated the Yee Chung-sheung's 1010 birthday anniversary and Fung Cai Middle School's 70th Anniversary.


    57 Canada YFT delegates and Canadian guests, led by the Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada Chairman Kan Yu, attended this festive event that day.

    Oversea guests from the United States, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, other guests include Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. Over 2300 people attended this historical event.



     

    It was very emotional for us to hear the Guangdong Kaiping Fengcai Middle School (开平市风采中学) students chanting their heartwarming words - "Welcome, welcome", as we walk along the streets toward their school ground to attend the Ancestor Hall Rehabilitation grand opening ceremony.










    As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, please click here for more memorable pictures that  captured the "Real Moment" of our journey to Kaiping and these moments will be treasured in our hearts forever.

    Martin Yee


    Hong Kong Yues 73rd Anniversary Celebration


    On April 10, a Canadian delegation of 25 members led by Kan Yu, Chairman of the YFT Society of Canada, attended the 73rd Anniversary celebration of The Yue's Clansman Association of Hong Kong.





    Martin Yee


    Meeting With The Elegantia Students


    It was a beautiful sunny Saturday on April 3, 2010. A group of Grades 7-8 students from the Elegantia College of Hong Kong, consisting of 6 girls, 10 boys and 2 teachers started their day at 8 AM, touring the famous landmarks of Vancouver. They traveled on a chartered bus to the Vancouver Public Library, Gastown, Chinatown, Science World and finally came to the YFT at 3 PM. Three scholarship recipients and Andrew, a youth-group member, met with the students from Hong Kong. Kai Hong, Wing, Larry, Esther, Ping Shan, Fung Woo and James represented the board of directors of the YFT of Canada. Ms. Irene Tam, the managing director of the Scholars Overseas Study Inc. was also present. She is the coordinator for this tour group.

    Esther Yue was the MC of the event and the meeting started shortly after 3 PM. Larry, the first speaker, gave an inspiring speech. He talked about his family history. The four generations of Chinese-Canadian, their struggles and achievements in Canada. He named a few Chinese-Canadians, Dr. David Lam, Judge William Yee, Alice Wong, Jenny Kwan and George Chow and their influences in the mainstream society. Larry also showed the students with a recent article from the Vancouver Sun that predicts today’s visible minorities will become majorities in 20 years.

    Andrew shared with his experience in the YFT had influenced his outlook in life. He encouraged the students to follow their passions in choosing their careers instead of conforming to traditional way of becoming doctors and lawyers. Maurice, a scholarship recipient, shared with his experience in the Mini School. He enjoys the challenge in academics as well as the friendships that he has developed with his fellow students in the Mini School. Two Elegantia students, Karen and Harmony, each shared with their experience on this trip in Canada. They particularly enjoyed the home-stay with the Canadian families. They had the chance to do activities such as baking cup-cakes and going shopping with the home stay families. People were amazed at their abilities in speaking English.

    Their teachers, Ms. Kanyu Wong and Ms. Carman To shared the students’ experiences in Canada. They had a lot of first time experience, playing with snowball fights, participated in the Canadian education system, enjoying the beautiful scenery and the fresh air in Vancouver. All these experiences are positive.

    At the end of the speeches, the YFT Association was presented a certificate, pamphlets and two boxes of chocolate by the Elegantia College. James was asked to receive these gifts on behalf of the YFT and photos were taken. Ms. Irene Tam also presented a plaque to the YFT Association.

    James introduced all the YFT members and the scholarship recipients and their parents attended the gathering. The Elegantia teachers in turn introduced all students. Kai Hong was kind enough to give each student and teacher a hat with the word Vancouver on it as souvenir.

    James Yu


    Celebrating with Our Tse Cousins


    Our Tse cousins celebrated their 35th Anniversary and their Women Group's 17th Anniversary on April 25th, 2010.






    Representatives of the YFT Societies of Canada and Vancouver joined the Tses for their memorable celebration and light lunch at noon at their Association Hall 740 East Hastings Street.



      












    We also attended their dinner Banquet at the Floata Seafood Restaurant during the evening. Guests were enjoying themselves by singing Karaoke and watching the Chau Luen Society of Vancouver's Athletic Club Kung-Fu demonstration. Special thanks to Tse Clansman Association's Secretary Mr. Chia Su-Ping for providing some of their celebration photos for us to post.

    Martin Yee


    Vancouver YFT Seniors Spring - Summer 2010 Birthday Luncheon


    A luncheon for the Senior members of the Vancouver YFT Society was held on Sunday, May 16, 2010 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.


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

    Seniors Committee 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. He also Parents Day is celebrated that day.

    Extra 2 dishes were served to commemorate this special event. Everyone were delighted to hear that.


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

    Martin Yee


    Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Twinning between Guangzhou and Vancouver


    Members of the YFT Society of Canada, the YFT Society of Vancouver, three levels of Government, the PRC consulate in Vancouver and various Societies and Associations in Greater Vancouver, welcome the Guangzhou Delegation at the Continental Seafood Restaurant in Richmond on Friday, June 18.


    This special event was co-organized by the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and the Vancouver Guangzhou Friendship Society.


    It started in 1985 when then Mayor Mike Harcourt traveled to Guangzhou with a group of Vancouver businessmen to sign a sister city agreement. It's now the 25th anniversary of that visit, and the present Mayor, Gregor Robertson is cramming in Mandarin-language lessons ahead of a planned return to Guangzhou in September.


    The Guangzhou delegation of 18 was led by Ms. Wu Yang. Her delegates include Mr. Wenyao Gu, Mr. Liangzhou Li, Mr. Shengjian Ou, Mr. Guocheng Zhou, Ms. Kaixin Deng, Mr. Dekun Wang, Mr. Jinyuan Li, Mr. Yizi Lin, Mr. Jiansheng Huang, Ms. Jianping Cao, Ms. Li Yi, Mr. Zhefu Li, Ms. Ying Shen, Mr. Dalong Ding, Ms. Huiying Ni, Mr. Tu Fang and Mr. Chaobin Zheng.

    Ms. Glynnis Chan and Mr. Jun Ing were Masters of Ceremony that evening.




    The evening festivities were excellent, we were entertained by speeches, Opera songs and Kung Fu demonstrations.








    Members of the YFT Society wish the Guangzhou Delegation a safe and happy trip home to Guangzhou!

    Special thanks to our Mah cousins, Dana Mah and William Ma for providing photos for us to post. And thanks to Fred Mah for inviting us!

    Martin Yee


    Mah Society of Vancouver Summer Picnic


    The Mah Society of Vancouver invited us to their Summer Picnic at the Trout Lake Park on Sunday, July 18th.


    YFT Society members attending this year's picnic including our YFT Society of Canada Chairman Kan Yu and his wife, Vice-Chair Wayne Yee and his wife, Treasurer Gary Yee and his wife, advisor Dick Yee and his wife, his son Selwyn and their grandsons, Cameron and Christopher, Secretary Wing Yee, YFT Society of Vancouver Chairman Jim Yee, Vice-Chair Steven Yee, Woman Committee Director Benita Yee, Auditor David Yee, Secretary Martin Yee, Welfare Committee Vice-Chair George and his wife.


    Our Mah cousin’s picnic program started with a lion dance, followed by the Mah Athletic Association members performing their martial arts under the guidance of Mr. Dana Mah. After the performance ended everyone lined up to pick up their lunch.




    The Yees had a fantastic time at the Mah's picnic. We thanked our Mah cousins for inviting us to their summer outing. We all love it, thanks! See you again next year!

    Martin Yee


    Seattle Yee Fung Toy Family Association 56th Annual Picnic


    Six Vancouverites drove to Seattle's Woodland Park picnic area #3 on July 25th to attend the Seattle Yee Fung Toy Family Association 56th Annual Picnic and scholarship awards ceremony.

    The weather was very beautiful and sunny that day. Representing the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver were Chairman Jim Yee (and spouse Betty Yee), Secretary Martin (spouse Rosa Yee and daughter Annabelle Yee), and a very good friend of Rosa, Mrs. Amy Wong.


    We were greeted very courteously by the Seattle Chapters' President Shum Yee, vice-president Yao Dong Yu, advisors Hing Yu, Suey Yee, Fred Yee and Secretary Kit Fung Yu.

    After numerous speeches, lunch was served by 8 volunteers.


    Scholarship awards were presented to 23 well deserved students. Carmen Yu and her father, Kit Fung Yu emceed the day's event.


    We met Mr. Man Po Yu and family, who recently arrived in Seattle, we also met Mrs. Sui Kim Woo, the sister of Phoenix's Chapter's Grand Elder, John M. Yee in the Seattle Picnic.

    We joined the Seattle Clan at the Renton Seafood Restaurant for a delicious dinner. Thanks to our Seattle Yees!

    Martin Yee


    Vancouver YFT 2010 Summer Picnic


    This year the Vancouver YFT Society Annual Summer Picnic was held at the Trout Lake Park on August 8th (Sunday) at 10am to 2pm.


    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 cloudy that day, as some rain had already fallen during the previous day.


    Seattle Yee Fung Toy Family Association Vice-President, Yao Dong Yu and his family drove all the way from Seattle to join us for this event, welcome!

     



     



     



     








    After a delightful lunch, everyone gathered around the shelter, to see if his or her ticket is drawn for the various prizes. We like to thank our Vice Chair, Steven Yee and his volunteers for arranging this annual event.

    Martin Yee


    Vancouver's Yees and Mahs 2010 Day Trip

    After a successful day trip together to Whistler last year, the Yee and Mah Clans decided to take another scenic tour together once more, this time to Harrison Hot Springs, Inch Creek Hatchery and Westminster Abbey.




    On a beautiful sunny Sunday on August 15th, the Yees and Mahs boarded two air-conditioned tour buses in Vancouver Chinatown, and headed to the scenic Harrison Hot Springs for our first stop.  Here are some photos of that memorable day.











    Our next stop is at Inch Creek Hatchery, approximately 11 km. east of Mission, British Columbia, Canada. The pond on the west side of the hatchery is home to several large sturgeon. We saw two that day. The largest fish on hand weighs about 80 kg and is over 50 years old.













     




    Our final stop is at Westminster Abbey. The monastery is located in a truly beautiful locale with miles and miles of rolling hills, and the Fraser River and the Coast mountains as a backdrop. The monks at Westminster Abbey have created a self-sufficient pastoral way of life, and follow the teachings of St. Benedictine.

    In 1939 a group of Benedictine monks from the Abbey of Mount Angel, Oregon made their way to British Columbia to found a priory. Originally situated in Ladner (located in the Corporation of Delta), the monks moved the Seminary of Christ the King to the Deer Lake region of Burnaby before settling permanently on the outskirts of the City of Mission on 70 acres of land in 1954. Many of the buildings located on the Abbey grounds were built and designed by Norwegian architect Asbjrn Gåthe. The Westminster Abbey has become a popular locale with visitors from around the world seeking to see the beautiful interior and exterior of the Abbey Church (completed in 1982) and to walk around.

    Westminster Abbey is known as the Seminary of Christ the King, the abbey is run by monks. It is possible to visit Westminster Abbey but visitors must be dressed appropriately. The building is mostly of interest for the unique architecture which can be appreciated from the exterior is visitors don't wish to go inside, and also the view of the surrounding area. From the interior of the church the huge stained glass windows are a sight worth seeing.




    Please click the "Yee - Mah" group photo above for a larger size photo.

     

    After our visit at the Abbey, we boarded our tour buses and head to Chinatown's Jade Dynasty Restaurant for dinner.








    At this point we would like to thank both William Ma and Jim Yee, for making another successful day trip for the Yee and Mah clans, we also like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Shui Chi Yu, for their help in registrating all the Yees' day trip guests. And finally, we like to thank Dana Mah, Winnie Kwan and Rosa Yee for their memorable photo shots.

    Do you have any favorite destination suggestions for our next day trip? Please let us now by contacting either Mr. Shui Chi Yu, William Ma or Jim Yee. Thanks!

    Martin Yee


    Celebrating the 61st Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China


    To celebrate the 61st Anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Peoples Republic of China and Canada, the Consul General of the People's Republic of China and Mrs. Liang Shugen hosted a dinner reception at the Regency Ballroom, Hyatt Regency, Burrard Street on September 20th, 2010.


    YFT Society of Canada Secretary Wing Yee and YFT Society of Vancouver Secretary Martin Yee were invited to attend this festive event.


    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 61st anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

    Martin Yee


    Vancouver YFT Celebrates Mid Autumn_Festival


    On Sunday, September 18, 2010, we celebrated the August Moon Festival in our YFT Society hall.




    Vice Chair James Yu emceed the afternoon event, he asked the attendees to form three groups and competes mutually with his Mid-Autumn Festival word game, the word "moon" must be in either an idiom, a song title, a verse or a movie title, after a few rounds of the game, all three groups got prizes to share with their members.




    This year we all had pizza, fruits and mooncakes for lunch, thanks to our second Vice Chair, Steven Yee, for his help in organizing this exciting event!

    Martin Yee


    In Celebration of the 61st Anniversary of the Founding of the PR of China


    The Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver and the Chinese Canadian Community of Vancouver celebrated the 61st Anniversary of the Founding of The People’s Republic of China and the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between The People's Republic of China and Canada on Sunday, September 26, 2010.



     



     

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

    Martin Yee


    YFT Delegates attend 6th World Ma Convention Opening Ceremony


    The Mah Society of Canada cordially invited the Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada and the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver Boards members to attend their opening ceremony of the 6th World Ma Convention on Friday, October 1st, 2010 at 10 am at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond.

    YFT Society of Canada Chairman, Kan Yu, Secretary Martin Yee and YFT Society of Vancouver, Jim Yee attended their Convention opening ceremony.


    Honored guests at the 6th World Ma Convention Opening Ceremony include Federal MP Don Davies, Provincial MLAs Richard Lee and Jenny Kwan, City Councillors George Chow and Kerry Jang, PRC Consul General Liang Shugen and Mrs. Liang (nee Ma), Principal Consultant (Western Canada) at Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in Vancouver, Catherine Yuen, and special guest from Malaysia, Dato Beh Hang Kong.




    The Theme for the 6th World Ma Convention is "Growing Friendships, Renewing Family Relations, Developing Trade and Commerce".

    Emcees for the Opening Ceremony were Ms. Helen Ma and Ms. Fanny Zhou.

    Fred Mah, President of the Mah Society of Canada and Chairman of the Convention Organizing Committee, gave an impressive and emotional opening speech. He concluded his speech by thanking all the branches across Canada for their support to make this Convention a success! And special thanks to the Convention Organizing Committee for their dedication and hard work.

    Martin Yee


    YFT Members attend 6th World Ma Convention Gala Dinner


    The 6th World Ma Convention Gala Dinner was held at the Floata Seafood Restaurant on October 2nd, 2010.

    Fred Mah, President of the Mah Society of Canada and Chairman of the Convention Organizing Committee, welcomes the guests. He said that this Convention was the first one held outside of Asia. With a little more than a year to prepare, his organizing committee was determined and confident to succeed. However, his committee did not expect the difficulties of their prospective delegates from China faced when they tried to obtain an entry visa to Canada. He was extremely disappointed that they could not come to this convention. Neverthless, he and his organizing committee continued their intense focus on the quality of the convention to provide a more fulfilling experience for the convention delegates.


    The evening program consisted of numerous speeches, exchanging of gifts and entertainment.


    24 members of the Yee Fung Toy Society attended this memorable event.


    The next World Ma Convention will be held in Taiwan, December of 2011.

    Martin Yee


    6th World Ma Convention Delegates Visit YFT

    On the last day of the 6th World Ma Convention, delegates scheduled a visit to the Vancouver YFT at 11:00 AM on Oct 3, 2010. The delegates from Calgary and Regina arrived early, followed by those from Vancouver. Others were delayed on their way from the Convention hotel in Richmond by road closures due to a Run for Breast Cancer. Chairman Jim Yee spoke at 11:40 on behalf of the YFT, welcoming the delegates and congratulating them on the completion of the Convention. After paying our respects with a bow to ancestor Yee Jing, we all proceeded to the Floata Seafood Restaurant for lunch.











     



     



     












    At the restaurant we were joined by delegates from Edmonton, San Francisco, Guangdong, and Malaysia. At 12:30 Esther Yue started the program by introducing herself as the MC. She spoke mainly in Cantonese but threw in some Mandarin for the benefit of delegates from S. E. Asia. She introduced the directors and advisors present from the YFT, and then turned the microphone to Kan Yu, the Chairman of the YFT of Canada. He spoke about the long relationship between the Mahs and the Yees. Fred Mah, the Chairman of the Mah Society of Canada, spoke next. He introduced the Mah Society directors present, as well as leaders from Mah Society chapters. He echoed the Yee-Mah theme and recalled the Yee and the Mah youth had formed a joint dragon boat race team in 1986 at the first Dragon Boat Festival held in Vancouver.

    A multi-course lunch was then served to the 25 YFT members and their 125 guests. After soup a group picture was taken to commemorate the occasion.

    Photo courtesy of Wayne Yee.

    Jim Yee


    Vancouver YFT Celebrates 2010 Chongyang Festival


    Members of the YFT Society of Canada and Vancouver celebrates the Chongyang Festival at 11am on Saturday, October 9 at the Mountainview Cemetery Chinese Pavilion.



     






    After the ceremony is over, we all drove to the YFT Society Hall for a hearty and delicious afternoon buffet lunch. Special thanks to YFT Society of Vancouver Chairman Mr. and Mrs. Jim Yee for donating a roasted Suckling Pig for our ceremony, and Mrs. Benita Lee for her $50 gift donation.

    Martin Yee


    Vancouver YFT Seniors 2nd 2010 Birthday Luncheon


    A luncheon was held at noon for the Senior members of the Vancouver YFT Society on Saturday, November 13, 2010 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.


    44 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.


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

    Martin Yee


    Vancouver YFT Christmas Luncheon on December 11, 2010


    The Fung Toy Alumni, the YFT Society of Canada and the YFT Society of Vancouver co-hosted this year's Christmas luncheon at the Floata Seafood Restaurant at noon on December 11.


    Vice Chair Steven Yee gave a cheerful speech at the start of the luncheon, he thanked everyone for attending. Everyone got a Xmas present from the YFT Society.


    Vice Chair James Yu and Recreation Chair Rose Yee co-hosted the entertainment activity. With a well organized Karaoke program.


    Thanks to Vice Chair Steven Yee and his volunteers for another great year of organizing the 2010 events for the YFT Society of Vancouver!








    Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to all!

    Martin Yee


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