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May 2019

Event: Wongs Association of Ontario Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Date and Time: Sun June 9, 2019, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Wongs Association of Ontario auditorium, 303 Spadina Ave, 3rd Floor, Toronto
Price:  Free

Due to popular demand, the Wongs Association of Ontario (Wongs Association) is hosting their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday June 9, 2019 at our HQ auditorium.   We welcome all members of the Wongs Association to attend and the AGM is a splendid opportunity to;

1.  Learn about the different operations at the Wongs Association
2.  Ask questions about the Wongs Association (especially facts vs fiction)
3.  Make suggestions and provide feedback regarding the Wongs Association 
4.  Meet the volunteer men and women directors of the Wongs Association
5.  Make new friends or reminisce with old friends  

Lunch will be served within the auditorium at 2:00 pm, after the AGM business is done.   A guided tour of the Wongs Association headquarters is also available with over 107 years of Wongs Association history captured in photos and displays to see. 

Brian and Jerry are the current Youth Directors for the Wongs Association and they will also be at the AGM to discuss what is going on at the Wongs Youth Organization (WYO).   Say hi to them and they will be happy to chat with you and invite you for coffee or soda outside.  And last but not least, this event also qualifies as a participation credit for the Wongs Scholarship and High School Awards (P.S. the July 31, 2019 application deadline for the Wongs Scholarship and High School Awards is coming up fast.) 
 
So get your parents or grandparents to bring you to the AGM or if you are a parent drag your children down to the AGM.  We want to see you and hope you will join us.

Cheers,
WYO Team


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Wongs' Youth Organization
303 Spadina Ave. 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 2E6
www.wongs.org


WYO at Doors Open Toronto

Date and Time: Sat May 25, 2019, 10:30 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Toronto Centre for the Arts and Black Creek Pioneer Village
Price:  Free

Our newest event is called WYO at Doors Open Toronto, our two-part indoor and outdoor event that highlights the arts and history that spans the Victorian age to the Modern Age.   We have selected two venues that are part of Doors Open Toronto and they are;   

Venue A. Toronto Centre for the Arts (TCA) (at 5040 Yonge St.) Architecture style: Contemporary (1995-Present)

The Toronto Centre for the Arts (TCA) is an arts and entertainment facility with 4 unique stages for theatrical and musical performances.  We will take a guided tour through the building and explore areas that are rarely accessible to the general public, including backstage areas.

Venue B. Black Creek Pioneer Village (at 1000 Murray Ross Parkway)  Architecture style: Victorian (1840-1900)

Black Creek Pioneer Village contains 40 historic buildings, 70 rare and heritage breed farmyard animals, 10 gardens growing flowers and plants from heirloom seeds and a collection of 50,000 nineteenth century artifacts.  We will see what life was like for the '20 Somethings' of the 1860s and their families (this isn’t the Village People from the YMCA).

It gets even better since we are also providing lunch to everyone who joins us.   Our lunch will be held at one of the local restaurants in the nearby Yonge St. area.  If this wasn’t good enough already, we’re kicking it up a notch by giving each person some money to buy a souvenir at the Black Creek Pioneer Village gift shop.   Each venue is located near a subway station for easy transportation by TTC and ample parking is available at each venue also.   Therefore, you decide how you want to travel to each spot.   

Our event is a private, members only event for members of the Wongs Association of Ontario and their families.   Anyone who is under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent.  And last but not least, this event qualifies as a participation credit for the Wongs Scholarship and High School Awards.  

Send an email to Brian at wongsyouth@gmail.com to register for this event and I will reply back to confirm your registration and provide additional event details.  The deadline to register is Friday May 24, 2019, 6:00 pm.  Let's have some fun.   

Cheers,
Brian Wong
Youth Chairman
Wongs Association of Ontario     


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Wongs' Youth Organization
303 Spadina Ave. 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 2E6
www.wongs.org



April 2019

Wongs' at the Toronto Marlies

Toronto Marlies AHL Hockey

                

Toronto Marlies vs. Belleville Senators

Saturday April 13, 2019 – 4:00 pm

Coca-Cola Coliseum (at CNE grounds)

Tickets: Free (for Wongs members only)

The Wongs Youth Organization (WYO) is going to see some fast and exciting hockey featuring the 2018 American Hockey League champions – the Toronto Marlies and we want you to join us.   We have purchased a limited number of tickets for this game.   

Send an email to Brian at wongsyouth@gmail.comto order your ticket(s) and we will reply back to confirm your order.  The deadline to order tickets is Saturday April 6, 2019.     


March 2019

Ching Ming Festival

The Ching Ming Festival is a day when the Chinese all over the world celebrate life and commemorate the dead.  This special Chinese day for the remembrance of our ancestors officially occurs on Fri April 5, 2019 and it is commonly celebrated by families at a cemetery or with a simple day of respect.   

This festival is very ancient and can be dated back in Chinese history around 2,500 years. The traditional practice involves visiting the grave of an ancestor in order to tidy the headstones, clean away grass and weeds, light incense, make burnt offerings(often of fake money) and sharing of food.   There are many variations of this practice and we want to know how you and your family celebrate Ching Ming.   Please send us an email and tell us how you celebrate this festival and we will post it to our website at www.wongs.org (with your permission) and we will get to see the many ways Ching Ming is celebrated.  In fact,  our website has a neat Ching Ming narration from Ryan Wong in Toronto which was sent to us last year.  All email submissions will qualify as a participation credit for the annual Wongs Scholarship and Wongs Book Grant Award.     

The Wongs Association will celebrate Ching Ming Festival on Sun March 31, 2019 at the Wongs Association HQ (303 Spadina Ave. Toronto, M5T 2E6) from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.   Our annual celebration includes a traditional ceremony and lunch.   Attendance at our event also qualifies as a participation credit for the annual Wongs Scholarship and Wongs Book Grant Award.  Plus, the WYO will have a draw for a pair of Cineplex admission passes for all youth in attendance.  We will be happy to give you a tour of our family association headquarters and to share the knowledge of our history.   Say hi to the WYO team and they will share some Ching Ming facts with you including the Legend of the Headless Chicken.  Come join us and take part in a time honored tradition with us.   

Brian Wong

Youth Chairman

Wongs Association of Ontario 




Wongs Association 2018/19 student awards

The Wongs Association of Ontario is pleased to offer the 2018/2019 Wongs’ Association Graduation Scholarship and the High School Grade Awards to our members. One application form (click to log in and download) covers the following awards:

  1.  Scholarships: Elementary School (graduate from Grade 8), High School (graduate from Grade 12), and University/College (degree or diploma).

  2.  High School Awards: Grade 9, Grade 10, and Grade 11 (grade average of 80% or higher for the completed grade)

The deadline for submitting a completed application is July 31, 2019.  Old or outdated application forms will be rejected.

These academic awards are only available to members of the Association (or their children) and are awarded at the discretion of the Wongs Association.  Please refer to the application form for complete details regarding eligibility and qualifying guidelines.  An email notice will be sent to all applicants to confirm receipt of the application and the final status of the application.

Good luck with your student exams and stay tuned for upcoming event announcements.

Cheers,

Brian Wong

Youth Chairman

Wongs Association of Ontario

Dragon Boat!!!

We are always looking for new members to join our amazing dragon boat team, The Wongs' Imperial Dragons of Ontario! Come out, meet new friends, and have some fun! 

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Wongs' Imperial Dragons of Ontario

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