Articles and News of Class 1957
News of the passing of our beloved former WYK teacher, Mr. Wong Chin Wah, brought upon not only sadness but nostalgia. Chok and I, were at WYK from 1952 to 1958, and had Wong, Sir as our mathematics and chemistry teacher. His teaching method was innovative and clever, providing us lifelong skills till today. His extracurricular activities as the main figure in the staging of Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas and Cantonese operas in English claimed for Wah Yan Kowloon a league of its own among all the English high schools in HK. He was an idol to many of his students and the two of us especially wished we could emulate him in life and career. Wong, Sir left an indelible image in our minds that would last till our last days. We wish Wong, Sir, a well earned rest and offer his family and friends our deepest condolences. Wong, Sir, RIP.
~ Chung Yu, WYK 57.
We are sad to report that Francis Chan Tung Kuen ('57) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Gibson Long Term Care Centre, North York, Toronto, after having been ill for some years. The private memorial service and cremation took place this afternoon, March 28.
Francis attended Hong Kong Wah Yan Afternoon School Class 8A (Primary 5A) and Primary 6A from 1950-52 and then studied at Wah Yan College Kowloon from F.1 to F.5 from 1952-57 at the Waterloo Road campus. He had been a member of WYKAAO since it was formed in 1983.
We offer our condolences to his wife, Priscilla.
To: WYK 57’ Old Boys
From: Chung Yu and Chok Yu
Date: February 3, 2010
Subject: A Call To Reconnect
Both of us believe the 57’ class was very unique in the history of the Waterloo Road WYK. In our case, we opted to transfer from the Robinson Road WYHK PM School to the brand new WYK on Waterloo Road in 52 simply because of its impressive buildings and beautiful grounds. Since the PM school closed shortly after, there were quite a few others who also transferred. So, the 57’ class at graduation was made up of both former WYHK PM and Nelson Street WYK students. We remember Ho Nim Cho mentioned that he and our dear friend Philip Lo Oi Lun came from the Nelson Street WYK.
Over 40 people attended the Class '57 Reunion/WYKAAO Networking dinner on July 18th. Dr. Desmond Wong gave a presentation on cancers with some professional and enlightening viewpoints on the topic. The audience has already requested him back next year for a follow-up talk. Mr. Anthony Ho gave an update on the latest development of education system in Hong Kong, leading to the Fr. Kelly Fund and the latest exhibitions of the Cradle of New Chinese Ink Painting Movement in Toronto. Classmates of '57 and other WYKAAO members mingle and chat while enjoying a delicious dinner in a warmest atmosphere. Click here to view the pictures.
The upcoming event is a class '57 reunion and networking dinner among WYKAAO's members. Dr Desmond Wong will be presenting a topic on prostate cancer during the gathering.
Date: July 18th (Saturday)
Time: 6:00 pm (Presentation starts at 6:30 pm)
Place: Emperor Fine Chinese Cuisine
9019 Bayview Ave (Bayview and Highway 7)
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Cost: $40 per person
For those who have not registered yet and would like to join, please let us know through one of the following channels:
- Click here
- Contact Mr Anthony Ho at 416-222-3020 in the evening or
- Send an
Class of 1957 held a mini-reunion on 31 July in Toronto. Present were Mr. & Mrs. Desmond Wong (from Hawaii), Louis Lau, David Yeung, Paul Yick, Lawrence Ko, Phillip Kam, Mr. & Mrs. Tom Poon, Mr. & Mrs. Donald Ng, Mr. & Mrs. Ken Lo, Sonny (1960) & Patsy Sie.