Welcome to WYKAAO
Welcome to WYKAAO
The Book titled, "Jesuits in Hong Kong, South China and Beyond. Irish Jesuit Mission – its Development 1926 - 2006" by Fr. Thomas Morrissey S.J. reveals the achievements and short-comings, joys and sorrows of the Jesuit Mission in Hong Kong, and the experience of individual members under the pressure of work in a difficult climate. At the book launching ceremony attended by a hundred guests on 18th November in Wah Yan Hong Kong Fr. Morrissey signed away dozens of books. Just in one day, 1,000 copies of the book have already been sold. Click here for more details.
Source - WYCHKPSA
Father George Zee met with Anthony Ho briefly on Wednesday, October 29. He had finished attending the Toronto 10th Energy Psychology Conference at Novotel in downtown the previous weekend. As evidenced in the photo, Father is in good spirit and enjoys good health. He speaks clearly by pressing his throat with a finger. He drinks tea but finds food will clog his throat. He sends greetings to all wahyanites whom he will not be able to meet with during his short stay here. He will be flying back to Hong Kong after resting a few more days. He appreciates communication by emails only.
Together with Fathe Zee in the photo are Anthony, Dr. Tang Wai Kuen (class of 58, a retired physician from Hong Kong) and wife, Rebecca.
With close to one hundred guests attending, our 25th anniversary celebration was held in conjunction with our 2008 Annual General Meeting on 19th October 2008 at the Galaxy Restaurant. At the meeting, the general members confirmed the incoming Directors and the newly elected Board convened to re-elect David Wong to another term of office as President. Sumptuous dinner was served after the business part of the evening was over. During the dinner, we were treated to a video recording of Mr Wilson Hsueh’s performance and the newsreel of the actual TV broadcast of the 1999 WYK Diamond Jubilee celebration. Members of the classes 1968 and 1978 were honoured with souvenirs and so was Don Yau who travelled all the way from Calgary to join us. Mr. Anthony Ho gave a very witty roast of all our Presidents, from Raymond Kwong to David Wong. This was followed by Mr. Tam’s speech on his "Cradle of Chinese Ink Movement" exhibition. Many purchased or pre-ordered his ink painting movement book, which will raise fund for the upcoming exhibition. Its net proceed will be donated to Wah Yan. Finally, an urgent appeal letter from Principal So was read and over 3,010 dollars were raised for Wahyanite Cheung Chung Pan’s lymph-oedema treatment. (Another C$1,600.00 was raised at WYCHKOAA AGM on November 1.)
More AGM photos can be found in the WYKAAO Album.
On a cloudy Sunday in September, Team WYKAAO showed up at the Unionville Public Library registration desk. After a short speech by the local organizers in the front lawn on Terry Fox' fight for the cure of cancer, participants started their Run/Walk along the scenic country path along the Toogood Pond. Some of our members undertook the 5-km route and some negotiated the short cut on a bridge across the beautiful pond.
For the effort of the Jeff Mah family with his sister-in-law, Ms Monica Tang, Ms Gertrude Chan, Eric Li, Alan Leong and Anthony Ho, Team WYKAAO raised close to C$6,000.00 for this worthy cause. Click here to view the photo album.
Our first ever outing to the Royal Botanical gardens in Burlington was held on the 23rd August. Touring of the Gardens was followed by our own harvesting of Chinese vegetables in a nearby farm after a quick lunch at the famous local hot dog joint - The Easterbrook. The trip ended with afternoon refreshment at the Burlington Lake Front's Discovery Landing.
Click Here to go to the photo album.
Mr. Hsueh passed away on August 14. He taught music from 1958~74 and was instrumental in building the strong foundation of music that our students enjoy today. He produced four Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, introduced local artists at weekly lunch-time music programme and conducted our school choirs to win numerous awards at the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. May he rest in peace.
Memories of Mr. Hsueh are posted in our WYKAAO forum.
We have prepared a web page showcasing his farewell on-air recital at Radio Hong Kong in 1974, recordings of his winning choir at City Hall, practice sessions of the intermediate choir also in 1974 and a video of his performance at our Diamond Jubilee Gala Dinner in 1999. Please click here to go to the page.
The next Provincial of the Jesuits in English Canada will be Fr. James Webb, S.J. His appointment was announced by Father General Adolfo Nicolas, S.J. who himself was newly elected to the position of the Superior General of the Society of Jesus in January. Fr. Webb will begin his term as Provincial Superior of the English Canada Province on 31 July, 2008. He will succeed Fr. Jean-Marc Laporte S.J., who has served as the Provincial Superior since 2002.
Effective 1 September, 2008, the Jesuit Offices will be moving to -
43 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto, ON M5S 2C4
Source - The Jesuit bulletin 2008
Our distinguished member from the WYK class of 1962, Professor Mak Tak-wah, OC, O Ont, Professor in the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Immunology at the University of Toronto, Director of the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research, and Senior Scientist at the Advanced Medical Discovery Institute/Ontario Cancer Institute has been awarded the Honorary degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Hong Kong at the 177th Congregation on March 11, 2008 in recognition of his pioneering work in immunology and cancer research.
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