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CCNC (Chinese Canadian National Council) “Our Stories” Head Tax Education Project dinner at Foo’s Ho Ho in Vancouver Chinatown

July 30, 2012 Leave a comment
Sid Tan says :
Here’s new content from the CCNC “Our Stories” Project: http://www.facebook.com/groups/347379135324518/.
 Some of the writings may work around a BC Day theme.
There’s a new essay on Yip Sang – written by Elwin Xie. There’s alot of existing content on Yip Sang but this is concise and written with the help of Yip Sang’s descendants.
There’s a new video by Deborah Angrave and Sid Tan: Paper Sons and Daughters, which is about the Chinese who immigrated to Canada as children when Canada limited Chinese immigration: http://vimeo.com/45561805. Canada brought in some new regulations 50 years ago to make it easier under the 1960 Chinese Statement Adjustment Program for the paper sons/daughters to regularize their status.
We will showcase about 40 new youth essays including 2 excellent essays by Naiya Lee Tsang and Sahali Lee Tsang, and poetry by Isaac Louie (see: http://ccncourstories.wordpress.com/our-stories-features/youth-essays/).
Below are videos from CCNC (Chinese Canadian National Council) “Our Stories” Head Tax Education Project dinner at Foo’s Ho Ho in Vancouver Chinatown

 

Family Stories Told by Head Tax Youth
Monday July 30, 2012

Forty youth from head tax families across Canada were recognized today for their contributions to the CCNC “Our Stories” Head Tax Education Project. These talented young people submitted essays, poems and videos about their family’s experience with the Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Act.

Vancouver. Forty youth from head tax families across Canada were recognized today for their contributions to the CCNC “Our Stories” Head Tax Education Project. These talented young people submitted essays, poems and videos about their family’s experience with the Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Act (see list below).

“The family stories reveal the real-lived heart-aches that resulted from family separation and the misery and racism caused by the Head Tax,” Victor Wong, CCNC Executive Director said today. “The youth are now more aware of the experiences of their ancestors and older family members, and the essays will help to educate the general public, including the Chinese Canadian community.” CCNC has set up a temporary website to showcase the youth essays: http://ccncourstories.wordpress.com/our-stories-features/youth-essays/.

The youth essays will be a special feature at a new online portal, one which will also include stories from the Head Tax families living on the Prairies and in the North, the Maritime experience, the story of Yip Sang, reflections from redress activists, a new video on the paper sons and daughters, genealogy research and other resources. Earlier this year, CCNC and local partners produced photo-exhibits in Vancouver and Montreal, organized the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and established a Facebook site to showcase the contents of the website: http://www.facebook.com/groups/347379135324518/.

The CCNC “Our Stories” Head Tax Education Project project is made possible through funding from the Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP), part of the Citizenship and Multiculturalism Branch. The CHRP program funds community-based commemorative and educational projects that provide recognition of the experiences of ethno-cultural communities affected by historical wartime measures and/or immigration restrictions applied in Canada, and that promote these communities’ contributions to building Canada.

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For more information, please contact:

Victor Wong at national@ccnc.ca or Sid Tan atsidchowtan@gmail.com

List of Youth Participants:

BC:

Christine Chan, Julia Chan, Nicole Chan, Aidan Crowe, Angela Jung, Jordan Lam, Brandon Lam, Naiya Lee Tsang, Sahali Lee Tsang, Jodie Leong, Isaac Louie, Jordana Lowe, Arielle Quan, Katelyn Seto, Melissa Tong, Zuva Turner-Tan, Caroline Wong, Colten Wong, Devon Wong, Shannon Wong, Jordan Yee, Kayla Yee, Lynnea Yee, Mitchell Yee, Alicia Yip, Daniel Yip, Emily Yip, Leslie Yip, Sophia Yip, Vivian Yip

Prairies:

Aimee Gee, Benjamin Gee

Ontario:

Debbie Yam, Eric Yam, Simon Yam, Jonathan Lee, Samantha Jade Gee Hamilton

Quebec:

Kurtis Leung-Ho

Atlantic:

Jessica (Chan) Douglas

AHA MEDIA meets Zachary Yuen, Tri-City Americans player for WHL with his family at Foo’s Ho Ho in Chinatown, Vancouver

August 16, 2010 3 comments

Zachary Yuen of  Tri – City Americans

Position: Left Defense

Height: 6’0″
Weight: 180 pounds
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
Shoots: Left Handed
NHL Draft Status: Eligible ’11
’09-’10 Hockey Age: 16
Acquired: 2008 Bantam Draft – 1st Round

The Western Hockey League (WHL) is a major junior ice hockey league based in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The WHL is one of three leagues that constitute the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) as the highest level of junior hockey in Canada. Teams play for the Ed Chynoweth Cup, with the winner moving on to play for the Memorial Cup, Canada’s national junior championship.

Below is a photo of Jim Wong-Chu and Gary Lee meeting Zachary Yuen and his family at Foo’s Ho Ho in Chinatown, Vancouver

In this video, Gary Lee and Jim Wong Chu speak with Zachary Yuen and Family at Foo’s Ho Ho Restaurant in Chinatown, Vancouver

In this video, Charles Yuen speaks of his son Zachary Yuen, Tri-City Americans WHL Hockey player

In this photo and video, Charles Yuen shows Zachary Yuen’s Tri City Americans Player Card and other Memorabilia

In this video is Zach Yuen’s WHL Highlights 2009 – 2010 Photo Album

In this video, Jim Wong Chu sees Zach Yuen’s WHL Highlights 2009 – 2010 Photo Album

In this video is Zachary Yuen’s Hockey Memories Photo Album

In this photo is Zachary Yuen with his autographed Tri-City Americans picture

In this video, Zachary Yuen speaks about his growth spurt during his hockey career

In this video, Jim Wong Chu offers Zachary Yuen some friendly tips

Below is a photo of the Gary Lee, Jim Wong-Chu, Zachary Lee and his family in front of Foo’s Ho Ho

Below is a photo of Gary Lee, Zachary Yuen with Jim Wong -Chu

Below is a photo of Zachary Yuen with Joanne of Foo’s Ho Ho

Below is a photo of Zachary Yuen with Jim Wong-Chu inside Foo’s Ho Ho

Below is a photo of Zachary Yuen as a young Hockey Player

Below is a photo of Zachary Yuen as a player for Tri-City Americans, WHL

Red Robinson with Gary Lee and Joanne of Foo’s Ho Ho Restaurant in Vancouver

June 17, 2010 Leave a comment

In the next photos and video, April Smith of AHA MEDIA was so happy to film the Legendary Canadian Disc Jockey and Broadcaster Red Robinson, together with Gary Lee and Joanne of Foo’s Ho Ho Restaurant in Vancouver

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Robinson

http://redrobinson.com/blog/

AHA MEDIA is very proud to help announce Social Dinner at Foo’s Ho Ho Restaurant at 6pm on Friday Mar 19, 2010 in Chinatown, Vancouver

March 10, 2010 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is very proud to help announce Social Dinner at Foo’s Ho Ho Restaurant at 6pm on Friday Mar 19, 2010 in Chinatown, Vancouver

Come join the “Friends of Foo’s Ho Ho” as we gather to reminisce about cherished memories and past meals at FOO’s HO HO RESTAURANT.

Share your stories and help us celebrate the historical significance of FOO’S HO HO in our lives and community.

The charismatic Gary Lee will MC this event so please RSVP and bring your family and friends to join us.

$30 FIXED MENU

RSVP to thinkyou@shaw.ca or call 604 395-4274 by March 18, 2010

Menu includes:

House Soup
Deep Fried Chicken Wings
House Egg Fu-Yung
Curried Beef and Potato
Steam Fish with ToFu and Black Beans
Sauteed Chicken and Peppers with Black Bean Sauce
Sauteed Beef with Green Beans
Steamed Salted Egg and Minced Pork
Sauteed Mixed Veggies
Steamed Rice

Come join our Facebook event page Social Dinner at Foo’s Ho Ho Restaurant !

Foo’s Ho Ho Restaurant – Oldest Chinese Restaurant in Vancouver’s Historic Chinatown!

January 17, 2010 2 comments
Description:
Foo’s Ho Ho Restaurant
102 E. Pender
Vancouver BC
604-609-2889
Open Wed-Sun, 12 – 3 pm and 5 – 9 pm
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Friends of Foo’s Ho Ho is an ad hoc group formed to educate lovers of good food about traditional Lo Wah Kiu (old overseas Chinese) cooking style and to preserve it for those who believe it is soul food.

Please  join our ” Friends of Foo’s Ho Ho Facebook Page and Group at http://tinyurl.com/yd84hnc and http://tinyurl.com/ybkae5h

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The following photos were taken by Toddish McWong (With great thanks to Toddish!)



Foo’s Ho Ho is the oldest Chinese restaurant in Hum Siu Fow (Saltwater City – Vancouver) historic Chinatown. It’s unique because it serves an old country-style of Cantonese cuisine that cannot be found anywhere else in Metro Vancouver.
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Many of these dishes have names that are similar to dishes in other local Chinese restaurants, but few follow the old traditional cooking style that originated from the small villages surrounding the ‘Four Counties’ near the Pearl River delta. This peasant-style of cooking was brought over by the Lo Wah Kiu adventurers who arrived on the shores of Gum San (Gold Mountain – North America) in the wake of the 1849 California gold rush to seek fame and fortune.
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As Chinatowns prospered, many of the finest Chinese chefs followed this style of down-home cooking and soon it was elevated to a high cuisine. As the Chinese population dispersed towards the prairies and farther east, the Chinese café became a staple in almost every small rural community. Soon many dishes such as Egg Fu-Yung, Chow Mein, Chop Suey, Sweet and Sour Pork and Deep Fried Prawns were added to the menu. Thus the food served by Foo’s Ho Ho is part of a culinary legacy that spans over 150 years of continued Chinese Canadian presence in Canada.




" The patrons lend a certain 'je ne sai quoi' which may be the heart of the 
movement to keep Foo's Ho Ho's heart beating"




Please visit:
Foo's Ho Ho Restaurant
102 E. Pender
Vancouver BC
604-609-2889
Open Wed-Sun, 12 - 3 pm and 5 - 9 pm
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