We hope that you are enjoying the summer season and making the most of the warm weather and outdoors. This is what has been going on with the community.


The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 no longer a pandemic on May 5, 2023 and most of the countries did away with mandatary Public Health protocols. However, people are still getting COVID and people are still dying. Several variants are still around and a new Omicron variants EG.5 has surfaced. While the Public Health Agency of Canada is reporting low COVID-19 levels countrywide, in the first week in August 2023, 1 in 5 cases was attributed to EG.5. Cases of EG.5 are expected to increase in the Fall.

Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Toronto, states that vaccines used regardless of the manufacturer and COVID variant, continue to provide significant protection against severe manifestations of the virus. Prevention is the same. EG.5 like its parent Omicron appears to spread more easily than its predecessors.

The medical profession is encouraging everyone to voluntarily take precautions
  • Wear masks in crowded indoor spaces
  • Get booster vaccines, especially the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions.
  • Look for ways to improve indoor air quality.
  • Wash your hands when returning to indoors
For the latest information on COVID-19 go to websites:

Community Events

Spring Golf
Twenty-four players came out to join our Spring Golf day on June 8 at Granite Ridge. Afterwards, everyone gathered in the dining room on an extra long table and enjoyed the special burgers Chef Jimmy created for the golfers. It was great to see everyone, to renew old friendships and catch up.
September 2023 Golf
Unfortunately September Golf has been cancelled due to lack of registrations.
Family Picnic
Family picnic returned after 3 years of absence due to COVID-19 on June 25, 2023. Only 25 members of the CCASA community attended which was disappointing. All were over 50 and no children present! So, no fun games were held. Turn out during pre-COVID were 80-90 people. It was great to see all the seniors who showed up and the 3 representatives from the Toronto Hakka Alliance bringing total attendance to 28.

As CCASA funds are low, Share the Wealth fundraiser was held. The lucky winner was Eleen Ford. Congrats to Eileen who won half the cash. Thanks to all who contributed to the fundraiser.

Picnic photos can be viewed on the CCASA website

Community News

Jayce Asher born January 19, 2023 to Jason & Anna Maw of Mississauga.  Proud grandmother for the 2nd time is Jenny Maw of Toronto.
Zachary born on July 29, 2023 to Brandon & Alice Leong of New York. Proud grandparents for the 2nd time are Ivan Leong and Angela Leong of Toronto.  Proud great grandparents are Yin & Minnie Leong of Toronto and Fong Kee of Toronto.

Rosemarie Ming-Sun, 80 in January 2023
Keen Kan, 80 in February 2023
Ed Chan-Henry, 85 in March 2023
Jeannette Keen, 85 in March 2023
Mary Park, 92 in March 2023
Robert Chan-Henry, 80 in March 2023
Violet Archer, 85 in March 2023
George Low Keen, 85 in April 2023
Andy Pong, 75 in June 2023
Polly Himpoo, 91 in June 2023
Lin Loo, 90 in August 2023
Suiling Fok, 85 in August 2023

David & Lorrie Ming-Sun, 55th Wedding Anniversary in February 2023
Michaela Yan & Daniel Santos tied the knot on July 8, 2023. Proud parents are Norman & Iris Yan of Oakville, Ontario.

Visitors to Toronto
Caroline Newey & her daughter Amy, East London, SA, in December 2022
Gregory Chun, Vancouver, in July 2023
Jessie Jobling-Waison, London, England in May 2023
Samantha Governato, Provence, France in May2023, Jessie’s daughter
Marie & Gorden Wratten, London, England, July 2023
Nick & Joyce Sun & grandson Tyrone Sun, Johannesburg, in July 2023
Sonia Gin, Vancouver, in July 2023
Albert Lai Gorn, Pretoria, in August 2023
With Deepest Sympathy

Celeste Lee (Lew), 62 in Toronto on December 4, 2022
Otta Snel, 85 in London, England on December 18, 2022
Ivy Kim Sing (Sin Hidge), 101 in Vancouver on January 20, 2023
Milly Hung (Chansome), 88 in Johannesburg on January 31, 2023
Fok Sui Sun, 92 in Johannesburg on February 7, 2023
Victor Chang-Kue, 92 in Victoria, BC on February 19, 2023
Kenneth Kwong Hing, 90 in Mississauga on February 21, 2023 
Siu Yung Snel (Lai), 86 in London, England on February 21, 2023
Fon Hoo Chong Lai, 84 in Cape Town on April 4, 2023
Heiri Schurmann, 80 in Toronto on April 20, 2023
Bing Kai Baw, 96 in Vancouver on May 7, 2023 
Katherine Sharon Chin (Ting), 44 in Aurora on May 18, 2023
Fred Tong, 75 in Oakville, Ontario on May 19, 2023
Patrick Lauson, 77 in London, England on May 31, 2023
Ivan Cheong, 61 in Vancouver on June 6, 2023
Mou Tcheng Chin, 81 in Brazil on June 14, 2023
Wan Lok Song (Lew), 84 in Vancouver on June 21, 2023
Kathy King (Sa Joe), 94 in Johannesburg on July 2023
Doreen Kidd (Sun), 82 in Johannesburg on August 8, 2023

Please see In Memoriam on CCASA website for additional information.
In Memoriam
Canadian Chinese Association (SA)

2023 Executive

President: Lorrie Ming-Sun • • 416-225-5603
Vice-President: Denise War • • 905-277-4248
Treasurer: Ivan Leong • 416-499-7881
Secretary: Geoff Maw • 905-858-3690
Newsletter: Lorrie Ming-Sun (Editor) • May Look Chao (Webmaster) • Sharon King (Email)
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