- Created: 15 August 2008
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.
- Created: 17 June 2008
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
- Created: 11 May 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.
- Created: 10 May 2008
Our 2008 Spring Banquet was successfully held 1 March at the Empire Oriental Cuisine. With close to 70 attendees, this event saw the debut of the new Board of Directors led by President David Wong. Several tables of guests enjoyed the game of mahjong before dinner. Our special guest was Michael Au from Hong Kong, Chairman of the Wah Yan International Conference 2008, who presented to us the details of the upcoming IC in Hong Kong. Everybody enjoyed an evening of Wah Yan comradeship, lucky draws, Chinese word game and of course a sumptuous dinner.
- Created: 08 May 2008
The 2008 Valentine Ball was successfully held on February 9th at the Sheraton Parkway North Hotel. WYKAAO’s four tables were among the 45 tables of guests enjoying a wonderful evening of good food, live entertainment and dancing. Our past president Kelvin Chan was the co-chair of the event for the second time.
The next Valentine Ball will be held exactly on February 14th 2009, the exact Valentine Day. Please stay tuned for more details.
- Created: 06 May 2008
Classmates from all over the world gathered together in Hong Kong from November 16th to 23rd to celebrate the 40th graduaton annviersary of the class of 1967. The week-long event started out with a welcome dinner, followed by a session at WYK when classamte Herman Wong How-man gave an account of his journey of discovery of the source of Yangtze River. Our own tour of disocvery began with a 3-day trip to Macau and Guangdong Province, and then it was back to Hong Kong for an evening at the Happy Valley tracks as well as a day-long tour of Hong Kong. The finale event, the farewell dinner on the 23rd, was held eaxactly 40 years to the day of the class’s speech day back in 1967.
- Created: 04 May 2008
Since the formation of the forum in 2003, an annual gathering has been organized by the class of 65 in North America. This year, rhapsody 2007 was held in Sidney-by-the-Sea in Victoria from the 5th to 8th in October. Francis Ho (賀燁樑) took over the reign from Edwin Tse who organized the rhapsody 2006 in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts in the Laurentians.
- Created: 02 May 2008
The 2007 Annual General Meeting was successfully held on 3 November with 7 tables of members, family members and guests. Louis Lau (1957) gave a very interesting talk on the life in Wah Yan and the Jesuits. Elaine Chau, daughter of Simon Chau (1971) and Adrain Kwok, son of Philip Kwok (1968) were the recipients of the Scholastic Achievement Awards. Tony Wong (1977) from Hong Kong briefed us on the Wah Yan One Family Walkathon and fund raising.
- Created: 02 May 2008
From WYCHKPSA web site - We are glad to report the Walkathon 2007 was successful held yesterday. Here are the snapshots:
- Number of attendance during opening: More than 3000
- Full house mass celebration
- Record breaking: 2500 took the ferry across the harbour to end at WYHK
- Amount raised by the fund raising: approximate HK$40 million
- A harmonious family atmosphere