Chan Heung Gwoon Birthday Celebration
The Choy Lee Fut Martial Art Federation of America was invited to celebrate the founders 125th birthday.
This year's event took place in Vancouver , British Columbia , Hosted by clubs and associations of well known sifu Wong Ha. Over 500 people turned out for this year's event.
There was an opening Commemorative ceremony in honor of Chan Heung in which his great great grandson and our Sifu, Ng Fu Hang took part of. After respects were paid and recognition was given, Lion dance teams from various schools in the Vancouver Area performed. Among the schools were The Shung Ying Athletic Association under Sifu Hilbert Yiu, The Choy Lai Fut martial arts Hall under Sifus Carmen Choy and Hailee Wong, Seto's Kung Fu under Sifu Gary Seto and the Wong Ha Athletic Association.
Kung-Fu performances by the schools mentioned were also a highlight of the evening. Food and drink were all very well received by the large crowd and the evening was enjoyed by all. To bring the ceremonies to a close the now modern tradition of group photos rounded out the evening.
We couldn't thank every body enough for all their hospitality and warmth. Sifus Carmen Choy and Hailee Wong, along with Sue Wong were our company throughout our trip. This group helped us navigate the city of Vancouver and kept us occupied during our stay. Thanks so much for putting up with our antics!! Also, Sifu Hilber Yiu and his group took us out to a wonderful dinner, one of the best meals any of us has ever had.
All in all, the trip was great. Our Kung Fu brothers and sisters were all wonderful and the weather was perfect.
We look forward to returning to visit our northern neighbors soon!!
Doje Sai from all of us,
Choy Lee Fut Martial Arts Federation of America.