Prince George Chinese Benevolent Association 中華會館

Prince George Chinese Benevolent Association 中華會館

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CBA Picnic June 28 2009

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Hello, everyone! Wow! Thanks to everyone that came to our CBA picnic at Fort George Park on Sunday June 28th! It was a great turnout! Although the weather seemed to look gloomy and yes, there was a slight moment when the rain came down, many of you still came out to enjoy the BBQ and picnic and chat with old friends. I was very glad to see a lot of the people I haven’t seen in a long time and a lot of new faces. It’s always great to be able to “connect” with someone in person after conversing with them via email. So, I had a lot of that happen today and that’s great! I’m very pleased to see a few of the elderly CBA members attend as that’s my main focus for the picnic, to hopefully bring more people out and enjoy some time with friends and family. Although the turn out was more than I had expected, we still had enough food for everyone and thankfully, we didn’t have too much left over. Thanks to everyone who replied to let us know you were coming. That helps us a lot in determining the amount of food to allocate and purchase for the picnic. We had the usual: hamburger and hotdogs with fixin’s, deep fried chicken wings (thanks to Rose Lui and Karry Chow for taking the time to deep fry them for us! They’re great!), corn on the cob, cookies, chips, cheezies, pop and drinks, watermelons… oh, let’s just say, there’s a lot of food and yet, there’s not much left over in the end!

A BIG THANKS to Eva Ho and Henry Ho for bringing their BBQ stove, portable propane stove, plus all the necessary tools for a successful BBQ, Sarah Goodrick for supplying the plates, cups, utensils, paper towels, table cloths, and everything related! She certainly brought a lot of stuff and came prepared! Wow! A BIG THANKS to Cynthia Hong and family for getting all the chips, cookies, pop, watermelon, corn for us! She did a HUGE job in helping out! The success of this BBQ is due to your big help! Thanks! BIG THANKS to Trevor Ip and family for bringing along the BBQ and helping out with the cooking. Actually, special thanks to Tracy Peng, Sarah Goodrick, Eva Ho and others for helping with the cooking!

Some of the pictures taken of the picnic are now uploaded. Here’s a slideshow of the pics.

If you are interested in viewing the individual pictures, or any of the pictures in the CBA album, please log into photobucket with the following information.

Here’s the link to the CBA Picnic June 28 2009 album

theFlip Ultra camcorder
Here are some videos taken during the picnic with theFlip Ultra cam (portable camcorder that anyone can use!):

Sorry for the quick movements. I normally use a regular camcorder that has great image stabilization. Will keep that in mind next time 😉


Video 1


Video 2


Video 3

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Written by pgcba

June 28, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Posted in activities, chinese, picnic

CBA Picnic June 28 2009

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Hello! We will be having our annual June picnic on Sunday June 28th, 2009 from 11:00am to 2:30pm.

Fort George Park map location
This year the picnic will be at Fort George Park and the cost is FREE! There will be plenty of hamburgers, hot dogs and other foods plus drinks available. All CBA members are invited! Don’t forget that the park has a children’s play area for the little ones and a water park for all ages plus an very beautiful park for other activities.

Attendance tally

To get a better idea of how many people will be attending, please take a moment to contact us via email at pgcba and indicate how many in your family will be attending. This will help us to avoid running out of food so that everyone will be able to enjoy it. Please take a moment to let us know. This way, we can ensure that everyone will be able to enjoy the food. Thanks!

Please note: We will need all replies (rvsp) by Sunday June 14 to ensure that we have enough food for everyone. Please ensure that you contact us before Sunday June 14th if you wish to come. Thanks!

With the warmer weather, this could be a wonderful opportunity to spend some time with other members and your family and catch up with what’s been happening. I am hoping that we’ll be able to see more of the elderly members of the CBA who otherwise may not be able to attend. Please spread word about this picnic to everyone in the community.

Rain or shine, we will be there! Since we have reserved the picnic covered shelter area (closest to the Exploration Place), even if it’s raining, we should be able to enjoy the barbeque. We will need some volunteers to help out. If you are able to volunteer and help out, please contact us or arrive around 10:30am or earlier to help with the set up! Thanks!

I hope to see you all there!

Written by pgcba

June 2, 2009 at 9:24 am

Posted in chinese