Prince George Chinese Benevolent Association 中華會館

Prince George Chinese Benevolent Association 中華會館

CBA Christmas Party Dec 12 2009

Hello, everyone! Thanks to everyone for their time to come and attend our CBA Christmas party, held on Dec 12 2009. THANKS TO YOUR HELP, it was a huge success!

I would like to take a quick moment to thank a few people for their help in setting up and cleaning up: Yantl Wagar, Teck Fu, Lin Fu, Wendy and Alia Wilson, Greer family, Eva, Lani and Henry Ho, Cynthia Hong and “Santa Claus” (I can’t recall all the names so please excuse me if I forgot to mention you) but I thank you all for all the help! It wouldn’t have been possible without all your wonderful help! Thanks!

Before you can access the pictures and slideshow, you’ll need to log in.

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You will be prompted to enter a password to view the pictures:

Enter as indicated above and you should be taken to the photo album or slideshow, etc.

For each picture, you can view the full image simply by clicking on the thumbnail images.

Once you have the full photo, you can save it to your computer by pressing the “right” mouse button and selecting “Save Picture As” or “Save image As” (or similar choice depending on your browser)

Then, you’ll need to decide on where you want to save the pictures on your computer. If you don’t know where to save it or how to do so, you’ll need to ask for help from a family member or friend.

CBA Christmas Party Slideshow

Christmas party 2009 photo album

I understand that not everyone is familiar with a computer and the above instruction may not be as friendly or easy to understand. I’d suggest asking a friend or family member who is more familiar with computers to help you out.

Thanks again to everyone for making this a huge success!


Written by pgcba

December 13, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Posted in chinese

Lion Dance Performance at Festival of Trees Nov 28 2009

Hello, everyone! Just a quick post of the pictures taken of the Lion Dance team during their performance for the Festival of Trees on Saturday November 28 2009. Thanks to everyone who came out to show support for the Lion Dance Team!

Here are the pictures:

And a slideshow of the above pictures:

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December 9, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Posted in activities

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Oct 17 2009

Hello, everyone! First of all, I’d like to thank ALL the wonderful volunteers that took time away from work and home to come help out with our foodsales on July 1st (Canada Day) and PG-X (Aug 12 – 16th)! On behalf of the Board of the Prince George Chinese Benevolent Association, I’d like to extend a much appreciated thanks for all your hard work!

As a small token of our appreciation, the Prince George Chinese Benevolent Association held a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Saturday Oct 17 2009. Here are some pictures taken during the meal:

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大家好!首先,我要感謝所有美好的志願者要花費很多時間遠離工作和家庭來幫忙我們foodsales 7月1日(加拿大國慶日)和PG – ×(8月12日- 16日)!我謹代表董事會對喬治王子中華慈善總會,我想延長非常感謝感謝所有的辛勤工作!




大家好!首先,我要感谢所有花时间远离工作和家庭来帮助我们foodsales 7月1日(加拿大国庆日)和PG – ×(8月12日-出美妙的志愿者第16次)!论对乔治王子中华慈善总会协会理事会的名义,我想延长非常感谢您的所有辛勤工作的感谢!




And a slideshow of the above pictures:




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October 18, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Posted in chinese, volunteer

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

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

Chinese Benevolent Association Awarded the IMSS Diversity Award

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Hello, everyone! As some of you may know, the IMSS (Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society) held an Awards Ceremony Banquet and invited members of the community to attend. The Chinese Benevolent Association was invited and our Board Members: May Cheung, Sarah Goodrick, Eva Ho and Cynthia Hong attended the banquet.

We were quite surprised to discover that the Chinese Benevolent Association was awarded the IMSS Diversity Award for being an organization who has contributed to the promotion of multiculturalism and the fight against racism! Thank you, IMSS, especially Xiao Xue Liu for nominating us!

Of course, this award could not have been possible without the strong, dedicated and committed volunteers and members of the Chinese Benevolent Association that make up our organization! I would like to thank every member of the Chinese Benevolent Association for making this possible. Special thanks goes to members Eva Ho, Sarah Goodrick, Cynthia Hong, Teck Fu, Lily Chow plus many others (there are so many that I can’t list them all) for all their hard work! Thank you for your continued dedication to our organization! This is an award for all our members! Thank you!

Here are some pictures and a slideshow of the pictures:

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Slideshow of the above pictures

IMSS Diversity Awards April 3 2009
IMSS Diversity Awards slideshow

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CBA Members responses to our Award

Here are some of the responses we’ve received from our members:

It was good to see the acknowledgement of you too!!”
phil and marie

“Congratulations Chinese Benevolent Association,
a well deserved Award !”
Marie Hay

“My hearty congratulations to you, CBA! Very happy to learn the good news. Proud of you! Thank you May and members of the executives for your dedication and hardwork.”
Lily (Chow)
hailing from Victoria.

“Hi, May
I am so happy because CBA deserved to get this Award.”

Please remember that although I accepted the award on behalf of the CBA, it is us, as members of the Chinese Benevolent Association that are the recipient of this award. Without your strong support of the Association, this would not have been possible. I thank you all for your hard work and dedication to the Association!

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April 3, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Posted in announcements, chinese

Introducing the New Board of Executives

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As some of you may already know, the Chinese Benevolent Association held its annual general meeting on Sunday March 1st.

I am sad to announce the departure of the following Board of Executives: Teck Beng Fu, Karry Chow, Yantl Wagar, and Sherman Nipp. We wish them all the best in their new endeavors and thank them for their past support and dedication to our Association.

The remaining Board of Executives were re-elected back on the Board. Please join me in welcoming a new addition to our Board of Executives, Rose Lui. Since all the Board of Executives declined on the position of President, we decided to have a draw for the President position.

Here are the current Board of Executives of the Chinese Benevolent Association:

May Cheung – President and Secretary
Eva Ho – Vice President
Trevor Ip – Treasurer
Sarah Goodrick – Board Executive
Cynthia Hong – Board Executive
Rose Lui – Board Executive

I hope that this will be an even better year and thank everyone for their strong support of this Association. It could not have been possible without all your support!

As the Association is run by volunteers, we do not have a physical office. Here’s our mailing and correspondence address:

Chinese Benevolent Association
1645 Third Avenue
Prince George, BC V2L 3G5

Please do not hesitate to contact the Board directly via email for any queries with regards to the Association. Since the majority of the Board of Executives may not be available during the day to answer phone calls, it may be best to contact us via email. I am normally able to call you back via Skype to your phone number during the day if you contact me via email .

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

A quick reminder that Ching Ming (Tomb Sweeping Day) (for more info on what Ching Ming is click here and also here) will be coming up on Saturday April 4th at 12:30pm at the Prince George Cemetary (Google map link). All members are invited to attend.

I hope to see you all soon!

Written by pgcba

March 7, 2009 at 9:17 am

Posted in announcements, chinese