Gim Wong arrived safely back in Vancouver airport this evening.
His family met him at the airport, and he was also met by good
I talked with Sid Tan this evening, who went to meet Gim.
Sid is also the representative for the CCNC (Chinese Canadian
National Council) that has helped to sponsor this 83-year old's
motocycle ride across Canada.
Sid reported that Gim looked good, if a little tired.
By 9pm, Sid and friends were having a bite to eat after meeting
Gim and family, who were then safely on their way home.
Below is Sid Tan's announcement detailing Gim Wong's expected
Yo Folks. Gim Foon Wong, 83-year old intrepid cross-country
motocyclist, arrives on Air Canada 195
at 8:05pm today, Wednesday July 6.
We plan to have a press briefing in a few days
and a welcome home dinner to thank Gim and his family.
Gim left Victoria on June 3 and is flying back to
Vancouver from Montreal.
His goal was to arrive in Ottawa on July 1 topublicize the
growing Chinese head tax and exclusion redress movement.
He succeeded admirably in both.
Arrival was to be very low key but I plan to go to airport
to welcome him back. Gim is a true Canadian hero. Take
care. anon Sid ph - 604-433-6169