Vancouver Sun: Kelly Ip's First White Christmas in Canada
– Ottawa 1961
My friend Kelly Ip had a story about his first White Christmas in Canada, published in the Vancouver Sun on Dec. 18th. I have known Kelly through our many community committments, and it was on his recommendation that I was invited to become a director of the Canadian Club Vancouver. Kelly is a staunch supporter of Gung Haggis Fat Choy, and both he and his wife Maggie were included in the Vancouver Sun's list of influential Chinese Canadians of BC.
“My first white Christmas was spen with my room mate's family in St. Anne de Sorrel in Quebec.
“They had a house on the North Shore of the St. Lawrence River, and I was shown how to ride a snowmobile, went on a sleigh ride and experienced the culture and tradition of a French Canadian family. My room mate's family took me to a midnight mass, followed by a “reveillion” (midnight dinner) at home. My first Canadian White Christmas.
Fast forward to five years ago when our one-year-old grandson came with us to Whistler for his first Christmas and he too, experienced a white one….
click on attachment to read more, and see picture of Kelly and Maggie with their grandson… and Kelly in 1961!