Louis is an aboriginal veteran, and he always comes to stand with his friends in Pacific Unit 280, for the Chinatown Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Canadian Chinese Pioneer Monument at Keefer Triangle.
Little Beavers attend the ceremony, but were too small to see anything going on, as the crowds were large and tightly compressed around the monument.
Larry Wong, curator for Chinese Canadian Military Museum. Larry has been a friend for many years, as we were both on the inaugural One Book One Vancouver committee for his friend Wayson Choy's “The Jade Peony”. Larry is also a playwright, writer and served on many organizations including Chinese Canadian Historical Soceity, Vancouver Historical Society, and now our Friends of Foo's Ho Ho Committee.
Wreath for the Rev. Chan Legacy…. Four grandsons of Rev. Chan Yu Tan went to war during WW2. Three sons of his daughter Kate – Daniel, Howard and Leonard Lee, of Vancouver + Victor Wong of Victoria, by his daughter Rose. Unfortunately Daniel passed away earlier this January. He always played major organizing roles for both Victory Square and Chinatown services. Victor leads the Chinese Canadian Veterans Association in Victoria. Leonard lives in Toronto. Howard passed on during the '70's.