About the TTA
Who We Are
The Tsung Tsin Association of Ontario, Canada is non-profit, non-political for the promotion and support of charitable institutions and other community activities for the benefit of the Canadian and Hakka Communities in Canada.
Promoting hakka culture among the members and friends of the association. Our committee will present activities designed to explore, teach and enjoy hakka language, music, dance, culinary arts and history. The committee will also organize social events designed to enhance the sense of a hakka community among members and friends.
To this end, the Cultural & Social Committee offers a variety of programs and activities suitable for everyone as follows -
Monthly Friday Family Socials are usually planned for the second Friday of every month. This is a drop-in event and a simple supper is offered by reservation only. There is a wide selection of games - bingo / bridge / dominoes / mah-jong / texas hold'em poker / table tennis / air hockey game etc. Activities organised are - karaoke / country line & latin dance instruction followed by social dancing until the wee hours.
This year, each month
had a theme adding to
the fun with top class
entertainment and prizes
awarded for appropriate
attire. To date, the year
started off with "wild,
wild west nite", followed
by "hawaiian nite" /
"elvis-mania nite" / "reggae nite" / "oldies - blast from the past nite" / "shanghai nite" / "las vegas" and more to come.
The aim of the Association is to enhance affection of Hakka people, strengthen contacts, help each other, respect elders, educate the young , to be philanthropic and kind, and to protect the rights and welfare of the members.
* to encourage inter-generational bonding
of our big hakka family
* to preserve our hakka heritage and perpetuate
our hakka culture for future generations.
* to strengthen the association to grow and be
the leader of all hakka associations of Ontario.
What We Offer
The Cultural & Social Committee offers a variety of programs and activities suitable for everyone.
Monthly Events and Socials are usually held throughout the year. Please take a look at our Year at a Glance for our full listing of events and activities.
There is a wide selection
of games - bingo / bridge
/ dominoes / mah-jong
/ texas hold'em poker / table tennis / air hockey game etc.
Activities organised are - karaoke / country line & latin dance instruction followed by social dancing until the wee hours.
Themes adding to the fun with top class entertainment and prizes awarded for appropriate attire. "Wild, Wild West Nite", "Hawaiian Nite", "Elvis-mania Nite" are just a few examples.
The President’s Letter, January 2023
Dear Valued Tsung Tsin Members,
It is unbelievable that we have not met in person in over three years!! I hope you and your families are well. I am hopeful that things can get back to some sense of normalcy, as we look forward to the future.
COVID has changed many things, from the way we handle our personal lives, business practices and social gatherings. Tsung Tsin has tried to be as careful as possible to ensure the safety of all our volunteers and members. As an association, we were closed to in-person events and activities for over 18 months. We are slowly getting back to some in-person activities at our main hall. I am sure you miss our events as much as we do, and are anticipating the resumption of our monthly gatherings.
Tsung Tsin is a wonderful community of families and friends. Just like all families, we support, help and comfort each other during good times and hard times. I would like to express our sympathies to those who have lost loved ones during these past years and congratulations to families that have grown through marriages and births!
Although the association was closed for the past years, the operations and expenses continued. I would like to thank all the board members and volunteers who continued to serve and support Tsung Tsin. Our CRSY members were hard at work to try and adapt to the new normal by initiating Zoom, Google meet and other forms of streaming to continue some of the activities. Many of our members tried to keep in touch with others who were feeling very isolated and telephone conversations were revived. Our volunteers and CRSY board members also had a few “Take Out” Dinners which were so well received. Summerfest 2022 was wonderful! You would not believe that it all came together in only a couple of months! I would also like to thank our Executive Board members who were very active in continuing the upkeep of the association building and other operations.
I would also extend our gratitude to all members who have made donations to help with expenses at the association. Unfortunately, our expenses have continued throughout the pandemic even though we have not been able to have many events to raise funds. Membership dues and donations have continued throughout our closure and this speaks to how highly Tsung Tsin is regarded. We appreciate your continued support.
Annual General Meeting
I would like to invite you to the Annual General Meeting of your Association which will take place at the Tsung Tsin Main Hall on Sunday, April 16th, 2023. The meeting will begin at 11:00am followed by a light lunch.
This year we will also be holding Elections for our Board of Directors and Supervisory Board. I urge you to consider joining our Boards. We need great people who will continue the work we do to serve our community.
On behalf of your TTA Board of Directors, I wish you all good health and prosperity. We are anticipating a great year as we move forward!
Thank you for your continued support!
N.B. Please keep us informed @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to change your e-mail and/or mailing address in the future.
Addendum to the President’s Letter, March 2023
Dear Family and Friends,
This a follow-up to my appeal to you in January of this year for your financial support.
Thank you to those who have made a donation or paid membership fees. Your contribution means a lot to Tsung Tsin at this time.
However, if you have been meaning to do your part, now would be a good time to make your contribution. You can mail us a cheque or send an e-transfer. Please see the donation slip attached for details or call our Treasurer, Shirley Chung at 416-471-9764.
With my best wishes,