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.
 

Our Focus

Our Mission

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.

Member Socials 

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.

Games
There is a wide selection of games - bingo / bridge / dominoes / mah-jong / texas hold'em poker / table tennis / air hockey game etc. 

Activities 

Activities organised are - karaoke / country line & latin dance instruction followed by social dancing until the wee hours. 

Monthly Festivites

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.

2019 Message from Our President

Dear Valued Tsung Tsin Members,

 

Happy New Year to you all!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday, and were able to spend quality time with family and friends.  This is the beginning of 2019, and I wish you all good Health, Prosperity and much Happiness.

 

Tsung Tsin is such a vibrant association!  We are a community of friends and families who share common values, customs and interests.  We are tied by social and cultural connections.  We are a very strong group, and my wish is that this will continue.  Just like all families, we support, help and comfort each other.  I would like to express our condolences to those who have lost loved ones this past year,  andcongratulations to those whose families have grown by marriage and births.

 

With each year, it seems that times passes more quickly.  I cannot believe that another year has passed.  Our members make the most of every moment of every year!  In 2018, our travelers went on a once in a lifetime trip to the South Pacific.  There was also a bus trip in September to Yellowstone Park!  In 2019, our travelers are venturing to South Africa!  From all accounts these trips are very memorable and to travel with friends make them more enjoyable.

 

Tsung Tsin is pleased to be able to offer monthly social events for our members.  There is something for everyone.  Menus vary from traditional Hakka food, BarBQue flavours, Jamaican dishes and North American fare.  As well, our entertainment gets better with each passing year.  Our very talented members continue to dazzle us with their skills and of course the fabulous music for dancing, provided by our resident DJ.

 

We also offer weekly and monthly activities.  These incorporate language, musical instruction,  mah jong, bridge, needlework and fitness.  We have something for everyone!

 

I must thank all our Joint Board members and members of the CRSY, who are tireless volunteers who serve our association.  It is because of their hard work and commitment that all the activities and functions are possible.  We have many dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to organize and execute all weekly, monthly and annual events.  If you are interested in helping and volunteering, please contact any of our CRSY members.

 

I would also like to thank all our members and friends for their continued support of Tsung Tsin.  This is our association, and together we will continue to be a vibrant and significant entity in the community.

 

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, January 20th , 2019.  At this meeting, we will also be holding Elections for the Board of Directors and members of the Supervisory Board.  Elections will begin at 10am and the meeting at 11am, followed by a light lunch.  Are you ready to serve your Association as a Board member?  Find out by speaking to a current board member.  See our email or website for Nomination Forms.  We need you!

 

Membership Fees  I would also like to remind you that your membership fee for the year 2019 is due on January 1st, 2019.  Tsung Tsin counts on your nominal membership fee of $25 to help cover our property taxes, condominium fees and general expenses to maintain a Community Centre for all generations of our Hakka community to come together and share happy times.

 

Thank you for keeping your membership dues up-to-date.  If you have any questions, please call Peggy Ray at 416-291-8704.

Download the Tsung Tsin Membership Renewal Form

 

Chinese New Year Donation   I would like to remind you all that at Chinese New Year we ask for donations for the Association.  We are a not for profit organization which depends on membership, donations and our events for revenue to cover our operating costs.  Every year our expenses increase and we need donations to be able to continue serving the community.

Download the 2019 Year of the Pig Donation Form

 

On behalf of your TTA Board of Directors, I would like to wish you, your family and loved ones, all the best for the new year and “Gung Hee Fatt Choy” for the up-coming Chinese New Year of the Pig.

 

Thank you for your continued support!

HAKKA & TTA Proud,

Jennifer Chin

President 

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