Tsung Tsin Association
Happy New Year!
Dear Family and Friends,
Happy New Year! Kung hei fat choy! Sin yen kuai lok! Sin kee ken kong!
The last couple of years have taught us how resilient we can be. As an association, we continue to evolve with the changing times and the needs of our members. We have held in person and virtual activities, continuing with our exercise classes, ukulele, mah jong, cycling and karaoke. We were able to provide meals for pick up and collect donations for the people of Fenelon Falls. We held our Annual Walkathon in September. And of course, we hosted our Summerfest, the premiere outdoor event of the year! It was very successful as our members and friends were so excited to enjoy good music, good food and to see friends and family in person!
As we start the new year, let us look forward to the future. Tsung Tsin Association is still here despite not being able to properly fundraise.
We still have monthly expenses in excess of $12,000, taxes, condo fees, insurance and maintenance. We do plan to host events as soon as we can, but in the meantime, we rely on membership fees and donations (click here to DOWNLOAD the 2023 Membership & Donation Form).
We have already begun planning for our AGM, a Fish Fry and Summerfest 2023! Other events are being discussed and we will update you as time goes on. Our first priority is always the safety of our members and guests.
Our association relies on our membership fees, donations and income from activities as its only source of revenue.
As we have not been able to have many events, membership fees and donations are more important. At this time, we ask for you to renew your membership and if you can, make a donation to Tsung Tsin. We are anxiously looking forward to hosting you once again, and providing opportunities to connect with each other.
Thank you to all our members and volunteers who continue to serve on our boards and committees. Your dedication to Tsung Tsin is greatly appreciated.
I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year filled with good health, light, joy and happiness!
News from TTA
TTA Book Club
Letters to My Grandchildren : Memoirs of a Dragon Lady Vol.I
- by Carol Wong
Carol draws on her memory to recall her happy and carefree life growing up in Jamaica, studying and getting married in Canada and returning to Jamaica only to follow her destiny to become a Hakka Chinese Dragon Lady in Toronto.
Jamaica My 50 Years in Photographs - by Ray Chen
The book is filled with beautiful images of Jamaican culture and shows the growth of the country. This is a final passion project for Ray, as he moved from Canada and relinquished his career as a successful commercial photographer, publishing over 10 books about Jamaica throughout the years.
Canadian Jamaican Chinese & Jamaican Chinese Worldwide, One Family
- by Patrick Lee
A wonderful reference book detailing the history of the Chinese migration to Jamaica between 1854 and 1884 and the lives lived on the island nation between the 1950s to the 1970s .
Son of Two Mothers
- by Sherwin Tony Chong
Son of Two Mothers has a sweeping historical backdrop that spans WW II,
The Sino-Japanese War, and countries that include Jamaica, China and Canada. But above all, it remains an intensely personal book. Sherwin Tony Chong was borne of two mothers and two lands, never quite belonging in any one place.
Finding Samuel Lowe Book & DVD - by Paula Madison
Spanning 4 generations and moving between New York, Jamaica, and China, a powerful memoir that is a universal story of one woman’s search for her maternal grandfather and the key to her self-identity.
Chiney Shop and Half DVD's
- by Jeanette Kong
This documentary explores the complex relationship and social interaction between the chinese shopkeepers and their Jamaican customers.
Letters to My Grandchildren : Memoirs of a Dragon Lady Vol.II
- by Carol Wong
Jamaican-Chinese Carol continues to
relate her memoirs during the next
Chinese Zodiac Cycle of her colourful
life migrating from Jamaica and arriving
for a second time in her new homeland
of choice - Ontario, Canada. Proceeds from book sales go towards the TTA relocation fund.