Our annual gala event was held on Friday, February 28, 2020 at Fraser Court Seafood Restaurant.

Due to concerns of the Coronavirus, many members opted not to attend the dinner this year.  Thus we only had 13 tables, instead of the usual 19 tables.

We had karaoke from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.  Our members sang and danced all afternoon until 6:30pm.   Then the dinner began with blessings from our president Peter McConville, followed by a short speech from our guests of honor, Mary Horton and Francis Sykora.

This year, we were able to negotiate an upgraded menu without extra charge. Instead of 2 crabs, we negotiated to have 2 large lobsters per table, which was the highlight of the meal.  Another delicious upgrade was the sautéed prawn and chicken in bird’s nest.  The baked tapioca pudding and Chinese pastry rounded out the meal perfectly.

In between the dishes, we also played a fun game challenging our members’ badminton skills.  There were also a lot of door prizes, like a  pair of Canucks tickets and a unique handmade wood watch, etc., all donated by our members.  After dinner, many members opted for more dancing until 10pm.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the party, with bursts of laughter and cheers throughout the evening.  I’d like to thank all the volunteers who help make this event so successful.

Submitted by Caroline Young

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