This lunar new year I joined the Sien Lok Society of Calgary for their 50th anniversary.
I was proud to speak up in the House of Commons about their incredible work, and to read in the names of Raymond Lee and John Dong into Hansard.
The year 2019 is not only the Year of the Pig, but it is also the 50th anniversary of the Sien Lok Society of Calgary. It is my honour to congratulate it on 50 years of making real change in our community. Its initiatives include Sien Lok Park, establishing a scout troop, hosting events and more.
True to its translated name, “Happiness through good works”, Sien Lok is committed to promoting and preserving Chinese Canadian heritage. As long as there has been a Calgary, there has been a Chinese community. Together we continue to create a better place for everyone to live, work and play.
Special recognition to Raymond Lee, Sien Lok’s first president. As a kid, I delivered the Calgary Herald to Mr. Lee. He is a very kind man, and the same can be said of John Dong, who was named president last fall.
Here is to another 50 years of the Sien Lok Society of Calgary.