Obituary – Mr. Shing Chi Keung, Danny

Our former Biology teacher Mr. Shing Chi Keung Danny, who served in Wah Yan College Kowloon from 1991 to 2020, passed away last month. May his soul rest in peace.

Here is the obituary from his family:

泣告

成志強先生

於上月安詳離世。現謹定於新曆2020年11月26日(農曆庚子年十月十二日)下午四時於九龍紅磡世界殯儀館二樓永康堂設靈,翌日2020年11月27日(農曆庚子年十月十三日)擇時大殮,隨即奉柩火葬場火化。

成府孝家眷 泣叩

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The Pastoral Committee of WYK will organise a Prayer Service for Mr. SHING:

Date: 17 November 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Venue: St. Ignatius Chapel, WYK


 

RIP Mr. Lee Tak Kuan

Our beloved legendary music teacher, Mr. LEE Tak Kuan (李德君老師), Tak Suk (Uncle Tak), passed away on 30th October 2020 at the age of 92. His family accompanied him by his bedside during his final hours.

Tak Suk studied composition and music theory under the tutelage of the first generation of Hong Kong composers, YE Chun Zhi and others. He also took vocal lessons with Russian soprano Madame Oshayev. He had been featured in many concerts as lead-singer in operas and performed in many services in church. His active music life won him many good friendships in the music circle.

Between 1974 and 1991, Tak Suk was the Head of Music at Wah Yan College, Kowloon. Under his baton, the School Choir had won more than twenty championships in the Hong Kong Schools’ Music Festival. His humorous approach in education had impressed many of his students. He maintained close friendship with his choristers beyond retirement.

His expertise in and devotion to music education extended to the community. Among the numerous voluntary positions at different music and educational organizations that he held, the most notable one should be the position as Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association. He gave valuable assistance to the Association on the arrangements of the Hong Kong Schools’ Music Festivals, which benefit thousands of Hong Kong student musicians every year.

Tak Suk’s contributions to the school’s music education has been immense. He will be deeply missed by his students, friends, family, and all who knew him.

Detail of the funeral service will be announced by his family later.

May Tak Suk Rest In Peace.

(original text by: Music Department, Wah Yan College, Kowloon)


 

Transcending 100 – World Record Creation @ Wah Yan

—in face of group gathering restrictions and uncertainties, we would like to postpone the Event originally scheduled on 31 October 2020 until late 2021—

 

Dear Alumni, Parents, Teachers, Staff Members, Students and Friends of Wah Yan,

First and foremost, may we wish you good health and please stay vigilant amidst the pandemic spread. We are pleased to report to you that we have received donations from many of you, though the amount is still far from our target; and that the scarfs and fortune bags for our beloved elderlies are ready for delivery. We also completed a mockup measurement onsite in July.

As we near the Event Day, the prohibition on group gatherings is still in force rendering mass gathering impracticable. Recently, we were advised by the Official Body of the World Record to postpone the Event given an uncertain public health condition in Hong Kong. Some caring alumni and friends also inquired about the safety measure of the Event.

The health and safety of our people matters most, and in face of these restrictions and uncertainties, we would like to postpone the Event originally scheduled on 31 October 2020 until late 2021, when hopefully the pandemic spread has ceased or is under control. We will keep in view the development of the public health situation and make swift adjustment accordingly. We also want to assure you that we will NOT cancel the Event because it is the only way we can raise fund to support the ongoing initiatives in the Schools and serve our beloved elderlies in need.

We have been head over heel seeking funding to settle the production costs of the Event (e.g. scarfs, fortune bags and gifts for our elderlies). And we will appropriate $10 million again to the Schools to support small class teaching and whole person development programmes for our pupils in a year’s time. After that our reserve will be extremely low, and we will be unable to sustain these meaningful initiatives in 2022 if we fail to gather sufficient funding through this Event and other upcoming initiatives.

Therefore, we would like to call upon you to advance your support for the World Record Creation Event by sending your donations together with the form overleaf. Every dollar counts now and we will do our best to sort out the new date and keep you promptly posted. We will come back stronger with more people and fun, making it a highlight transcending our centenary anniversary. Please call Monty Fong (9321 6011) or Stephen Lam (9687 0116) for enquiries. Stay safe and please help us walk the walk for the continued development of Wah Yan. Again thank you very much for your unfailing support.

With great gratitude and very best wishes,
The Organizing Committee, World Record Creation @ Wah Yan

Action now:

Donate to support us :
World Record Creation @ Wah Yan – Appeal Letter
“穿越100”世界紀錄創造日
World Record Creation @ Wah Yan FAQs


 

Reduce plight of Cheung Chung Pan (’03)

Appeal for donation to support the costs of operation treatments for Cheung Chung Pan

Since 2008, our fellow Wahyanites have concerned about the condition of Cheung Chung Pan (’03) , who is suffering from lymphoedema, a disorder which results from the malfunctioning of the lymphatic system. With the joint efforts of our fellow Wahyanites and friends of Wah Yan community, in October 2008, we raised over HK$600,000 towards the medical expenses of Chung Pan. With the fund raised, Chung Pan underwent a series of operations successfully in Taiwan.

After years of tough rehabilitation, Chung Pan had also gone through a medical operation in March 2019.

We have news from Chung Pan that he is still under treatment for lymphoedema in Taiwan at the moment, and that he will soon undergo another round of operations. For this round of operation, it requires approximately NT$1,000,000 (approx. HK$270,000), to cover hospital expenses.

In order to support Chung Pan, who has shown tremendous courage and perseverance in fighting the disease and reducing the plight that he faces, WYKPSA is making an appeal to caring Wahyanites to make donations to the Norman So WYK Development Fund (“Norman So Fund”) so as to give help for the relief of Chung Pan in need. The Norman So Fund takes the lead to fund the remittance of the needed amount to the hospital in Taiwan.

Donations can be made by cheques payable to “Norman So WYK Development Fund Ltd.”, and sent to c/o Wah Yan College Kowloon, 56 Waterloo Road, Kowloon

or

by bank deposit to HSBC A/C no.: 033-896937-001, and please send the deposit advice via Whatsapp to Stephen Lam (’96, WYKPSA Chairman) at 9687 0116 or Felix Tseng (’81, Director of Normal So WYK Development Fund) at 9657 0777.

Receipts will be issued for donations of HK$100 or above for tax deduction purpose.

Please contact Stephen Lam (’96) at stephen.lam@luqapharma.com for more information.

Men for and with others, your help is needed.
Let’s keep Chung Pan and his mother in our prayers.

WYKPSA

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About Norman So WYK Development Fund

The “Norman So WYK Development Fund Limited” is a recognized charitable organization in Hong Kong with s.88 status under the Inland Revenue Ordinance since its establishment in December 2008. WYKPSA and its various past chairmen were instrumental to the set-up of this Fund and Chairman of WYKPSA sits on the board of directors assisting in the
governance of the Fund.

The fund was established for the charitable purposes of serving Wahyanites and Wah Yan College, Kowloon in times of need, especially for students in matters of education and maintenance.

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Relief aid to Cheung Chung Pan in 2008

Letters and updates from Chung Pan, Mrs. Cheung and Mr. Norman So from 2008-2011


 

Words from the Chairman

Dear Brothers,

The 50th AGM of WYKPSA was successfully held on 30 May 2020. It is my great honour to be elected as the Chairman of WYKPSA again and allow me continue to serve our alma mater and alumni.

All Exco candidates have been elected smoothly. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our Office Bearers of this term:
Chairman: Stephen Lam (96)
Vice Chairmen: Cedric Ko (94), Chris Chan (96), Vincent Li (96),
Honorary Secretary: YK Yiu (96)
Honorary Treasurer: Paul Chan (07)

We will continue to do our best to reunite brotherhood and to serve our alma mater. We need ideas, constructive comments and suggestions. Please feel free to share with us!

In Hoc Signo Vinces!

Sincerely Yours,
Stephen Lam (96)


 

WYKPSA Circular (May 2020)

  • 95th Anniversary Open Days – Transcendence
  • Wah Yan International Reunion 2019
  • Anniversary Musical Drama – Legacy: A celebration of a century
  • Real Estate Fraternity Networking Session
  • Legal Fraternity Lunch Gathering
  • Lunch with Senior Alumni from Ontario, Canada
  • Book of the Year Project
  • Student Ambassador Tour to Toronto
  • PSA Award and Student Ambassador Scheme
  • Mentorship Programme
  • THE MAGIC HOUR – Wine O’clock
  • Wah Yan League – pending resumption
  • Wah Yan Transcending 100 Souvenirs

WYKPSA Circular (May 2020)


 

Wah Yan Transcending 100 Centenary Scarf

The Centenary Scarf, designed by students and alumni from two Wah Yans, show the unity, brotherhood and the way forward by transcending the time as one family.

Made of nylon-wool mix, the full-sized art piece is a must-have for every Wahyanite. The Centenary Scarf is now available at HK$250. Order now as only limited stock is available.

Order can be picked up at both WYK and WYHK in late November 2019. Proceeds from sales will be dispersed to support the continued development of the two Wah Yan Colleges.

Dimension: 162.5 cm x 25.5cm
Material: Nylon-wool mix

** Delivery methods **
– Pick up at school at $0 Shipping Fee
– Local delivery (Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and N.T. only) at $50 Shipping Fee
– For delivery, please expect shipment will be arranged after Dec 2019.

Order URL: http://bit.ly/32bOOEy


 

Wah Yan Transcending 100 Pocket Square is now on sale!

With a view to celebrating Wah Yan Transcending 100th Anniversary, WYHKPSA and WYKPSA are delighted to present the one and only signature Pocket Square in collaboration with Ascot Chang.

Material: 100% silk
Size: 33cm x 33cm
Early Bird: $550 (Order before 1st December 2019)
Original Price: $650

** 送貨方法 **
– Pocket Square 專用 Pick up at school for $0
– Pocket Square 專用 本地送貨 for $50 (Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and N.T. only)

Order URL: http://bit.ly/2NsYgy9


 

Jesuit Education Forum 2020

Millions around the world have counted themselves as grateful beneficiaries of Jesuit education.  Whether they are graduates of Wah Yan or Jesuit schools and universities elsewhere, one can sense, by listening to them proudly recalling their learning experiences, that there are unique attributes common to the education they have received during their formative years.

What are the special features of Jesuit education? How adaptable are the Jesuits to different cultural contexts as demonstrated in their history in China?  In what ways can Jesuit education respond to current challenges, including hyper-competition, increasing diversity of views, demands of the modern workplace, a world made ever restless by myriads of stimulations including the internet, and challenges faced by parents in connecting with their children?

The Forum is an invaluable opportunity for educators, parents, alumni, and students to learn from the insights of Jesuit Fathers, prominent  academics, experts, professional practitioners and Wahyanites on these intriguing yet important questions.

Date: 17 October 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Online
Fee: Free
Enrollment deadline: 9 October 2020

For details, please visit
www.wahyan.edu.hk/jef2020


 

Transcending 100 – World Record Creation @ Wah Yan

Dear Wahyanites and Friends,

We call upon you to create a WORLD RECORD for WAH YAN and support 10,000 beloved elderlies together!

With a view to commemorating the 100th / 95th anniversaries of Wah Yan Colleges, Hong Kong and Kowloon, by living out our spirit of being “Men for and with Others”, Wah Yan One Family Foundation and the two Schools are striving to create a world record in the name of Wah Yan – using 10,000 scarves to build a figure and sending 10,000 blessing bags (Fukubukuro)  to our beloved elderlies in Hong Kong. The details are as follows:

Date: 31 October 2020 (Saturday)
Venue: Artificial Turf Football Pitch, Wah Yan College, Kowloon
Programme: Performances – 10:00 a.m.
World Record Creation – 10:30 a.m.
100 students, parents, teachers and alumni will build the figure “100” together.

By making a donation of HK$1,000, you can help us to produce a scarf and a blessing bag, and to raise funds for continuing the quality education at the two Wah Yans. The elderlies at Caritas Centres will receive 10,000 sets of scarf and blessing bag upon the event.

Your generosity will uphold Wah Yan’s “Men for and with Others” spirit to help the needy in society, and will surely help further to nurture our next generation of Wahyanites.

Please contact Monty Fong (’83) on 93216011 for more information.

Action now:

Donate to support us : World Record Creation @ Wah Yan – Appeal for Donation


 

Unity in plurality – The 50th Annual General Meeting

Alumni from Class 1965 to 2014 flocked home to the School Hall for the 50th Annual General Meeting on 30 May, Saturday.

Rev. Fr. Stephen Chow, S. J. and Principal Warren Chung also attended our meeting. Father Chow gave an inspiring speech encouraging the PSA to go forth in the path of ‘unity in plurality’, in contrast to that of ‘unity in diversity’ that placed too much emphasis on our differences. Principal Chung applauded the PSA for starting the Book of the Year project, which brought the PSA truly beyond a collection of fraternities and reminded us, boys and alumni alike, to ‘stand up straight with your shoulders back’ in the face of adversity. He also commended the PSA for our companionship with the school on making face mask donations during COVID-19.

We were also most privileged to have had Armen Ho (WYHK ‘93), Vice-Chairman of the WYHKPSA, at our AGM. We hope that the ties between the two PSAs will be even closer in the coming years, making the Wah Yans truly one family.


 

Notice on Social Distancing at the WYKPSA AGM

Pursuant to Cap. 599G Schedule 1, the WYKPSA AGM shall meet at 3pm in the School Hall of Wah Yan College, Kowloon on 30 May, 2020 under the following conditions:

1. The West Gate shall be closed. All alumni entering the school premises shall have their body temperature checked at the security booth at the Main Gate.
2. No food or drinks, including water, is served at the meeting.
3. If more than 50 people are present, the Balcony of the Hall will also be employed and the number shall not exceed 100.
4. Alumni are advised to observe social distancing and common sense and refrain from gathering too closely in large groups.


 

WYKIMC Alumni Manager Election, 2020

By 15 May 2020, the WYKPSA has received 33 valid nominations across a spectrum of 13 years for ONE candidate, Mr. LAM Sze Wai Stephen of Class 1996.

As there is only one candidate validly nominated, the WYKPSA Election Committee hereby announces that Mr. LAM Sze Wai Stephen of Class 1996 is elected, by default, as Alumni Manager at the Wah Yan College, Kowloon Incorporated Management Committee. His term of office will be from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2022.


 

Candidates for WYKPSA Executive Committee 2020-2021

By 15 May 2020, the following 30 alumni have been validly nominated to stand as candidates for the WYKPSA Executive Council, Session 2020-2021:

CHAN Chi Kan (‘07)
CHAN Ka Kit (‘03)
CHAN Pak Woon (‘03)
CHAN Yiu Pun Jimmy (‘84)
CHAN Yung Fei (‘96)
CHENG Sing (‘96)
CHEUNG Chuen Yih Amos (‘97)
CHEUNG Man Ki (‘14)
CHEUNG Man Tik (‘12)
CHEUNG Yin Cheong (‘97)
FONG Wing Hong Monty (‘83)
GEE Chun Hang (‘13)
IP Sheldon (‘96)
KO Ka Shun (‘94)
KO Wing Fung Cedric John (‘94)
KWAN Yu (‘94)
LAM Fung Ngai (‘94)
LAM Sze Wai Stephen (‘96)
LEUNG Chun Wing Caleb (‘96)
LEUNG Ho Wai (‘08)
LI Chun Wai Vincent (‘96)
PARK Chun Yu Patrick (‘13)
POON Cheuk Bun (‘04)
TONG Pak Kin Simon (‘01)
WING Chung (‘03)
WONG Hon Ting (‘08)
WONG Kai Yu Anthony (‘97)
WONG Tsz Kin (‘00)
YIU Yun Kwan (‘96)
YUNG Ka Chung (‘13)

As the number of eligible candidates does not exceed 40, all alumni above will be elected, without contest, as ExCo members of the WYKPSA at the Annual General Meeting to be held at 3pm on 30 May 2020 (Saturday) at the School Hall of Wah Yan College, Kowloon.

Details about The 50th Annual General Meeting