MSBCA PERFORMANCES

On August 8th, the MSBCA visited Wai Kwan Manor to perform Chinese opera and martial arts for the tenant.

FIRST BARBECUE OF THE YEAR

On July 15th, Wai Kwan hosted a barbecue event for its volunteers, board members, and staff.

VOLUNTEERING AT THE STAMPEDE BREAKFAST

On the morning of July 7th, a few tenants from the Wai Kwan Manor volunteered at the stampede breakfast held around the downtown BIA area.

Esther Ng Art Exhibition

An art exhibition of paintings painted by our residential artist Esther Ng was hosted on July 4th.

QUARTERLY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

On June 25th, a birthday celebration was organized for all of the tenants who's birthday falls within the third quarter of the year 2019.

KENT HEHR CANADA DAY CELEBRATION

On June 21st, Kent Hehr, Federal MP, came to Wai Kwan Manor with coffee and cake for an early celebration of Canada Day with the tenants.

Edmonton Trip

A two-day excursion to Edmonton was organized for June 14 & 15th. The trip consisted of attractions such as Edmonton's Premium Outlet Collection mall, University of Alberta's Botanic Garden, and the Legislative Assemble of Alberta.  A quick visit to the Red Deer Farmer's market and a last-minute stop at the CrossIron Mills allowed the participants a chance pick up some goodies before returning to the Wai Kwan Manor.

Lethbridge Opera Society

The Lethbridge Opera Society visited Wai Kwan Manor on June 11th for their annual performance and lunch with the tenants.

Senior Competition at Calgary Chinese Citizens Elderly Association

On May 15th, the team from Wai Kwan Manor reigned victorious in the senior’s competition hosted by the CCEA.

Sending off the Summer Student

As the summer draws to a close, the Oi Kwan Foundation staff and some of it's Board Members took the Summer Student, Kimberly Shen, to a farewell lunch to wish her the best in her next semester at University.

Calgary Zoo Trip

The Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, in conjunction with the Calgary Zoo, hosted a fundraising gala to honour the arrival of the Giant Pandas - Er Shun, Da Mao and their twin cubs, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue to Calgary. These funds were used to purchase zoo tickets for seniors including the tenants at Wai Kwan. The Calgary Chinatown Lions Club sponsored transportation for our tenants to visit the zoo. After observing the pandas in their new habitat, they proceeded to Cross Iron Mills Mall for lunch at the food court and walked and shopped around the mall. They then visited a Chinese supermarket and had dinner at Eastern Treasures before returning to Wai Kwan.

Karaoke session

Polly singing at the weekly karaoke group led by Shirley.

WAI KWAN STAMPEDE BBQ

During the last few days of Stampede, Wai Kwan hosted it's own Stampede BBQ for tenants, board members, volunteers and staff.

CCECA INQUIRY BOOTH

The Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens' Association (CCECA) is a non-profit social services organization which provides a range of services to Calgary's elderly Chinese population. A representative from the CCECA is pictured here informing tenants of the range of services offered.

WAI KWAN MANOR VOLUNTEERING AT THE BIA STAMPEDE BBQ

A few of the tenants from Wai Kwan volunteered to help prepare and serve a Stampede Breakfast held in Chinatown with the Business Improvement Area.

CANDO MUSIC SOCIETY

The Cando Music Society practices on a regular basis here at Wai Kwan. Their performance consists of vocals, as well as instruments like guitar and drums.

KENT HEHR CANADA DAY VISIT

Kent Hehr, Federal MP,  visited Wai Kwan with coffee and cake as part of Canada Day celebrations to thank the tenants for their braveness in immigrating to a new country, and for helping to make Canada as multicultural as it is.

VISITING CHOIR FROM HONG KONG

The choir from Hong Kong stopped at Wai Kwan as part of their tour and treated the tenants to a wonderful performance.

WAI KWAN MANOR CHOIR

The Wai Kwan Choir meets regularly to practice their singing skills so that they are prepared for entertaining their colleagues at various social functions.

LETHBRIDGE OPERA SOCIETY

The Lethbridge Opera Society visited Wai Kwan on June 11th. The tenants enjoyed a performance of classical Chinese opera, followed by a lunch organized by Polly Yip and other volunteers.

MOTHERS AND FATHERS DAY BANQUET

The Mothers and Fathers Day Banquet was held at Regency Restaurant. During the banquet, various groups performed cultural performances as part of the entertainment.

FIRE SAFETY TALK

On June 4th, Darrell Wiebe from the Calgary Fire Department gave the tenants a talk on fire safety. Included in his presentation was an overview of the City of Calgary Fire Safety Checklist, accessible here.