The Foundation actively works with community service associations to co-sponsor programs and activities that enhance the quality of life of the senior residents. An active Tenant’s Association plans educational and social activities for residents.
On August 8th, the Malaysian Singaporean and Bruneian Community Association (“MSBCA”) Group visited Wai Kwan Manor to perform Chinese opera and martial arts for the tenants.
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 of Business Improvement 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.
Oi Kwan Foundation organizes multiple events daily, including summer barbecues, Chinese Opera, Moh-Jong, Calligraphy and Karaoke, volunteering at the Stampede Breakfast, Quarterly Birthday Celebrations, Trips to Edmonton and The Calgary Zoo.
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.
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.
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.
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