This year is the 15th anniversary of QESOSA Ontario Chapter and a buffet lunch
was held on July 24, 2004 (Saturday) at China Buffet King, Scarborough to
celebrate the occasion.  Almost 70 people attended the function including
former schoolmates, their family members/relatives and guests from other old
student associations from Queen’s College, Belilios Public School and La Salle
College. Some of our Board’s “prized collections”, mementos and memorabilia
circa 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s were on display at the event.  These included
yearbooks, school tie, school emblem, school badge, house badge,
membership pins for the various clubs representing various extra-curricular
activities, and countless other items related to QES over the past 50 years.  On
display were also photo albums from every social activity organized by the
Ontario Chapter since its inception in 1989, collected with tender loving care by
Nancy and James H.K. Tang.

Following the singing of O Canada and the school song led by Mr. Max Wong
(61), all present enjoyed the sumptuous buffet lunch and a “guessing” game of
matching “then” & “now” photographs of the Directors of the Board.  Mrs.
Susan Kan (wife of Mr. Mi Ki Kan) and Mrs. Susan Leung (61) led all in the
singing of “Today” and “Those Were the Days” with their wonderful voices.

Mr. Mi Ki Kan (57) had produced and put up a remarkable slide show of current
images of QES with its newly completed extension wing.  He and his wife visited
QES last year and brought home these wonderful pictures of our mother school
and HK street scenes that had changed so remarkably due to years of
development.  Everyone present received a postcard sized bookmark with a
picture of QES new main entrance.  A heartfelt thanks to Mi Ki’s generosity and

Selwyn Chow hosted a “guessing game” with the luncheon guests.  It involved
guessing the names of individual alumni, by identifying and matching the
“before” and “after” pictures of Board of Directors.  The “before” pictures were
old photos taken in their youth, to be matched with current photos of members
on the Board.  Julie Sham took the grand prize by correctly matching all pairs.

Our President Mr. Henry Lee (61) advised the attendees that as a result of the
series of events celebrating and commemorating QES’s Golden Jubilee in Hong
Kong on November 28th, that the AGM for our Ontario Chapter would be
deferred from its usual timing of November each year, to January 2005.  This
deferral is to allow our Toronto alumni who will be joining in the festivities of the
QES GJC in Hong Kong, to have time to return to Canada, and to compile a mini
presentation, to be shared and viewed by members of the Ontario Chapter in
early 2005 at our AGM. Henry also took the opportunity to brief fellow
schoolmates of the QESOSA Secondary School Student Overseas Trip
Sponsorship Program (see separate article).

The 15th anniversary celebration has been a joyful and memorable gathering,
which brings back the fond memories of those QES school days and rekindles
our friendship once again.

by Marca Suen (70) and Julie Look (67)
QESOSA Ontario
15th Anniversary Celebration of QESOSA Ontario
Our golden MCs, Selwyn Chow and Nancy Tang
Everybody enjoying the all-you-can-eat buffet
Mi Ki Kan presenting a wonderful slide show
Our President Henry Lee addressing everybody
The grand prize winners
The "Before" and "After" game
The heroes behind the scene, the Board of Directors