Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and Holiday Season!


COVID-19 is still with us. All mandatory Public Health protocols were lifted on June 11, 2022 in Ontario, however, the medical profession is encouraging everyone to keep wearing their masks in public indoor spaces and especially in schools, washing hands frequently and keep a distance from others. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and the influenza is also here, causing medical challenges for our health care system. The symptoms, including sore throat, fever and cough, are present in all three viruses. It is important to pay attention to their severity. Experts say people need to be extra cautious in monitoring their symptoms, even mild ones, for COVID-19. It is recommended that you get all your COVID-19 vaccinations shots you are eligible for. Vaccinated individual who get COVID-19 have mild symptoms and do not require hospitalization.

On December 18, 2022, the total COVID-19 cases in Canada were 4,476.968. Total deaths 48,474. Throughout Canada 95,567,743 vaccine doses were administered. In Ontario, total COVID-19 Cases were 1,540,000. Total deaths 15,440. On December 15, 2022, in Ontario there were 1,222 hospitalized with COVID-19. 108 were in ICU and the average deaths in a week was 12.

Fraud & Scams

With the rise in frauds and scams over the telephone, via text message and email, please be cautious in how you respond to these requests. Telephone calls will ask you to press numbers on your phone while email and texts may ask you to click on website links. It is important that you do not follow any of these instructions. Note that many fraudulent e-mails and phone calls appear to be legitimate but, Canada Revenue Agency and other Federal and Ontario Government agencies DO NOT send out e-mails or phone you to ask for personal information. Also, you should be aware that credit card providers and banks also do not ask for personal information over email or phone. In some cases, someone may call if there is suspicious activity on your accounts or credit cards but it will be a live person and not automated so be cautious and listen closely before responding. If you are unsure, it is best not to respond and ask a family member to assist with these requests.

A few tips and things to watch for:
  • When reading e-mails, do not click onto another site if it looks or feels unfamiliar, even if you recognize the person's name or e-address. This kind of activity is called phishing and is meant to trick unsuspecting people into clicking onto another site and gaining access to your personal information or contact list.
  • Some emails may ask you to invest in schemes, ask for money or say that you owe money or, they may threaten to take over your computer. They may claim to know all about you and will share your information with others if you do not pay them. It is best to ignore and delete it.
  • Do not answer phone calls you do not recognize. Do not press any numbers to agree or disagree or to speak to a person.
If you have fallen prey to fraud and scams or concerned about the e-mails or phone calls, contact your local police station to report, providing as much information as you can.

Community News


Unfortunately the September Golf week-end was cancelled. We hope to have Family Picnic in July 2023.


Heiri Schurmann, Toronto, 80 in August 2022
Cecil Son Hing, Toronto, 91 in August 2022
Kinyun Fok, Toronto, 70 in October 2022


Bradley Sun and Julie Grynychyn, tied the knot on December 3, 2022 in Sydney, Australia.
Shannon Mason & Tyler Lin got married on July 23, 2022 in Mississauga.

Visitors to Toronto

Gloria Yenson from Vancouver, in August 2022
Lawrence & Sharon Son Hing from South Carolina, in August 2022
Leigh & Linda Son Hing from South Carolina, in August 2022
Peter & Meriel Low and Karen from London, England, in August 2022
Mervin & Judy Karfor, from Johannesburg, in August 2022
Quinton & Lana Son Hing, from Vancouver, in August 2022
Mary Kwan from Vancouver in October 2022
Nelly Fok from Johannesburg, South Africa in October 2022
With Deepest Sympathy

Kin Ho-Yan, 68 in Johannesburg on August 9, 2022
Merry Chantson (Peacock), 72 in Toronto on September 19, 2022
Ng Shue Chee Pon, 109 in Johannesburg on September 27, 2022
Willie (aka Kie) Leong, 87 in Toronto on September 28, 2022
John Chung Wai Kee, 62 in Markham on October 5, 2022
Amy Chinn (Tong Q), 82 in Seattle on October 14, 2022
Angela Singlam (Sun Hing), 51 in Johannesburg on October 25, 2022
In Mee Baw (Fok), 95 Vancouver on October 26, 2022
Wan Loy Lai (Lew), 91 in Vancouver, October 30, 2022
Connie Song (Dateling), 79 in Durban, November 24, 2022

Please see In Memoriam on CCASA website for additional information.
In Memoriam
Canadian Chinese Association (SA)

2022 Executive

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Vice-President: Denise War • • 905-277-4248
Treasurer: Ivan Leong • • 416-499-7881
Secretary: Geoff Maw • • 905-858-3690
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