2016 marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong. To remember Canadian soldiers who defended Hong Kong and to honor the veterans, CCA held a joint event with the Chinese Military Museum Society of Vancouver at the Crown Wine Cellars in Shouson Hill, Hong Kong. We were honored to have the support and the presence of Consul General of Canada Mr. Jeff Nankivell. The event had an overwhelming attendance by the Hong Kong community as well as other foreign dignitaries such as representatives from the US Consulate General. Please surf our website to have a look at the pictures.
Every year a commemorative service is being held at the Sai Wan War Cemetery to remember and honor the Canadian men and women who have served our country and fought for freedom around the world. Quoting The Right Honorable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada on Remembrance Day 2016:
“Time may fade, but our memories cannot. We all have a duty to hold the torch high, and to keep its flames alight.”
“That is why today we stand sombre and silent, with poppies close to our hearts, and take the time to remember. Lest we forget.”
Gloria Choy attended the ceremony and laid a wreath on behalf of CCA.
Vice Chairperson Jessica Lee and Immediate Past Chairperson Spencer Lee attended the ceremony as CCA’s representative.