Chinese New Year,known in modern Chinese as the "Spring Festival"  is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.Celebrations traditionally run from the evening
preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of
the New Year falls on the new moon between 21st January and 20th February.In 2017, the first day of
the Chinese New Year is on Saturday, 28 January,2017.

Herman Chin

Herman Anthony Chin (aka "the Germon"), 72, devoted husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully in his sleep on December 7, 2016, dreaming of his next trip home to Jamaica. He was known by his loved ones as a sun worshiper, talented sewing machine mechanic, die-hard poker player, domino slammer, soccer coach extraordinaire, shoe connoisseur and skilled cultivator of scotch bonnet pepper trees.

We will miss his larger than life laugh, his ever present Jamaican patois and, of course, his big belly! He and his wife, Lola, forged a new life in Canada and will always be remembered for giving their children and grandchildren a chance to grow and build their own lives.

Noel Seow

TTA Xmas Luncheon 2016

Thanks to the Tsung Tsing Association of Canada.
Enjoying their Christmas Celebrations.

JuNyuk Batt by Master Chef Charley Chung

Mussel with Ginger, Garlic and Black Beans – Presented by Chef Harold Wong

Tracey Ann Rene Chin – Oakland Fire Dept Chief

Jamaican­ Born, First Asian Woman
Named Battalion Chief of Oakland
Fire Department

Tracey Ann Rene Chin, who joined the Oakland Fire Department in 1999, has been promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief. Chin was the 貈rst Asian female 貈re貈ghter in Oakland, and the 貈rst Asian female Recruit Academy director. In addition, she was the 貈rst Asian female captain in the Oakland 貈re department and is now the 貈rst Asian female to serve as Battalion Fire Chief in the department. Chin is the 貈rst Jamaican-born person with Chinese, Indian and African heritage to hold this position. Chin worked her way up through the California department’s ranks, serving as a paramedic, engineer, and lieutenant before being named captain in 2008.Continue reading