CCA Toronto New Year’s Eve Party

CCA NYE 2016

CCA NYE 2016

The Caribbean Chinese Association held their annual New Year's Eve party on December 31, 2016.   Over 230 members and friends of all ages of the Association were treated to a delicious 10 course Chinese banquet dinner at the Crown Prince Fine Dining in Toronto Ontario.
After the balloons fell from above to ring in the 2017 New Year, the celebration continued with the DJ playing past midnight until nearly 1 A.M for the enjoyment of the crowd. 

2017 Chinese NY of the rooster is January 28, 2017.

Annual Festival at Dade College
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Francis Chan (Chan Fook Ming)

Francis Chan

Francis Chan

It is with deep regret and a very sad heart for me to advise that one of my best friends has passed away. So many fond memories. Laddie Kong

Francis Fook Ming Chan was born in Hong Kong on May 17, 1939 to Charles Henry (Chan VweShing) Chin-Yee and Cheng Siew Fun.  He immigrated to Jamaica at the age of 16, where he met his wife Linnette Lim and started his family.  Francis and Linnette has 4 kids; Francis Jr, Cedric, Kirk and Kezia.

When Francis first immigrated to Jamaica, he worked for Hannah Town Bakery.  Displaying his ambitious drive for success, he managed to save enough money to become a partner in Hannah Town Bakery. During his time at Hannah Town Bakery Francis and Linnette, revolutionized the Easter Bun, earning Hannah Town Bakery the phrase “Hard To Beat!”

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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

C.J Recipes

Mussels with ginger garlic and black-beans with Chef Harold Wong

JuNyuk Batt – Pork in Black Bean Sauce – with Chef Charley Chung

Lopet Ban (Steamed Turnip Dumpling)

Submitted by Boogsie Lue Tenn 

 To make 20, you'll need:



3 1/2 lbs. turnip  (Daikon), 1/2 lb. bacon, 1/2 cup dried shrimp

minced garlic, salt, MSG or Sugar, black pepper, 4 Tbsp oil



3 cups glutinous rice powder, 1/2 cup flour

2/3 cup boiling water, 1/3 cup cold water, 1 Tbsp lard

 Grease paper cut into circles or squares for 20

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Chinese Jamaicans and the Panama Railway

Robert Chin (Wally's dad) and his connection to the Panama Railway. 

Did you know that Uncle Robert is a descendant of one of the remaining survivors of the Chinese sent to Jamaica after many died from horrifying causes during the construction of the Panama Railway. These remaining survivors were sent to Jamaica as they were so sick they would not have been able to survive a trip back to China. 

The Chinese were replaced by Jamaicans, many of whom still live in Central America. 

References -

The Numbers- The Panama Railroad Part I

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