February 20, 2018

Annual Founder’s Banquet – Just Around the Corner

Long time no update on this site! We’ve been busy preparing for the annual Founder’s Day banquet in Vancouver, on Sunday August 10th.

All students, old and new, parents, and friends are welcome to join us. It’ll be a great time to catch up with everyone, and of course there will be a lion dance performance with all of the different Choy Lee Fut Federation clubs as well as kungfu demos.

Don’t miss out – call Sifu Hali or Sifu Carmen, or email us at info@choylaifut.com if you’d like to reserve a spot!

Saturday Jan 21st AM and Noon classes moved

Dear students and parents,

Please be advised the first two classes on Saturday, Jan 21st will be combined into a single class in the afternoon (3:00 – 4:30 pm) in order to accommodate a lion dance performance / field trip at a seniors’ retirement home.

Some of the students will be coming with us, it will be a big help and definitely will be appreciated by the seniors that live there! It’s a fun way for us to celebrate the Chinese New Year with them.

If you can’t make the 3pm class, don’t worry – come and talk to us about making up the class sometime over the next few weeks, or we can adjust your fees the following month. Thanks for your understanding!

Interested in helping out at one of the upcoming lion dance performances? We can always use help with transportation, music, etc. Let us know!

Coming in June 2012: Our 10 year anniversary

This is a special year for us. It’s amazing how time flies; it’s hard to believe that we will have been around for 10 years as of June 28th this year.

There are some of you that have been with us every step of the way, since those early days and even before when we were still teaching at Grandmaster Wong Ha’s school back on Jackson Street near Chinatown. We want to thank every one of you for sticking it out with us over the years. 🙂

Not to sound cheesy, but it really does only feel like a couple of years ago when we first flicked on the lights in our Richmond school and said to ourselves, “Wow, this is a really small space, but it’s ours!” Actually, it was more like “Hey, why is the toilet in that walk-in fridge?” but that’s a story for another day.

This year, we would like to celebrate with a dinner and performance night sometime in June. Unlike the annual Founder’s Day banquet in August, we’d like to see each and every one of our students do a performance. It’s a great way to build up self confidence, and show some school pride!

We’ll have more information on this over the coming weeks. If you are interested in helping out to organize the event, or have any ideas for where or how we can host this celebration night, please let us know.

Upcoming Lion Dance Performances – Jan 2012

Chinese New Year is coming early this year — it’ll be on Monday, January 23rd. It’s always a busy time of year of course for kungfu schools, with lots of lion dance performances.

Here’s what’s coming up for us:

  • Wednesday, Jan 18th @ 6:00 pm in Vancouver
  • Saturday, Jan 21st @ 12:30 pm in Burnaby
  • Tuesday, Jan 24th – 3 performances from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm in Burnaby and North Vancouver
  • Wednesday, Jan 25th @ 6:00 pm in Vancouver
  • Sunday, Jan 29th @ 6:00 pm in Richmond

Our lion dance team is already preparing for these performances, but we’d like to ask if there are any other students that would like to help out as well. Please let Sifu Hali or Sifu Carmen know if you are interested in joining us at any of these performances — we can always use extra hands!

Annual CLFMAH Christmas party!

Hey everyone, it’s that time of year again! 🙂 We would like to invite all of our students and families to our annual Christmas dinner. Everyone, including parents and siblings of students, are welcome to join us.

Tentatively, we’re thinking of doing this on December 17th (Saturday) at 6pm, likely in Richmond.

If you are interested in coming, please let Sifu Hali or Sifu Carmen know as soon as possible, and we will give you more details over the next few classes.

Next lion dances: Sept 26 and Oct 1

Our next lion dance performance will for a wedding in Richmond on Sept 26th.

Afterwards, we will be performing in Chinatown for the annual celebration for China (Chinese national holiday) on Oct 1st. Our lion dancers will be busy!

Congrats Barb and Mark!

Yesterday at the Mayfair Lakeside Grill resturant in Richmond, our lion team had the honor of performing at Barb and Mark’s wedding. We hope all of the guests enjoyed the lion dance!

Next lion dance performance: Sept 26th

Lion dance and music team: Just a reminder that our next performance will be in Richmond at 6pm on Monday, Sept 26th. Please ask for more details from Sifu Hali.

Tickets now being sold for the annual CLF Founder’s Day banquet on August 7th

Grandmaster Wong Ha at the 2004 CLF Founder's Day Celebration

Grandmaster Wong Ha at the 2004 CLF Founder's Day Celebration

Yes, it’s that time of year again!

For those of you that are new to the school, each year the Hung Hsing Choy Lee Fut Federation of Canada puts on a banquet in August to commemorate the ancestors and origins of the Choylaifut kungfu style, and to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the Federation.

As members of this Federation, our school is involved each year in the preparations, and our students perform kungfu forms and lion dance along with students from all of the other member schools.

It’s a time for everyone in our school to come together and have dinner together, as well as sit back and enjoy the kungfu performances.

Tickets are $35 per person for the regular 10 course meal, and $30 per person for the vegetarian version. Please get your tickets from Sifu Hali no later than August 2nd!

Next lion dance performance: Sunday, July 31st

We’re looking forward to an upcoming lion dance performance at a wedding in Richmond on July 31st. It’ll be fun!