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May 19, 2024 HKUAAO Spring Hike At Orchard and Vista Trails in Rouge Valley, Scarborough

It was a nice warm sunny day, perfect for outdoor activities. We met at 2 pm at the main parking lot. Despite the long lineup to get into the parking lot, most of us manage to be on time. HLUAAO had a large turn out, almost 70 strong, with many younger, energetic alumni. Including the Tai Chi group under Mr. Tom Wong, we had close to 100 people ready to get started.

After waiting for the remaining few who were delayed by the traffic, we took a group picture with our HKUAAO banner and started the hiking on the Orchard trail at around 2:20 pm. The trail was relatively easy, according to the expert hikers. However the initial uphill and downhill did post some challenges to a few senior alumni. After the first part of the trail, the rest was mostly flat and easy. We went by the Rouge River, and the scene was very nice along the way. It took us about 1 ½ hours to complete the hike. Although a bit tired, we all enjoyed it and for those who had registered, we were looking forward to the dinner at Sam Woo Restaurant later on that day.

Dinner reception was at 5:30 pm. We had a total of eight tables, including over 50 alumni and about 30 from the Tai Chi group. At around 6 pm, dinner was served. We had a total of 10 dishes including soup, BBQ duck, and a variety including chicken, beef, fish and vegetable. Of course, the delicious meal would not be complete without dessert, fruit and wine! We all went home full stomach and well contented.
Thanks to Mr. Tom Wong for taking the lead and to the Tai Chi group, to our alumni for organizing and helping with the logistics of the hiking and dinner.

Reported by: Tim Cheng

July 21, 2024 HKJU 2024 Summer Picnic

We are excited that HKJU (Hong Kong Joint Universities) is organizing a picnic for alumni of various universities from Hong Kong.  

Theme : Good Food & Fun Games

Date : Sunday July 21, 2024
Time : 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Venue : Markham Milne Dam Conservation Park (Lakeview B Shelter)
 –  8251 McCowan Road, Markham, ON L3P 3J3
Cost:   @$20 (per person – Lunch and drink included) 
           @$10 (6 – 12 years old)

           @Free of charge for those under 6 years old

          * Park admission fee extra

Driving directions and details are outlined in the attached file and poster.  
*Registration is first come first served, so please hurry up.*
Registration closes on Monday, July 15, 2024

Please register using the online registration form on or before July 15 (Monday) if you are interested. You will be asked to provide your name and contact phone number, as well as emergency contact person (name and phone).
All registrants and their guests are asked to read and sign the waiver as follow and then send to Mr. Tim Cheng by email: tacheng0202@gmail.com


Looking forward to seeing you all at the picnic.

HKU Alumni Moments 2023

16 March, 2024 HKU Alumni Day

Season’s greetings! Hey, we are organizing a big homecoming on campus “HKU Alumni Day” March 16th, 2024! Hope you and our alum in Toronto can join in person!! For those who won’t be able to fly back, we will do things online. All 10 faculties are also working with us to make this a memorable day!

Message from Monica Wong (HKUDAAO)

Recap of HKUAAO AGM and Dinner on Saturday December 9, 2023

Annual General Meeting

On Saturday December 9, 2023, HKUAAO held the AGM at 5pm with Margaret Law as the Chair and Agnes Man as the Secretary of the meeting. The meeting went smoothly and swiftly, approved the annual report and the financial report.

The new Board of Directors and advisors were elected with Margaret Law re-elected as the President. The other executive positions will be elected in the first board meeting following the AGM. The new Board is as follows:

Honorary Chairman – Professor Lap-Chee Tsui

Advisors – Ms. Irene Chu

                  Mrs. Peggy Sum

                  Mr. Bassanio So

President – Ms. Margaret Law

Directors – Mr. Dennis Au-Yeung

                 Ms. Agnes Man

                 Mr. Raymond Leung

                 Mr. Verdi Yau

                 Ms. Maggie Poon

                 Mr. Franki Cheng

                 Mrs. Winnie Fung

                 Mr. Danny Leung

                 Ms. Lilian Ma

                 Mr. Tim Cheng

We accepted the resignation of Mr. Hilton Lok from the Board and thanked them for his services to the Association.

AGM Dinner

HKUAAO hosted our 2023 AGM and Dinner on December 9th Saturday at Lobster Port Seafood Cuisine. The 2024 Board of Directors was successfully elected before dinner commenced. The dinner was well attended by over 120 Alumni and friends.
From the 120+ guests , about 50 were newcomers of HKU , who just arrived at Toronto within the past 2 years. We have engaged them in helping as MCs, singing performers, stage assistants, photographer and receptionists . The dinner reception was enjoyed by all at a warm, friendly and relaxed ambience. All our directors have donated gifts for lucky draw, wine and cash money for expenses, and above all, we had very good audio and sound support from a professional production company. There were 5 singers , all HKU alumni members, who have generously shared with us their stage talents. Our directors in charge of New Comer Program and Mentors Support Program gave their reports. We recruited more than 10 new members on the dinner night.
Also attended were JU representatives from the other universities from Hong Kong, namely: Chinese University, Baptist University, Polytechnic University, City University, Science and Technology University, Chu Hoi University, Shu Yan University and Ling Nan University ( in no particular Order ) We thank them in their support.
The President presented her report pledging all our alumni to support our 2024 activities and particularly pledging for support from our JU alumni associations in HKUAAO’s lead in JU activities in 2024.
The AGM dinner ended with a cordial note : group singing and group photo.and we must thank all those who offered carpooling for newcomers who have yet to find their way around Greater Toronto Area.
Last but not least, we thank the Organizing Committee and Work Group for putting together such a memorable event.

Respectfully Reported by
Margaret Law, President of HKUAAO 2024

Click here to view photo album (Photos taken by Beaker Fung)

Click here to view photo album (Photos taken by Samson Lam)

December 9, 2023 HKUAAO Annual General Meeting & Dinner

HKUAAO Annual General Meeting & Dinner 2023

Date:    December 9, 2023 (Saturday)

Time:    5:30pm AGM; 6:00pm Reception; 6:30pm Dinner

Venue:  Lobster Port Chinese Restaurant
              8432 Leslie Street, Thornhill, ON L3T 7M6, Tel: 905-597-8508
              Map & Direction 

Cost:    HKUAAO member and immediate family members $75, Non-member $80, Child (age 2-12) $40
**Please note that if you have registered but are unable to attend, the full cost will still be applicable.

Please register using the online form below :


Registration Deadline: December 3, 2023

For additional information, please contact:  

Margaret Law 416-576-6683; margaret.law@newhorizonlionsclub.org
Tim Cheng 416-270-9830; tacheng0202@gmail.com
Hilton Lok 647-627-3638
; hilton.lok@gmail.com
Raymond Leung 416-816-3682; rl_wm@yahoo.com

We will elect the new board of directors and executive committee members for 2023 – 2024 at the A.G.M.
This is an opportunity to network with old and new friends, HKU exchange students, and to have a fun evening.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Hong Kong University Alumni Association of Ontario will be held on Saturday, the 9th day of December, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lobster Port Chinese Restaurant, 8432 Leslie Street, Thornhill, ON L3T 7M6, with the following business to be transacted:-
To receive and consider the Annual Report for 2022 -2023.
To receive and consider the Treasurer’s Report;
To elect directors and members of the Executive Committee of the Association for the year 2023/2024;
To transact any other business.

By the order of the Board of Directors
Agnes Man, Secretary, October 20, 2023

For nominations please follow the attached guideline.

E- Notice regarding to Annual General Meeting 2023 (Updated on December 5, 2023)

November 23, 2023 HKUAAO Introduction to Snowsports in Canada Webinar

Date: November 23, 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm
Format: Zoom

Online Registration: https://forms.gle/5nnGkh9H4vUZx5sd8

Deadline: November 20, 2023 (Monday)
Language: English
Cost: Free
Presenters:  Lilian Ma  and Mark Spraggett
Lilian and Mark are Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA) and Canadian Alliance of Snowboard Instructors (CASI)  certified  Instructors and Coaches, they will talk about the basics of the snowsports, equipments and clothing, safety precautions, and other basic information regarding skiing and snowboarding plus a  brief introduction to snow resorts in Ontario and other parts in Canada.

Enjoy the upcoming Winter in Canada!

There will be a Q & A session after presentation.  Please post your questions during your registration.

There is no recording for the webinar. 

August 27, 2023 HKUAAO Summer Hike and Lunch

About 56 HKUAAO alumni and friends showed up for the leisured outing. Among them, 49 stayed after the hike to join lunch in a Chinese restaurant.

It was an easy hike on Forest Hill Trial which stretches about 7km through the Rouge Valley Park into the Milne Fam Conservation Park. In the Milne Dam Park, we enjoyed some nice photo sessions against the background of the grand suspension bridge over the famous dam.

It was a sunny day and the weather was perfect for outdoor activities. We finished the hike in about 3 hours. We had a good time getting together in the restaurant.

Reported by Hannah Cheung

October 21, 2023 Hong Kong Joint Universities Alumni (Ontario) – Mini Sports Day & Dinner 2023

由浸會、中大、珠海、理工、嶺南、樹仁、港大、城大及科大9間院校校友會組成的安省香港專上校友會聯會,主辦2023 JU 迷你運動會暨週年聯歡晚宴。項目包括:乒乓球、羽毛球、籃球、排球、室內足球、團體遊戲等
日期: 10月21日 (星期六)
比賽:  9am – 5:30pm 於 Markham Pan Am Centre (Kennedy & Hwy 407)
晚宴: 6pm – 10pm 於紫爵金宴 (Warden & Hwy 7)
截止報名日期: 9月16日




Hilton Lok

Cell: 647 627 3638 / WhatsApp: 647 982 7920

Winnie Fung

Cell / WhatsApp: 416 566 2283

June 9, 2023 Photography Talk – “Photography – A Love Affair with Life” by Stephen Siu

HKUAAO successfully hosted the Photography Talk “A Love Affair with Life” on June 9th 2023, co hosted with Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto. Mr. Stephen Siu delivered a very interesting and informative presentation, enjoyed by over 40 participants in person and more online. From the history of Stephen’s career and use of the photography equipment from the old days, to the modern trends of photography, Stephen inspired all the participants with photos, poetry and shared his sentiments to photography within the one hour and forty five minutes session. it concluded with a Q & A period. There was an exchange of souvenirs between HKU AAO and CCPST. We appreciate all the support from our board executives and our newcomer volunteers, who helped with venue setup, online streaming technology, refreshments, and photography.

Reported by Margaret Law