Shu Lee’s Family

Shui Tung Lee’s Family

Mr. Shui Tung Lee’s family has been in Kelowna for 5th generation. The family immigrated to Canda from Canton of China. Shui is the 4th generation and can still read and speak in Chinese.
His great great grandfather was a railway workers, served as the bodyguard of Sun Yat-sen in the the Ogan place of residence, then China will (Freemasons) activities. Sun Yat-sen came here to raise funds when he organized a reception activities of the overseas Chinese in Kelowna set to donate $ 300. The local average wage is $ 1.25 / day, $ 300 can buy 2-3 houses. The Canadian government to close to the Chinese poll tax is $ 500. Here attached photos of Lee had great-grandfather delivered the certificate of the poll tax.

The story of several generations of the Lee family, like the ocean and moving. I would like to have the opportunity to ask him to speak Chinese classes for our children the story of the struggle and contributions of Chinese immigrants.

Asian Month is to the Canadian people to understand the contribution of Asian immigrants to Canada - correct assessment of the Asian image and status in society - for the benefit of Asian children and grandchildren. OCCA will not only exhibit the monthly activities of a large number of ethnic Chinese immigration history information, and will continue to collect in the coming years and expand the database, these can make children and grandchildren future generations cited that ho data donated to the Museum of permanent preservation.

李胜东先生是华裔移民的第5代了。他仍然可以读说中文。

他的曾曾祖父是铁路劳工,担任过孙中山先生的侍卫,在奥根地区定居后开始当时的华会(Freemasons)活动。孙中山先生来这里集资时,他组织了Kelowna华侨的接待活动,集捐$300。当时的本地平均工资是$1.25/天,$300可以买2-3座房子。当时的加国政府向华人收的人头税是$500。这里附着李先生曾曾祖父交付人头税的证书的照片。

李先生家几代人的故事像大海一样丰富和动人。我希望有机会请他为我们中文班的孩子们讲华裔移民奋斗和贡献的故事。
亚洲月是为了使加国人民了解亚裔移民对加拿大的贡献-正确评估亚裔在社会中形象和地位-造福亚裔儿孙。OCCA不仅将在这次亚洲月活动中展出大量华裔移民历史资料,并将在今后几年中不断地收集和扩大资料库,将这些可以使儿孙后代引以为豪的资料捐赠给博物馆永久保存。