New Year’s Eve Dinner 2019

Dear La Salle Old Boys,

On behalf of La Salle Old Boys Association, Toronto, I would like to invite you, your family and friends to the ‘New Year’s Eve Dinner 2019’, a tradition we have been upholding for over 20 years. 

Date and Time: December 31, 2019 (6:00 pm to 1:00 pm)

Venue and address:

Markham Event Centre

95 Duffield Dr, Markham ON L6G 0A8

Ticket price: $115.00

We are delighted to host this event at this venue for the first time, with an elegant dining hall, extended dancing floor, and exceptionally good service.

As usual, we will feature live band performance by Synergy, a renowned music group led by members of the alumni. Ticket price includes a full course meal in Chinese style, live band performance, exceptional dance floor, and lucky draw, and countdown.

Please do not miss the opportunity of fun and entertainment here at Markham Event Centre. For ticket reservations, please contact me at 647 928 5880 or any Chapter directors/advisors. Looking forward to seeing you!

Best Regards,

Kevin Kwok

President -LSOBA-Toronto Chapter

2019 LSCOBA Summer BBQ

On August 25th, 2019, over 300 participants including 103 old boys joined the Chapter’s annual BBQ at Adams Park. It was a fun-filled event. Attendees enjoyed delicious BBQ food prepared by our Chapter. After a relaxing lunch, everyone burned off some energy by singing our school song.

We want to sincerely thank Danny Au Yeung (67) and Peter Lau (70) for the continuous sponsorship and all the other volunteers for taking precious time out of their super busy schedules to help make this BBQ a blast!

Thank you to everyone who came out and made this event a success. We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming chapter events. Keep visiting our chapter website to stay up to date on future events.

Website update

This site has recently been rejuvenated with the aim to better serve our members and fellow LaSallians around the world. While there is still much work to be done to make this site fully functional, visitors may be interested in the following.

  • Photo Gallery – 7,000 + photos recording our past activities have been organized into events by years ranging from 2004 onwards,
  • Member Search – the new local search engine makes connecting with our members easier,
  • Activity Calendar – powered by Google Calendar, it provides detail and venue map for each upcoming activity.

We are still working hard to improve this site and are looking forward to feedbacks from our visitors. Please write to us from our online contact form now.

Vancouver Chapter 40th Anniversary Celebration

Vancouver Chapter 40th Anniversary Celebration

On June 28, 2018 the LSCOBA Vancouver Chapter celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a dinner banquet at the Fortune Terrace Seafood Restaurant. The idea of forming the LSCOBA Chapter was the brainchild of two pioneers, Paul Ng and Benedict Lam. With the help of an organising committee that included Dominic Lau, Alex Watt, Francis Sim, George Muller, and Arthur Yap-Chung, the LSCOBA Vancouver Chapter was officially formed in the summer 1978 with the signing of the constitution document, prepared by Benedict Lam on June 29th, 1978. Past Presidents who were present at this banquet were introduced to the gathering followed by a short speech by the inaugural President, Benedict Lam. The School Song was sung to the accompaniment of the La Salle full orchestra on the large video screen followed by a sumptuous dinner. The evening was capped off with wonderful Karaoke performances by members of the La Salle Alumni. It was a wonderful celebration enjoyed by everyone.

Board of Directors with the 40th Anniversary Cake

Golden Jubilee Celebration of William and Vivien Lai

The cake cutting ceremony from the love couple

William Lai (61’) is sure no stranger to the regular readers of this newsletter. As one of the most loyal supporters of this newsletter, William has published multiple articles on this newsletter during the past years. That’s why readers of this newsletter would be happy to learn that William and his beloved wife, Vivien, had celebrated their Golden Jubilee (50th) Wedding Anniversary Celebration in August 24, 2018 in Edmonton. As a very loyal La Salle Old Boy, William had also invited many La Salle Old Boys from Edmonton and beyond in North America to join celebrating this very significant milestone in life. Over 100 people attended the celebration dinner, out of which, 3 tables were from the La Salle family. Prior to dinner, William and Vivien had shared with the guests their past 50 years of life journey… from how they have overcome many different hurdles when first studying in Canada since graduating in 1961 to successfully building their love nest and wonderful family all by themselves. William’s loyalty to La Salle was very evident for he had mentioned La Salle College in multiple occasions during his celebration speech and slideshow. On behalf of the LSCOBA Edmonton and Vancouver Chapters, we would like to congratulate William and Vivien for their Golden Jubilee Celebration and achieving this very significant milestone in life!