Growing Up Chinese Canadian: A Century of Stories

By Christopher Cheung, Jul 3 2017 | TheTyee.ca

“You’re so Asian!”
“You’re so white-washed!”
Natalie Poon remembers hearing this a lot in her Chinese Canadian peer group when she started high school a decade ago in Richmond, a city bordering Vancouver. Whether you find this language funny or offensive, Poon and her peers consider it an easy way to talk about cultural differences. “That’s just how we talked,” she said. “It’s not meant to be discriminatory.” Read more…

Natalie Poon, age 4, practising her alphabet on one of many plane rides she took during her childhood between Richmond and Hong Kong. Photo by Christopher Cheung.

Canadian Wongs get their own crest

By TONY WONG, Aug. 3, 2011

Wongs of Canada – unite! You now have your own coat of arms.
The Canadian Heraldic Authority has granted permission for the Wong Kung Har Wun Sun Association (also known as the Wong association of Ontario) to have their own unique family symbol. Read more…

The new Wong coat of arms will be officially unveiled at a convention for more than a thousand Wongs next week in Toronto.  (SPECIAL TO THE TORONTO STAR)
The new Wong coat of arms will be officially unveiled at a convention for more than a thousand Wongs next week in Toronto. (SPECIAL TO THE TORONTO STAR)