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Brief Introduction of the Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Association of Calgary (HKCIAC)

 

The HKCIAC, formerly known as the Immigrant Entrepreneur Association, was established in 1992.  It was formed by a group of immigrants from Hong Kong after attending a series of skill development workshops on starting new business in Canada organized by the Immigrant Services Calgary (formerly known as Calgary Immigrant Aid Society)  They felt the need to get together, exchange ideas and offer support to one another. The group was thus formed.

In the initial stage, membership was limited to business owners.  However, as the activities they organized attracted a lot of immigrants from Hong Kong , it was gradually open to people from all walks of life.

Members of the Association first met on a monthly basis for social networking. In addition, they also organized workshops on topics such as senior benefits, senior housing, and laws in Canada etc., on a regular basis.  Annual Christmas parties, Mahjong competitions and two-day trips to pick cherries in BC were the most popular events and were well attended by members of the Association and the public.

In recent years, due to the fact that the majority of its members are not from the business sector, the Board has decided to change its name to HKCIAC and registered as a non-profit organization under the Society Act of the Alberta Government in 2004

Its objectives are to assist new immigrants of Chinese descent to adjust and integrate into the Canadian society through its programs in education, recreation and cultural exchange, to promote the spirit of volunteerism and community participation. From 2006, every year

We have senior appreciation dinner. Our senior members (60 age & over) are free.

HKCIAC maintains a very close link with its members and will organize more activities to meet their needs and to provide them with more opportunities for community participation and volunteerism in future.

 

九十年代, 香港移民潮, 有不少人, 用企業移民身份, 移居加國. 其中許多人, 選擇了在美麗的卡城落脚, 展開了他們的新生活. 作為新移民, 在完全陌生的環境下, 創一番新事業, 實有一定的難度. 卡城一個專為新移民服務的機構 -卡城移民輔助中心 (Calgary Immigrant Aid Society) 有見及此, 便舉辦了一些新移民創業課程, 幫助他們在卡城發展事業. 學員在結業後, 大家已建立了良好的友誼, 亦覺得有需要定期敍會, 交換做生意的心得. 於是便創立了龍珠會

 

寓意會員是龍的傳人, 來自東方之珠的香港.... 英文名則為 Immigrant Entrepreneur Association, 即解作企業移民協會. 時為1992 創會初期, 只限在卡城做生意的人才可加入為會員, 但不久便放鬆條件. 因龍珠會次舉辦活動, 都有許多來 自香港的移民參與. 他們有些是技術移民, 有些是家庭團敍. 大家都望参與一些由香港人舉辦的活動同聲同氣, 以慰思之情 初期活動是月第二個星期二, 都會到卡城不同的食肆, 享受一頓豐富的. 在餐前則有專題講座, 例如老人福利, 法律知識, 買賣車輛知識等. 以助會員融入加拿大生活 而最為人津津樂道的則是年舉辦的麻雀大賽,  B.C.省摘生果團及盛大的聖誕餐舞會.

 

龍珠會創會十多年後,  企業移民日漸減少.  而會員大部份是來自社會各

階層, 且都已經在卡城安居樂業有見及此, 便將會的英文名改為

Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Association of Calgary 並在亞省註冊為非牟利社團, 除為會員舉辦活動外, 並参與不同的義務工作, 將服務擴展至主流社會有需要的人士舉辦多項活動, 敬老聯歡, 免費招待以上耆英人士, 一系列的健康講座,  歌唱班及健身舞班等等.

 

龍珠會理事會仝人, 全部都是義工, 用自己的時間, 為會員及卡城社區服務,

成績有目共睹. 展望未來, 將會多作社會公益活動, 回饋社會, 造福人群.

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