AGM 2017

Please save this date for AGM 2017 : 

       Sat Apr 8th, 2017 at 11am

       @ Pink Pearl Restaurant

 

 **Do look out for more information in your email or mail.

MediShield Life Premiums

MediShield Life premiums to be suspended for eligible overseas Singaporeans

Remembering S R Nathan (1924-2016)

My fellow Singaporeans,

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to inform you that our sixth President Mr S R Nathan has passed away peacefully on 22 August 2016. He was 92.

Mr Nathan served Singapore in many capacities – as a social worker, trade union activist, diplomat and our longest serving President (1999-2011). In all his duties, he held himself admirably, always putting the interest of those he served above himself.

In the 1974 Laju Hijacking incident, when four armed men attacked the Shell Oil Refinery on Pulau Bukom Besar, Mr Nathan risked his life by leading a 13-man delegation to accompany the hijackers on a flight to Kuwait as guarantors, in exchange for the release of the hostages. Under his leadership, the crisis was ended without any loss of life.

As President, Mr Nathan founded the President’s Challenge, now an annual community-based fundraising charity event, which raised over $160 million for the disadvantaged and underprivileged in Singapore. Mr Nathan himself came from humble beginnings and worked to put himself through school. He went on to graduate from the University of Malaya and join the Singapore Civil Service.

Mr Nathan is survived by his wife, daughter, son and three grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones in this time of grief. If you would like to leave your tributes online, you may wish to do so on the following websites. Details of the funeral proceedings will also be available.

https://www.facebook.com/RememberingSRNathan/
http://www.remembering.sg/srnathan

Yours sincerely,
Mic Tay
Editor
OS Touchpoint

Exco 2016/2017

 

President Violet Chan  604-616-8258 president@singaporeclub.ca
Vice President Gord Man  778-388-6599 vp@singaporeclub.ca
Hon. Treasurer Jennifer Heng  604-765-1656 treasurer@singaporeclub.ca
Hon. Secretary Pic Tan  604-649-8008 secretary@singaporeclub.ca
Membership Jim Foo 404-438-8835 foojims@gmail.com
Events Bruno Philip 604-999-8951 bruno_philip@telus.net
Asst. Events Michael Mok  778-829-2510
Directors Rosemary Lai  604-291-8500  rosemarylai@shaw.ca
Simon Chow  604-537-5482  myunitel@gmail.com
Lillian Quek  778-898-3397  lilianquek@hotmail.com
Immediate Past President Yannyi Huang 778-868-7948
Hon Advisor Sing Lim Yeo, O.B.C. 604-250-3909 singyeo@shaw.ca
Hon. Legal Advisor James Reynolds 604-988-5201  pui_ah@msn.com
Hon. CG of Singapore Terry Salman 604-685-2450

 

Singapore Day 2016 Mailing List & Facebook Page

Many things are on the horizon in 2016, and something that Singaporeans on the US and Canadian West Coast will be talking a lot about this year will be Singapore Day 2016 in San Francisco. Never before has this signature event for overseas Singaporeans come to the US West Coast, so you can be assured the anticipation and excitement among Singaporeans here in North America will only get more feverish with each passing week and month as we countdown to Fall.

Just so you don’t miss out on all the important things you need to know about the event when the event details are released, the Overseas Singaporean Unit (OSU) and I invite fellow Singaporean members of the Vancouver Singapore Club to:
(i) subscribe to the Singapore Day 2016 mailing list
(ii) ‘like’ the Singapore Day Facebook page

Meantime, don’t say we bo jio (literally translates as “never invite”)! ;o)

Click here to get a flavour of Singapore Day, including the last one held on US soil in 2012 in New York.

Looking forward to an encouraging participation by fellow Singaporeans from Vancouver, Canada at this Singaporean reunion this Fall in San Francisco!

Thanks and warmest regards,

Stanley Leong | Overseas Singaporean Liaison (USA), Overseas Singaporean Unit

Consul-General for Singapore in Vancouver

The Singapore Government has appointed the new Honorary Consul-General for Singapore in Vancouver.

He is Mr. Terry Salman of Salman Partners,

Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore in Vancouver
1095 West Pender Street,
Suite 1700 (17th Floor)
Vancouver, BC V6E 2M6
Tel: 604-622-5281