Lioness members proudly celebrated their 25th year a club focused on helping women and children need.
Lioness Annette hosted a BBQ at her lovely home. Lioness Brenda organized memorabilia and prepared an anniversary time line packed with the events and organization to which VCL has contributed . Partners and children and friends shared a wonderful afternoon and evening.
“It was so wonderful to see all the pictures, albums, CDs and acknowledging how much time and energy that has gone into our Victoria Chinatown Lioness Club. I feel so blessed to be part of this incredible club…and I look forward to serving with all of you in continuing our passion to promote community service, racial harmony and “welcoming women, regardless of class, race, and profession, who are interested in our club and its activities…” with the focus on Chinese culture and heritage.”
AUTHOR BANQUET VERY SOON
This month we are hosting local Nanaimo author Diane Bestwick who will read from her fictional account of a young woman’s agonizing choice for a second child under the one child policy. Diane will share her personal perspective based on her experiences in China which have shaped her commitment to Swallows Nest , foster care for special needs children in Henan province. Set in the geopolitical context of women’s reproductive rights, and social policy, this topic invites conversation and action about women and children.
Stimulation for the mind
Lioness Vicki, owner of Golden City restaurant ,
will provide a sumptuous feast
Stimulation for the appetite: the evening’s menu
Deep fried shrimp ball
Crispy whole chicken
Chili pepper pork chop
Sole Fillet with sweet and sour sauce
Stir fry beef with ginger and mushrooms
Stir fry prawn with deep fired milk
Shredded pork pan fried noodles
Fried rice with sunflower seeds
Extra fun will be had with a special dumpling raffle.
Bring your toonies!
MORE TO EXPLORE
For Dumpling and Chinese cooking lessons and inspiration :
The Dumpling Sisters ( Utube )
For background information on One Child Policy
China’s Hidden Children: Abandonment, Adoption, and the Human Costs of the One-Child Policy Mar 21 2016
by Kay Ann Johnson
My Daughter is my Daughter by Kay Ann Johnson
One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment – Jan 5 2016 by Mei Fong
Forced Reproductive choice Mei Fong Video
China’s One Child Daughters June 2 , 2015 by Melissa Ludtke
Born Chinese Raised American Feb 11 2016 by Maya Ludtke
Globe and Mail The Tragic Tale of China’s Orphanages
The New Republic China’s Missing Daughters
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