Wongs' art/culture day trip to Hamilton
Helen Wong has organized an exciting day for Wongs to spend in Hamilton next Saturday July 29th (see itinerary and pictures attached). If you are interested in joining, please RSVP by July 26 noon. Also, indicate if you require transportation or can offer transportation to others (reimbursement for gas will be provided).
Thanks and have a great weekend!
10am - depart from Wongs Headquarters by car pool
11am - arrive to WAHC (Workers Art and Heritage Centre) in Hamilton and tour the "After Gold Mountain" exhibit with Cantonese interpretation and optional discussion to follow
12:45 pm - 2pm - lunch in the garden
3pm - arrive to the Cotton Factory to see the "Quilt of Belonging"
4:30pm - arrive to Royal Botanical Garden's Rock Garden - outdoors
Note: if weather is poor, the RBG Centre has indoor displays (open until 8pm). Alternatively, The Art Gallery of Hamilton is open until 5pm.
6:30pm - dinner in Hamilton (optional)
Hope you are enjoying the summer!
For those of you who just completed grade 8 or later years, please note that scholarship applications are due Monday July 31. The application form can be downloaded here, and note that 2 participating credits are required between August 2016-July 2017.
If you have any ideas for events you'd be interested in attending/volunteering for, we are more than happy to hear.
Have a great week,
Blue Jays game!
Come join WYO in cheering on the Blue Jays on Saturday August 12 at 1:07pm as they face the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Rogers Centre.
All ages welcome - seniors and kids 14 and under FREE; adults $10
RSVP by Friday July 14; no late responses as we need to purchase the group of tickets altogether
Every Saturday Home Game at the Ballpark, with the exception of Canada Day, is a Jr. Jays Saturday presented by Boston Pizza. Kids 14 and under can visit our Jr. Jays Zones on the 100, 200 and 500 levels to take part in many fun activities that will keep them entertained up until the eighth inning! Don't forget - kids can run the bases just like the pros following the game. Line ups open beginning in the eighth inning at sections 108, 208 and 508.
Jr. Jays Activities
On every Jr. Jays Saturday, with the exception of Canada Day, kids can visit one of our Jr. Jays Zones located on the 100, 200 and 500 levels. Kids can take part in games and activities or visit a variety of artists depending on the zone. Activities begin when gates open and run up until the 8th inning.
Please note: It is up to the discretion of the staff as to when the lineups at the Jr. Jays Zones will be shut down.
Look out for the J FORCE who will be around the activation zones pregame for the chance to have your Jr. Jay participate in some of our in-stadium activities. Jr. Jays are randomly selected to take part in our pregame Jr. Jays Starting Lineup and be our Jr. Jays Announcer for the bottom half of an inning. Additionally, we select lucky Jr. Jays to be our Jr. D Jay for an inning break or sit at the Sportsnet desk with Jamie Campbell and give fans an update on the out-of-town scores as Jr. Jamie!
Every kid is a Jr. Jay to us - be sure to dress up in your Blue Jays gear for a chance to win prizes and be seen on our large videoboard!
Run the Bases
After every Jr. Jays Saturday home game, with the exception of Canada Day, kids 14 and under can run the bases like the pros! Families are encouraged to lineup at Sections 108, 208 and 508 beginning in the eighth inning. Each Jr. Jay must be accompanied by an adult and will be able to run the bases once. Adults who accompany the kids however cannot run the bases.
ACE & Junior
Want to meet ACE and Junior? Keep an eye out for them all game long as they roam the concourse and visit our Jr. Jays zones. ACE and Junior love to dress up in costumes so make sure you look for them on the field to see what they are up to!
Jr. Jays Saturday Outdoor Program
Starting on June 3 running through August 26 the Jr. Jays Outdoor Program will run pregame beginning at 11:00 a.m. up until first pitch outside Gates 5/6 and 10/11. Kids 14 and under will have the opportunity to play on our inflatables, get their faces painted and play different games.
Please note: The outdoor activations are weather permitting. It is up to the discretion of the staff as to when the lineups at the Jr. Jays Zones will be shut down.
We are always looking for new members to join our amazing dragon boat team, The Wongs' Imperial Dragons of Ontario! Come out, meet new friends, and have some fun!
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What we do
At WYO, we help the Wongs' Association of Ontario plan and set up events, whether it be at our headquarters or somewhere else, for the benefit of our members. We also strive to give back to the community through our community and charitable events. Our vision is to enrich the lives of our members and the community that we live in.
At the end of the day we all want to have some fun and we reward everyone who volunteers with us. So join us today!