What’s Happening

August 27, 2022 – I will be at the Geordie Food Fair, a fundraiser for Geordie Theatre which will take place at Selwyn House. Starting at 11 a.m. I will do a reading of The Fragrant Garden and discuss my documentary Meet and Eat at Lee’s Garden. 

April 4, 2022 – The Canadian Screen Awards begin tonight. The Documentary & Factual Awards will be streamed online at 8:30p.m. My category is Best History Documentary Program or Series. Watch it at https://www.academy.ca/ 

February 15, 2022 –Meet and Eat at Lee’s Garden is nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best History Documentary Program or Series. The winner will be announced April 4, 2022. 

November 22-24, 2021 – Meet and Eat at Lee’s Garden has been selected to be shown at the Mosiac Film Festival in Halifax. 

November 5, 2021 – Radio-Canada will air the French version of Meet and Eat at Lee’s Garden tonight on the program Les Grands Reportage on the cable channel RDI. 

October 1-4, 2021 – Meet and Eat at Lee’s Garden has been selected to be shown at The Toronto Food Film Festival. 

June 4-20, 2021 – Meet and Eat at Lee’s Garden has been selected to be shown at the Austin Asian American Film Festival. 

March 30, 2021 – Meet and Eat at Lee’s Garden has been nominated for three Golden Sheaf Awards at the Yorkton Film Festival: (1) Multicultural 30 Minutes and Over, (2) Documentary History & Biography, and (3) Research. Winners will be announced live stream May 27th at 7p.m. Saskatchewan time. For more details visit https://yorktonfilm.com/2021-festival.

Feb. 20, 2021 – Tune into CBC radio’s All in a Weekend with Ainslie MacLellan at 8:10 when Ainslie and I will discuss what book I’ve read, and what TV program and music I’ve been listening to during the pandemic. https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-78-all-in-a-weekend-montreal

Dec. 26 & 27, 2020 – The CBC will rebroadcast MEET AND EAT AT LEE’S GARDEN at noon and 6pm on the 26th and at 11a.m. on the 27th in the province of Quebec only.

Nov. 14, 2020 – My documentary MEET AND EAT AT LEE’S GARDEN will air on CBC at 7 p.m. It will also be available for streaming the same day on the internet through their GEM app.

June 8, 2018 – Celebrating Asian Heritage Month at the Children’s World Academy. I’ll be talking to children in grades 2, 3 and 4 about Chinese-Canadian history and doing a reading of The Fragrant Garden.


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September 26, 2016 – Actors from the Playwrights’ Guild of Canada read a scene from my play, “The Red Pagoda” which is the title story in my short story collection.  Watch it on YouTube.

June 4, 2016 –  I participated in the annual book festival, Prose in the Park, at Parkdale Park, Ottawa, Ontario. Read about it here.

March 16, 2016 – Here is a link to a video of my interview on CBC evening news as part of Real Talk on Race. It starts at 9:47.  http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2685438919 

March 14, 2016 – My article Chinese or Canadian? One Montrealer’s identity crisis is published on the CBC website.   Read it here.

March 14-28, 2016 – I appeared in the commercial below for CBC television encouraging Montrealers to have an open dialogue about race.

The video below is a behind the scenes look at the campaign for Real Talk on Race that ran on CBC’s website during the same period.

October 29, 2014 – I was a panelist for the symposium “Possible Worlds” at Vanier College in Montreal.