On the Benches at Sien Lok Park

A poem found in the inscriptions

Donated for your enjoyment
In honour of our pioneering forefathers
In Loving Memory
of our beloved Father and Grandfather
May we follow in his steps. Artist and Philosopher
The Candy Apple Man
1st Generation Canadians
Native Calgarians
Proud Calgarians. Ever Remembered
With love and gratitude for Immigration
from China to Canada
Well done, thou good and faithful servant
Who cared for our community.

~ Dale Lee Kwong

Dale Lee Kwong has been an ENG News Editor at Global Television for 26 years. She is also an award-winning playwright, published poet and essayist with work in Somebody’s Child: Stories about Adoption, Modern Morsels, Canadian Literature and splinterswerve. Kwong is a proud native Calgarian who is inspired by Sien Lok Park. In 2014 her work will be included in A Family By Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships.

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