Does this new name crest include both ways of writing the Wong character in Chinese?
World’s Wongs hold massive Toronto reunion
CBC News Posted: Aug 13, 2011 10:05 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 13, 2011 10:05 PM ET t
Toronto is hosting a family reunion for the record books — the Wongs’ National Convention, with more than 12-hundred people named Wong arriving by the busload from across Canada and the United States, even as far away as Hong Kong.
Canadian Wongs come together every few years in meetings that date back to the 1950s, but the Toronto convention, which lasts through Sunday, is expected to be their largest gathering yet.
“I think everybody shares, that if you’re Wong, you’re family,” says Greg Wong, a Wongs’ National Convention organizer. “I think it’s special because a lot of the people came a long way, to see family, old friends.”
The Wongs aren’t a family in the traditional sense and many aren’t related by either blood or marriage.
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