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Judy Lo fonds

1956-1997, predominant 1979-1988

Physical Description:
18.5 cm of textual records. -- 87 photographs

Judy Annemarie Wong, 1936-1998, was born in Shekki, Cung Shan district, Guangdong Province, China, the daughter of York Lun Wong, 1912- , and Choy-Yung Lee Wong, ?-1991. Her parents left China in 1937 to settle in Fiji where Judy received her education. She graduated with a BA from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1959 and worked for a year at the Fiji National Archives. She then attended the University of Sydney and graduated with an MA in Urban Planning in 1964. She married Wayne Lo in 1965 and they lived for two years in Hong Kong where Judy worked for the Department of Planning. In 1967 they moved to Calgary, Alberta and for three years Judy taught in the Department of Geography at the University of Calgary. She worked for the Alberta Human Rights Commission from 1975 to 1988, and then with the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada until 1994. She was very active in community organizations including Alberta Human Rights Commission (Commissioner, 1994-1997), Canada Employment and Immigration Advisory Council, 1985-1987, Alberta Heritage Council, 1985-1987, Calgary Chinese Public School, 1976-1981 (Principal, 1979-1981), Calgary Immigrant Aid Society, 1978-1981, Calgary Chinese Cultural Society, 1982-1997, Calgary Canadian Citizenship Council (CCCC), 1982-1987 (President, 1985-1987), and the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, 1985-1988. The Calgary Canadian Citizenship Council was formed in 1950 as a voluntary non-profit society. Initially its mandate was to assist newcomers to Canada. Today it encourages Canadian unity and the development of Canadian culture. For further information see Dr. Isobel Stevens, Marie Munro, Joe Buchin and Elaine Peake, "Calgary Canadian Citizenship Council" in Heritage, vol. 8, no. 2 (March/April 1980), p. 19-20. Judy Lo received the Haider Dhanani award in 1994 for long-term service to immigrants.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, financial records and newsletters of the Calgary Canadian Citizenship Council. Also consists of biographies of the Lo, Lee and Wong families; correspondence, newsclippings and yearbook of the Calgary Chinese Public School; and photographs of the Lo and Wong families, and events involving the CCCC.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Judy Lo, 1997.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-8549, PA-3441, NA-5582

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