溫哥華東端  | East Vancouver

Life In Sports

Some stories are hard to translate or trans-create so they are published in traditional Chinese.


溫哥華東端 | East Vancouver

莫欺少年窮,一車五人,夾手夾腳夾錢,從洛磯山以東的卡加利,浩浩蕩蕩駕車十一小時,到太平洋沿岸的溫哥華,純粹戥腳。

千禧年至,當時汽油價格大約每公升四十仙。

溫哥華,是香港人夢寐以求的加拿大移民天堂,五個卡加利香港人算是「鄉里回城」,好不高興。

這一屆在溫哥華 East Hastings 舊唐人街外的人造草足球場舉行,為隆重其事,賽會特別邀請了著名香港藝人岳華先生(已作故)高唱 O’ Canada 揭開序幕。

介紹一下,加拿大華人足球歷史悠久的 C.O.S.T. (Chinese Old-Timers Soccer Tournament),有超過四十年歷史。最風光年代有多倫多、溫尼帕、沙省、愛民頓、卡加利,甚至遠至三藩市和紐約均有參加過。比賽年齡下限為三十五歲(相片中的我只有廿多歲),所以為之戥腳,窮在年齡。

但說到窮,一定要數卡加利隊其中一名隊友,他的運動袋在光天化日之下被人順手牽羊,銀包信用卡真貴照片不翼而飛,隊友忿怒叫喊的情境依然歷歷在目!

整個旅程最難忘的,就是領教了溫哥華東端的治安!賽果?不是說好的友誼第一嗎?


About the Project: One Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

Recently (2022), I have been revisiting my old photo albums, selecting pictures that I can find memorable stories. So, I have hundreds of stories to tell. May this be my personal goal to eventually have all stories published as a book so that I leave a legacy for my family & friends.

Growing up in a blue-collar family, one of the hobbies I enjoyed the most is playing & watching soccer. I look back, my dad had a huge influence on me; thus, I am forever indebted by his passion because the game of soccer has shaped me to become who I am today.

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