David Y.H. Lui was one of the most accomplished members of the 1962 Graduating Class at Kitsilano High School. While at Kits, David played in the school orchestra and both acted in and directed school plays.
To honour David's memory, the Class of 1962 has donated funds to establish an award in his name at Kitsilano High School. Each year, the graduating senior who shows the most promise in any of the performing arts will receive a cheque of at least $500 and have his or her name engraved on the plaque that will hang in a place of honour in the school.
The plaque will set out David's many accomplishments as well as display the Canadian Governor General's message from when David was named to the Order of Canada:
"His name is synonymous with outstanding entertainment in Vancouver. As a producer, he has introduced the city to a wide variety of dance, music and theatrical productions. On many occasions he has helped the performing arts, especially dance companies, to survive and grow, and found opportunities for young performers to flourish and perfect their craft. He has been an outstanding role model to Canadians of Asian heritage."
The Kits Class of 1962 will continue to solicit funds so that the award amount can grow and so that there can be multiple awards in the future. Please consider a donation to honour a great friend and outstanding Canadian.
Donations can be made online through the Vancouver Foundation website.
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