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Canadian Grocers Help Chinese Canadian Realize Olympic Dreams

Northwest Asian Weekly, Posted: Mar 09, 2010

VANCOUVER, BC-When Sport Canada pulled a $18,000 stipend from Chinese-Canadian snowboarder Alexa Loo because she had not shown sufficient improvement, a Chinese-Canadian-owned grocery chain raised funds to enable her to compete in the parallel giant slalom at this years Olympic Winter Games. Northwest Asian Weekly reports that Kins Farm Market, started by Chinese immigrant brothers Kin Wah Luong and Kin Hun Leung, sold $1 reusable grocery bags imprinted with Loos face. The $20,000 raised by bag sales paid for Loos training. Loo placed 12th in the parallel giant slalom, the best ever Olympic showing by a Canadian in the event.

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