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  • Narrator: Kay Moosie
  • Interviewer / Photographer: Daniel Clarkson Fisher
  • Date Recorded: March 30, 2019
  • Location: Home of the narrator, Pickering, ON
  • Length: 1:07:40


Kay is one of my partner Stephanie’s aunts, and she and I have been fond of one another since we first met. In fact, Kay has also become friendly with my parents, and the three of them exchange notes on Facebook multiple times a week.

Stephanie suggested Kay early in the planning of this oral history project. Among other things, she’s witty, funny, and exceedingly warm — all things that are readily apparent in her interview. And, as it turns out, Kay is also extremely humble about her role in nurturing the community in Canada: her daughter Tracey Chang interrupts at one point to note that the Chinese Caribbean Association effectively began with a meeting held by Kay in the family’s basement.

In a charming twist, near the end of this interview, Kay also turns the tables and asks me some questions about how I’m doing in terms of “fitting into” the community.

– Daniel Clarkson Fisher

The interview and portrait are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.