A special concert commemorating The 40th Anniversary of the Toronto Korean-Canadian Choir and The 20th Anniversary of Dr.Schofield Memorial Scholarship Association of Korean-Canadians-
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A special concert commemorating The 40th Anniversary of the Toronto Korean-Canadian Choir and The 20th Anniversary of Dr.Schofield Memorial Scholarship Association of Korean-Canadians


Young-Bae Kim
(Former President of 'Dr.Schofield Memorial Scholarship Association of Korean-Canadians')

The Toronto Korean-Canadian Choir and the Dr. Schofield Memorial Scholarship Association of Korean-Canadians are jointly going to present a very special concert in order to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Toronto Korean-Canadian Choir(1979-2019) and the 20th anniversary of the Dr.Schofield Memorial Scholarship Association of Korean-Canadians(1999-2019). On this occasion, I would like to express my deep appreciation to the members of Toronto Korean-Canadian Choir and to Mr. Yoon Sang Lee (Chairman) , Mr. Hae ung Chang (president), and to Dr. Hoon Mo Kim (conductor) for giving us the opportunity to have this meaningful concert on November 16 , 2019. At the same time, we are going to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of March 1st Movement in 1919 which proclaimed the independence of Korea and the liberty of the Korean people from Japan.

The 20th Anniversary of Dr. Schofield Memorial Scholarship Association of Korean-Canadians ( 1999-2019)

On March 1st Movement in 1919, the Korean people demanded their Independence from Japanese colonial rule at mass demonstrations, but the Japanese policemen and military forces brutally tortured and imprisoned approximately 46 000 Korean demonstrators. At that time, the Korean people were suffering under Japanese severe oppression. As a result, Dr. Schofield tried to bring the International pressure on Japan to end the Japanese colonial rule in Korea. The March 1st movement in 1919 was an uprising of the Korean people against the Japanese occupation, which has begun by 33 Korean cultural and religious leaders. but Dr.Schofield was hailed as the 34th representative along with the 33 representatives of the Korean people.

During his stay in Korea, Dr. Schofield not only resisted against the Japanese imperialism and militarism, but also reported and informed outside world about the Japanese brutal repression and colonial policy against the Korean people. He was also a missionary and an eminent Canadian scholar. Consequently, Dr.Schofield has become one of the greatest men in our history. He finally passed away on April 12,1970 and was buried at Seoul National Cemetery.

The Dr.Schofield Memorial Scholarship Association of Korean-Canadians was founded in 1999 in Toronto, in memory of Dr.Schofield's great contribution and dedication to the Korean people during the Japanese occupation of 1919, as mentioned above. With our main objective which is to honor and show our appreciation to his devotion and sacrifice, we instituted the Dr. Schofield Memorial Scholarship Association of Korean-Canadians, in order to support his alma mater, the Ontario Veterinary College, of the University of Guelph. The Scholarship honours Dr. Schofield 's active role in the Korean Independence movement, as well as his academic and medical contributions in the early 20th century.

Our association is comprised of dedicated board members whose annual contributions have been the backbone of our scholarship fund. To date, we have awarded Dr.Schofield Scholarships to 45 students from the Veterinary College, The University of Guelph. In 2009, The Pan Asia Food Company, and The Sam Jin Global Net Company, both established new scholarship awards for the Dr. Schofield Memorial Scholarship Association of Korean-Canadians. All past recipients are currently working at many prominent universities and research institutes throughout Canada and the United States. The award is $2500.00 per student, and $7500.00 have been awarded annually to three deserving students who have been recommended by the Veterinary College, of The University of Guelph.

A new wonderful building for the Veterinary College has been completed in 2011 ,with the addition of the Dr.Schofield -Korea Seminar Room. Under the agreement between the University and Dr.Schofield Memorial Scholarship association of Korean-Canadians, we have displayed a bronze bust of Dr. Schofield, which was sculptured by the Umian Co, of Seoul , South Korea.

We would like to extend our special thanks to Dr. Prescott and Dr. Jeffrey Wichtel, who both have supported us so much and so long to make our endeavors successful. We believe that by encouraging promising students from the Universty of Guelph, we can not only honor and bestow our heritage to our future generation of Korean-Canadians, but also continue to honor and express our gratitude to Dr. Schofield who devoted his life and sacrificed so much for the Korean Independence .

The Board of Directors of Dr. Schofield Memorial Scholarship Association of Korean-Canadians.


President : Chang Bok Lee
Young Bae Kim, Young Hee Lee , Chang Bok Lee
Donald Choi, Hak Sung Kim, Yoon Sang Lee