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THE ROAD CHOSEN: The Story of Lem Wong
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Lem Wong, the central character in Keith Locke's "The Road Chosen," arrived in Canada in 1897 at the age of 14. Labouring hard at a new beginning, Lem worked as a laundryman, then a poultry and vegetable merchant and then, again, in the laundry trade. It wasn't until 1914 that Lem had saved enough money to start his own restaurant, Wong's Cafe, in London, Ontario. Before long, Lem's business savvy and welcoming hospitality made Wong's Cafe famous throughout southwestern Ontario for its orchestra and dance suppers.

What is it that drives the entrepreneurial spirit, especially among immigrants to Canada? We'd be interested in hearing and discussing your views.


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