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September 9th Fundraiser

September 9th Fundraiser

A few weeks ago, on September 9th, some close family friends and a very dedicated group of individuals organized a fundraiser in support of my ongoing training and skating career.

Pre-Gala setup

The event was a huge success, thanks to the efforts of MANY people!

I am amazed to see how supportive my fans really are. In the span of a couple of months, the organizing committee put together an amazing evening of great entertainment, food, auctions and dancing – not to mention the event was MC’ed by PJ Kwong and Scott Russell!

Getting the run down

A look behind the scenes: the fundraiser was entirely planned and run –voluntarily- by people with their own jobs to go to and students with classes to attend. I sincerely thank them for all their time and effort! As one of the organizers joked, “in comparison to putting together a fundraiser, all you [I] had to do was win a World Championship”.

Lots of people

I also want to sincerely thank and recognize all the sponsors for their support of the evening and of myself.

Platinum Plus Sponsors
Aloris Mercantile Corporation

Platinum Sponsors
Chinese Cultural Centre/Downtown Fine Cars

Gold Sponsors
Edea Skates
Dr. James and Christine Cha

Silver Sponsors
Chinese Canadian National Council (London Chapter)
McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited
Lauren and Domenic Natale
Dr. Dennis Woo

Bronze Sponsors
Mayor Dave Barrow (Richmond Hill)
Dr. Alice Cheng
Country Wide Homes
Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario)
Federation of Chinese Canadians (Markham)/Taste of Asia Festival
Jerry ‘s Skating World
Dorian and Cecilia Lo
Corky Morris
OtherHalf – Chinese Stem Cell Initiative
Richmond Training Centre
Uniworld Travel & Tours Inc.
Sheila and David Yan

A very special thank you to those Korean and Japanese fans, who, despite not being able to attend the gala in person, donated nonetheless! (And even the one that did attend!)

Finally, a very special thank you to –Justine Chiu for all the pictures I am sharing!