2017 A Big Success – The OCCSC 8th Fundraising Gala


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The OCCSC 8th Annual Fundraising Gala was successfully held on Thursday, November 30th at the St. Elias Banquet Centre. CBC reporter Adrian Harewood was our host for the evening. We successfully collected over $50,000, which will be directed towards the programs that can help immigrants fully integrate to Canadian society through our settlement, employment, language training, family counseling, pre-arrival, volunteer & childcare, and Syrian Refugees services.

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Reception
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Cadenza Quartet from Ottawa Youth Orchestra

In its eighth year, the fundraising gala was held western-style. The guests were greeted with delicious snacks and a punch fountain. Four musicians from the Cadenza Quartet (Ottawa Youth Orchestra) greeted the guests with well-known classics at the reception.

More than 360 guests gathered with our staff and volunteers at the St. Elias Banquet Centre, including some special guests; Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Serge Cormier, Parliamentary Secretary of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, MP Mary Ng, City Counselors Riley Brockington, Rick Chiarelli, Michael Qaqish, the representatives from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Canada and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada, political and business leaders and of course the Chinese community members.

It is worth mentioning that Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, deeply expressed her love of Chinese culture and expectations for the next visit to China with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when she delivered a message on the stage. Serge Cormier, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship, also made a speech, highly praising the important role OCCSC has played during the settlement of new comers in Ottawa. MP Mary Ng also took the stage to bring blessings to this fundraising gala.

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Gala Host and CBC reporter Adrian Harewood interviewed Executive Director, Sharon Kan and our client
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Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna
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Serge Cormier, Parliamentary Secretary of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
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Mary Ng, MP (3rd left) and Mingqing Wang, First Secretary of Chinese Embassy (first right) and OCCSC Board of Directors
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City Councillor Rick Chiarelli, Michael Qaqish (right 2 & 3)
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Representatives of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada and OCCSC Manager of Client Services

In addition to the delicious dinner, the guests also enjoyed wonderful live cultural performances; A Chinese-style opening dance performance from the JinYu Dance Group, folk dances by the AL-ARZ Lebanese Art Group and Baladna Group, as well as a K-pop routine by the Salja Dance Group. This year’s gala also featured a musical performance by a Chinese Canadian singer Sandy Ma, and famed Canadian singer-songwriter Baylianne Rich, who graced us with three of her new songs.

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Jin Yu Dance Group
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AL-ARZ Lebanese Art Group
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Canadian singer-songwriter Baylianne Rich
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Baladna Group
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K-pop dance by the Salja Dance Group
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Chinese Canadian singer Sandy Ma

The auction gifts were generously provided by the Mayor of City of Ottawa, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada, Otto’s BMW & Subaru, 3M Canada, several local businesses and service providers.

The ever-popular silent auction returned this year. There were total of 75 collectibles, and featured a rare finely-crafted limited edition crystal porcelain vase with sculpted porcelain Tang Yin’s masterpiece on it. Another fine example of Chinese heritage was the set of master-crafted Jiaozhi-style ceramics on display. In addition, Lion Paving Inc. provided interlock paving services and Onion Auto Service provided a full set of winter tires. All went for high bids during the silent auction.

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Limit edition crystal color porcelain vase and fine ceramics tea sets
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Varity silent auction items

362 guests bought Gala tickets, and more than 90 people, including performers; volunteers and staff members planned, organized, designed, promoted, performed, took photos, supervised the stage, or sold lucky draw tickets.

24 lucky draw gifts including two top prizes “The Mysterious Gift Basket”, worth $250, and the OCCSC gift basket, which included a brand-name bag, chocolate and fine wine. Other prizes included many wine-and-chocolate gift sets as well as restaurant gift certificates. Onion Auto Service provided each table with a mystery gift. Also, there were charitable sales of artwork and bake goods made by Syrian families throughout the evening. The lucky draw and all the surprises brought the Gala great excitement.

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Lucky Draw Winner
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Arts made by Syrian Family

OCCSC is a non-profit, nonpartisan, charitable organization serving newcomers since 1975. We started with helping Chinese immigrants in 1975, and today, we have served newcomers from over 110 countries. In 2016, we served close to 7,000 newcomers.

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OCCSC Staff and Board of Directors

Thanks again to all the sponsoring companies, groups, individuals, all those who purchased Gala tickets and tables, donated money and gifts, and a special thanks to staff and volunteers for all your help in making the Gala event such a success.

“Together, We Are Stronger”!

OCCSC would like to thank the following sponsors and donors (listed in alphabetical order.)
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Diamond Sponsor: Otto’s BMW & Subaru
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Diamond Sponsor: Urbandale Construction

Diamond Sponsors:

  • Otto’s BMW & Subaru
  • Urbandale Construction

Gold Sponsors:

  • Bank of Montreal
  • CIBC
  • Pharm Can Drug Mart

Silver Sponsors:

  • Capital Funeral Home & Cemetery – Gable Fung
  • Eba Media
  • OCSB- International Languages Programs
  • Onion Auto Service
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Robbie’s Italian Restaurant – St. Laurent
  • Sun Life Financial – Connie Tang
  • Watts Immigration Consulting Canada Inc.

Media Partners:

  • CBC News
  • ComeFromChina.com
  • OTTAWAZINE

Special Service sponsors

  • Lionscape Paving Inc.
  • Onion Auto Service (洋葱车行)

Corporate Tables/Groups:

  • Advanced Coatings Enterprises Inc.
  • Brigil Construction
  • Chinese Community Association of Ottawa
  • ComeFromChina.com
  • Hulse, Playfair & McGarry
  • Kivuto Solutions Inc.
  • Ottawa Chinese Bible Church
  • Peter Fan
  • Pharm Can Drug Mart
  • SATIKA International Inc.
  • Scotiabank
  • South Nepean Muslim Community Centre and Masjid
  • The Ottawa Muslim Association
  • World Skills Employment Centre
  • Yuyun Feng family

Candy Gift Sponsor:

  • Miruku Dessert

Corporate and Individual Donor’s lists:

  • 3M Canada
  • Akiani Handmade Jewelry
  • Allegra Marketing Print Mail
  • Barbara Xiao
  • Bill Joe, Cathay Holdings Inc.
  • Bridgehead
  • Calypso Theme Waterpark
  • Canada Aviation and Space Museum
  • Capital Taekwondo Martial Arts Academy
  • Chances R Restaurant
  • Chang Wang
  • Cosmic Adventures Inc
  • Delta Force Paintball Ontario – Ottawa
  • Denis Office Supplies And Furniture
  • Dovercourt Recreation Centre
  • Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China in Canada
  • Escape Manor
  • Fan Ye
  • Farmer’s Pick
  • Fei Yan, TD Wealth Financial Planning
  • Free Form Fitness
  • FunHaven Family Fun Centre
  • Globe Awards and Promotions
  • Haru Izakaya Japanese Restaurant
  • Hazel Wong
  • Henry Global Consulting Services Ltd.
  • His-Lin Li
  • Hulse Playfair & McGarry Inc.
  • Huyen Tran
  • Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa
  • Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo
  • Long Tran
  • Luciana Nechita
  • Margaret Kenny
  • Mary Lee
  • MidEarth Travel
  • Monkey Around Play & Learn Centre
  • Mont Cascades
  • Mount Pakenham
  • Mr Kee Hoi Ho
  • Oegema, Nicholson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • Onion Auto Service
  • OpenRice Asian Fusion & Lounge
  • Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts
  • Ottawa City Rafting
  • Ottawa Holistic Wellness
  • Ottawa Senators Foundation
  • Ottawa Sport & Social Club
  • Otto’s BMW and Otto’s Subaru
  • Pastor Pan Yang
  • Patricia Wallinger
  • Patrick Man Kit Ho
  • Prinzo Fine Catering
  • Pure Yoga Ottawa (Centretown)
  • Robbie’s Italian Restaurant (St. Laurent)
  • Robert Parungao
  • Rockport Cruises
  • Sally Zhang
  • Saunders Farm
  • Stella Luna Gelato Café
  • T & T Supermarket Ottawa
  • Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada
  • The Captain’s Boil
  • The Haunted Walk of Ottawa
  • Tony Yau Insurance Agency Inc.
  • Vivian Chan
  • Vorlage Ski
  • Xiaoming Fang
  • Xinhui David Li
  • Xiu Wen Zhou
  • YangMing Asian Buffet
  • Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre
  • Yun-Ying Lo
  • Zu nong Sun

Thanks to our event volunteers

  • Anjali Ramburn
  • Anthony Lau
  • Bashar Madamani
  • Bingjie Dong
  • David Liu
  • Dingchang Xu
  • Fabiola Lima
  • Fatema Farahat
  • Happy Kitchen Volunteer Group
  • Jerry Xu
  • Lei Cao
  • Malcolm Nwokotubo
  • Sammy NKanza
  • Sandy Mah
  • Shawn KT Min
  • Vitaliy Panov
  • Xinyi Lan
  • Zidan Wang


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一年一度的渥太华华人社区服务中心(OCCSC)筹款晚宴于11月30日周四晚间在渥太华St. Elias Centre 举行。晚会历时四个小时,由CBC渥太华电视新闻主播Adrian Harewood 担任此次晚会的主持人。通过商家赞助、餐券、在线拍卖、无声拍卖等活动,当晚共筹得善款逾50,000元,将用于支持本中心为新移民的服务运营,以安顿咨询、求职服务、语言训练、家庭咨询和义工服务, 来帮助和陪伴新移民。

这已是晚宴的第八个年头,本届以全西式慈善晚宴风格,由精致的餐前酒会拉开序幕。宾客可以享用到餐前小点和无酒精果汁饮品的服务;渥太华青年交响乐团的四位音乐家, 也在接待处演奏世界名曲迎宾。

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Reception
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Cadenza Quartet from Ottawa Youth Orchestra

环境和气候部部长Catherine McKenna,移民、难民及公民部政务次长Serge Cormier,国会议员Mary Ng,三位市议员Riley Brockington,Rick Chiarelli, Michael Qaqish, 中华人民共和国驻加拿大大使馆代表、驻加拿大台北经济文化代表处代表、政商界人士和华人居民等三百六十余名嘉宾,与工作人员、义工欢聚一堂,共商善举。
值得一提的是,环境和气候部部长Catherine McKenna在台上发表贺词时,深切地表达了对中国文化的喜爱,对本次宴会的重视以及对接下来同加国总理Justin Trudeau一同出访中国的期待。加拿大移民、难民及公民部政务次长Serge Cormier也上台致词, 高度赞扬我中心新的一年里在新移民安置上扮演的重要角色。国会议员Mary Ng也上台为本次宴会带来祝福。

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Gala Host and CBC reporter Adrian Harewood interviewed Executive Director, Sharon Kan and our client
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Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna
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Serge Cormier, Parliamentary Secretary of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
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Mary Ng, MP (3rd left) and Mingqing Wang, First Secretary of Chinese Embassy (first right) and OCCSC Board of Directors
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City Councillor Rick Chiarelli, Michael Qaqish (right 2 & 3)
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Representatives of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada and OCCSC Manager of Client Services

在享用由名厨精心策划及烹饪的美味西餐时,嘉宾也观赏到多元文化精彩表演:金玉歌舞团的中国风开场舞蹈,由 AL-ARZ Lebanese Art Group艺术表演团和巴勒斯坦舞团奉献的民族舞蹈和由Salja 舞蹈团带来的动感K-pop Dance。在歌手方面,本届晚宴邀请到慈善活动歌手Sandy Ma,加拿大新生代知名原创歌手Baylianne Rich献上她创作的三首新歌。

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Jin Yu Dance Group
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AL-ARZ Lebanese Art Group
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Canadian singer-songwriter Baylianne Rich
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Baladna Group
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K-pop dance by the Salja Dance Group
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Chinese Canadian singer Sandy Ma

渥太华市政府、中华人民共和国驻加大使馆、驻加拿大台北经济文化代表处、Otto’s BMW & Subaru和Urbandale Construction, 3M Canada, 本地许多博物馆、游乐场, 以及赞助商家都为本次宴会提供了倾力帮助和慈善义卖品。362位嘉宾购买了晚宴餐券,近90位的工作人员活跃在人群里, 包括义工、表演者、OCCSC员工等, 提供活动策画、设计、宣传、表演、专业摄影、舞台监督、抽奖等活动。
值得一提的还有本年的无声拍卖环节。本届共筹得75件慈善义卖的精致拍卖品,包括数件外交级别藏品为本次晚宴助兴。其中印有唐寅名作《西洲话旧图》的晶彩陶瓷国宝级花瓶,以及国宝级交趾陶大师制作的精美作品都在本次宴会中展出拍卖。另外,由Lionscape Paving提供的包工包料的铺地砖车道服务以及由洋葱车行提供的冬胎全套服务也均在此次无声拍卖环节中高价拍出。

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Limit edition crystal color porcelain vase and fine ceramics tea sets
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Varity silent auction items

另有紧张刺激的幸运抽奖,24份幸运抽奖礼物包括两份头奖的神秘礼篮,价值$250, 名牌皮包, OCCSC高级礼篮, 和许多美酒巧克力及餐厅礼券, 还有洋葱车行为每桌的一位幸运嘉宾提供的神秘礼物。此外,还有叙利亚难民小朋友的艺术作品及叙利亚客户的制作的手工糕饼义卖。这些环节组成了本次宴会的一个个高潮。

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Lucky Draw Winner
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Arts made by Syrian Family

渥太华华人社区服务中心是非营利、无党派的慈善社会服务机构,自1975 年开始服务新移民群体;开办初期以服务华人移民为主,但现在客户来自超过110个国家和地区。仅在2016年,我们已经服务了近七千位新移民。

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OCCSC Staff and Board of Directors

让我们一起”同心协力,共建社区”。OCCSC再次感谢来自社会各界人士对慈善事业的拔冗莅临,鼎力相助。

感谢赞助商、媒体伙伴和捐贈者的支持:(按字母顺序排列)

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Diamond Sponsor: Otto’s BMW & Subaru
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Diamond Sponsor: Urbandale Construction

钻石赞助商:

  • Otto’s BMW & Subaru
  • Urbandale Construction

    金级赞助商:

  • Bank of Montreal 满地可银行
  • CIBC 加拿大帝国商业银行
  • 安信药房

    银级赞助商:

  • 安福园-冯基堡
  • Eba Media
  • OCSB- International Languages Programs
  • 洋葱车行
  • Robbie’s Italian Restaurant (St. Laurent店)
  • Royal Bank of Canada 加拿大皇家银行
  • Sun Life Financial – 邓陈秀玲
  • WATTS IMMIGRATION CONSULTING CANADA INC.

    媒体伙伴:

  • CBC News
  • CFC中文网
  • OTTAWAZINE
  • 渥太华中文电台

    特别服务赞助商:

  • Lionscape Paving Inc.
  • Onion Auto Service (洋葱车行)

    公司/ 团体桌:

  • Advanced Coatings Enterprises Inc.
  • Brigil Construction
  • Chinese Community Association of Ottawa (加京中华会馆)
  • ComeFromChina.com (CFC中文网)
  • Hulse, Playfair & McGarry (麦加利殡仪服务和火化中心)
  • Kivuto Solutions Inc.
  • Ottawa Chinese Bible Church (渥太华华人真道堂)
  • Peter Fan
  • Pharm Can Drug Mart (安信药房)
  • SATIKA International Inc.
  • Scotiabank (加拿大丰业银行)
  • South Nepean Muslim Community Centre and Masjid
  • The Ottawa Muslim Association
  • World Skills Employment Centre
  • Yuyun Feng family

    糖果礼物赞助商

  • MIRUKU Dessert

    感谢捐赠者:

  • 3M Canada
  • Akiani Handmade Jewelry
  • Allegra Marketing Print Mail
  • Barbara Xiao
  • Bill Joe, Cathay Holdings Inc.
  • Bridgehead
  • Calypso Theme Waterpark
  • Canada Aviation and Space Museum
  • Capital Taekwondo Martial Arts Academy
  • Chances R Restaurant
  • Chang Wang
  • Cosmic Adventures Inc
  • Delta Force Paintball Ontario – Ottawa
  • Denis Office Supplies And Furniture
  • Dovercourt Recreation Centre
  • Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China in Canada (中华人民共和国驻加拿大大使馆)
  • Escape Manor
  • Fan Ye
  • Farmer’s Pick
  • Fei Yan, TD Wealth Financial Planning
  • Free Form Fitness
  • FunHaven Family Fun Centre
  • Globe Awards and Promotions
  • Haru Izakaya Japanese Restaurant
  • Hazel Wong
  • Henry Global Consulting Services Ltd.
  • His-Lin Li
  • Hulse Playfair & McGarry Inc.
  • Huyen Tran
  • Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa
  • Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo
  • Long Tran
  • Luciana Nechita
  • Margaret Kenny
  • Mary Lee
  • MidEarth Travel
  • Monkey Around Play & Learn Centre
  • Mont Cascades
  • Mount Pakenham
  • Mr Kee Hoi Ho
  • Oegema, Nicholson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • Onion Auto Service
  • OpenRice Asian Fusion & Lounge
  • Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts
  • Ottawa City Rafting
  • Ottawa Holistic Wellness
  • Ottawa Senators Foundation
  • Ottawa Sport & Social Club
  • Otto’s BMW and Otto’s Subaru
  • Pastor Pan Yang
  • Patricia Wallinger
  • Patrick Man Kit Ho
  • Prinzo Fine Catering
  • Pure Yoga Ottawa (Centretown)
  • Robbie’s Italian Restaurant (St. Laurent)
  • Robert Parungao
  • Rockport Cruises
  • Sally Zhang
  • Saunders Farm
  • Stella Luna Gelato Café
  • T & T Supermarket Ottawa (大统华超市)
  • Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada (驻加拿大台北经济文化代表处)
  • The Captain’s Boil
  • The Haunted Walk of Ottawa
  • Tony Yau Insurance Agency Inc.
  • Vivian Chan
  • Vorlage Ski
  • Xiaoming Fang
  • Xinhui David Li
  • Xiu Wen Zhou
  • YangMing Asian Buffet
  • Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre
  • Yun-Ying Lo
  • Zu nong Sun

    感谢义工:

  • Anjali Ramburn
  • Anthony Lau
  • Bashar Madamani
  • Bingjie Dong
  • David Liu
  • Dingchang Xu
  • Fabiola Lima
  • Fatema Farahat
  • Happy Kitchen Volunteer Group
  • Jerry Xu
  • Lei Cao
  • Malcolm Nwokotubo
  • Sammy NKanza
  • Sandy Mah
  • Shawn KT Min
  • Vitaliy Panov
  • Xinyi Lan
  • Zidan Wang