2018 A Big Success – The OCCSC 9th Fundraising Gala


The OCCSC 9th Annual Fundraising Gala was successfully held on Thursday, November 29th at the St. Elias Banquet Centre. CBC reporter Adrian Harewood was our host for the evening again this year. We successfully collected $43,000, which will be directed towards the programs that can help immigrants fully integrate to Canadian society.
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In its ninth year, the fundraising gala was held western-style. The guests were greeted with delicious snacks and a punch fountain. Candice Chan played Celtic Harp and greeted the guests with well-known classics at the reception.

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Live Music from Celtic Harp
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Gala Host: CBC reporter Adrian Harewood

More than 450 guests gathered with our staff and volunteers at the St. Elias Banquet Centre, including some special guests; MP Chandra Arya, MP Geng Tan, MPP John Fraser, Mayor Jim Watson, the representatives from MPP Jeremy Roberts, representatives from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Canada and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada, business leaders, community partners and community leaders, and of course the friends of OCCSC.

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(From left) Robert Parungao, OCCSC President, Mingqing Wang, First Secretary, Heng Xiaojun, Minister Counselor of Chinese Embassy, Sharon Kan & Sally Zhang, OCCSC Executive Director & Secretary
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Mayor Jim Watson & OCCSC E.D. Sharon Kan

The event started with the opening speeches from OCCSC President Robert Parungao, and Executive Director, Sharon Kan, followed by MP Chandra Arya, MP Geng Tan and MPP John Fraser who also made welcome speeches, highly praising the important role OCCSC has played during the settlement of newcomers in Ottawa.

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MP Chandra Arya Greeting
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MP Geng Tan Greeting
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MPP John Fraser Greeting
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(Front Middle) Alex Fan, Deputy Representative of Taipei Economic and Culture Office in Canada, MPP John Fraser, Gala Host, OCCSC staff & board

During dinner, the guests also enjoyed wonderful live cultural performances. The Fo Guang Drum Group brought a very impactful Taiko performance to the guests. The AL-ARZ Lebanese Art Group performed an exciting Lebanese Dakota. Professional and famous artists were also invited to perform, including famous soprano -Minghui Liu. She sang Ave Maria and Jasmine, violinist -Essie Liu played “How Red the Flowers Are”, and Shan Jiang Brown performed “A Dance of a Thousand Years.” Fire Fighter and charity singer Sandy Mah sang beautiful songs to end the performances.

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Fo Guang Drum Group
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Famous soprano -Minghui Liu
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AL-ARZ Lebanese Art Group
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Violinist -Essie Liu
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Dance by Shan Jiang Brown
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Fire Fighter and charity singer Sandy Mah

More than 80 silent auction gifts were generously donated; Mayor Jim Watson, City Councillor Allan Hubley, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada, VIA Rail Canada, Otto’s BMW & Subaru, restaurants, museums, recreation centres, and many local businesses and service providers were among the contributors. In addition, Robbie’s Italian Restaurant (St. Laurent) provided a $1,000 gift certificate for fine dining that was auctioned off during the event.

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Mayor visit silent auction items
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Clients bit on the silent auction items

20 lucky draw gifts included two Mysterious Gift Baskets worth $450 and $250. Other prizes included many wine-and-chocolate gift sets as well as restaurant gift certificates. The lucky draw and all the surprises brought the Gala great excitement.

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Staff and lucky draw winner
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Grand prize lucky winner

375 guests bought Gala tickets, and more than 75 people, including performers; volunteers and staff members planned, organized, designed, promoted, performed, took photos, supervised the stage, or sold lucky draw tickets.
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OCCSC staff, board and volunteers

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 2017, we served close to 7,000 newcomers.
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, volunteers and performers for all your help in making the Gala event such a success.
On behalf of the thousands of new Canadians that have benefited or will benefit from OCCSC programs, we thank you for helping to us to serve newcomers. “Together, We Are Stronger”!

Special Thanks to our sponsors, corporate and individual donors: (in alphabetical order)

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

Diamond Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Media Partners:

  • CBC News
  • ComeFromChina.com
  • Future Vision Productions
  • OTTAWAZINE
  • Ottawa Chinese Radio Mandarin Program

Corporate Sponsors/Groups:

  • ACE
  • Chinese Community Association of Ottawa
  • ComeFromChina.com
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • I Shall Travel
  • Maple Star Food Export
  • OCCSC/In-TAC Career Mentors
  • Ottawa Chinese Bible Church
  • Ottawa Police Service
  • Patricia Parungao
  • Peter Fan
  • Sandra Hines
  • Satika International Inc.
  • Scotiabank
  • Star Motors of Ottawa
  • The Fengs
  • Vivian Lin – Royal LePage & Steven Chang – CIBC
  • World Skills Employment Centre
  • ZINation

Corporate and Individual Donors:

  • A GYM TALE
  • Akiani Handmade Jewelry
  • Allan Hubley, City Councillor
  • Altitude Gym
  • Andy Yuan
  • Anh Lang Quach
  • Barbara Xiao
  • Beau’s Brewery
  • Bill Joe
  • Bridgehead Coffee
  • Broadhead Brewery Company
  • Burgers n’ Fries Forever
  • Calypso Theme Waterpark
  • Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
  • Canada Aviation and Space Museum
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
  • Canadian Museum of History
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Canadian War Museum
  • Caress Electrolysis Ltd.
  • Catherine McKenney, City Councillor
  • Chances R Restaurant
  • Chang Wang
  • Chocolats Favoris
  • Cosmic Adventures
  • CPI Interiors
  • Crossfit YOW
  • Delta Force Paintball
  • Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Canada
  • EmbroidMe
  • Escape Manor
  • Fabiola Lima
  • Fairway Trading Company
  • Fan Ye
  • Farmer’s Pick
  • Fiona Zhu
  • Funhaven Family Fun Centre
  • Globe Awards and Promotions
  • Hair Fellas Barbershop
  • Henry Global Consulting Services Ltd – Cathy Ru
  • House of TARG
  • Hulse, Playfair & McGarry Inc.
  • Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill
  • Jennifer Qingyan Liu
  • Jérôme Photographer
  • Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa
  • Jin Xi Liang
  • John Fraser, MPP, Ottawa South
  • Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool
  • Karen McCrimmon, MP, Kanata-Carleton
  • Karters’ Korner
  • Kee Hoi Ho
  • Keurig
  • KS on the Keys
  • Kuai Lew
  • Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo
  • Luise Czernenko Reid
  • Mount Pakenham
  • Nancy C Kung
  • Ng’s Cusine (景祥山庄)
  • Oegema Nicholson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • Olivier Gratton-Gagné
  • Oriental Chu Shing Restaurant (东方明珠城酒楼)
  • Ottawa City Rafting
  • Ottawa Holistic Wellness
  • Ottawa Senators Foundation
  • Ottawa Sport & Social Club
  • Otto’s BMW & Subaru
  • Panago Pizza
  • Park ‘N Fly (Ottawa)
  • Pure Yoga Ottawa (Centretown)
  • Robbie’s Italian Restaurant (St. Laurent)
  • Rockport Boat Line
  • Saunders Farm
  • Shaw Quan
  • Shyrose Goodwin
  • Ski Vorlage
  • Stripinis Consulting Inc. – Grace Xin
  • T & T Supermarket Ottawa
  • Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada
  • The Backyard Axe Throwing League
  • The Captain’s Boil
  • The Haunted Walk
  • The Hintonburg Public House
  • The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
  • The Mud Oven
  • Tony Yau Insurance Agency Inc.
  • VIA Rail Canada
  • Vittoria Trattoria
  • Wenqian Wang
  • XiangZi Restaurant
  • Yangtze Dining Lounge
  • Yi Mei Bai
  • Yun Ying Lo

Note: Contributors listed as of November 16, 2018 and in alphabetical order. We regret that we cannot acknowledge those who contributed after that date.

Thanks to our event perfumers:

  • Al-ARZ Lebanese Art Group
  • Candice Chan
  • Fo Guang Drum Group
  • Max Shan Jiang
  • Minghui Liu
  • Sandy Mah

Thanks to our event volunteers:

  • Chris Song
  • David Liu
  • Dingchang Xu
  • JeiRu Zhou
  • Kayla Smith
  • Lydia U
  • Sheng Li Yu
  • Yifan Xu
  • Yingyao Liu


一年一度的渥太华华人社区服务中心(OCCSC)筹款晚宴于11月29日周四晚间在渥太华St. Elias Centre 举行。晚会历时三个半小时,由CBC渥太华电视新闻主播Adrian Harewood 再度担任此次晚会的主持人。通过企业商家赞助、销售餐券、捐款、捐赠礼物、无声及有声拍卖、幸运抽奖等活动,共筹得善款四万三千元,将用于支持中心为新移民的服务运营,以安顿咨询、求职服务、语言培训、家庭咨询和义工服务,帮助新移民安居乐业。
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I今年是晚宴的第九个年头,由精致的餐前招待会拉开序幕。宾客可在接待处享用餐前小点和无酒精果汁饮品;同时欣赏Candice Chan以竖琴演奏世界名曲,还能与其它来宾交谊。

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Live Music from Celtic Harp
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Gala Host: CBC reporter Adrian Harewood

这次出席的贵宾包括国会议员 Chandra Arya, 国会议员 Geng Tan (谭耕), 省议员John Fraser, 省议员Jeremy Roberts的代表 , 渥太华市长Jim Watson,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、商界及社区领袖、社区的支持者等, 共有450位嘉宾, 包括工作员工、义工欢聚一堂,共商善举。

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(From left) Robert Parungao, OCCSC President, Mingqing Wang, First Secretary, Heng Xiaojun, Minister Counselor of Chinese Embassy, Sharon Kan & Sally Zhang, OCCSC Executive Director & Secretary
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Mayor Jim Watson & OCCSC E.D. Sharon Kan

首先由OCCSC总裁Robert Parungao及行政总监Sharon Kan带来开场致词, 之后国会议员 Chandra Arya、国会议员 Geng Tan (谭耕), 及省议员John Fraser, 都上台问候在场来宾, 并高度赞扬OCCSC在新移民安置上扮演着重要角色。

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MP Chandra Arya Greeting
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MP Geng Tan Greeting
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MPP John Fraser Greeting
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(Front Middle) Alex Fan, Deputy Representative of Taipei Economic and Culture Office in Canada, MPP John Fraser, Gala Host, OCCSC staff & board

用由名厨精心烹饪的美味西餐时,嘉宾也观赏到多元文化精彩表演:首先由佛光青少年鼓乐队带来的开场表演, 震撼人心, 轰动全场。接着由AL-ARZ Lebanese Art Group带来令人目不转睛的黎巴嫩民族舞曲。今年还有数位专业人士义演, 包括著名女高音歌唱家刘铭惠女士,以脍炙人心的意大利歌剧 Ave Marie及民谣茉莉花征服全场。舞蹈老师 Shan Jiang Brown 带来优美的独舞“一眼千年”、小提琴演奏家Essie Liu (刘子暄) 带来热情奔放的“花儿为什么这样红”, 最后由消防员慈善歌手Sandy Mah, 以深情浑厚的歌声, 感动全场。

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Fo Guang Drum Group
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Famous soprano -Minghui Liu
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AL-ARZ Lebanese Art Group
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Violinist -Essie Liu
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Dance by Shan Jiang Brown
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Fire Fighter and charity singer Sandy Mah

本届共筹得80多件义卖品, 用于无声拍卖。捐赠者包括省议员、渥太华市长、市议员、中华人民共和国驻加拿大大使馆、驻加拿大台北经济文化代表处,都提供了精美礼品、其中还有数件外交级别的珍藏品。Otto’s 等各大赞助商, VIA Rail Canada, 各类型的博物馆、游乐场、运动中心及餐饮业者, 都纷纷捐赠礼品和礼券。此外, Robbie’s Italian Restaurant (St. Laurent) 捐赠价值一千元的礼券, 内容为贵宾室接待十人份的意大利高档晚宴, 也在有声拍卖环节中高价卖出。

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Mayor visit silent auction items
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Clients bit on the silent auction items

当天还有紧张刺激的幸运抽奖,20份幸运抽奖礼物包括两份价值$450 及$250的神秘礼篮,和许多美酒巧克力及餐厅礼券,这些环节掀起了本次宴会的一个个高潮。

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Staff and lucky draw winner
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Grand prize lucky winner

375 位嘉宾购买了餐券, 这次晚宴共有近75位的工作人员活跃在人群里, 包括OCCSC员工, 义工及表演者。感谢晚宴策画小组和义工们提供的高质量服务, 包括与赞助商和礼物捐赠者联系、策划、设计、宣传、布置、表演、摄影、舞台监督等专业活动,让这次活动圆满完成。
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OCCSC staff, board and volunteers

渥太华华人社区服务中心(OCCSC) 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2017年,我们已经服务了近七千位新移民。

OCCSC感谢社会各界人士对慈善事业的拔冗莅临,鼎力相助。包括赞助商、 公司行号及团体、 购买餐券者、 礼物或现金捐赠者。还有尽心策划及参与此活动的义工、表演者和员工。

仅代表所有受惠于本中心服务的新移民及客户献上最诚挚的感谢, 让我们一起”!”同心协力,共建社区”!

感谢赞助商、公司行号/个人捐赠者及媒体伙伴的支持:(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

钻石级赞助商:

金级赞助商:

银级赞助商:

媒体伙伴:

  • CBC News
  • ComeFromChina.com (CFC中文网)
  • Future Vision Productions
  • OTTAWAZINE
  • 渥太华中文电台

公司行号/团体桌:

  • ACE
  • Chinese Community Association of Ottawa (加京中华会馆)
  • ComeFromChina.com (CFC中文网)
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (法铭德律师事务所)
  • I Shall Travel (爱上旅游)
  • Maple Star Food Export
  • OCCSC/In-TAC Career Mentors
  • Ottawa Chinese Bible Church (渥太华华人真道堂)
  • Ottawa Police Service
  • Patricia Parungao
  • Peter Fan
  • Sandra Hines
  • Satika International Inc.
  • Scotiabank (加拿大丰业银行)
  • Star Motors of Ottawa
  • The Fengs (冯氏家族)
  • Vivian Lin (林碧容) – Royal LePage & Steven Chang (张志荣) – CIBC
  • World Skills Employment Centre
  • ZINation

公司及个人捐赠:

  • A GYM TALE
  • Akiani Handmade Jewelry
  • Allan Hubley, City Councillor
  • Altitude Gym
  • Andy Yuan
  • Anh Lang Quach
  • Barbara Xiao
  • Beau’s Brewery
  • Bill Joe
  • Bridgehead Coffee
  • Broadhead Brewery Company
  • Burgers n’ Fries Forever
  • Calypso Theme Waterpark
  • Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
  • Canada Aviation and Space Museum
  • Canada Science and Techonology Museum
  • Canadian Museum of History
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Canadian War Museum
  • Caress Electrolysis Ltd.
  • Catherine McKenney, City Councillor
  • Chances R Restaurant
  • Chang Wang
  • Chocolats Favoris
  • Cosmic Adventures
  • CPI Interiors
  • Crossfit YOW
  • Delta Force Paintball
  • Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Canada (中华人民共和国驻加拿大大使馆)
  • EmbroidMe
  • Escape Manor
  • Fabiola Lima
  • Fairway Trading Company
  • Fan Ye
  • Farmer’s Pick
  • Fiona Zhu
  • Funhaven Family Fun Centre
  • Globe Awards and Promotions
  • Hair Fellas Barbershop
  • Henry Global Consulting Services Ltd – Cathy Ru
  • House of TARG
  • Hulse, Playfair & McGarry Inc.
  • Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill
  • Jennifer Qingyan Liu
  • Jérôme Photographer
  • Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa
  • Jin Xi Liang
  • John Fraser, MPP, Ottawa South
  • Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool
  • Karen McCrimmon, MP, Kanata-Carleton
  • Karters’ Korner
  • Kee Hoi Ho
  • Keurig
  • KS on the Keys
  • Kuai Lew
  • Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo
  • Luise Czernenko Reid
  • Mount Pakenham
  • Nancy C Kung
  • Ng’s Cusine (景祥山庄)
  • Oegema Nicholson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • Olivier Gratton-Gagné
  • Oriental Chu Shing Restaurant (东方明珠城酒楼)
  • Ottawa City Rafting
  • Ottawa Holistic Wellness
  • Ottawa Senators Foundation
  • Ottawa Sport & Social Club
  • Otto’s BMW & Subaru
  • Panago Pizza
  • Park ‘N Fly (Ottawa)
  • Pure Yoga Ottawa (Centretown)
  • Robbie’s Italian Restaurant (St. Laurent)
  • Rockport Boat Line
  • Saunders Farm
  • Shaw Quan
  • Shyrose Goodwin
  • Ski Vorlage
  • Stripinis Consulting Inc. – Grace Xin
  • 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 Backyard Axe Throwing League
  • The Captain’s Boil
  • The Haunted Walk
  • The Hintonburg Public House
  • The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
  • The Mud Oven
  • Tony Yau Insurance Agency Inc.
  • VIA Rail
  • Vittoria Trattoria
  • Wenqian Wang
  • XiangZi Restaurant (巷子)
  • Yangtze Dining Lounge (扬子江酒楼)
  • Yi Mei Bai
  • Yun Ying Lo

注: 2018年11月16日之前的捐献者名单按字母顺序排列;该日期之后的捐献者姓名恕不列出。

感谢表演者:

  • Al-ARZ Lebanese Art Group
  • Candice Chan
  • Fo Guang Drum Group
  • Max Shan Jiang
  • Minghui Liu
  • Sandy Mah

感谢义工:

  • Chris Song
  • David Liu
  • Dingchang Xu
  • JeiRu Zhou
  • Kayla Smith
  • Lydia U
  • Sheng Li Yu
  • Yifan Xu
  • Yingyao Liu

期待各界人士能继续支持OCCSC为新移民的服务!