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Chinese Canadian Legend Award 2016 "Change with Change to Succeed"


Press Release – May 6, 2016 The Asian Business Network Association (ABNA) announces today that it will start accepting nominations for 2016 Chinese Canadian Legend (CCL) Award. Set to the theme of "Change with Change to Succeed", this year's award will honor six Chinese Canadians for their significant contributions to Canada and the worldwide community.

Mr. Bammy Wong, President of the ABNA, says today at a press conference that ABNA is proud to present the Award for the 17th year. Since 2000, 100 outstanding individuals have received the prestigious award; alongside, a book was published each year to showcase their passion, courage and achievements.

Mr. Bammy Wong also says that ABNA is extremely honoured to have former Senator, Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy to be the Honorary Patron CCL. Other honourable members of the event include: Ms. Alexandra Ngan and Mr. Dennis Au-Yeung as Co-chairs of the Organizing Committee, Mr. Stanley Kwan as Chair of Selection Committee and Mr. Stephen Siu as Chair of the Editorial Committee.

Organizing Committee Co-Chair Alexandra Ngan expressed gratitude to support and encouragement of the media and public for CCL. “The theme for this year, ‘Change with Change to Succeed’, is taken from a well-known TV Series: Limelight Years. The opening dialog of that series says, „If life were a stage, that stage would be full of traps. At any moment, actors and actresses walking on stage could be snared and could fall down, but if they don‟t give up, any one of them could have a chance to turn their life around to be a beautiful success story” she says. “That is the purpose of the CCL Organizing Committee: Through the selection of Chinese Canadian Legends who have extraordinary achievements and contributions to the community, we want to encourage everyone to rise above challenges and change with change to succeed in the face of adversity.”

Co-chair Mr. Dennis Au-Yeung says that this is the 17th year of the Chinese Canadian Legend Award and the Committee appeals to everyone to support this meaningful event by nominating role models in our community. He also believes that many legendary figures have yet to be honoured among Chinese Canadians around the world, and the goal of the CCL is to recognize their achievements, and share their inspiring stories with future generations.

Nomination Committee Chair Mr. Stanley Kwan says that nominations are open to anyone, regardless of position, gender, age, or how rich or poor they are, as long as the nominee agrees to be nominated. The Committee will consider nominees' personal struggles to succeed despite adversary conditions, their fearless and courageous spirit, achievements, contributions, and their motivating impact on their friends and the community.

The Award and book collection have provided inspiration and motivation for change in the community. Mr. Bammy Wong says the books have also become invaluable reference for ongoing research on Chinese Canadian immigrants, and are being collected by the prestigious Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library at the University of Toronto, and the libraries of University of Ottawa, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and University of Victoria.

Mr. Stephen Siu, Honorary Chair of the Editorial Committee, says, “The Chinese Canadian Legend awards sets itself apart from other awards, in that a book about the recipients is published every year. With the donation of the annual edition to prestigious universities in Canada, the book collection has become an invaluable reference for scholars and students.”

Nominations can be submitted in a nomination letter that includes the names of the nominator and nominee, their contact addresses, telephones, fax numbers and a biography under 1000 words. Nomination forms can also be downloaded from ABNA website www.abnaccl.ca.

Submissions should be mailed to Asian Business Network Association: Unit 33, 3400 14th Ave., Markham, Ont. L3R 0H7, or by email: info@abnaccl.ca before June 30th 2016. All nomination information will be kept confidential.

This year, the CCL award gala will be held on Saturday November 12th, 2016 at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel in Markham. For enquiries, please visit www.abnaccl.ca or call (Camilla Tong) 416-292-6374.



2016「紅楓傳奇」人物選拔即日起接受提名



(5月6 日,多倫多訊) 華商網絡協會主辦的2016「紅楓傳奇」人物選拔,由即日起接受各界提名。今屆將以「華麗轉身締傳奇」作為主題,選拔出6位對加拿大社會有卓越貢獻的「傳奇」人物。

華商網絡協會會長王昆明在新聞發佈會上表示,「紅楓傳奇」今年踏入第17年;自2000年至今,共選出100位得奬者,並把他們的勵志故事編製成書,出版了16輯專書,對於研究加華社區和華裔加人的成就極具參考價值。

華商網絡協會非常榮幸,邀請到前參議員利德蕙博士擔任「紅楓傳奇」獎項的榮譽贊助人。並邀請到蕭顯揚擔任「紅楓傳奇」編輯委員會主席,負責出版第17輯「紅楓傳奇」。今年籌委會繼續由歐陽健昌和顏惠霞律師擔任大會統籌共同主席、資深特許會計師關保衛擔任甄選團主席。

共同主席顏惠霞律師在新聞發佈會上,首先衷心感謝傳媒朋友及各界熱心人士的支持和鼓勵,繼而引述電視劇「華麗轉身」的開場白如下:「若然人生是個舞台......台上充滿陷阱,無論是主角或配角,也有機會中伏,隨時跌得一蹶不振!只要不放棄,主角或配角都有一個華麗轉身的機會,重新振作,演活一台人生好戲!」今屆紅楓傳奇以「華麗轉身」締傳奇為主題,勉勵大家遇到困難,不要氣餒,縱使絶地也可轉身,不但可以轉身,更加可以華麗轉身,克服逆境,自我增值,改變命運,締造精彩的人生傳奇。舉辦紅楓傳奇人物選的目的就是希望藉著選出自強不息、成就超凡,並對社會及國家均有貢獻的紅楓傳奇人物,鼓勵大家一起發揮積極面對人生,逆境自強,愛心助人的紅楓精神。

另一位共同主席歐陽健昌在新聞發佈會上說:「紅楓傳奇選拔邁進第17年,大會一本初衷,懇切呼籲大家踴躍提名,支持此項有意義的活動。希望各界人士發掘對加拿大社會有卓越貢獻的人,接受大會實至名歸的表揚,希望藉著報導他們的成功故事,能對社會人士和我們的下一代起到傳承示範的作用。我相信世界各地的加籍華人還有很多成功的範例值得表揚,華商網絡期待透過表揚他們的事蹟,宏揚奮鬥、助人、公益的精神。」

甄選團主席關保衛表示:「『紅楓傳奇』人物選舉不設任何界限;亦不論財富、名望、成就、性別、年齡、或學歷﹔任何人士凡經提名,並同意參選;經籌委會審核通過,將列入候選名單,由甄選團嚴謹評選。甄選準則著重個人於逆境中奮發向上,啟發世道人心,對國家、社會、社區卓有貢獻,並對社群有積極性影響和激勵作用。」

王昆明會長表示,現時「紅楓傳奇」專輯已分別收藏於多倫多大學圖書館「利銘澤典宬」以及渥太華大學、卑詩大學、西門菲莎大學和維多利亞大學的圖書館,進一步提昇這獎項的貢獻與地位。

《紅楓傳奇》編輯委員會主席蕭顯揚指出:「《紅楓傳奇》比其它同類獎項優勝之處,在於它每屆均會出版《紅楓傳奇》人物傳記。今天的《紅楓傳奇》是明天的華人歷史的一部分,也成為適宜收藏的傳記文學,為研究加國華人社區近年發展提供重要參考資料。」

「紅楓傳奇」人物選拔公開接受提名至2016年6月30日截止,提名內容須註明提名人和被提名人的姓名、聯絡地址、電話和傳真號碼,以及一篇扼要的人物簡介及相關資料。提名人亦可於「華商網絡」網址www.abnaccl.ca下載提名表格,寄交Asian Business Network Association, Unit 33, 3400 14th Ave., Markham, Ont. L3R 0H7, 或電郵至info@abnaccl.ca。所有資料,大會將保密。

2016「紅楓傳奇」頒獎晚宴,將於11月12日(星期六)在烈治文山喜來登酒店舉行。查詢詳情,請聯絡何湯淑芬(Camilla Tong)416-292-6374或瀏覽網址﹕www.abnaccl.ca


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