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: email@example.com 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.
(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。
「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。
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promote harmonious community relations,
and recognize role models in the Chinese community
Chinese Canadian Legend Award Project,
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