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Chinese Canadian Legend Award 2017 "Our Country, Our Legends"


(May 5, 2017) The Asian Business Network Association (ABNA) announces today that it will start accepting nominations for 2017 Chinese Canadian Legend (CCL) Award. Set to the theme of "Our Country, Our Legends", this year's award will see six Chinese Canadians honoured 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 18th year. Since 2000, 106 outstanding individuals have received the prestigious Award. Alongside, a book was published each year to showcase their passion and courage.

Mr. Wong also says that ABNA is honoured to have former Senator Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy and former Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba the Honourable Philip Lee as the Honorary Patrons of the Award. Other honourable members of the event include: Ms. Alexandra Ngan and Mr. Dennis Au-Yeung as Co-chairs of Organizing Committee, Mr. Stanley Kwan as Head of Nomination Committee, Mr. Stephen Siu as Chair of Editorial Committee, and Ms. Viola Poon as General Secretary of the event.

Co-Chair Alexandra Ngan says that 2017 is a special year as it marks the 150th Anniversary of Canada. This year's theme "Our Country, Our Legends" celebrates this historic year as we reflect upon our challenges and successes in the past as Chinese Canadians and renew ourselves for the future. By showing recognition to Chinese Canadians who have contributed greatly to our community and Canada, we hope the spirit of the Award will inspire all of us to manifest our unique Chinese culture in this multicultural country while integrating into mainstream and create more legends in Canada, our beloved country we proudly call home.

Award Gala Co-chair Dennis Au-Yeung says the goal of the CCL is to identify role models for our community, to acknowledge their achievements, and to share their inspiring stories with community local and afar. He also believes that many legendary figures have yet to be honoured among Chinese Canadians around the world, and he encourages nominations from all around to continue this meaningful event.

Nomination Committee Chair 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.

Stephen Siu, Chair of Editorial Committee, says CCL Award sets itself apart from other awards by recording and publishing the stories of the award recipients in a book collection. Their contribution and determination have not just provided inspiration and motivation for change in the community, but also become invaluable reference for ongoing research on Chinese Canadian immigrants. The Editorial Committee has invited outstanding writer Ms. Clorie Ng to do the interviews and write the stories in Chinese. The English version is produced by Ms. Connie Woo.

Bammy Wong said the book collections are now being kept in the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library at the University of Toronto, as well as the libraries at University of Ottawa, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, McGill University and Hong Kong Baptist University.

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@abna.ca before June 30th 2017. All nomination information will be kept confidential.

This year, the CCL award gala will be held on Saturday Oct. 28 at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel in Markham. For enquiries, please visit www.abnaccl.ca or call (Camilla Tong) 416-292-6374.



2017「紅楓傳奇」人物選拔 即日起接受提名



(2017年5月5日,多倫多訊) 華商網絡協會主辦的2017「紅楓傳奇」人物選拔,由即日起接受各界提名。今屆將以「情繫家國締傳奇」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18年;自2000年至今,共選出106位得奬者,並把他們的勵志故事編製成書,出版了17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。

華商網絡協會深感榮幸,獲前參議員利德蕙博士及緬尼托巴省前省督李紹麟擔任「紅楓傳奇」獎項的榮譽贊助人;顏惠霞律師和歐陽健昌擔任籌委會共同主席,資深特許會計師關保衛擔任甄選團主席,蕭顯揚擔任「紅楓傳奇」編輯委員會主席,及潘嘉儀擔任大會秘書長。

共同主席顏惠霞律師表示:「今年是加拿大150 週年國慶,紅楓傳奇特以「情繫家國締傳奇」為今屆主題,一起歡慶與回首加國華人過去取得的成就和跨越的挑戰,再接再勵迎向未來,也藉著表揚在加國有卓越貢獻的華裔加人,激勵大家以不屈不撓的『紅楓』精神,在這片我們選擇作為家的多元文化國家,於融入主流之同時,亦發揚我們獨特的中華文化,一起締造更多更精彩的家國傳奇。」

另一位共同主席歐陽健昌說:「紅楓傳奇選拔邁進第18年,大會呼籲各界人士踴躍提名,支持此有意義的活動,希望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,並藉著報導他們的成功故事,對社會人士和下一代起到傳承的作用。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。」

《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。編委會深慶得人,由傳播界健筆吳翠儀撰寫《紅楓傳奇》人物專訪,英文部分由鍾蕙蘭執筆,文章雋永,資料豐富,可讀性高。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。」

王昆明表示,現時整套「紅楓傳奇」已分別收藏於多倫多大學、渥太華大學、卑詩大學、西門菲莎大學、維多利亞大學、麥基爾大學及香港浸會大學的圖書館,進一步提昇這獎項的貢獻與地位。

「紅楓傳奇」人物選拔公開接受提名至2017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,以及一篇一千字的扼要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@abna.ca。所有資料將予以保密。

2017「紅楓傳奇」頒獎晚宴,將於10月28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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