NAAAP Vancouver wanted to put their 2008 Spotlight on Leadership Celebration on newsmakers “who innovate, educate and collaborate” to make Metro Vancouver a better community
Honouree Business and Professional Achievement
Developer, heritage and sustainability advocate
Honouree Arts and Media
Honouree Community Service and Cultural Promotion
Co-founder of SUCCESS
It was amazing to discover that so many of my friends were nominated.
I first met Robert Fung when he was chair of the Canadian International Dragon Boat Society when I was on the race committee in 2001. I have known Maggie Ip, mostly through her husband Kelly, and because of both their community work. Harry has been a wonderful musical friend since 2002 when he first attended a Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner, and we have performed together many times since. He has been a valuable advisor for the Save Kogawa House campaign.
Raymond Louie, Vancouver city councilor was a nominee
for community service and cultural promotion. Here he watches the
events, sitting between Harry Aoki and Robert Fung, with Maggis Ip –
photo Todd Wong
I've known Raymond Louie since 2002, when I first met his wife when she was on the board of Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society. Since then, Raymond and I continue to cross paths on many issues and events. He was a big supporter of our “Save Kogawa House” campaign. This year, I was a member of his committee for his bid to win the mayoral nomination for Vision Vancouver.
I first met Joyce Lam when she was one of NAAAP's event coordinators. It has been a pleasure to attend her events for Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre where she is founder and president.
Karin Lee is a film maker, and I got to know her during the 2005-2006 campaign for Chinese Head Tax Redress. Last year, we featured her as a guest presenter at a Canadian Club Vancouver luncheon for Asian Heritage Month.
I met Anna Fung earlier this year in April, when we both received BC Community Achievement Awards from Premier Gordon Campbell at Government House.
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