Phoenix Ball 2007
The Mississauga Board of Chinese Professionals & Businesses (CPB) is a non-profit organization that represents professionals and businesses from throughout the Mississauga community, and it is dedicated to supporting and promoting projects that benefit the community as a whole. Since 1999, the Phoenix Ball – the annual gala of CPB – has become one of the major fundraising events in Mississauga, with around 1,000 guests attending. In the past few years, we have contributed over $900,000 to the community.
This year, we will continue to fundraise for 5 distinguished charitable organizations in the community:
- Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto
- The Credit Valley Hospital
- Trillium Health Centre
- University of Toronto Mississauga
- Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care in Mississauga
||Sunday, October 14, 2007
||5:30 p.m. - Reception
7:00 p.m. - Gala
||Mississauga Convention Centre
75 Derry Road West, Mississauga, Ontario L5W 1G3
||Corporate: Table of 10 @ $2,180 or Individual Tickets @ $218
Regular: Table of 10 @ $1,680 or Individual Tickets @ $168
||Fax registration form to CPB at 905-828-6100
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Phoenix Ball Winners
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Wednesday, September 12, 2007
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Phoenix Ball 2007 Focuses on the Needs of the Community
MISSISSAUGA – What does The Credit Valley Hospital, Trillium Health Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care in Mississauga and the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto have in common? For the past 5 years, they have all benefited from the proceeds of the Phoenix Ball, and this tradition will be proudly carried forward this year.
"We all know the importance of having advanced health care facilities, a good learning environment for students, and comfortable residential options for seniors. We also know how important it is to promote cultural exposure in a multicultural society such as Canada," said Annie Tsu, Vice-President of Tour East Holidays and one of the Co-Chairs of this year's Phoenix Ball.
Group photo with the Chair of CPB, gala co-chairs, recipients and sponsors
In addition to being a major fundraising event, the Phoenix Ball also aims to provide its guests with enjoyable and memorable entertainment. This year Jeff Scott, who has been actively performing as "Elton John" in various venues all over North America including Las Vegas, will be the Ball's featured act.
One of the most important highlights of this year's Phoenix Ball is also a first in its history. A live auction will be held which will feature the following items: one Lexus and one Toyota car sponsored by Erin Park Lexus Toyota, and last but definitely not least, a round trip air and hotel package for two to South America, worth over $10,000, sponsored by Tour East Holidays.
Left to Right: Jennifer Laughton, Director, Leadership Gifts of Trillium
Health Centre Foundation, Lena Wong, Vice President of Chinese
Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, Phoenix Ball Co-Chairs Amber Ing
and Annie Tsu, Norma Bandler, President & CEO of The Credit Valley
Hospital Foundation, Audrey Chiang, Chair of CPB, and Pauline Tong,
President of Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation
Of course, there will still be a silent auction. With over 200 items to choose from, including limited edition commemorative items, guests are sure to be able to find a good deal for a good cause.
For this year's raffle draw, the prizes include a professional digital camera sponsored by Photo Depot, a projector with screen and home theatre package sponsored by HD TV & Electronics, and two round trip air tickets to Beijing, Hong Kong or Tokyo sponsored by Continental Airlines. With prizes this attractive, and at only $10 per ticket, how could anyone miss the opportunity to try out their luck? And at the Bear Mountain, guests will have a chance to win two round trip air tickets with hotel accommodation to Las Vegas.
Title Sponsor: Mr. Sam Chan of Legend Restaurant
"We would like to thank our Title Sponsor, Legend Restaurant, and other sponsors for their support. We will also have a special Guest of Honour at this year's Phoenix Ball," said Amber Ing, CPB Director and the other Co-Chair of this year's Ball. As an organization representing professionals and businesses, CPB has been working with many local and international partners in providing networking opportunities to the community. "One of our long-term partners is the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (HKETO) in Canada. As the Director of HKETO for the past four years, Bassanio So has been very active and has dedicated a lot of effort in enhancing the cooperation between Hong Kong, Canada and Mississauga. CPB would like to take this opportunity to salute Mr. So's contributions at the Phoenix Ball."
The Phoenix Ball will be held on Sunday October 14, 2007 at the Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Road West, Mississauga, Ontario. Gala tickets are $168 for a regular ticket or $218 for a corporate ticket. To purchase Gala and Raffle tickets, please contact CPB Office at 905-828-6800 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do you measure the success of Phoenix Ball? Would it be measured by the number in attendance, the money we raised or the richness of food and variety of programs that the guests indulged in?
>The 9th Phoenix Ball on October 14th, 2007 has reached all the above points. It was well attended by almost 800 guests. Among our guests, there were representatives from three levels of government. Federal: MP Wajid Khan and MP Paul Szabo; Provincial: MPP Bob Delaney; Municipal: Mayor Hazel McCallion and 5 Mississauga councilors, Pat Mullin from Ward 2, Maja Prentice from Ward 3, Carolyn Parrish from Ward 6, Sue McFadden from Ward 10 and George Carlson from Ward 11; Consul General from The People’s Republic of China: Madam Zhu Taoying; Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office: Director Bassanio So and Deputy Director Y.C. Chan.
The funds raised were presented to the representatives of the 5 recipients: Lena Wong, VP from Chinese Culture Centre; Tina Triano, VP of The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation; Dennis Cartwright, Chair of Trillium Health Centre Foundation, and Scott Campbell, Chair of Trillium Health Centre Board of Directors; Sue Prior, Manager of Alumni Development of UTM; Dr. Joseph Y.K. Wong, Founder of Yee Hong Centre.
There were over 300 silent auction items for our guests to bid on. Most of the items were bid on. Bear Mountain with the lucky draw sale was overwhelmed by demand. Our first ever live auction was another highlight of the evening.
The winning bidders for the three live auctions items were:
- 15 days luxury trip to South America for two was bid by Gary Reamey from Edward Jones.
- Raptor tickets and dinner for two was bid by Paul Fletcher from Turner and Porter.
- Lexus car bid by Audrey Chiang from Sun Life Financial.
Among the lucky guests, Andre Mak was the lucky winner for the Bear Mountain draw with a 3 night trip for two to Las Vegas. Our raffle ticket sale was also well received, the ticket winners were:
- 1st prize, two airline tickets to Hong Kong, Tokyo or Beijing: Chi Cheong Cheung.
- 2nd prize, Home entertainment unit: Margaret Loo.
- 3rd prize, Digital camera: Robert March.
Throughout the evening we raised over $230,000. Yes, the 9th Phoenix Ball was a success! CPB did not do it alone. Without the involvement and participation from all of you in the way of time and monetary contributions, I wouldn’t consider it a success. It was a joint effort from all levels of people, such as volunteers, sponsors, CPB directors and the guests. We are the lucky ones who have been blessed with the capacity to give. In giving we improve the lives of our neighbors, the aged, the sick, those being educated, and those estranged by cultural difference. In giving and sharing, we celebrated the spirit of community. By participation, you show your concern for the community, our multi-cultural community’s well being. Phoenix Ball is not a Chinese gathering, although it was organized by a Chinese group, but it is a pan-Mississauga event, an occasion for all ethnicities to participate. It is a joint effort in showing our concern to our community.
By: Amber Ing (Co-chair Phoenix Ball)