Phoenix Ball 2010 Press Conference (from left to right): 1st row: Dr. Ying Lu, Co-Chair Phoenix Ball 2010; Mrs. Audrey Chiang, Chair, CPB; Ms Tali Wong, Co-Chair Phoenix Ball 2010. 2nd row: Mr. Danny Mui, Vice Chair, Peel Chinese Community Service Hub; Mr. Henry Chiu, Director of Development and Communications, Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation; Mr. Steve Hoscheit, President & CEO, Trillium Health Centre Foundation; Kathy Hay, President & CEO, The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation

For Immediate Release
October 19, 2010 - Mississauga, Ontario


With about 700 in attendance, the Mississauga Board of Chinese Professionals & Businesses (CPB) held its 12th annual Phoenix Ball on Saturday October 16, 2010 at the International Centre in Mississauga to fundraise for Credit Valley Hospital, Trillium Health Centre, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, and the Peel Chinese Community Service Hub.
The theme for this year's gala, "Diversity Under the Sun", was demonstrated by various cultural groups through the Ball's new Multicultural Sponsor, Carassauga. Performances by different cultural groups included India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and China, which highlighted this year's gala reception and showcased multiculturalism.
Phoenix Ball's reputation for exceptional entertainment was maintained once again with heodora Mechetiuc from Mentor College,fick tarting the gala with her great voice willowed by ta skillful and refreshing performance by Kalev Rhythmic Gymnastics under the tutelage of Canadian National Team coach, Evelyn Koop. Then came Miss World Canada 2009, Lena Ma, and renowned Canadian Tenor Michael Ciufo, who serenaded the audience with their great voices. The young and talented MCAF singing contest champion, Kalsen Chung, also impressed the audience with a favorite song.
Once again, silent auction sales reached record heights, and excitement for the live auction was built up by the fun-filled auctioneering of Ron Lenyk and Derwin Wong. The four items, a 2011 Lexus RX 350 sponsored by Erin Park Lexus Toyota, a deluxe tour package to Hong Kong donated by Tour East Holidays and Air Canada, a LASIK eye procedure at the Bochner Eye Institute, and a gourmet dinner/wine pairing session by the Executive Chef of the International Centre and Vincor Canada, were all sucessfully taken, adding to the proceeds for this year's recipients.
Based on preliminary calculations, the gala raised over $160,000 with Credit Valley Hospital, Trillium Health Centre and the Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation each receiving $10,000, and the Peel Chinese Community Service Hub receiving $5,000 from the proceeds of Phoenix Ball 2010. Audrey Chiang, CPB's Chair, reflected the evening's success: "This is another successful fundraising gala in a slow economic environment. We are thankful for the generous support from all our sponsors and the strong commitment from our loyal volunteers. I look forward to welcoming everyone back next year."
The winners of the Phoenix Ball Raffle Draw are:
  • 1st Prize: 7-Night Caribbean Cruise Vacation Package for two
    - Sandy Henderson (Ticket No. 02578)
  • 2nd Prize: 25,000 songs 2RB HDD Karaoke System
    - Eugene Yip (Ticket No. 00935)
  • 3rd Prize: High Back Leather Executive Office Chair
    - John Li (Ticket No. 01063)
For further information, please contact Fanny Chan at CPB Office 905-828-6800.
About the Mississauga Board of Chinese Professionals and Businesses (CPB) The Mississauga Board of Chinese Professionals & Businesses is a non-profit organization dedicated to linking Chinese professionals and businesses to advance the socio-economic well-being of all residents in Mississauga. Launched in May 1998, CPB has developed to be one of the most dynamic and pre-eminent voices for the Chinese professional and business community. CPB is often the "bridge" between Chinese and Canadians, and between the East and the West. For more information, please visit:
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