Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year

Wishing you and your families a Happy & Safe New Year! All the best for 2013

Friday, 28 December 2012

Details on UBC

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is home to approximately 48 thousand students at its Vancouver Campuses and close to 8 thousand at its Okanagan Campus. The school is committed to ensuring that students have the opportunity to engage fully in their academic pursuits. UBC strives to provide their students with the opportunity to have a blend of volunteer and work experience while attending classes through their UBC Community Learning Initiative and Co-op Programs.

For more information, please visit their website: or e-mail questions to

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Dream on Seniors Wish Foundation

The Dream on Seniors Wish Foundation is a private charitable organization founded by Nurse Next Door Home Care Services that aims to celebrate aging and make the dreams of seniors come true.  The Foundation promotes a culture of respect and admiration and encourages seniors to never stop dreaming.  The Dream on Foundation shows that life doesn't stop at the age of 65.

For more on Dream on Seniors Wish Foundation please visit their website:

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

The Legion In BC & the Yukon

Did you  know...

That the Royal Canadian Legion is Canada's largest non-governmental service organization open to membership for all Canadians. The Royal Canadian Legion shares in its commitment of "Remembrance" and standing for a strong and united Canada.

  • is the largest non-profit provider of veteran/seniors housing with over 4,500 units in 70 facilities with a community investment of approximately $169 Million;
  • has endowed the Chair of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia for over a quarter of a century, creating new family doctors in rural and under-serviced areas;
  • is a significant contributor to the BC Seniors Games;
  • volunteers over 600,000 hours in communities supporting health, social, educational and athletic programs;
  • traditionally supports over 400 youth groups and is the largest contributor supporting Boy Scouts, Girl Guides and Cadets;
  • provides bursaries and scholarships worth more than $819,000 annually; contributes in excess of $400,000 for medical research and special medical equipment in health care facilities;
  • is one of the critical points of contact in many communities for emergency preparedness and response;
  • is the sole sponsor of the BC/Yukon Team participating at the annual National Track and Field Championships and training camp with 400 youth from across Canada;
For more information about the BC & Yukon Command please go to

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Wishing all of my constituents of Richmond East a Merry & Safe Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Can you help Moses Chan

Earlier this month I attended a Richmond Chinese Lions Club event. At the event I met an individual, Moses Chan who has suffered greatly from a serious bacterial infection in his blood; losing both his arms and legs. He has recently undergone surgery with respect to his legs, however, life is not the same for this same he still cannot perform the regular daily activities that we all enjoy. He is raising money to get a prosthesis that will look like his hands so that he can perform and live life like before. These new prosthesis will aid him being able to work and raise his six year old son. To date, Moses has raised $50,000 with a goal to reach $100,000 in order to cover the costs of the prosthesis and surgery. If you could, please help Moses and his family by making a small donation. Donations can be made to:

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Business Outreach

Richmond East is the home to many growing and already established corporate and small businesses.  In the earlier part of December I had the priviledge of attending the Richmond Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards;  where a number of businesses nominated are from Richmond East.  One of the businesses I recently toured was Star Solutions, a pioneer in All-IP based wireless infrastructure technologies. “For over 14 years, Star Solutions has been a global leader in network infrastructure products with a core mission to enable wireless operators to reach their customers using Internet Protocol technology.” Star Solutions employs close to 100 employees at it’s Richmond office.  They specialize in providing cellular connectivity in rural/hard to reach locations and developing easier and more efficient connectivity during state emergencies. For more information on their developments please check out their website here: Attached is a photograph of Star Solutions CEO, Jack Mar and I infront of one of the network hubs at his Richmond facility.