6th Annual Fundraising Gala
We didn’t think we could pull it off this weekend, but we did!! Together, we raised over $50,000 at our 6th Annual CVBF Fundraiser to help impoverished children in Vietnam, Canada and around the world. To top it off, we had Senator Ngo Thanh Hai join us as an honoured guest.
The evening was a success because of so many young and dedicated talents from the Chua Phat Quang congregation (Michelle Dang, Lily Dang), the Vietnamese Student Association (Minh-Thu Ta), the Vietnamese Student Union in Edmonton (Catherine Hồ, and the McEwan University Vietnamese Student Alliance, the Truong Lac Hong school (Trudie Aberdeen), and the young musicians and petite vocalist (K Van Phan). And we so loved the many kids in their Halloween costumes, while a handful of brave adults outshone the rest of us.
Thank you again to all the businesses and friends who donated items to for our auction and the guests who bid on these items. We so appreciate Ken & Darlene Behiel for donating the prizes for the children’s costume contest and Ms Dong Phan for the gift certificates for the door prizes. We also can’t thank Nick Thai and Angela Le enough for donating their Florida condo for raffling. And many more thanks to all the friends who travelled from afar to come to our dinner and the many friends who were with us in spirit.
And of course, the star of the evening was our amazingly witty and beautiful MC Dr. Cecile Phan. Many thanks also to our wonderful photograher Son Ton.