The Dragon Ball – Celebrating the Year of the Dog

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The Ball

The Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation held its 29th annual Dragon Ball on Saturday February 10, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.   According to organizers, approximately 1,200 guests attended.  This Ball was supported by thirty corporate sponsors and nine restaurants and provided a delicious smorgasbord at the gala’s Grand Reception.   The gala was sold out two weeks prior and about 300 items were available at the gala’s silent auction.  The theme was “Diversity and Fusion”, East-meets-West elements.

The VIP guests included Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services; Senator Victor Oh; Chinese Consul General He Wei; Ms. Kathy Chan, Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Toronto; Deputy Toronto Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong; Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti and Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie,  MPs Shaun Chen, Jean Yip, and Jenny Kwan.

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“Twenty-three years ago, the dream of a place where Chinese seniors could grow old with dignity and respect was fulfilled when the first Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care was built “said Dr. Joseph Wong, Yee Hong’s Founder and Chair of Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation.

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The Dragon Ball was a great event for a worthy cause! Be sure to put this event on your calendar for next year!!

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