Annual Hong Fook Gala

2018 Hong Fook Gala

On June 16, Hong Fook Mental Health Foundation hosted the annual signature fundraising gala, successfully attracted over 570 guests and raised over $200,000 in net proceeds. Ms. Jan Wong, the well-known award-winning Canadian journalist and author, shared her own recovery experience from depression and shed light on the significance of investing in culturally competent mental health programs and services. Mrs. Ruth Ann Onley, the wife of the former Lieutenant Governor David Onley, presented two lovely songs from the movie Beauty and the Beast and embraced the value of building our youth for the future.

“In Ontario, 1 in 5 Youth has a Mental Health challenge. Based on Hong Fook’s own study on East Asian Youth Mental Health Needs, the rate of suicidal thoughts of East Asian youth doubled the number of average Canadian youth, due to immigration, adaptation and acculturation. Due to the increasing and unique mental health needs in our communities, especially among our youth, more new programs need to be developed.” Julia Zhang and Sit Foo, the 2018 Gala Co Chairs, acknowledged, “We would like to thank all our sponsors and especially TD Bank Group as the Event Sponsor, the Gala Organizing Committee, and volunteers to make this event possible for all of us to enjoy.”

Kam Lo, the Chair of Hong Fook Mental Health Foundation, echoed: “Our focus of this year’s Gala is to support youth mental health as almost 70% of mental illnesses emerge between ages 16-24. The longer they left untreated, the more debilitating they become… Supporting our youth also means supporting their caregivers, family and community at large. With stigma around mental illnesses, our youth and even their family members are ashamed to reach out to get the support that they need and sometimes, the lack of support develop into tragedy.”

Kelvin Tran, SVP and Chief Auditor of TD, shared: “TD is committed to communities across Canada and proudly supports initiatives that focus on financial security, a vibrant planet, connected communities and better health. Through events like the Hong Fook Gala, we have the opportunity to bring people together as part of our commitment to create a more inclusive future.”

 

We are happy to announce the raffle draw result for our 2018 Hong Fook Gala – Raffle sales. The Winners are…..

1st Prize
Winning Number: #01654 – K. K. Lau

Description: Two Round-Trip Air Tickets to New York City & Three-Night Stay at Midtown Manhattan Springhill Suites Marriott Hotel (Valued at $2,185) Sponsored by Sogo Travel Inc. and Springhill Suites Marriott Hotel

 

2nd Prize
Winning Number: #03226 – Yi Gai

Description: One Apple Ipad Pro, 256GB with Wifi (Valued at $1,356) Sponsored by Rez One

 

3rd Prize
Winning Number: #01266 – Wendy Fan
Description: One Hugo Boss Leather Briefcase (Valued at $813) Sponsored by First Creative Accessories Inc.

 

4th Prize
Winning Number: #00923 – Sophia Guo

Description: One Visa Gift Card (Valued at $500) Sponsored by TD Bank Group

 

5th Prize
Winning Number: #02493 – Emma Wu

Description: One Spa Gift Certificate (Valued at $500) Sponsored by R Spa

Thank you to all the sponsors, guests, volunteers, and staff for an amazing night.  For more information about the event, please find in the Gala Program Book.

Event Sponsor                        

TD Bank Group 

 

Platinum Sponsors

Otsuka and Lundbeck

Rez-One

Scotiabank

Skymark Place Shopping Plaza

 

Gold Sponsors

BDO

Best Deal Graphic and Printing

Congee Wong Restaurant

Cultivated Real Investment

Great Gulf

Jay & Chui Group

Medik Pro

Peter P. Chang Professional Corporation Law Office

Re/Max Excel Jay Leung Realty & Intrend Financial

RBC Royal Bank

Sing Tao Foundation

Siu Keung Lo Professional Corporation

Torce Financial Group Inc.

 

All the net proceeds will go directly to fund Hong Fook Mental Health Association programs and services. Join us and “Take the Mental Health Journey Together.” To know how to become a sponsor of the Gala, please read our  sponsorship information.

Previous Hong Fook Galas

Hong Fook Gala 2018

Hong Fook Gala 2017

Photos from Past Galas