Hong Fook Gala 2024

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The 2024 Hong Fook Gala was hosted on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa in Markham. We were thrilled to welcome 400 guests to an evening filled with inspiration and hope for our future generations.

While COVID-19 is no longer deemed a global health emergency, the significance and urgency of taking care of our mental health persists. In particular, our youth have been at higher risk of experiencing poor mental health (compared to other age groups) during and post the pandemic. ½ of Ontario parents report having ever had concerns about their child’s level of anxiety.

Hong Fook has been responding by providing evidence-based, culturally competent care. And it’s more than just about language – it’s about the deeper cultural connection that allows a person to be fully seen and understood. This year, Hong Fook anticipates serving 4,000 individuals over a total of 35,000 visits. The funds of over $350,000 raised through the Gala significantly enhance our capacity to provide essential support to our community and foster hope for future generations.

The event was masterfully emceed by Jee-Yun Lee from CP24 and Aaron Madar, guiding us through an evening of inspiration and philanthropy dedicated to supporting our next generation. Karen BK Chan shared a vision for how we can continue to cultivate the ways we tend to our young by presenting the “Love Letter to Her Younger Self” and illustrating the significance of community support in empowering our youth.

The live painting and musical performance, "Three Sounds to Enlightenment," by Jin Zuo, President of the Sino-Canadian Art Association, and Kemin Zhang, a magical musical MC, were highlights of the evening. Our gala guests had the exclusive opportunity to acquire a one-of-a-kind live painting and experience the excitement of our first-ever live auction. Additionally, guests enjoyed the Perfect Night Kpop Dance Show by Limelight Dance Crew.

Please find more details in our Program Book here, with detailed recognition of our sponsors, donors, gift donors and volunteers. We also appreciate Snaptique for sponsoring our photo spot and Enchanted Booth for sponsoring the 360 video booth.

Our work would not be possible without everyone’s caring contribution, in particular, our major donors below who have contributed $1000 and above. We thank everyone for giving with an open heart.

  • New Hope Foundation
  • Matthew and Judy San
  • John Chan
  • Chu Lee Lai Chun Foundation
  • Ben Chan
  • Frank and Irene Chau
  • H&S Universal Renovation Ltd.
  • Peter and Elsa Chang
  • Katherine Wong
  • Ryder Ming-Hin and Grace Law
  • Werger Holdings Inc.
  • John Chemilian
  • Karen BK Chan
  • Dennis and Sylvia Wong
  • MCAN Financial
  • Chan & Co. Prof. Corp.
  • Annie Ho
  • Construction One Contracting Inc.
  • Warren Yu
  • Kemin Zhang
  • Sandy Zheng
  • Chih Ming Wang
  • Richard Wong