June, 2016

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A great send off to Eileen Zheng!

A big thanks to everyone who came out May 17th to send off Eileen Zheng on her way across Canada. Eileen is a remarkable young Vancouver-Kingsway constituent who is raising funds and awareness for the Canadian Transplant Association by biking across the country.

Eight years ago Eileen’s mother was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease, but declined to take Eileen’s kidney out of fear for the changes it may bring to Eileen’s life. Eileen was a student at Windermere Secondary at the time. Today, a mere year after their successful transplant surgeries, Eileen and her mother are stepping out to share their life-changing story of recovery. There are more than 4,500 people are on the wait list for organ transplants in Canada. Despite the rising need, there are not enough Canadians have made plans to donate.

Eileen’s incredible journey began in Victoria on May 16th and will end in St. John’s, Newfoundland!

If you would like to donate to her important cause, please visit www.giftfromwithin.ca

Philippine Independence Day

Taas Noo Kahit Kanino, Ang Pilipino Ay Ako! I would like to congratulate Filipino Canadians in my community on the Anniversary of the National Declaration of Philippine. There will be a local celebration at:

South Memorial Park (5955 Ross St, Vancouver)

Saturday, June 4th, from 10am – 5pm.

Enjoy some of the Philippine’s finest cuisine and great entertainment right in your backyard. I look forward to seeing you there!

Congratulations to High School Graduates

My congratulations go out to all graduating students from Gladstone and Windermere high schools. This is an exciting time for all of you and your families and I wish you all the very best in your future endeavors. I am proud each year to sponsor scholarships for graduating students at each school and look forward to attending this year’s graduation ceremonies.

Walk to Cure Diabetes, at Stanley Park

On June 12, 2016 morning, join me for this annual fundraiser in support of research focused on curing, and better treatment and prevention on T1 Diabetes. The walk is 5 km and starts at Lumbermen’s Arch in Stanley Park. I hope to see many other Vancouver-Kingsway constituents walking alongside me! To register for the walk, go to www.jdrf.ca.