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2. February 2015 | Power Unit | 0 comments »

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Can you believe it’s 2015 already? It feels like just yesterday that we were counting down 2014! Let’s check out what we’ve been up to for the first month of the new year!

City of Markham Councillor Alex Chiu’s Re-election Celebration Party

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On December 23rd, Power Unit Youth Organization was honored to attend the celebration party for Councillor Alex Chiu’s 10th win to Markham Council and Alicia Chiu’s 65th birthday at Angus Glen Golf Club.

It was an incredible night and we would like to thank Councillor Alex Chiu for all your contribution to the community and continue support for PUYO!

Paint-A-Thon Insider: The Planning Begins

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With a new structure on its way, the Paint-A-Thon team got together to go over plans for this year’s event and prepare for its first annual GM happening January 15, 2015. From the painting to the side activities, the team will present an all new Paint-A-Thon this Summer 2015, so stay tuned to see what we have planned for you! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

December Awesome Award

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PUYO presents Awesome Awards to individuals who have gone above and beyond their roles throughout the year. The recipient of the Awesome Award gets to pick the next winner.

Recipient of PUYO Awesome Award: Mandy Ng

“The first PUYO Awesome Award of the year goes to Mandy Ng! The moment Mandy became the Youth Development Director, she went to work right away to help organize the first PUYO Leadership Kick-off Conference for her peers and fellow PUYO leaders.

Mandy created and presented relevant topics, came up with creative examples, and utilized all the tools required of a successful PUYO leader. She’s always willing to help, with a big smile on her face! She’s organized, prompt, shows up to meetings  well prepared and is genuinely a great person to work with. She’s a true testament of leading by example! Great job with organizing such a new and impactful event, you put us in AWE! — thanks for such a great start to the year Mandy!”
- Anita Ko, PUYO Board Member

PUYO Christmas Party

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The PUYO Winter Wonderland Christmas Party this year was a huge success as PUYO members and alumni came together to celebrate the holidays! Everyone had laughs with the Christmas activities and a unique photo booth designed to bring everyone in PUYO together. Everyone came dressed to impress and the room was instantly filled with holiday cheer. Thank you and we hope to see you next year!

2015 Pan Am Games – Student Volunteers

How cool would it be to play a role in bringing the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games to life? More than 23,000 lucky volunteers will be the heart of the games. Volunteering is your change to share your talents and be part of something unlike anything else. Volunteers will work in all areas of the games. If you’d like to learn more please visit their website at http://www.toronto2015.org/volunteer

Students who complete their volunteer assignments at the Games could be considered for two new OSAP benefits – pre-study contribution period waiver and 1-year grace period. For more information about this fantastic program visit the Province of Ontario website.
PUYO Hoodies

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Our PUYO signature red coloured hoodies are available for $35! Members can show off their involvement with PUYO with these awesome hoodies! If you are interested, please contact Alice Chong at alice.chong@power-unit.org.

4. January 2015 | Power Unit | 0 comments »

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Power Unit Youth Organization Christmas Party 2014

For this year’s Christmas party, PUYO hosted a Winter Wonderland themed party with fun photo props, games, laughs and delicious food! Everyone was dressed to impress and had a fun night. See you next year!

 

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Operation Christmas Child

PUYO volunteering at the GTA shoe box processing centre to help pack shoe boxes to bring joy to children in desperate situations around the world. The shoe boxes are filled with small gits, hygienic items, school supplies and a letter from the sender. It was a great opportunity to give back to the community and meet other like minded individuals. It is one way to remind children suffering through war, poverty, famine, disease and disaster that they are loved and not forgotten.

 

PUYO was recently featured in UNITY’s November newsletter!

We are so happy to hear that the funds raised from Night It Up! gave UNITY enough to support a full year after school program! Read the newsletter HERE.

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PUYO At Mon Sheong Foundation Cathy Ball 2014

PUYO was invited by Mon Sheong Foundation to attend their 23rd annual Cathay Ball on November 1, 2014. The event was filled with amazing performances, and showcased a highlight of Mon Sheong Foundation’s history,services, and fundraising efforts. We learned about the DiSCOVER program organized by Mon Sheong Youth Group, a leadership development program for a selection of 20 youths that consists of workshops, seminars, Mandarin classes, as well as a trip to China in July 2015. It is aimed at cultivating and nurturing interests in modern, political, social, and economic aspects of China. More information about the DiSCOVER program will be released in January, stay tune!

13. December 2014 | Power Unit | 0 comments »

Thanks to everyone who came out to Power Unit Youth Organization’s Orientation this year! It was great to see new smiling faces and returning members. We hope everyone was able to find out about the teams they wanted to join this year!

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