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PUYO 2013-2014 year has come to an end. It’s been such a successful year, thanks to the Executive Team, Team Leaders, and all the members in PUYO. We would like to take this time to give special recognition to those who showed initiative and perseverance throughout the year. Congratulations to all the award winners, and please give a warm welcome to the new PUYO 2014-2015 Executive Team!

Elected PUYO 2014-2015 Executive Positions
President: Alice Chong
Vice-President: Dawn Siu
Finance Director: Emily Law
Youth Development Director: Mandy Ng
Public Relations & Marketing Director: Christina Li
Events Planning Director: Jasen Xiang
Sponsorship Director: Maggie Cheung

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PUYO Awards Ceremony
Service Awards:
President: Rosana Zeng
Vice-President: Alice Chong
Finance Director: Jovee Zhang
Youth Development Director: Maggie Cheung
Public Relations & Marketing Director: Annabel Lee
Events Planning Director: Cheryl Ng
Sponsorship Director: Winson Li
Communications Coordinator: Jessica Chang
Creative Director: Evan Ling
Web Director: Tian Hu
Queen’s University Chapter President: Nikita Puri
Night It Up! Chairperson: Shirley Ng
Night It Up! Vice-Chairperson: Stephen Kassim
Paint-A-Thon Chairperson: Sylvia Chan
Paint-A-Thon Vice-Chairperson: Hillary Hung
The E3 Challenge Chairperson: Andy Wong
Level Up! Career Conference Co-Chairperson: Maggie Cheung
Level Up! Career Conference Co-Chairperson: Jasen Xiang

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Special Awards:
Beneficiary Team Most Valuable Player: Terrence Tong
Creative Team Most Valuable Player: Alvin Tse
Events Planning Team Most Valuable Player: Jason Manson-Hing
Public Relations & Marketing Team Prospect of the Year: Christina Li
Public Relations & Marketing Team Most Valuable Player: Ivy Chan
Sponsorship Team Most Valuable Player: William Lin
Youth Development Team Most Valuable Player: Mandy Ng
Youth Development Team Most Valuable Player: Laura You
University Chapter Most Valuable Player, Queen’s University Chapter: Calvin Ly

PUYO Scholarship Winners:
Maggie Cheung
Winson Li

Annual Awards Winners:
PUYO Leadership Award: Rosana Zeng
PUYO Dedication Award: Alice Chong
PUYO Trailblazer Award: Maggie Cheung
PUYO Spirit Award: Sylvia Chan
PUYO Most Improved Award: Dawn Siu
PUYO Above & Beyond Award: Mandy Ng
PUYO Rising Star Award: Vincent Chan

Honourable Mentions:
Andy Wong
Derrick Fung
Emilie Chan
Hillary Hung
Jasper Lam
Jielun He
Ruby Huang
William Lin

17. September 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 comments »

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Are you in high school? Are you unsure of the direction your life is going in? Or do you know, but need to know more?

Level up your lifeplan!

Power Unit Youth Organization (www.power-unit.org), well-known for our youth development projects, such as the youth-run Night It Up! night market, presents our first annual Level Up! Career Conference.

This is a never-before-seen opportunity to hear and interact with industry professionals across multiple fields.

We have five panels across different career sectors: STEM, Business, Healthcare, Creative & Communications, and Sports. There will be over 20 panelists who currently work in these sectors to tell you how they got there and what you can do to get there too.

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PUYO Executive Elections

With the success of our projects, Night It Up!, The E3 Challenge and Paint-A-Thon, it’s time to thank and award the hard work and efforts of our Executive Team, Project Chairs and organization wide teams, such as Web Team, Creative Team and the Beneficiary Team.

Please join us:

Date: Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Time: 1-4pm
Place: TCCC Room 206

We will be:
- Presenting awards to the Executive Team, Project Chairs and org-wide teams
- Presenting the winners of the Annual Awards
- Electing the PUYO Executive Team of 2014-2015

Come out and thank those who have worked hard this past year, and to welcome next year’s team!

E3 Awards Ceremony

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The E3 Challenge has finally concluded after a grueling two months of blood, sweat, and tears. The participants all reaped their rewards one-by-one as they were called to receive their certificates of completion of the program, with a few lucky teams winning each of the three individual challenges.

Participants who went above and beyond their simple roles as team members were recognized and presented with their team MVP Award as well. The first challenge with NIU! saw Team C.L.E.A.R. take the prize, and the second challenge with Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada saw Team Kryptomite take the stage. Finally, the third and last challenge with Sun Life Financial center 14 revealed Team C.L.E.A.R. once again taking the win. Taking two of the three challenges, it was clear that the winning team was also Team C.L.E.A.R.!

Nothing worth achieving comes easy, and the participants and organizing team of The E3 Challenge 2014 have come to know this to be true. We hope that this lesson helps all involved with The E3 Challenge this year, that we all now have the confidence to face any challenge life throws our way, and that everyone has enjoyed the program as much as we have had organizing throughout this E3 year. A big warm welcome and congratulations to the E3 family of 2014!

Service Awards:
Event Partnership Director: Fiona Cheung
Promotions Director: Eric Guan
Recruitment Director: Jenny Cui
Project Coordinator: Vincent Chan

Special Awards:
The E3 Challenge Most Spirited Award: Fiona Cheung
The E3 Challenge Most Improved Award: Eric Guan
The E3 Challenge Most Valuable Player: Jenny Cui

PUYO Annual Awards

Nominate–there’s nothing to it;
Recognize that PU Spirit!

Let’s recognize our PUYO superstars and unsung heroes!

Nominate any PUYO member who you feel best deserves one of these awards:

1. PUYO Spirit Award

2. PUYO Most Improved Award

3. PUYO Above & Beyond Award

4. PUYO YOU-FILL-IN-THE-BLANK Award

Submit your nomination here by August 31st.

Nominations will be reviewed by the PUYO Awards Committee, and awards will be presented at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) tentatively scheduled for October 4, 2014.

Got questions? Email awards@power-unit.org for more information!

Good luck!

NIU! and PAT Awards Ceremony

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After another successful Night It Up! and Paint-A-Thon, the annual awards ceremony was held on the 24th to recognize those that went above and beyond. It was also a time to just sit back and enjoy the fact that after a year of hard work and planning it all paid off. It was an evening full of food, socializing and games. Despite not having prizes for those that won the games, everyone still gave 200% and had an amazing time. It was a great way to conclude the year and recognize those that went above and beyond for both NIU! and PAT. Thank you to all those that were able to make it out!

Below is a list of all the award recipients:

NIU! Awards

Service Awards
Communications Coordinator – Rachel Huang
Project Accountant – Kamila Tan
Logistics Director – Chris Yau
Marketing Director – Dawn Siu
Stage Director – Xiao Lin Guo
Sales Director – Franca Tam
Volunteer Resources Director – Jenny Su

Special Awards
Night It Up! Most Valuable Player – Vincent Chan
Night It Up! Most Improved Award – Dawn Siu
Night It Up! Most Dedicated Award – Mandy Ng
Logistics Rookie of the Year – Vincent Chan
Logistics Most Valuable Player – Jason Sekiguchi
Logistics Most Valuable Player – Jielun He
Marketing Rookie of the Year – Matthew Yeo
Marketing Most Valuable Player – Janice Chu
Stage Rookie of the Year – Sophia Tan
Stage Most Valuable Player – Jessica Chen
Sales Rookie of the Year – Newton Zheng
Sales Most Valuable Player – Dan Nguyen
Volunteer Resources Rookie of the Year – Jason Su
Volunteer Resources Most Valuable Player – Mandy Ng

PAT Awards

Service Awards
Communications Coordinator – Irum Chorghay
Project Accountant – Wing-Ka Tsang
Logistics Director – Ivy Chan
Outreach Director – Emma Huang
Promotions Director – Allison Lai

Special Awards
Paint-A-Thon Most Valuable Player – Oscar Yuen
Paint-A-Thon Most Spirited Award – Winnie Yan
Paint-A-Thon Rookie of the Year – Phoebe Au

Level Up! Career Conference

Level Up! Career Conference (Level Up!) was founded by Power Unit Youth Organization in June 2014 and is one of the first high school focused career conferences in the GTA. Level Up! was created to provide high school students with the opportunity to learn about and explore career paths by connecting with real world professionals.

To ensure that our event is successful, we need outgoing students to volunteer and help promote this event among your schools, as well as helping out the day of the event. If you have been chosen as your school’s representative then you have the crucial task of connecting with your fellow student body to advertise this event, on top of helping out on the day of.

We would like to congratulate our current student ambassadors, Brenden Lau, Anita Zhao and Aikeda Ahemaiti. Applications are still open and we encourage everyone to apply at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iEDzI9oXnZ9qDSXBi8xKhOeVCssS9n-Zrv1psX4_ebk/viewform

PUYO Cheque Ceremony

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On August 16th, Rosana Zeng, our very own PUYO President presented the total funds raised – $10,000 – from our projects: Night It Up! Night Market, The E3 Challenge, and Paint-A-Thon to our year 2014 beneficiary, UNITY Charity at the annual PUYO Cheque Ceremony. Honoured guests included Ward 8 Councilor Alex Chiu, City of Markham.

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