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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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PUYO Leadership Conference Kick Off!

The PUYO 2014-2015 year has begun and in order to help prepare our Team Leads and Executives, we organized a two day PUYO Leadership Conference Kick Off! It was held at the Homewood Suites by Hilton and included an interactive workshop by Insights(a people development organization), training in PUYO technical skills, soft skills, a complimentary game at Esc-It - and tons more!
This conference was organized by the PUYO Youth Development Team to provide training and development.  It was our way in investing back in our members, to help them grow and succeed in their roles.

PUYO Orientation
The annual Power Unit Youth Organization orientation took place on the 29th of November from 1:30-4:30PM at the Gibson Centre. We had such a big crowd of new applicants and returning members who wanted to learn more about what PUYO had to offer and the various teams that were recruiting. This year, we featured a “career fair” type layout to allow more interaction between team leads and applicants. Thank you to all that joined us !! See you again next year!



IgniteFAIR took place for the very first time this year on October 25th at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. IgniteFAIR is an event held to allow students to explore and get involved with the various non-profit, youth-run
and volunteer organizations in the area. Power Unit Youth Organization was honoured to be invited to take part and host a booth this year.The event attracted hundreds of students from theRichmond Hill and Markham area. Many students were eager to learn more about PUYO and its values.It was a great opportunity both for the students and the organizations that took part.
We would like to thank Pledges for Change for organizing such an awesome event and hope to take part in it again next year!

School for Social Entrepreneurs

School for Social Entrepreneurs in Ontario (SSEO) is launching an exciting 3 month youth training camp for 30 high-need youths (20-29 yrs of age). The program starts in February and the cost is completely covered.

Copy of the program can be found here

Application deadline is Dec. 15, 2014

PUYO Hoody

Last year’s signature red colour hoodies are still available for $30! 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. PUYO Hoodies will be available at the PUYO Orientation for those who are interested.

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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


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


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

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