NIU! Thank You & Highlights
Prior to the biggest three-day event of the year, a pre-briefing was held to ensure all logistics of the night market was shared. Last minute preparations brought our team together and we all hoped that the year of hard work would pay off within the three days of Night It Up!. The weather forecast didn’t look too bright for the event; but with enough finger-crossing, we got sunshine and lots of it! The team managed to pull together a variety of vendors ranging from fruit juices, bubble teas, liquid nitrogen ice-creams and saucy grilled meats and seafood! You would not believe how long the lines were for something as simple as teppanyaki style squid or grilled mini quail eggs. Not only did we offer food, but also entertainment and family fun! Walking around the event, you could definitely spot family time being spent watching sports tournaments provided by CCYAA Sports Zone, and enjoying Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival’s outdoor movie screening. This year we definitely managed to target all age groups. But the most memorable part of Night it Up! has to be the friendly and familiar faces you end up bumping into at this festival. Reunions, get-togethers or even unplanned gatherings can always be found at this annual event.
Thank you to everyone who helped make Night It Up! 2014 such a success. From our organizers to our volunteers, the event would not have been the same without each one of you. I hope you guys are all as proud as I am of the fact that Night It Up! closed off its 13th successful year. It’s time for you all to kick back, relax and come join us on August 24th for our volunteer appreciation party and awards ceremony. Details to come soon!
PAT Thank You & Highlights
After months of planning, preparing materials, gathering vendors, and some last minute preparations, Paint-A-Thon 2014 finally became a reality on Jul.12 2014. With the sun shining and smiles on everyone’s faces, the PAT team managed to present a variety of booths and of course beautiful artwork you wouldn’t find anywhere else! Besides all the painting itself, Paint-A-Thon also offered a variety of games and activities for everyone. You could hear endless laughter and shouts from all corners of the Paint-A-Thon site! Whether it be at the Paint Gun Blast booth or the Competition going on, this year’s event managed to once again bring everyone together while having a blast!
A huge shoutout to all those who helped make Paint-A-Thon 2014 happen! From our organizers and PAT members, to all the volunteers, the event wouldn’t have been possible without your efforts! I hope you guys had fun and are as happy as I am to have been part of such an amazing event. Don’t forget to join us August 24th for our volunteer appreciation party and awards ceremony with NIU!. Thank you all once again and enjoy the rest of your summer!
July Awesome Award
Every month, PUYO hands out Awesome Awards to individuals who have shown initiative and gone above and beyond in their role. The recipients of the Awesome Award gets to pick the next winner. Below are PUYO’s June Awesome Award Recipients!
Recipient of PUYO Awesome Award: Cheryl Ng
“July’s awesome award goes to an individual who leads a busy life volunteering her time both in and out of PUYO. Not only does she do a great job at her role organizing events and communicating with external partners, she lends a hand on Night It Up! event day to teams in need. Please join me in congratulating Cheryl Ng, the recipient of the July awesome award.” – Shirley Ng, Chairperson of Night It Up!
Recipient of NIU! Awesome Award: Jielun He
“I am proud to say that this month’s Night It Up! 2014 Awesome Award goes to the amazing, hard working, talented, and handsome, Jielun He! Pulling off an amazing job as Logistics Associate and Night It Up!’s official “Traffic Guy”, Jielun has dedicated countless hours into organizing and leading many vital aspects of the event. Working alongside him, I was able to sense the contagious energy and commitment he brought to the team. Jielun truly cares about the work he puts forward, and because of this, Night It Up! 2014 was accomplished with minimal complications. Congratulations to Jielun He on the Awesome Award, he deserves it!” – Vincent Chan, Night It Up! Logistic Team Member
Recipient of E3 Awesome Award: Alex Yeung
“For this month’s awesome award, I am very honoured to present it to Alex Yeung! He has been a great partner throughout the challenge and a team player. Although he is younger than me, he has done an amazing job in educating me with his previous E3 experience! My PA adventure wouldn’t be as exciting without his contributions! Stay awesome!”- Virginia Wong, Recipient of June E3 Awesome Award
Recipient of PAT Awesome Award: Oscar Yuen and Andrew Li
“This month’s awesome awards goes to two very special and helpful people , Oscar Yuen and Andrew Li. Both of them helped choreograph the PAT flash mob as well as plan the Escape it game during the appreciation party. Throughout the event, Oscar and Andrew took the initiative to helped with different tasks from all Paint-A-Thon teams when it was needed . Both of them have show initiative countless times and displayed their leadership skills during the event. Once again, congratulations to Oscar and Andrew , you both are awesome!!!” – Hillary Hung, Vice-Chairperson of Paint-A-Thon
To read more about the past winners click here!
PAT Activity of the Month: Networking Event
“Art is…. anything you want it to be…”
Each pair had a section of the bigger art piece. When we put it all together, the words read “Art is..” and the rest is however they interpreted that piece they made.
PAT Reflection Day
On this day, we had our brainstorming session with the boat drawing, where members write down the positives, negatives, and unpredictable circumstances on it. Afterwards, the teams went in their separate teams to do decentralization, and to break down their tasks. After the busy and productive meetings, we had food, and shared our year end PAT Video made by Oscar! Afterwards, we split into teams to play DIY ESP-IT by Andrew and Oscar.
Who would have thought a DIY ESP-IT would be that much fun!