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
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
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com.