5. September 2014 | Night It Up!, Power Unit | 0 comments »

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


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


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


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


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.



Want to show some appreciation to your fellow PUYO-ers?

The PUYO Annual Awards Program is back again this year to recognize our superstars and unsung heroes who went above and beyond their roles. Any PUYO member can submit nominations and be nominated.

Everyone is highly encouraged to fill out a nomination form!



1. PUYO Spirit Award

2. PUYO Most Improved Award

3. PUYO Above & Beyond Recognition Award



Go ahead and nominate someone you think deserves some recognition! Please submit your nomination athttp://goo.gl/s24W1Z.


Deadline: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 11:59pm.

Nomination forms will be reviewed by the PUYO Awards Committee, and the awards will be presented at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in September 2013.

For more information, please email awards@power-unit.org.

23. September 2012 | Night It Up!, Power Unit, Promotions | 0 comments »


This is going to be the meeting of the year! It’s our Annual General Meeting and if you haven’t RSVPed yet, do so NOW here!
Four critical things will happen at this meeting and it is highly recommended that all PUYO members attend!

1. Elections for the new executive team.
VOTING MEMBERS must attend. Voting members are all the current executives, including project chairpersons, and team leads.
2. Constitutional amendments
– Important changes to the regulatory document of PUYO
3. Presentation of the new organizational and project structure (*NEW*)
– Find out how the revised organizational and project structure will look like for the coming year!
4. Presentation of Annual Awards
– In recognition of our distinguished PUYOers!

Date: Saturday, September 29
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Place: Markham Civic Centre, York Room
Attendance: ALL members are invited, and attendance is mandatory for voting members.
Mark this date down and don’t miss out!


Resume Service

We know it’s recruiting season for many and we want to help you guys succeed! When you submit your resume for review, we try to match you with a professional from your field of interest. Don’t forget to utilize our resume review service! Read more here!


Wrap up of Events

Just a week ago, 18 of our members and friends had an amazing time at the annual amazing talent show Kollaboration! ‘Maybe Refuge’and ‘Young’, who both performed at our past Night It Up!, took home the winning title!! More cheers to the celebration!

Although we weren’t able to run our beautiful ‘Cat-In-The-Hat’ game at the Milliken Children’s Festival, we took the opportunity to bring that game down to the Harbourfront’s Fortune Cooking event! That game was so popular among kids that a full bag of prizes and medals were gone by the end of the event.

Make sure to stay posted to our updates, events and contests on FB!


“Too Asian?” Book Launch

“Too Asian?” is a collection exploring race and representation on Canadian campuses with the infamous Maclean’s “Too Asian?” article as a flashpoint.Join us for the Toronto launch!

September 27,doors 6:30, program 7:00pm
Toronto Women’s Bookstore
73 Harbord Street
Toronto Ontario

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