A Successful E3 2012!

Congratulations to Team Lead for bringing home the winning title to the E3 Challenge! Our event partners (Tim Hortons, Red Flag Deals) and the organizers are all very impressed and proud of every single one of our participants! In fact, Red Flag Deals was so impressed with us that they are offering a part time and full time position to our E3ers!

Thank you to our mentors, peer advisors and organizers for an amazing E3 year!

To revisit our E3 moments, visit http://www.flickr.com/e3challenge


Project Awards Ceremony!

It was a full day of celebrations this past Saturday! From E3 awards ceremony, Volunteer appreciation party at Woodbine Beach to our NIU! and PAT awards ceremony in the evening, all our organizers, participants and volunteers came together to celebrate the success of all our projects! Check out our photos on our Facebook page! Don’t forget to like and follow us on twitter if you haven’t done so already!


Annual Awards…Nominations!

Want to show some appreciation to your fellow PUYO-ers? This year, the brand new PUYO Annual Awards Program is launched to recognize our superstars and unsung heroes who went above and beyond their roles. It is done through a nominations process, where any PUYO members can submit nominations and be nominated. Awards will be presented at our Annual General Meeting on September 29th.

Awards 2012 Categories:

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! For Nomination Form, please  download HEREDeadline: Friday, August 31st, 2012. For more information or to submit completed nomination form(s), please email awards@power-unit.org.


PUYO @ RBC Markham- Milliken Children’s Festival

On September 8th, RBC Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival is celebrating its 15th year at theMarkham Civic Centre! It is Ontario’s largest annual children’s festival that features a wide variety of entertainment, play zones, crafts and other outdoor activities. The event attracts families from all across Markham. In the past few years, attendance has reached record highs of over 30,000! PUYO will be hosting a game booth at this event so join us in fundraising for Justin of Make-A-Wish to help send him to Disney World! If you can lend a hand, please email Cheryl at cheryl.ng@power-unit.org – see you all there!

Markham Civic Centre,
101 Town Centre Blvd.
(northwest corner of Hwy. 7 & Warden Ave.)

TIME & DATE: Saturday, September 8th, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Set up is at 8am.

Kollaboration (PUYO SPIRIT EVENT)

Sad that summer is coming to an end? Don’t worry, PUYO has got you covered!

We’ll be having our annual Spirit Event at Kollaboration Toronto on September 15th! Every year, Kollaboration celebrates the soulful Asian community in Toronto through Canada’s Largest Asian-Canadian talent show. Contestants have been preparing all summer for the chance to convert their dreams to reality. An all-star line-up of Asian-American stars from all across North America have been brought together, and are ready to deliver an exciting performance.

Date: Saturday, September 15th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: The Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 6R8

6 finalist groups will be competing for a $1000 dollar cash prize and to open up for the Clara C and David Choi concert! Guest Performers Include: Joseph Vincent, Dumbfoundead & DJ Zo, KRNFX.

For further event and ticket information, visit their Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/387909371264545/

Tickets are available online at www.kollaborationto.org.

If you are purchasing a ticket, please email Cherry atcherry.cheng@power-unit.org to let her know you will be attending!


PUYO @ Harbourfront’s Fortune Cooking

PUYO is bringing our artistic flavour to Harbourfront via our Paint-A-Thon’s paper dolls, canvas painting, and sugar art demonstration!  We’ll be giving patrons attending Fortune Cooking an interactive artistic experience at our 20x20ft booth!  If you’ve missed this at our Paint-A-Thon event at Night It Up!, you better not miss it this time!

Join in on all the fun on September 16th at Harbourfront, from 12-6pm.  If you’re interested in helping out, contact Sunny at sunny.liu@power-unit.org.


Annual General Meeting

ALL members are welcomed to attend our Annual General Meeting! Not only will we be discuss new constitutional changes, the elections will be held at this meeting and we will be welcoming the new Exec team of 2013! The Annual Awards will be presented here as well!

Date: Saturday, September 29th
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: York Room, Markham Civic Centre

**Please note: this is mandatory for all team leads and exec team to attend.


PUYO @ TCCSA’s Longest Dancing Dragon to break Guinness World Record

Our community partner, TCCSA, is organizing aGuinness World Records’ breaking attempt for the“Longest Dancing Dragon” and PUYO has joined in on this historic moment! Come out onSunday, September 30th to Markham Fairgrounds and take part in this fun-filled event. Sign-up HERE and notify Cherry at cherry.cheng@power-unit.org if you are attending!


Website Redesign

Our web team is looking to redesign Night It Up! and E3 Challenge websites. If you have any feedbacks about the structural design and the layout, please send an email to our web lead, Mike at michael.lee@power-unit.org. Please note in the email if you are interested in joining the web team as well!


Research Intern Job Posting

CCNCTO is hiring a contract intern. Please see here for more details! Applications are due August 28th.

Don’t forget! PUYO has a resume service available to PUYOers! We believe that the knowledge of writing an effective resume plays a critical role in success and our mission is for our members to succeed by giving them opportunities to grow and self-explore. Visit here for more information!

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Reflection & Appreciation!

Now with 2 of our 3 projects over, it’s time to reflect on our experience! PUYO Youth Development Director, Doly Begum, is currently rolling out evaluations where team leads, chairpersons and executives can obtain feedback from their fellow peers! In doing so, we would think back on our experiences with one another and help each other improve for the future!

In case you haven’t gotten enough of NIU! and PAT, here are some photos and video updates!

NIU! Photos
PAT Photos
Our YouTube Channel

If you have any feedback/comments about the events and/or suggestions for improvement, please email Cherry at Cherry.Cheng@power-unit.org before any important thoughts go away!

Lastly, we’ll be having our NIU! Volunteer/Organizer Appreciation Party. Click here for more details!

E3 Challenge – Challenge 2

After two weeks of planning, soliciting sponsors and prizes, as well as 3 nights and 2 days straight at Night It Up!, getting patrons to play their games, our E3 participants are moving onto Challenge 2! Tim Hortons Challenge has begun and participants are now scratching their brains out to prepare a recruitment campaign for a well-recognized chain store. Good luck to our E3ers!

Here are some photos from our Challenge 1: click!

Entrepreneurship Conference

“Enlight”, a Toronto based non-profit Organization, is the young professional division of Chinese Professionals Association of Canada (CPAC). Enlight is an organization devoted to build professional platform for Asian background young professionals to provide better access to jobs and networking opportunities. Their committee members are also new graduates and students.

They are hosting an Entrepreneurship conference on August 2nd @ 7pm! Full details are available at registration page: http://enlightentrepreneurship.eventbrite.com/. If you are interested, please:

1) Register on their event page
2) Let Cherry know at Cherry.Cheng@power-unit.org that you will be attending

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Hi PUYOers!

A Message From the President

One word to summarize Night It Up! and Paint-A-Thon: PHENOMENAL!

Job well-done from EVERY single person in PUYO. None of this could have happened without the dedicated chairpersons leading the projects from beginning to end for 9 months, the team leads and team members who took on every important pillar of the project, & volunteers who came out to support!

Expanding to the third day was not easy & it’s definitely unforgettable with the downpour & thunderstorm. But nothing can stop us!

I think we truly showed the world what we do: To Believe. To Care. To Act.

Stay tuned for more details as to how we’ve done for our projects and keep yourself posted on our Facebook and Twitter for post-event photos, messages & videos! Hope you’ve all got your well-deserved rest!
Cherry Cheng

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