26. October 2012 | Power Unit, Promotions | 0 comments »

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, our community partner, is hosting their 2nd annual Richmond Hill film festival at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts!

Want to get FREE TICKETS to see these films?

Just comment on our PUYO Facebook Page (here) and tell us which film you’re most excited to see!

Winners will get TWO tickets to one of the films and they will be notified via Facebook Message!

Here are the four films that they will be presenting:

Director Yim Ho / Hong Kong 2012 / Director in attendance
Cantonese with English subtitles / North American Premiere / Rated 14A / Trailer / Friday, November 16, 7:00pm
Directed by pioneering Hong Kong New Wave auteur Yim Ho, Floating City tells the true story of Bo Wah-Chuen (Aaron Kwok), as he rises from being an orphan on a Chinese fishing boat to the upper echelons of the notorious Imperial East India Trading Company.

Directors Yang Yi-Chien, Jim Wang / Taiwan 2012
Mandarin with English subtitles / Canadian Premiere / Rated PG / Trailer / Saturday, November 17, 1:30pm
Writer and co-Director Yang Yi-Chien, herself a twin, reaches into the emotional side of relationships between twin siblings in this charming Taiwanese film for all ages. Winner of Best Narrative Feature and Best Screenplay at the Taipei Film Festival.

Director Shuichi Okita / Japan 2011
Japanese with English subtitles / Canadian Premiere / Rated PG / Trailer / Saturday, November 17, 4pm
Celebrated Japanese actor Koji Yakusho plays a lonely lumberjack whose life is drastically changed when he’s unwittingly enlisted into helping a spineless young filmmaker to complete his low budget zombie movie.

Director Yung Chang / Canada 2012 / Guest in attendance
English / Toronto Premiere / Rated G / Saturday, November 17, 7pm
Award-winning Canadian documentary filmmaker Yung Chang’s The Fruit Hunters is a globetrotting tour of faraway places, filled with eccentric people to whom fruit is a way of life and not just a suggested daily dietary recommendation.

Good luck and see you at the festival!

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

THANK YOU to every single one of you!

We did it, PUYO!  We were able to fulfil the wishes of Justin, our wish child from Make A Wish, and send him and his family to Disney World! The picture above was Justin and his sister in Disney holding a sign thanking us. Our hard work throughout the year had paid off! *BIG pat on all your backs!!


Our year is not over yet! We have 3 very exciting events coming up that you definitely do not want to miss!

(1) PUYO Spirit Event: Kollaboration

Our NIU! programming partner this year, Kollaboration, helped put on a great show for us this year at our event! It is a unique arts & entertainment non-profit organization that attracts tons of very talented performers!

Their annual show is one of the most anticipated talent shows in town! Previous special guests included Clara C and David Choi! A show not to be missed. Click here to RSVP to our FB event and obtain info on getting tickets!


(2) Harbourfront’s Fortune Cooking

PUYO is going to host a 20x20ft booth at Harbourfront’s annual Fortune Cooking Festival! It’ll be a lot of fun with painting, sugar art demonstration, paper doll making and our beautiful Cat-In-The-Hat game! Check here for more info!

We need help to run this event so if you are available on Sunday (10:30-7pm or even part of the day), please let Doly (Doly.Begum@power-unit.org) know! Hope to see you guys there!



It’s the meeting you’ve all been waiting for…! 

This is one meeting you should not miss as a member, as you’ll not only be able to vote on the constitutional changes and see who gets the PUYO annual awards, more importantly, you’ll also be able to witness the elections of PUYO executive team 2012-2013!

We are currently accepting applications for the executive team, so if you are interested, email ZZ atzhu.zheng@power-unit.org. Join the celebrations. RSVP now on FB.



CCNCTO is seeking 30 Community Researchers for Chinese Workers’ Rights Project. If you are Mandarin speaker who is a newcomer, immigrant, migrant worker or person without status, or if you know of somebody who is, CCNCTO welcomes you to join our Workers Rights Project! Please see attached for more info.

Youth Career Forum by Vision Youth

Vision Youth is hosting their 5th annual Youth Career Forum – Kick Start to a New Career this Sunday, September 16, 2012 at North York Civic Centre from 12-4pm. Please visit www.visionyouth.ca/careerpath or see attached for more information!

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