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The 13th Anniversary Celebration of the Care Bank
was grandly held in Markham
On September 3, 2023, Care Bank celebrated its 13th anniversary in Markham. This warm and loving celebration was held in the Chinese community branch of the Care Bank. The scene of the event was brightly lit and filled with a warm atmosphere. The heart-shaped design on the main wall brought attention to the words "Happy 13th anniversary Care Bank" and added colour to this special birthday. The celebration event was also an annual awards ceremony, which attracted the participation of guests and many volunteers including Mr. Peng from Toronto Online, Mr. Sun from Chinese Headlines, Mr. Jin from CC.News, Mr. Sun from Ruixiang Vision, and Mr. Wu from Huafengyun Art Troupe.
The predecessor of the Care Bank was the Canadian Care Alliance founded by Heather He on September 2, 2010, and was later renamed the Care Bank. Heather He served as the host of this event today. She shared the 13-year history of the Care Bank. In her speech, she sincerely thanked all the volunteers for their dedication to the community, especially those who provided warm help to single-parent families, the elderly and international students. At the same time, she mentioned that many depositors of the Care Bank have won the Platinum Jubilee Badge for the 70th Anniversary of the Queen's Ascension to the Throne, the Ontario Volunteer Award and the Volunteer Award for various community activities, which fully proves their dedication and contribution.
This year's celebration has received strong support from many outstanding companies, industry elites in various fields, and news media. A number of MPs also sent congratulatory messages to congratulate Care Bank on its 13th anniversary.
Heather He said: "The concept of the Care Bank is to gather caring people and serve the community, so that people who give to the community can record their good deeds through Care Points. These care points can be used, accumulated and passed on. Through many ways, our community will become more harmonious and better. As Heather, the chairwoman of the Care Bank, said, the richest people in the future will not look at the number of bank accounts someone has, but how much love they have, because there is warmth in love. Today’s dedication will be passed down from generation to generation in the future and bring rewards.”
At the ceremony, Chairwoman He especially thanked the Chinese directors Sasha Xiao, Laura Wu, Baojun Du, Bailing Zhou, Cindy Zhang, Dee Zhang, Ella Zhang, Jeff Shen, Xiang Rong, Xiao Bin Li and other directors for their dedication to the operation of the Care Bank. Afterwards, they jointly presented the Outstanding Volunteer Award and shared a birthday cake. In addition, there were wonderful sign language dance performances at the ceremony, including "Grateful Heart", "Holding Hands" and "Heal the World". These performances convey the cherishing of life and gratitude for love, emphasizing the theme that cherishing can only be possessed, and gratitude can last forever".
Mark, the Italian community branch leader of the Care Bank, especially emphasized in his congratulatory message that he would like to thank Heather He for founding the Care Bank, which is very important to the community and the whole world. He emphasized, "Caring Changes the World! Caring makes the world one family!”. He congratulated the Care Bank on its 13 years, emphasizing that the recordable, usable, accumulable, and inheritable care points will become an important care asset, which is worthy of everyone's possession and pride. Finally, I wish the Care Bank will be better and better, bring more love and warmth to the community, and witness more beautiful futures!
Heather He joined 32 Division's Annual BBQ
Heather He, 2023 Candidate for Mayor of Toronto, joined 32 Divison’s annual community BBQ
Today Heather He was invited to the North York Police 32 Division's annual Community Barbecue. It's National Police Week and a great opportunity to thank the officers who serve our communities.
Good music, good food, police and civilians. Heather He led the officers in a dance. Her initiative was applauded. Heather He thanked the officers one by one for their contributions to the community. It is important to listen to the voice of the public and answer questions. Her platform is: Implementation of the Care Bank; Providing day care services for the elderly; Free off-peak transit for seniors; accelerated application process for senior housing; Rejuvenating the city through science and technology; Boosting the education industry; Providing Free Lunches for primary and secondary school students; Improving the efficiency of government work and road maintenance and urban cleanliness; Strengthening Security; Implementing a dual-layer security system; Housing the homeless; Simplifying landlord-tenant dispute litigation; Implementing a first-time homebuyer credit; Freezing Local Taxes; Improving traffic; Building the subway; Building underground parking lots; Awarding Special entrepreneur contributions.
Her proposal to strengthen the two-tier security system has won the unanimous recognition of the police and the public. If Heather He is elected, the people of Toronto are expected to be able to go out and feel safe at home. We are very surprised that there is only one candidate here today, and we are very impressed that Heather He is taking the time to get down to the ground and get to know the people, and she is going to be a great mayor that they can trust and love
Bai Ling, the campaign director, and Cindy, the communications director, rushed back and forth, handing out flyers and taking photos.
Another happy and productive day. Better Toronto tomorrow.
Visit to Yee Kong Nursing Home
Heather He, 2023 candidate for Mayor of Toronto, led the Hua Fengyun Art seniors Group to perform at Yee Kong Nursing Home in Toronto
The United Nations points out that population aging is likely to become one of the most important social trends in the 21st century. As the aging problem of the world's population becomes increasingly prominent, providing for the elderly has become one of the more obvious problems for the social system. According to statistics, the elderly account for 16.5% in Toronto, which is a very large amount.
The elderly community is also a concern for Heather He, the president of the Canadian Care Alliance, the president of the Hua Fengyun Art Troupe and a candidate for mayor of Toronto.
Today, Heather He leads the Hua Feng Yun Art Group to perform at Yee Kong Nursing Home once a month and chats with the elderly, which makes the old people very happy.
With 102 mayoral candidates running, few find time to devote to nursing homes in the heat of the race.
We are proud that we have such a people oriented and caring candidate for mayor.
Heather He is campaigning on the platform: Implementation of the Care Bank; Providing day care services for the elderly; Free off-peak transit for seniors, Accelerated application process for senior housing；Boosting the education industry; Providing Free Lunches for primary and secondary school students；Improving the efficiency of government work and road maintenance and urban cleanliness; Strengthening Security; Implementing a dual-layer security system; Housing the homeless; Simplifying landlord-tenant dispute litigation; Implementing a first-time homebuyer credit; Freezing Local Taxes; Improving traffic; Building the subway; Building underground parking lots, Special entrepreneur contribution Award.
Heather He, 2023 candidate for Mayor of Toronto, attended the Mother's Day event in Toronto
In the bright spring days, today, on May 14, we ushered in the warmest human holiday - Mother's Day. Co-organized by the Hua Fengyun Art Troupe, the Canada Care Alliance ,and the campaign team of Toronto Mayoral candidate Heather He, this is to make Toronto a better place for tomorrow and our Toronto home: The water is clearer, the sky is bluer, the city is cleaner, the community is safer, and transportation is more convenient. The elderly enjoy free transportation, and students enjoy free lunch.
The large-scale celebration, publicity, and performance activities started happily at Milliken Park Community Recreation Centre in Toronto. Performance activities by the old artist, Hua Feng Yun Art Troupe Laura Wu, personally as the celebration of Mother's Day performance director and commander in chief. Jason Wang, president of the Pan Pacific Cultural and Economic Association of North America, is the male host, and Sasha is the female host. The repertoire is complete: dance, song singing, martial arts, recitation, solo singing, male and female chorus, and more. The performance begins slowly with the chorus of the "Canadian National Anthem". Mr. Jin, the old artist, played an accordion solo for Heather He, the mayoral candidate, which brought joy to everyone. In particular, Heather He, the mayoral candidate, sang "Happy Hometown", which won enthusiastic cheers from the entire audience. Quiet and happiness fill our mothers' hearts, and under the leadership of Mayor He in the future, happiness will be our forever home!
The happy melody of Mother's Day, the beautiful dancing, the joyful singing, the cheerful smiles, and the passionate speech of mayoral candidate Heather He brought a unique holiday gift to the mothers on Mother's Day: making Toronto a better place tomorrow! Heather He said in her speech that her campaign platform includes:
Implementation of the Care Bank; Providing day care services for the elderly; Free off-peak transit for seniors ，Accelerated application process for senior housing. ；boost the education industry ，Providing Free Lunches for primary and secondary school students；Improving the efficiency of government work and road maintenance and urban cleanliness; Strengthening Security; Implementing a dual-layer security system; Housing the homeless; Simplifying landlord-tenant dispute litigation; Implementing a first-time homebuyer credit; Freezing Local Taxes; Building the subway; Building underground parking lots, canceling surface parking lots. Special entrepreneur contribution Award.
Heather He explains why she is running for mayor of Toronto, where students get free lunches, seniors get free rides, and neighborhoods become safer, all without raising taxes. Finally, Heather He would like to thank all of her supporters who came out today and have followed her campaign. She expresses her gratitude to all the volunteers, the director, and all the performers. She also thanks President Wang of NPAC for his dedicated sponsorship for Canada Care Alliance and wonderful singing, and expresses appreciation for the wonderful hosting. This event only took two days to prepare, and there were hundreds of people present! Bang the drum for Heather He, the mayor of Toronto! Like a rainbow! Heather He, No.1! Heather He will win! It rings through the clouds! Heather He vows, and heaven and earth bear witness: I, Heather He ,will devote the rest of my life to gathering all the strength and leading everyone to make Toronto a better place! A Better Toronto! Please believe in me and support me! When asked why her campaign website is www.carebank.world, Heather He replied: Caring changes the world!