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Charity golf tournament tees off as pandemic eases up
Aug. 10, 2021

As the pandemic is easing off and social activities have continued to resume, the Markham, Richmond Hill & Vaughan Chinese Business Association (MRVCBA) held a charity golf tournament on Aug. 3.

A total of $15,000 has been raised for the Mackenzie Health Foundation and the Hong Fook Mental Health Foundation.

Thirty-six teams with 144 participants took part in the MRVCBA Charity Golf Tournament 2021 at Station Creek Golf Club in Gormley.

Guests attending the golf event included Sen. Victor Oh, Richmond Hill Acting Mayor Joe DiPaola, Royal Bank of Canada vice-president Rebecca Pang, Markham Regional Councillor Joe Li, Markham Councillor Amanda Yeung Collucci and Vaughan Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco.

The golf tournament was a rare opportunity during the pandemic for the business community to reconnect and reach out in the face of adversity, said Michelle Chu, president of MRVCBA.

It also helped raise funds for community medical institutions and give back to the society, said Chu.

The two beneficiaries, Mackenzie Health Foundation and Hong Fook Mental Health Foundation, are both community health-care providers. Hong Fook is one of the major mental rehabilitation service organizations for the Chinese community.

MRVCBA, established in 1993, aims to advance and enhance business relations in local and global industries and to serve as a bridge to the diverse business community and the strong network of Chinese and Canadian businesses in York Region.

The association has supported its members and business community through the pandemic to help alleviate difficulties, such as workshops on federal business subsidy programs, York University development plans and Yonge North Subway Extension projects.