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08/07/2020

Aug 9 (Sunday): Owen Cheung

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Aug 9 (Sunday): Hana Kuk

What's On & Snapshots: Star Corner

Aug 11 (Tuesday): Louis Cheung

What's On & Snapshots: Star Corner

Exclusive Interview with "Double World" Director Teddy Chan

07/21/2020

Double World, a fantasy adventure film adapted from one of the most popular online games in China, will be the first Chinese-language film to ever launch simultaneously across the world. Directed by Teddy Chan and produced by Soi Cheang with Stephen Tung as the action director, the film also stars former member of Super Junior-M Henry Lau, Him Law and Peter Ho. Double World will stream in China on July 24 (Friday) and debut on Netflix the following day in all other territories where the platform operates.

Exclusive Interview with
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Exclusive Interview with
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Exclusive Interview with

The renowned Hong Kong film veteran Teddy Chan has directed countless award-winning movies, including Downtown Torpedoes, Bodyguards and Assassins, Kung Fu Jungle and more. Among all his highly-acclaimed masterpieces, Bodyguards and Assassins dominated 2010 Hong Kong Film Awards nomination list with a record-breaking 18 nominations and eventually won 8 awards including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor.

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Exclusive Interview with
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Exclusive Interview with

This year, Teddy is ready to amaze the world with the upcoming Double World! Fairchild Media Group is honored to be the only Canadian media to conduct exclusive interviews with this prominent movie personality. For first-hand information about the film, stay tuned to What’s On and Asian Magazine this week!

Cantonese Opera Masters Fundraising Show Reruns!

07/13/2020

Cantonese Opera Masters Fundraising Show Reruns!

The bustling Chinese Opera theatres have fallen silent since earlier this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep fans connected during this special period, Hong Kong Cantonese Opera Artists Club previously held an online Cantonese Opera Telethon performed by a group of top-notch Chinese opera masters, including Franco Yuen, Ng Chin Wang, Tang Mei Ling, Lau Wai Ming, Ko Lai, Lui Hung Kwong, Chan Hung Chun, Wan Yuk Yu, Tang Yau Ngan, and more, bringing forth some greatest hits to their fans through a different platform. The veteran actress who captured Best Support Role at Asian Television Award, Susan Tse, also joined the performance, showcasing her amazing vocals and powerful stage presence. Just tune onto Fairchild TV this Sunday (July 19) at 2:30pm, you can enjoy the best highlights of the concert. You can also contribute by making a donation to support Cantonese operatic employees whose livelihood is being affected tremendously by the unprecedented global crisis.

Cantonese Opera Masters Fundraising Show Reruns!

Eason Chan Charity Concert

07/03/2020

Following the footsteps of Cantopop legend Sam Hui and “Asia’s Dance King” Aaron Kwok, Eason Chan was invited by Hong Kong Live Performance and Production Industry Association to hold an online concert named “Live is so much better with Music Eason Chan Charity Concert” on July 11 (Hong Kong Time), raising money for COVID-19 fund established by the Association and Yan Chai Hospital in response to the unprecedented global crisis and to offer job opportunities for their unemployed fellows. Fairchild Media Group is honored to be granted the broadcast right for the concert. Tune to Fairchild TV, Fairchild Radio, or click on our official social media platforms to enjoy Eason’s spectacular performance!

Eason Chan Charity Concert

In harmony with the theme “Sunrise and Sunset”, the concert will be hold at two time-slots, 6AM and 5PM, symbolizing the sun will rise again tomorrow no matter how hard today was. With confidence and courage, we'll get through this together!

Eason was scheduled to perform at the Hong Kong Coliseum for the first time in six years, with 25 New Year’s shows slated to take place from last December to early January, however, the concerts had to be called off due to the social situation at that time. The outbreak of COVID-19 then has pressed pause on Hong Kong entertainment industry. Since there's still no end in sight for the pandemic, Eason finally decide to stage a live online concert, surprising fans with his greatest hits!

Live is so much better with Music Eason Chan Charity Concert
Fairchild TV – July 12 (Sunday) at 9:00pm
Fairchild Radio Vancouver FM96.1 – July 12 (Sunday) at 2:00pm
Fairchild Radio Toronto AM1430 – July 12 (Sunday) at 2:00pm
Fairchild Radio Calgary FM94.7 – July 12 (Sunday) at 9:00pm
The concert will also be live-streamed on Fairchild TV Facebook Page on July 11 at 6am and 5pm (Hong Kong Time)/ July 10 at 3pm and July 11 at 2am PST.

Maria Rincon to Host Canada Day Drumming Virtual Celebration 2020

07/01/2020

Working on her master's degree at the prestigious Tsinghua University in China, 2016 Miss Chinese Vancouver Maria Rincon hasn’t been active as an event MC held in Canada for the past year. Since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, she has returned to Canada to take online courses. An experienced MC proficient in multiple languages, Maria was invited to host the Canada Day Drumming Virtual Celebration 2020 at our 153rd birthday with all Canadian citizens. This virtual version, in which Fairchild provided technical support, received even more participations from the communities across the country. A visit to FTV again brought back a lot of fond memories to Maria, who kick-started the actions online at 10am in our studio. Various social media platforms were then flooded with marvellous performances brought forth by artistes from different cities. At 11am, residents from different provinces and territories drummed simultaneously for 6 minutes to celebrate Canada Day. The action was also a tribute to frontline healthcare workers who work tirelessly to help our country fight COVID-19.

Maria Rincon to Host Canada Day Drumming Virtual Celebration 2020

Home Chef is rewarding you with Gift Coupons!

06/26/2020

Home Chef, the first TVB online variety show, sets up a platform for passionate chefs to exchange cooking ideas. Many home chefs across Canada have emerged, taking on challenges of preparing a variety of cuisines and sharing the joys of cooking.

Upload a cooking clip within 10 minutes in total duration onto https://event.tvb.com/chef2020/ca, and your video will have a chance to be shared on TVB’s social media platforms and Fairchild TV. Every selected entry will also be entitled to a set of gift coupons valued $60. Home Chef now calls for entries across the country. No restrictions on age, cuisine, or number of submissions. The more the submissions, the more the chances to win! This is a great opportunity to show off your culinary skills and learn from different participants. You might be rewarded with other surprising gifts as well!! Don't hesitate and come join for some fun!

BC Dairy Association to Support Community Through COVID-19

06/23/2020

As the fight against COVID-19 continues, BC dairy farmers not only ensure a continued supply of fresh, local produced dairy products for Canadians, but they also actively support local communities during this unprecedented time. BC Dairy Association recently donated $10,000 to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to support its senior care services. BC Dairy Association is pleased to choose S.U.C.C.E.S.S as the beneficiary of their donation because both organizations regard "Love" as their most important core value, with a vision in helping the underprivileged and underserved communities as well as committing to build a tolerant, diversified and caring society. Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., said that the donation will go towards senior care services and provide a higher quality of life as well as supporting other programs and services that are underfunded. At the same time, Jeremy Dunn, general manager of BC Dairy Association, expressed in interviews on “What’s On” and “Asian Magazine” programs that even though dairy product sales surged at some supermarkets, BC dairy farmers aren't lowering milk supply amid this global crisis, so the public doesn't have to worry about facing a shortage of dairy products. To find out more information about dairy products during the pandemic, please browse on bcdairyfarmers.ca.

BC Dairy Association to Support Community Through COVID-19
BC Dairy Association to Support Community Through COVID-19
 
BC Dairy Association to Support Community Through COVID-19

Fairchild Group to Express Our Gratitude Towards Senior Care Workers

06/11/2020

Subsequent to the successful Better Together national fundraising project held earlier this year, Fairchild Group continues to show support to the community while the infection rate is slowing down and the country begins to ease its COVID-19 restrictions. Hosts of the newly launched program Snapshots, Manica Ng, Suiki Zhang, and Tingting Niu brought love and care to three senior care homes on behalf of Saint Germain Bakery operating under Fairchild Group. The three kind-hearted ladies visited Lynn Valley Care Centre, South Granville Park Lodge and Little Mountain Place, which were previously hit hard by the virus, with hundreds of healthy buns especially made for the frontline workers who have devoted all their efforts and risked their own lives to take care of their residents. Care workers from different departments welcomed us with open arms. Little Mountain Place also shared the buns with its other site, Adanac Park Lodge. Coincidentally, South Granville Park Lodge was preparing an appreciation party for its staff and our delicious buns arrived just in time! All three hosts felt honoured to have the opportunity to convey positivity, warmth, and confidence to the community as a goodwill ambassador.

Fairchild Group to Express Our Gratitude Towards Senior Care Workers
Fairchild Group to Express Our Gratitude Towards Senior Care Workers
Fairchild Group to Express Our Gratitude Towards Senior Care Workers

“Home Chef” calls for entries across Canada

06/10/2020

Since people started to avoid public activities during the pandemic, home cooking has become a new trend. Many home chefs across the globe have emerged, taking on challenges of preparing a variety of cuisines. Home Chef, the first TVB online variety show, sets up a platform for passionate chefs to exchange cooking ideas. The show is now coming to Canada, beckoning local masters to share the joys of cooking on the internet.

“Home Chef” calls for entries across Canada

Home Chef now calls for entries across the country. No restrictions on age, cuisine, or number of submissions! Upload a cooking clip within 10 minutes in total duration onto https://event.tvb.com/chef2020/ca, and your video will have a chance to be shared on TVB’s social media platforms and Fairchild TV. This is a great opportunity to show off your culinary skills and learn from other participants. You might be rewarded with surprising gifts! Don't hesitate and come join for some fun!

BC Women’s Health Foundation Mask Campaign

06/08/2020

The BC Women’s Health Foundation has established COVID-19 fund to respond quickly and effectively to the unprecedented pandemic. From June 8th to 30th, the foundation will be selling face masks with all net proceeds going toward supporting newborn babies who receive medical treatment at BC Women's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and offering meals for their families.

BC Women’s Health Foundation Mask Campaign
 
BC Women’s Health Foundation Mask Campaign

As there are still no vaccines to protect human against the disease, face mask will still be needed every day to prevent droplets transmission of coronavirus after the outbreak. These local-made washable face masks sold by BC Women’s Health Foundation have three designs and sizes. For more information about the campaign, please click on bcwomensfoundation.org/mask.

Magazine 26 Moving to A New Timeslot

06/02/2020

15-time Jack Webster Award winner “Magazine 26" is moving to a new timeslot! Starting from this week, this long-running program will be broadcasted every Friday at 9:50pm on Fairchild TV and continue to analyze social phenomena and expose drawbacks and malpractices. As British Columbia has entered the second phase of its economic reopening plan, restaurants are able to resume in-house dining service if they follow the list of protocols released by WorkSafe BC. Some restaurant owners have opted to postpone their relaunch dates to give themselves more time to prepare, but some begin to operate along with the province’s economic reopening plan. How to create a safe space for their employees and customers while providing dining services under the “new normal”? What challenges restaurant owners would face if they choose to reopen? Stay tuned to Fairchild TV this Friday at 9:50pm to learn more!

A Special “2020 Chinese-Canadian Miracle Weekend Telethon”

06/01/2020

Despite the unprecedented challenges confronted by the 2020 Chinese-Canadian Miracle Weekend Telethon due to the sudden outbreak of COVID-19, the event concluded successfully last Saturday. As everyone was making a conscious effort to keep a physical distance from one another, this year’s telethon could only be filmed virtually.

A Special “2020 Chinese-Canadian Miracle Weekend Telethon”
A Special “2020 Chinese-Canadian Miracle Weekend Telethon”
 
A Special “2020 Chinese-Canadian Miracle Weekend Telethon”

Fairchild Television staff members and TV hosts showcased their professionalism while quickly adapting to the norm at the pandemic. MCs of the telethon, Ricky Cheung and Manica Ng, conducted online interviews with guests and shared recovery stories of young patients, delivering messages of sick children’s needs to the audience.

A Special “2020 Chinese-Canadian Miracle Weekend Telethon”

Program host Carmen Shao also appealed to audiences on Talentvision for their support and care to children suffering from serious illnesses, wishing everyone to lend a helping hand to create miracles together. In addition, established in 2010, members of the Young Ambassador Program filmed videos to encourage people to donate.

A Special “2020 Chinese-Canadian Miracle Weekend Telethon”
A Special “2020 Chinese-Canadian Miracle Weekend Telethon”

This global health crisis makes us realize profoundly that sufficient resources should always be secured to ensure high-quality daily care for sick children and at the same time be well-prepared for emergencies. Thanks to everyone’s overwhelming generosity throughout the telethon, the event raised a total of $923,000, which will go towards supporting the hospital’s urgent needs, providing high-quality medical equipment for the province’s youth, and funding for new research and techniques.

A Special “2020 Chinese-Canadian Miracle Weekend Telethon”

Stanley Ho Special

05/27/2020

Stanley Ho Special
Fairchild TV | May 31 | Sunday | 10:35pm

The legendary life of the Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung Sun came to an end at 1:00 pm on May 26th (HKT). Dr. Ho passed away at the age of 98. Dr. Stanley Ho had earned a great reputation and high social status in Macau and Hong Kong’s business field due to his remarkable contributions to the community.

Stanley Ho Special

Ho was born into the Hotung family, a very wealthy and influential family in British Hong Kong. However, that wealth was short-lived as his father Ho Sai Kwong went bankrupt and fled while he was only 13 years old, leaving him to take care of his mother. At the age of 21, the intelligent Ho had already made his first fortune and later seized the opportunity to acquire more wealth by setting up foreign-owned enterprise, petroleum companies, shipping companies and more. After Ho and his friend won the public tender for Macau's gaming monopoly license in the early 60s, they founded the Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau and opened Hotel Lisboa, building a successful business empire ranging from casinos and lotteries to greyhound-racing and horse-racing tracks.

Stanley Ho Special
 
Stanley Ho Special
Stanley Ho Special
 
Stanley Ho Special

Renowned for never accepting defeat, Ho once maintained that he relished challenges and would not take the answer 'no' easily. His success stemmed from his hard-work, charisma and endurance. To everyone, Ho was and forever will be their inspirational role model. A special program in memory of Stanley Ho will be broadcasted this Sunday. Stay tuned to Fairchild TV!

BC Children’s Hospital Chinese- Canadian Miracle Weekend

05/25/2020

BC Children’s Hospital Chinese- Canadian Miracle Weekend

BC Children's Hospital is confronting severe challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only is the hospital providing care for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia, but has also been designated as one of the province's primary COVID hospital care sites. Whenever a child in our province requires intensive care due to the virus contraction, he or she will be sent here for treatment. This unprecedented outbreak makes us realize profoundly that sufficient resources should always be secured to ensure high-quality daily care and at the same time be well-prepared for emergencies. The annual Chinese-Canadian Miracle Weekend Telethon will be aired on May 30th at 8:00pm on Fairchild Television. Hope everyone can support this campaign and protect sick children together.

The online donation platform is now officially open. Please click onto http://www.bcchf.ca/ccmw and make a difference!

Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) 2020
Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert

05/22/2020

The Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert will be live-streamed from Hong Kong to the delight of fans around the world on May 23 and 24. It is organized by U Sing Cantonese Opera Pavilion and Lau Wing Chuen Chinese Performing Arts Association and co-presented by The Pacific Canada Heritage Centre - Museum of Migration Society.

Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) 2020
Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert

Being the exclusive media partner of this event in Canada, Fairchild Media Group is honoured to be granted the broadcast right for the online concert. Just tune onto Fairchild TV and Fairchild Radio, you can enjoy astonishing performances delivered by a group of top-notch Chinese opera masters, including Ng Chin Fung, Sun Kim Long, Wan Fei Yin, Leung Siu Ming, Wong Chiu Kwan, Chung Lai Yung, Ho Wah Jan, Wang Zhi Liang, Pui Jun Hin, and more!

Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) 2020
Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert

MVOH Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert
Fairchild TV - May 24 (Sunday) at 2:30pm, a two-hour special that comprises the best highlights of the concert
Fairchild Radio AM1470 - May 30 & 31 (Saturday & Sunday) at 5:00am, listen to the greatest segments of the concert on Chinese Opera at 1470
The concert will also be live-streamed on Fairchild TV Facebook Page.


Fairchild TV Facebook LIVE-streaming with Hong Kong
Day 1

Session 1 - PST May 23 12:30am - 2:45am | EST May 23 3:30am - 5:45am
Session 2 - PST May 23 5:00am - 7:15am | EST May 23 8:00am - 10:15am
Day 2
Session 1 - PST May 23 晚上 8:00 - 9:45 | EST May 23 11:00pm - 12:45am
Session 2 - PST May 23 11:00pm - 5月24日 12:45am | EST May 24 2:00am - 3:45am
Session 3 - PST May 24 1:30am - 3:15am | EST May 24 4:30am - 6:15am

Program Highlights

Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) 2020
Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert
Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) 2020
Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert
Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) 2020
Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert
Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) 2020
Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert
Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) 2020
Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert

Multi Voices One Heart YouTube Channel
Multi Voices One Heart Facebook Page
Multi Voices One Heart Official Website

Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) 2020
Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert

05/18/2020

As the fight against COVID-19 continues, seniors are advised to stay at home to reduce the risk of infection. Although their everyday life has been affected by the pandemic, it doesn't mean the end of good times. There are many ways to have fun, boost mood, and stay engaged in the world without leaving home! As part of the Festival Accès Asie, the oldest Canadian annual festival celebrating Asian Heritage Month in May, the Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert will be live-streamed from Hong Kong to the delight of fans around the world on May 23 and 24. It is organized by U Sing Cantonese Opera Pavilion and Lau Wing Chuen Chinese Performing Arts Association and co-presented by The Pacific Canada Heritage Centre - Museum of Migration Society.

Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) 2020
Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert

Being the exclusive media partner of this event in Canada, Fairchild Media Group is honoured to be granted the broadcast right for the online concert. Just tune onto Fairchild TV and Fairchild Radio, you can enjoy astonishing performances delivered by a group of top-notch Chinese opera masters, including Ng Chin Fung, Sun Kim Long, Wan Fei Yin, Leung Siu Ming, Wong Chiu Kwan, Chung Lai Yung, Ho Wah Jan, Wang Zhi Liang, Pui Jun Hin, and more!

Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) 2020
Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert

MVOH Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert
Fairchild TV - May 24 (Sunday) at 2:30pm, a two-hour special that comprises the best highlights of the concert
Fairchild Radio AM1470 - May 30 & 31 (Saturday & Sunday) at 5:00am, listen to the greatest segments of the concert on Chinese Opera at 1470
The concert will also be live-streamed on Fairchild TV Facebook Page.

Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) 2020
Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert
 
Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) 2020
Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert
Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) 2020
Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert
 
Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) 2020
Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert

Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert will raise funds for The Wong Yue Sang Scholarship Foundation at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Pacific Canada Heritage Centre - Museum of Migration Society, and also raise meal boxes for Gingko House's Love Project, "Anti-COVID Lunch Boxes", for the disadvantaged in Hong Kong. For every "like" received during the concert and in the month afterwards, U Sing Cantonese Opera Pavilion will:
1. donate $10 (HKD) up to a maximum of $100,000(HKD) to The Wong Yue Sang Scholarship Foundation at the Chinese University of Hong Kong;
2. donate $1 (CAD) up to a maximum of $15,000 (CAD) to The Pacific Canada Heritage Centre - Museum of Migration Society;
3. donate a lunch box ($28 HKD) to a maximum of 1000 boxes. In addition, for any additional meal box donated plus a "like" given, U Sing Cantonese Opera Pavilion will offer to match the donation up to a maximum of 1000 boxes.

Multi Voices One Heart YouTube Channel
Multi Voices One Heart Facebook Page
Multi Voices One Heart Official Website

Partners (in Canada)
Festival Accès Asie
Richard Charles Lee Hong Kong Canada Library at U of T
Museum of Vancouver
City Opera Vancouver
Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Jin Wah Sing Dramatic and Musical Association
Qing Yun Music Society
David Lam Centre for International Communication at SFU
ITCR at SFU
Asian Studies at UBC
ACAM at UBC
Hong Kong Canada Crosscurrents
HKSI at UBC
INSTRCC at UBC 紀
St. John’s College at UBC

Media Sponsors
Fairchild TV
Fairchild Radio

We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Nina Chai

05/12/2020

Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen's timeless song was the result of two years of intensive soul searching and painstakingly creative songwriting. As we tread through the crisis at hand, we often lend ourselves to both ends of the emotional spectrum. Now more than ever, Hallelujah speaks to our frustrated yearning of a vaccine to the internal suppression of our innate desire to socialize against universal social distancing measures. We hope to relieve your soul with our rendition of this classic number.

Performed by
Herman Lo, Violin
Calvin Wan, Violin
Calvin Yang, Viola
Nina Chai, Cello
Jean-Sébastien Lévesque, Piano
Michael Lo, Guitar

Leisure Talk celebrity interviews
Full episode archive available online

05/12/2020

Leisure Talk celebrity interviews
Full episode archive available online

The Program Archive section of FTV official website offers fans the opportunity to review a variety of locally produced programs online. Celebrity interviews on Leisure Talk and City Chat are typically available one week after the broadcast dates, allowing people from all over the world to enjoy the full episode archive online wherever and whenever they want. You may now take pleasure in watching episodes on Andrew CheungSusur Lee, Tang Siu Hau & Victor Tse, Frances Yip, Ong Yi Hing, Chapman To, Angela Pang, Jeannie Chan, Supper Moment, Jocelyn Chan and Anita Chui online. Please stay tuned for more fantastic interviews on this site!

Leisure Talk celebrity interviews
Full episode archive available online

We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Mandy Jin

05/09/2020

Let’s forget about the busy work schedule and rediscover the joy of family life. Happiness is as simple as spending time playing music with your kids to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Mandy Jin: The pandemic has brought our frantic life to a screeching halt. Now I have more time to draw and play the piano with my daughter. Home on the Range is her favourite piano piece lately because it reminds her of the fun summertime having picnics on the beach. Although the infection rate is slowing down in B.C., we still need to stay vigilant. Please continue to support frontline workers. We shall get through this together!

Let’s Dance with “Asia’s Dance King” on Mother’s Day!

05/08/2020

Social distancing restrictions are preventing many moms and their family members from celebrating Mother’s Day outside. However, you can still find joy together on this very special occasion in the comfort of your home just by tuning to Fairchild TV! We will bring you “Aaron Kwok Cheer Up & Dance Online Charity Concert” on Mother’s Day (Sunday) at 9pm.

Started off as a back-up dancer, Aaron Kwok has carved out a successful career in the entertainment industry over the years and was named one of Hong Kong's "Four Heavenly Kings”. Aaron’s mother had played an extremely important role in supporting her child’s career with unconditional love. Therefore, Aaron specifically chooses to hold the concert one day before Mother’s day, sending blessings to all mothers and reminding his fans to pay tribute to their mums.

Aaron Kwok Cheer Up & Dance Online Charity Concert
Fairchild TV – May 10 (Sunday) at 9:00pm
Fairchild Radio AM1470 – May 9 (Saturday) at 6:00pm

We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Xin Wen

05/05/2020

No matter how much an artistic mind is nourished by extreme imaginations, minimalistic beauty may be the most treasured element found in life.

We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Xin Wen
 
We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Xin Wen

Xin Wen: Coronavirus has brought out kindness in people but unfortunately with the loss of lives to our world. However, our inner power will only become stronger when we are making positive decisions on small changes. Those who are so busy commuting on a daily basis can finally enjoy cooking and learning with their loved ones and kids. Those who suffer from back pain due to incorrect prolonged posture can now work from home and take as many breaks as they need during a project. To many of us, life is more healthy and entertaining. Once you have developed a mindset and made the right choice during the pandemic, try to maintain it for the rest of your life.

We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Xin Wen

Aaron Kwok Cheer Up & Dance Online Charity Concert

05/04/2020

Following Sam Hui's successful live concert back in April, Fairchild TV and Fairchild Radio are once again honored to be granted the broadcast right for the online concert co-produced by Aaron Kwok Love and Concern International Charity Fund Limited and YouTube channel “Health Egg”. Inspired by Cantopop legend Sam Hui, Aaron Kwok, who has always been a great supporter of charity events, will be holding “Aaron Kwok Cheer Up & Dance Online Charity Concert” this Saturday (May 9) at 5:00 p.m. (Hong Kong Time), to raise funds for dancers and film crew hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The concert is also his way of sending blessings to all mothers and reminding people to pay tributes to their mothers on the upcoming Mother's Day.

Aaron Kwok Cheer Up & Dance Online Charity Concert

Known as the “Asia’s Dance King”, Aaron will sing and dance alongside 80 dancers in the concert against the backdrop of the spectacular Victoria Harbour skyline this weekend, bringing stunning performances and positivity to the city.

Started off as a back-up dancer, Aaron has developed a highly successful career as a singer and movie actor over the years. This concert is especially meaningful to be held one day before Mother's Day as he is known for having an extremely close relationship with his mother. Amid the severe COVID-19 pandemic, Fairchild Media Group is delighted to do our part for a good cause and celebrate this warm festival together with all Chinese Canadian audience.

Aaron Kwok Cheer Up & Dance Online Charity Concert
Fairchild TV – May 10 (Sunday) at 9:00pm
Fairchild Radio AM1470 – May 9 (Saturday) at 6:00pm

We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Winnie Zheng

05/03/2020

Flowers are blooming as spring has finally arrived. A young lady fancies a romantic flowery cover in lieu of the icy mask, wishing for the end of the pandemic.

We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Winnie Zheng
 
We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Winnie Zheng

Winnie's: Springtime brings millions of dazzling flowers to the despairing world, symbolising life blooming into infinite joy when the outbreak is completely over.

Shanghai Media Group - Fight Against COVID-19 Series

05/01/2020

Fairchild Media Group and Shanghai Media Group’s long term partnership started years ago on projects like prominent cultural galas and the ‘Shanghai TV Week’. Amid the severe COVID-19 pandemic, Shanghai Media Group has paid full attention to the crisis and produced a documentary series covering the outbreak from different perspectives as well as injecting positivity to the community through heart-warming stories.

City Temperature
May 6 | Wednesday | PST 1:30PM, 10:20PM | EST 4:50PM, 1:20AM
Touching stories happening in the community demonstrate how people are not hindered from expressing their warmest care towards each other while combating the COVID-19 outbreak.

Shanghai Media Group - Fight Against COVID-19 Series

Shanghai Diary
May 8 | Friday | PST 5:00PM | EST 8:00PM
Citizens working in different positions continue to make efforts to fight against the pandemic, showcasing an extraordinary Chinese spirit.

Shanghai Media Group - Fight Against COVID-19 Series

Warm Meal
May 15 & 22 | Friday | PST 5:00PM | EST 8:00PM
Produced wholly from netizens' footages, the documentary features Wuhan people’s three meals during the Coronavirus lockdown, reflecting their incredible courage and motivation to get through the hard times.

Shanghai Media Group - Fight Against COVID-19 Series

We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Danni Jia

04/30/2020

An expression of emotions and insights from a free spirit -- this outspoken lady is finally speaking out with her own drawings after 3 weeks of isolation during the pandemic.

We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Danni Jia
 
We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Danni Jia
We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Danni Jia
 
We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Danni Jia

Danni Jia: I created these comic strips to represent my state of mind while in quarantine. I want to use art and imagination as a tool of escapism. The body may be restrained but not the mind.

We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Danni Jia

A Message from Fairchild Media Group

04/30/2020

Fairchild Media Group, including its subsidiaries Fairchild Television, Talentvision, Fairchild Radio and Popular Lifestyle & Entertainment Magazine across Canada, has been providing top quality service to the multicultural communities in Canada for almost 30 years. Throughout the catastrophic challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, we stay on the frontline and continue to provide news and information to our multi-media audience nationwide.

Unfortunately, the pandemic together with the social and economic damage it has created are having profound effects on all aspects of life, and our sector of business has been hit especially hard. As a result, we have found it necessary to restructure our human resources and programming so that we can continue operating and offering the best services possible to our audience in this fast-changing environment. We humbly ask for your understanding and support in this situation.

Last but not least, we wish you and your loved ones well during this difficult time.

We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Alice Lin

04/29/2020

Just a few years ago, the strong and independent Alice backpacked around the world. Though the earth she loves is ill today, she is hopeful for a better tomorrow.

We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Alice Lin
 
We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Alice Lin

Alice Lin: She embraced the world tightly and whispered under her breath: "Stay strong, it will get better." Yes, it will get better. We all need to embrace each other, spiritually, in kindness, no matter what we do and where we're from. Stay safe and stay healthy, for yourself and for others. We are in a time of crisis, and we need to work together to protect the world and our loved ones.

We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Eileen Fong

04/28/2020

The COVID-19 outbreak might have altered our daily lives and limited physical contact with one another but it does not restrain our minds. The talented Fairchild TV and Talentvision program hosts took the time to unleash their remarkable versatility and creativity by manifesting their artistic ideas through different mediums, such as music and paint. Their works not only make you smile but also soothe your soul in times of stress. Together, we can get through anything.

We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Eileen Fong
 
We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Eileen Fong

Eileen Fong: Staying home since the middle of March to fight COVID-19, I have been uncluttering, reading art and cook books. Learning cooking and Chinese painting, even at entry level, has given me lots of enjoyment. By means of arm-chair travelling, I embrace beautiful mountains, rivers and willow breeze. I also tickle my tastebuds trying various recipes. These are hobbies believed to link to health and longevity. May I wish you all peacefulness and harmony in this challenging time. Stay well!

We Are All In This Together x Art Sharing - Eileen Fong

COVID-19 Counselling Support Services

04/14/2020

COVID-19 Counselling Support Services

The COVID-19 pandemic unleashed an explosion of negative emotions among all Canadian citizens. Many organizations established support services in hopes to help everyone fighting through this difficult period. If you are experiencing persistent anxiety, insecurity or in a state of fear during this crisis, please do not hesitate to share your thoughts with professionals over the phone to release your stress. Some organizations are providing services in Cantonese and Mandarin to create the best communication experience for the clients. In addition, the community is currently struck by a monstrous amount of unnecessary fear due to false or misleading information online. You can also browse on the official government agency websites or university websites for verification.

Counselling Support Services:

  1. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (Cantonese) 604-270-8233/ (Mandarin) 604-270-8222 
  2. Chimo Community Services 604-279-7070
  3. The Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens' Association 403-618-6991
  4. Government of British Columbia - Virtual Mental Health Supports
  5. UBC Faculty of Medicine - Chinese COVID-19 Resources
  6. BC Centre for Disease Control - Questions about COVID-19
  7. Crisis Services Canada 1-833-456-4566
  8. Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
  9. Anxiety Canada
  10. The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
  11. Crisis Line Association of BC 1-800-784-2433/ 310-6789 (no need to dial area code)
  12. VictimlinkBC 604-875-0885/ VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca
  13. Options Community Services Society 604-951-8855/ 1-877-820-7444
  14. Foundry BC
  15. Canadian Cancer Society 1-888-939-3333
  16. Vancouver Island Crisis Society 1‑888-494-3888
  17. Island Health 1-888-494-3888
  18. Interior Crisis Line Network 1-888-353-CARE (2273) 

COVID-19 Relief

04/13/2020

COVID-19 Relief

Many non-profit organizations have established emergency relief funds to provide aids for frontline medical workers and the less fortunate in the community during this difficult time. In light of this, countless generous citizens have donated to alleviate the country’s distress. Till this day, our nation is still struggling in the midst of this pandemic and showing no significant improvement. Healthcare professionals are facing a shortage of medical supplies and frontline workers yearning for a helping hand while families who have lost their breadwinners’ income are left with unbearable stress. Those who are still financially capable of making a donation are certainly the lucky ones. Let’s share with people in desperate need now and create a more inclusive community in the future!

Emergency Relief Fund Details:
Vancouver General Hospital & UBC Hospital Foundation 
St. Paul’s Foundation 
Richmond Hospital Foundation
BC Women’s Health Foundation 
BC Children's Hospital Foundation
Lions Gate Hospital Foundation 
Burnaby Hospital Foundation 
Surrey Hospital Foundation 
The Salvation Army in Canada
Food Banks Canada
Canadian Red Cross
World Vision Canada
Samaritan's Purse Canada
Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation
Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation
United Way Centraide Canada
Canadian Women's Foundation
Kids Help Phone
Unison Benevolent Fund

Fairchild TV and Talentvision Cheer for Frontline Workers

04/07/2020

Within months the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly spreading, affecting tens of thousands of people worldwide and causing an exponential rise of infected cases. During this nerve wracking time, frontline and medical workers are devoting all their efforts and risking their own lives to save others. Their selfless sacrifice deserves our nation's tribute. To show our gratitude, Fairchild TV and Talentvision family members uploaded photos with words of encouragement as a token of appreciation for these heroes' unconditional love.

Fairchild TV and Talentvision Cheer for Frontline Workers
Fairchild TV and Talentvision Cheer for Frontline Workers
Fairchild TV and Talentvision Cheer for Frontline Workers
Fairchild TV and Talentvision Cheer for Frontline Workers

Other than leaving messages to cheer them on, staying at home and practicing social distancing are the best ways to help! While people are stuck isolating at home, our program hosts filmed videos of themselves sharing fun at-home activities to uplift everyone's mood and bring some positive energy. A happy mind creates a happy soul. We can all do our part to put a stop to this ongoing crisis!

Fairchild TV

Talentvision

The Canadian Cancer Society Telethon Successfully Concluded

04/06/2020

While Canadians are struggling in the midst of the severe COVID-19 pandemic, the community is not hindered from showing the warmest care towards the vulnerable sectors. Co-produced by Fairchild TV and CCS, the Canadian Cancer Society Telethon successfully concluded last Saturday. Thanks to everyone’s overwhelming generosity, the event raised a total of $340,526 for cancer treatment enhancement and technology research. With this additional funding, CCS can provide more comprehensive support services for patients and their families. Program hosts William Ho and Suiki Zhang interviewed last year’s Camp Good Times participants and revealed details of the rehabilitation process for junior cancer survivors. In addition, medical professionals also updated the public on cancer prevention measures while CCS volunteers shared touching recovery journeys they went through with cancer survivors. As a cherry on top, viewers were educated on little interesting cancer prevention tips throughout the night.

The Canadian Cancer Society Telethon Successfully Concluded
 
The Canadian Cancer Society Telethon Successfully Concluded
The Canadian Cancer Society Telethon Successfully Concluded
 
The Canadian Cancer Society Telethon Successfully Concluded
The Canadian Cancer Society Telethon Successfully Concluded
 
The Canadian Cancer Society Telethon Successfully Concluded

Although the fundraising day has come to an end, the online donation platform is still open to the public. During the COVID-19 outbreak, everyone is playing their part to fight off this war but it might be easier said than done for cancer patients. Their compromised immune systems put them at a greater risk of more serious outcomes. On top of that, their rehabilitation process might be jeopardized as many treatments are affected. The current unprecedented stress and uncertainty add to the burden. Therefore, the Canadian Cancer Society has established a COVID-19 Cancer Emergency Fund to offer assistance and care for cancer patients and their families. This can be a ray of light for them to ease their anxiety during this helpless time of isolation. Please continue to support the Canadian Cancer Society by donating online at www.cancer.ca/asiangiving. Together, we will combat this disease and create a cancer-free future!

Stay-at-Home Tips

03/30/2020

Stay-at-Home Tips

For the past two weeks, many people have resorted to practicing social distancing by staying put at home. During this period of isolation, people have taken on new hobbies, many turning into cooking experts, gym fanatics, dancing queens, singing prodigies and internet sensations. Why not show off your newly mastered skills to help others to release stress? Upload your creative ideas to stayhometips@fairchildtv.com now! These novel tips will be viewed and marvelled by audience of What's On and Asian Magazine across Canada and internet surfers worldwide. A happy mind creates a healthy soul. Come share comradeship and inject positivity to the community!

Stay Home Tips from Fairchild TV Program Hosts

Stay Home Tips from Miss Chinese Toronto

Stay Home Tips from Talentvision

$500,000 Raised Nationally by Fairchild Group for COVID-19 Relief

03/03/2020

With a long tradition of spearheading fundraising efforts and supporting community events, Fairchild Group raised a total of $400,000 nationally during the Better Together fundraising initiative on February 22 through the donations hotline, online and on site contributions.

$500,000 Raised Nationally by Fairchild Group for COVID-19 Relief

The spirit of philanthropy continued to flourish with non-stop donations online, cheques drop-offs at Fairchild Television and Fairchild Radio the past week. In addition, various Fairchild retail operations including Saint Germain Bakery, Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle, Oomomo Japanese Living, and J.sweets generously donated part of their sales revenues to the pool. Today, Fairchild Group is delighted to announce its effort to top up the total amount to a phenomenal $500,000 to benefit more people impacted by COVID-19. The amount from this nation-wide event organized by Fairchild Group in collaboration with Canadian Red Cross will be used to fund the purchase of protective equipment and medical supplies to contain the outbreak, treat patients, and protect frontline workers.

$500,000 Raised Nationally by Fairchild Group for COVID-19 Relief

On the February 22 Better Together Fundraising Day, numerous celebrities, renowned artistes from Asia and local community leaders all came together to show their support and encouragements. Apart from rotating their appeals on air, Fairchild Television, Talentvision and Fairchild Radio invited medical specialists to Public Forum on AM1470 and the Health Talk at Aberdeen Centre to examine symptoms of COVID-19 and provide precautionary tips on the contagious disease while compassionate mall visitors translated their generosity into action and made a donation at the Canadian Red Cross Fairchild Group Better Together booth. Meanwhile, the 1-min health tips were aired hourly on Fairchild Radio in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary to educate listeners on how to equip themselves with skills to combat the epidemic.

$500,000 Raised Nationally by Fairchild Group for COVID-19 Relief
$500,000 Raised Nationally by Fairchild Group for COVID-19 Relief
$500,000 Raised Nationally by Fairchild Group for COVID-19 Relief

Better Together, an inspirational song written by Fairchild Radio Toronto DJ Ting Pong Chan, shows the comradeship among those who would lend a helping hand. Performed by DJ’s and program hosts from Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary, the 2 versions of the song and MV’s are now featured on the official websites and various social media platforms of Fairchild Television and Fairchild Radio. 

CanWest Version

CanEast Version

Fairchild Group would like to express our appreciation for the support from the public. We are honoured to take the lead in calling upon our community to give to such a worthy cause. The $500,000 raised will go a long way in helping those affected by the outbreak. Every one of you is truly instrumental in making the campaign an exceptional success.

Jennifer Packet and Tingting Niu Mentor for the Youth Leadership Program

02/25/2020

For over two decades, Fairchild TV has shown immense support towards the BC Children’s Hospital. Apart from the “Chinese Miracle Weekend Telethon” collaboration, Fairchild TV was invited to host the very first seminar for the inaugural Youth Leadership Program of the Young Ambassadors Program at BCCH with a focus to teach the next generation on the importance of active participation in community events. As the largest Chinese media conglomerate outside of Asia, Fairchild Media Group shared how we embrace the business aspect together with involvements in charitable works.

Jennifer Packet and Tingting Niu Mentor for the Youth Leadership Program

The Young Ambassadors Program at BC Children’s Hospital Foundation was established in 2010 with the goal of “youth inspiring youth to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.” To commemorate its 10th anniversary, the Youth Leadership Program was created to educate Generation Z on taking initiatives, caring for others, and being compassionate. Fairchild TV is honoured to be the first partner of the Youth Leadership Program.

Jennifer Packet and Tingting Niu Mentor for the Youth Leadership Program

Given their previous experience at Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant and the subsequent extraordinary life journey, 2019 Champion Jennifer Packet and Talentvision host Tingting Niu provided insights from their own paths to prep these young attendees for what to expect in the future. Of Belgian and Chinese descent, Jennifer, the former business intern in various Asian countries, encouraged program members to venture out to the world and widen their horizons.

Jennifer Packet and Tingting Niu Mentor for the Youth Leadership Program

TV host and social media influencer Tingting expressed how she balanced between virtual life and real life as well as to utilize social media platforms for advertising. To liven up the atmosphere, the eloquent Tingting led a role play activity to simulate an interview scenario. She taught the selected representative the tactics in conducting a successful show and special events as an MC.

Jennifer Packet and Tingting Niu Mentor for the Youth Leadership Program

First time mentors, Jennifer and Tingting were grateful for the opportunity to motivate the young generation by liberating their kind heartedness and potentials to support less fortunate people in their community. They both hope to set good examples for their younger peers to pass on positivity to the society at large.

Jennifer Packet and Tingting Niu Mentor for the Youth Leadership Program

Fairchild TV and Talentvision Collaboration with Cogeco in Providing Free Preview to Canadians at the Canadian Forces Base Trenton

02/13/2020

Fairchild TV and Talentvision Collaboration with Cogeco in Providing Free Preview to Canadians at the Canadian Forces Base Trenton

Fairchild TV and Talentvision in collaboration with the telecommunications and media company Cogeco are providing free preview to Canadians who are currently in quarantine at the Canadian Forces Base Trenton. This service is available in every single room at the Yukon Lodge, accessible by those who just returned from Wuhan. They are now able to watch the latest news from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, plus at the same time enjoying a great variety of entertainment and information programs.

MCVP 2018 Alice Lin at the Taiwan Lantern Festival

02/10/2020

Miss Chinese Vancouver 2018 Alice Lin was invited by the Asian Canadian Special Events Association to attend the 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival as a goodwill ambassador to promote multiculturalism. Rated as one of the “Fantastic Festivals of the World” by the Discovery Channel, the Taiwan Lantern Festival is the most important and internationally acclaimed lantern festival in Taiwan. Many tourists worldwide travel there to witness this spectacular display and capture a snapshot for memory.

MCVP 2018 Alice Lin at the Taiwan Lantern Festival
 
MCVP 2018 Alice Lin at the Taiwan Lantern Festival

As the Taiwan Lantern Festival reaches its 31st anniversary, 6 Canadian Aboriginal totem pole lanterns are incorporated into the festival for the very first time, furnishing it with a refreshing new element. These lanterns were inspired by local Aboriginals’ totem poles to present the essence of tribal myths while highlighting unique traditional lantern designs. This intriguing collaboration has brought the attendees into a new cultural journey.

MCVP 2018 Alice Lin at the Taiwan Lantern Festival

Unlike previous times returning to her homeland, Alice is visiting home with her Miss Chinese Vancouver title and taking the opportunity to share the beauties of Canadian Aboriginal arts. Being able to help create binding relationships between the two places made her feel extremely content. Alice was also very thankful for the quality time spent with her family during the Festival.

Fairchild Television Celebrates the Year of the Rat

01/27/2020

On the first day of the New Year, Fairchild Television welcomed the Year of the Rat with an impressive lion dance which brought much festive ambience to Aberdeen Centre.

Fairchild Television Celebrates the Year of the Rat
 
Fairchild Television Celebrates the Year of the Rat

A lively and energetic lion first greeted Fairchild TV staff at the front door and performed the ‘picking the green’ ceremony before proceeding to dance at every corner in the company to bring good luck to all employees and anticipate a prosperous new year!

Fairchild Television Celebrates the Year of the Rat
 
Fairchild Television Celebrates the Year of the Rat
Fairchild Television Celebrates the Year of the Rat
 
Fairchild Television Celebrates the Year of the Rat

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

01/25/2020

To welcome the Year of the Rat, Fairchild TV is presenting the city’s largest Chinese New Year Countdown Show at Aberdeen Centre. After enjoying their reunion dinner feast, crowds of Vancouverites filled the venue, anxiously waiting for the Year of the Rat to arrive! MC’s Mary Lo, Mandy Chan, and Tingting Niu first wished everyone a happy Chinese New Year followed by an introduction of the amazing program lined up for the evening.

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

The much-anticipated event was unveiled by a spectacular lion dance, blessing the audience with a celebratory atmosphere. Elevating this already uplifting vibe, a group of cute and bubbly kids cheered the crowd with a fast-paced dance.

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

Seven Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2019 participants made an eye catching entrance in red outfits, ready to dance the night away!

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

To demonstrate their individual talents, each beauty put their best foot forward. The traditional Chinese fan piece from MCVP 2019 Jennifer Packet instantly received an overwhelming round of applause from the audience.

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

1st Runner-up Winnie Zheng and 2nd Runner-up Danni Jia partnered in the “Invincible East” costumes with a dance number that incorporated elements from both classical Chinese dance and Kung fu. In addition, Winnie sent her best wishes to all the guests with an artistic Chinese calligraphy creation.

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

In continuation, Victoria Yao graced the stage with her enchanting dunhuang dance. Her colourful sleeves flowed through the air like falling leaves, mesmerising the crowd. Candice Zhang, Xin Wen and Andrea Wong wrapped up this segment with a powerful singing rendition of Super Star.

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

Adding on to the festive spirits, Chinese metaphysics master, Anna Mak, revealed the zodiac fortunes of the Year of the Rat.

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

Bringing the festivities off stage, Steven Yang checked out the Lunar New Year Market while handing out lucky red pockets to mall visitors. The festivity would not be complete without exciting games, prizes, and red pocket money. Among those who were invited to participate in a series of the fun-filled games, lucky individuals were able to take home wonderful prizes.

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

As the celebration continued on, the clock was ticking and the entire crowd counting down, everybody waved the Year of the Pig goodbye. Fairchild TV would also like to wish you a year of prosperity and laughter.

CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020
CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2020

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

01/22/2020

The highly-anticipated Chinese New Year celebration dinner for Fairchild Group took place with participation from members of the whole Fairchild family. Dinner of the Year was kicked off by Chairman and CEO of Fairchild Group Mr. Thomas Fung leading the senior management team with a toast to all employees, wishing for a prosperous Year of the Rat.

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

In addition to the sumptuous dinner, the entire crowd was immersed in the mesmerizing New Year performances. Singing through the evolution of music in Hong Kong, the re-creation of the popular TVB variety show Cantopop at 50 by the TV team instantly transported the audience back to the good old days in a time capsule. A senior producer kick started the show with a 1950’s fun and sweet number Seven Lonely Days and its Mandarin cover version Give Me a Kiss. Her hilarious delivery energized the atmosphere while hyping up the crowd!

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
 
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

As the 1950’s and 60’s eras had passed, the 70’s was marked by the rise of Cantonese songs which continued to flourish until the 2000’s. The News Director together with news anchors walked down the memory lane with the golden classics To Live in the Moment followed by Strolling Down the Path of Life and Beauty for Life. A programming staff, also Fairchild TV’s King of Karaoke, mesmerized the audience with the all time favourite Love Of The Past, flooding the audience with memories and generating a huge sing-along.

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
 
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
 
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

Moving into the millennium, K-pop has become a real international phenomenon up until now. To bring in the upmost trend, a promotion staff joined hands with 2017, 2018, and 2019 Miss Chinese Vancouver Tingting Niu, Rachel He and Danni Jia to present a new and improved version of the iconic K-pop number, Nobody by the Wonder Girls. Wrapping up this decade-crossing journey, all the performers collaboratively sang the warm and melodic Embrace Love from Come Home Love.

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
 
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

Gifted with linguistic intelligence, Miss Chinese Vancouver 2019 Jennifer Packet partnered with news anchor Clement Tang to introduce her pageant sisters’ wonderfully choreographed performances in celebration of the New Year.

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

1st Runner-up Winnie Zheng and 2nd Runner-up Danni Jia graced the stage in their “Invincible East” costumes with a dance number that incorporated elements from both classical Chinese dance and Kung fu. In addition, Winnie sent her best wishes to all of the guests with an artistic Chinese calligraphy piece, earning a round of applause in no time.

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
 
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

The 3 MCVP winners wished everyone a prosperous early Chinese New Year.

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

The segment most people were eagerly looking forward to in this fun-filled evening was definitely the lucky draw.

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
 
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
 
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

This included a big cash prize drawn by the CEO of Fairchild Group Mr. Thomas Fung. With a huge variety of prizes to be won, everyone participated in the raffle draw enthusiastically and took home amazing prizes with endless joy.

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner

Fairchild Group Annual Dinner highlights are now available to watch online!

LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest

01/20/2020

Joining other government officials, MCVP 2019 Jennifer Packet was one of the guests of honor officiating the Lighting Ceremony of Coastal Lunar Lanterns and art exhibition at LunarFest, at the same time bringing greeting on behalf of the Chinese community. Of Belgian and Chinese descent, Jennifer can speak fluent Mandarin and Cantonese. The working opportunity both Hong Kong and Shanghai expanded her horizons too. Jennifer exemplifies the beauty of multiculturalism and her life experience echoes the LunarFest’s theme: Canadian of all cultural backgrounds can celebrate Chinese New Year together.

LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest
LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest

The Coastal Lunar Lanterns are made similar to Taiwan’s traditional lanterns. The incorporations of totem designs bring about acceptance to the Indigenous community. By coming together and exploring creative avenues of expression, the city is articulating our diversity to the world. The Coastal Lunar Lanterns have received the blessing from the Tourism Vancouver and Indigenous Tourism BC to participate in the 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival. This will be the first time a North American country is participating in expressing the cultures of Chinese New Year.

LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest
LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest
LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest
 
LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest

Other than the outdoor exhibition, LunarFest also has an art exhibition The Castle and the Lifestyles on display. The Taiwanese designer built the paper castles based on pop-up books which give life to the different sceneries and architecture.

LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest
 
LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest
LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest
 
LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest

LunarFest elevates the essence of Chinese New Year and the Lantern Festival to an international platform which attracts more people to come and snap some shots while allowing local communities to learn more about the Chinese culture. The LunarFest Festivities will be ongoing until February 10th. To find out more information, please browse on lunarfest.org.