Jean Lumb awards given

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE - By NA LI in Toronto re­nali@chi­nadai­lyusa.com

The 18th an­nual Jean Lumb Awards, which cel­e­brate and hon­our the achieve­ments of out­stand­ing Cana­dian youth of Chi­nese her­itage across the Greater Toronto Area, were handed out at an event in Markham on Oct 31.

“Th­ese young peo­ple have ac­com­plished so much in many ar­eas of in­ter­est. My mother would have been very proud of their achieve­ments,” said Ar­lene Chan, el­dest daugh­ter of Jean Lumb and pres­i­dent of the Jean Lumb Foundation. “The panel of judges faced a chal­lenge se­lect­ing the win­ners from such a highly com­pet­i­tive ros­ter of ap­pli­cants.”

This year, Chloé St Amand won the Dy­namic Se­cu­rity and Tele­phone Sys­tems Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Award; Bryan Yau was awarded the Univer­sity of Toronto Scar­bor­ough Aca­demics Award; New­ton Zicheng Zheng got the Mur­phy & Chung Char­tered Ac­coun­tants Ath­let­ics Award; Vicky Ze Ran Xu took home the BMO Nes­bitt Burns In­no­va­tion Award; and Jes­sica Sze Nga Chan, the Chung-Kotch­eff Fam­ily Arts Award.

The first-ever Award of Ex­cel­lence, spon­sored in mem­ory of the late El­iz­a­beth & Wil­liam C. Wong, was pre­sented to Eric Chong, the firstever win­ner of MasterChef Canada. Af­ter giv­ing up a ca­reer in chem­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing and win­ning a tele­vi­sion cook­ing com­pe­ti­tion at the age of 21, Eric ful­filled his dream of open­ing R&D Restau­rant in Toronto’s Chi­na­town with his men­tor and three­Miche­lin-starred restau­ra­teur, Alvin Le­ung. He was cited for in­spir­ing young peo­ple to fol­low their dreams.

The Jean Lumb Awards are given to rec­og­nize the ex­tra­or­di­nary tal­ents and skills of young peo­ple and to en­cour­age them to con­tinue their quest for ex­cel­lence. The awards cel­e­brate the hopes and dreams of the early gen­er­a­tions of Chi­nese Cana­di­ans whose hard work and sac­ri­fice have paved the way for to­day’s gen­er­a­tions.

Jean Lumb was the first Chi­ne­seCana­dian woman to re­ceive the Or­der of Canada for her work as an ad­vo­cate for Chi­nese com­mu­ni­ties in Toronto and across Canada.

NA LI / CHINA DAILY

Ar­lene Chan (right), daugh­ter of Jean Lumb and pres­i­dent of the Jean Lumb Foundation, with the win­ners of the 18th An­nual Jean Lumb Awards on Oct 31 in Markham.

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