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Chinese New Year Dinner Postponed due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Dear CCMS(BC) members,

In the light of current novel coronavirus concern and WHO’s declaration today as it “the new coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern”, our CCMS(BC) board committee decided to postpone our traditional annual Chinese New Year celebration dinner until further notice.

Although the risk to local BC residents is low from Vancouver Coast Health (VCH)’s daily update information, we advise our members to follow proper respiratory hygiene etiquette during the cold and flu season. We look forward to meeting you in our next event.

Sincerely,

Dr. Charles Jiang

Hope for AIDS Impacted Children

CCMSBC Member Physicians on Creating a World of Hope for AIDS Impacted Children

CCMSBC member physicians, Drs. Hilary Hui, Susan Kwan and Charles Jiang participated in and helped fundraise in an event for Chi Heng Foundation Canada.  On September 23, 2019 鳳凰網美麗童行智行慈善晚宴 -  the IFRENG.COM “Forever Happiness” CHI HENG Foundation’s Splendid Kids’ Journey Gala raised over $900,000 for AIDS impacted children in China. 

2019 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon

Welcome to the 2019 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon

With over 30 years of history, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation's annual Walk with the Dragon has a reputation of being BC's largest family scenic walk and festival with over 4,000 individuals including participating in a panoramic walk along the seawall.

Every year, families and youth are inspired to participate and fundraise to support the cause. As a result of their generosity, proceeds of this event benefit urgently needed S.U.C.C.E.S.S. programs and services that are currently non-funded and partially funded by the government, particularly those pertaining to youth, women, families and seniors.

Details: https://walk.successfoundation.ca

Dr. Chow's Message

Dr. Matthew Chow, Doctor of BC's President-Elect, has sent the following message to our members.

Greetings to all my medical colleagues and members of CCMSBC.

Chinese-Canadians have a proud but sometimes clouded history in Canada. Those clouds include discriminatory laws against Chinese immigration, the disenfranchisement of Chinese-Canadians until 1948 (women were allowed to vote before Chinese-Canadians), and aspersions cast upon Chinese-Canadian medical students in Canadian medical schools.

Those clouds are now long past us.

For the first time in the 119 year history of the Doctors of BC, a Chinese-Canadian has been elected to the position of President-Elect.

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