Taiwan’s V-Men Charity Run Against Gender Violence

Come run with Canadian Trade Office in Taipei | 加拿大駐台北貿易辦事處 (CTOT) and the Canadian community in Taiwan at the V-Men Charity Run against gender violence on November 25!

Inspired by the global White Ribbon Campaign, which began in Canada in 1991, Taiwan’s V-Men Charity Run is organised annually by the Garden of Hope to demonstrate men’s support for an end to gender violence.

The V-Men run is not just for men, but is open to all genders and all ages. We encourage Canadians and friends in Taiwan to come out and join us. You can run 5K, 10K or 21K.

You’ll find more details below. If you are interested, please register at the link provided (Mandarin only) by October 27.

When: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 06:00-11:00 (run starts at 07:00)

Where: Zhongzheng Riverside Park, New Taipei City

Groups: 5k, 10k, 21k (no age limit for 5k and 10k, age 16+ for 21k)

Registration is open until October 27, 2017: <http://bao-ming.com/eb/www/activity_content.php?activitysn=2518>

More information: learn more about the V-Men campaign at <http://vmen.goh.org.tw/>

CCCT’s 3rd Annual Maple Ball Charity Gala

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan, in partnership with MacKay Memorial Hospital and in cooperation with the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, is honoured to host its 3rd Annual 2017 Maple Ball. Join us as we celebrate the long history between Canada and Taiwan and help us raise money for those in need.

The purpose of the CCCT Maple Ball Charity Gala is to raise money for MacKay Hospital’s Children’s Ward. In 2016, through the generosity of our kind sponsors and guests, we were able to raise over NT$402,000 for children in need. 

Through this event, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan helps MacKay Memorial Hospital continue to give back to the people of Taiwan.

Venue: The Grand Hyatt’s 3rd Floor Ballroom

Time: 6:30pm to midnight

Tables and Seating 

Table (10 seats) – NT $40,000
Individual seats for CCCT members – NT$4,200
Non-members NT$4,500

Please contact the CCCT’s Executive Secretary Ms. Judy Chen at info@canchamtw.com for sponsorship opportunities, further information about our charity gala, and payment details.

We are also looking for items to include in our Silent Auction and to our Raffle Prize List with all proceeds going to MacKay Hospital’s Children’s Ward. If you would like to support us in this way, we would be very happy to hear from you. ‘Tis the season for giving.

 

CANADA 150 – Celebration Canada at Hakka Culture Park

Come out and enjoy Canada’s 150th Canada Day Celebration on Canada Day this year at Hakka Cultural Park on Saturday, July 1st, 2017.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Canada only turns 150 years old once!

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A FESTIVAL OF CANADIAN DELIGHTS IN TAIWAN

Celebration Canada is the largest foreign National Day celebration in Taiwan. Come out and enjoy our 12th Anniversary Celebration Canada and enjoy celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary on Canada Day in Taiwan!

CCCT’s Celebration Canada attracts thousands of visitors each year. You don’t need to be Canadian to enjoy Celebration Canada.

People of all nationalities are invited to join in and help us commemorate Canada Day, which occurs on July 1st each year in Canada.

Celebration Canada is a FREE full-day festival that offers a diverse range of live entertainment, delicious ethnic and regional food, and multi-cultural activities for participants of all ages and nationalities.

Our line-up of live Canadian and Taiwanese musicians, bands, and line dancers will be onstage and ready to entertain you by 1pm. The day’s festivities conclude at 9pm with our annual fireworks show.

With over 8,000 people in attendance in the past three years, you’ll want to make sure you arrive early to grab a spot in front of the stage.

This year, we are changing things up and we’ll have lots of new ideas and activities for everyone to enjoy. Since Canada is celebrating its 150th Anniversary, we are expecting Celebration Canada 2017 to be our biggest year yet. We are aiming for 10,000 attendees and we hope you will come out and enjoy the day with us!

From entertainment and sports to food and beverages, you’re sure to enjoy what we have in store for you during Celebration Canada.

Canada Day in Taiwan 2016

We have several bands lined up this year for your entertainment, including our All-Star Canadian Band, Tony Taylor and the Rockits and many more.

Our vendors will be offering up tempting treats, plus Canadian specialities such as poutine, Canadian beer, wine and spirits, and popular regional cocktails like Bloody Caesars.

Our Bloody Caesars sell out every year, so get there early if you want to enjoy a Caesar or two. We know that they are going to sell out fast this year!

This is a family-friendly event with lots of things for the kids to enjoy. Put your hockey skills to the test at our Hockey Booth. Have your face painted or get a Canadian temporary tattoo to show your Canadian pride.

We’ve added a lot more attractions to this year’s celebration in order to make sure you have the best Canada Day celebration in Taiwan you’ve ever experienced on Canada’s 150 Birthday. We are introducing new games and activities, with lots of opportunities to win some great prizes from our sponsors.

We will see you there!

Celebration Canada Tattoo Stickers

Celebration Canada volunteers at the tattoo sticker booth in the Kids Zone

Celebration Canada volunteers at the face-painting booth in the Kids Zone.

Celebration Canada volunteers at the face-painting booth in the Kids Zone.

 

Health And Wellness For You And Your Business

Conscious Entrepreneur and Leadership

with Gabriele Seewald

Friday, April 14th, 2017

7pm to 9pm

Venue: NAKED FOOD, Taipei

No. 22-1, Lane 160, Section 1, Xinsheng South Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100

Cost:

NT$500 for CCCT members (includes dinner)

NT$700 for non-CCCT members (includes dinner)

Register for the event here.

You must register for this event.
No-shows will be charged for this event.

You must give 24 hours notice of cancellation to avoid being charged for this event.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan invites you to attend the following event:

People are working longer hours than ever before with work-related matters increasingly stealing our valuable leisure time. This hectic way of life, for many of us, is an unmitigated negative, and we need to find new ways to be successful while taking care of ourselves and our business.

The more you work, the more stressed you get and the less time you can take for yourself. The less time you take for yourself will reflect in your business.

As you become more stressed out trying to meet the demands of today’s incredibly demanding work culture, it not only starts to affect your own life, but the lives of your colleagues and your clients, and ultimately, your business.

How do we learn to look after ourselves in an increasingly complicated and plugged in world?

Unlock the potential of your own well-being and the well-being of your staff by showing them how to lead a better quality of life through an invigorating session by Gabriele Seewald, High-vibrational food by Naked Food Taipei and an EQ-based networking at NakedFood Taipei’s beautiful organic restaurant in Taipei.

We welcome you to join us and learn.


Conscious Entrepreneur and Leadership with Gabriele Seewald is about bringing awareness to what truly drives you, your decisions, your actions and ultimately the results you create: your thoughts, your feelings and your emotions and how these directly affect your energy (vibrational frequency of your body) and hence the reality you create.

Einstein already said:

Everything is energy. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you will get that reality. This is not philosophy. This is physics.

This means that if you want a healthy, thriving business and organization, you need to be healthy and thriving yourself first and vibrate on that frequency.

We cordially invite you to join us on Friday, April 14th for an evening dinner and presentation to explore, experience and find out more about how conscious entrepreneur and leadership can benefit yourself and your business.

Our invitation includes:

  • High-vibrational Food – the basis for raising your consciousness by raising your vibration – by Taipei’s finest Raw Chef Prashantha Lachanna of NakedFood
  • An interactive session with practical exercises facilitated by Gabriele Seewald, Founder of Rejuvenate – a Taipei-based Consultancy focused on working with Entrepreneurs, Leaders and Teams of Companies on Conscious Entrepreneur and Leadership, sustainable and integrated Well-Being and EQ-Development: Co-Founder and Director of Community Engagement of The Alinea Leadership Academy, a Taipei-based 21st Century Grade 1-12 World School
  • Time for facilitated EQ-based networking – EQ-based networking is the ability we have to use, communicate, recognize, remember, learn from and manage our relationships with other people.

Dinner Menu

*cheese crostini
*jicama ceviche (tapas portion)
*dumplings
*raw almond bread
*a slice of pizza
*brownie


Organizer

Event Partner 

Sustainable and Holistic Well-Being for People, Organizations, Planet


Catering

NAKEDFOOD serves contemporary raw, vegan cuisine with an emphasis on big flavours and playful combinations.

Raw food leaves you feeling energized and invigorated.

Please Register Here for the Event! 

CCCT Business Lunch: Clean Energy Roundtable – March 9, 2017

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

Thank you for your interest. This event is obviously a hot topic and we regret to inform you that we have no space left. Now that we know how much interest we have in this subject, we will look at hosting another event shortly. Stay tuned.

The fight against climate change has seen huge growth in renewable energy over the past decade, both in developed countries and developing ones. In Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen announced the country’s energy plan to phase out nuclear power plants and have an energy mix containing 50% natural gas, 30% coal and 20% renewable energy by 2025.

With this ambitious plan in place, renewable energy has gained its significance and momentum in Taiwan. It is thus our honour and privilege to welcome you to attend the CCCT Business Lunch: Clean Energy Roundtable as a DISCUSSANT on Thursday, 9 March, at the Grand Hyatt Taipei at 12pm.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan (CCCT) jointly with the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) and Northland Power are proud to present a business lunch with our special guest Mr. John Brace, the CEO of Northland Power, and his distinguished team.

We believe that your invaluable participation would further enhance mutual understanding on topics of global and regional concerns. We sincerely look forward to having you with us for the roundtable discussion on 9 March. Below are the details of the CCCT Business Lunch: Clean Energy Roundtable:

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

Date: Thursday, 9 March, 2017
Time: 12pm-2pm
Venue: Drawing Room on Second Floor, the Grand Hyatt Taipei (2 SongShou Road, Taipei)

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the CCCT’s Executive Secretary, Ms. Judy Chen at info@canchamtw.com

Yours sincerely,
The CCCT Team

2017 Annual General Meeting and New Year Party

Dear Members and Friends of Canada,

The Board of Directors and staff of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan (CCCT) would like to wish you a happy and healthy 2017!

We are pleased to announce that the CCCT will be holding the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on January 19th. It is our honor to extend an invitation to you to attend our AGM:

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Time: 6:30pm-9pm
Location: MacKay Room, the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT); (6F, No.1 Songzhi Rd.)
Cost: Members-Free; Non-Members: NT $600 (Don’t worry, if you’re not a member yet, or if you need to renew, you can do so at the AGM!)

Register for the AGM here! 

We appreciate the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei for its continuing support to the CCCT and for hosting the CCCT’s AGM in their MacKay Room once again.

2016 has been an extraordinary year for the CCCT as we were able to continue to build our membership and to hold signature events with great success. The 2016 Celebration Canada was very well attended; and with strong support from the CTOT and the MacKay Memorial Hospital, the 2nd Annual MacKay Charity Gala — celebrated jointly with the CTOT’s 30th Anniversary — was a memorable evening for all of our guests.

The CCCT Small Business Committee and the Business Luncheon Committee continued to see strong growth. Looking into 2017, as Canada celebrates the 150th Birthday, the CCCT is planning for more exciting events to celebrate this special year. The CCCT welcomes you to attend the AGM to find out more!

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Celebration Canada volunteers—the event wouldn’t be successful without our great volunteers and countless hours of hard work!

Refreshment and drinks will be served. We hope all members and friends of the CCCT can come and join us!

We look forward to seeing you there. Please don’t forget to mark your calendar!

Register for the AGM here!


2017 Directors and Supervisors Nominations

**Note that the current CCCT Directors and Supervisors were voted into a two-year position by our members at our 2016 AGM when CCCT voting members approved the updates to the Articles of Association.

Directors

  1. Carrie Kellenberger, Reach To Teach Consultants
  2. Jenny Kuo, Joyear Construction
  3. Jean Christophe Guedon, HESS International
  4. John Kellenberger, Reach To Teach Consultants
  5. Anthony van Dyck, O3 Fitness Taiwan
  6. Miriam Smith, Dolls Model
  7. Shannon Watson. Quantum International
  8. Josh Yang, Able International

Supervisors

  1. David Bostwick, Canadian Trade Office in Taipei
  2. Leo Seewald, Blackrock
  3. Kenny Peng, PE PharmEng International

Nominees

  1. Jenna Robinette, Meimeiwawa Multimedia
  2. Brandon Thompson, ADOGA
  3. Augustine Chen, JP Morgan

 


2016 CCCT Committees

Business Lunch Committee
Chair: Anthony van Dyck
Committee Members: David Bostwick, Shannon Watson, Augustine Chen

Celebration Canada Committee
Chair: Miriam Smith
Committee Members: David Bostwick, Anthony van Dyck, Leo Seewald, Carrie Kellenberger, Brandon Thompson, Steven Clark

Cemetery Committee
Co-Chairs: Anthony van Dyck and Pierre Loisel (Sr.)
Committee Members: Leo Seewald, Pierre Loisel Junior

Communication Committee
Chair: Carrie Kellenberger
Committee Members: Jenna Robinette, Anthony van Dyck, Augustine Chen

MacKay Gala Committee
Chair: Jean Christophe Guedon and Jenny Kuo
Committee Members: Carrie Kellenberger, David Bostwick, Leo Seewald, Shannon Watson, and Kenny Peng

Membership Committee
Chair: Jean Christophe Guedon and Shannon Watson
Committee Members: Carrie Kellenberger

Small Business Committee
Co-Chairs: John Kellenberger and Josh Yang
Committee Members: Carrie Kellenberger, Jenna Robinette,  Joe O’Brien, Sean M. King, Alex Chun-Long Chen

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan
Chair: John Kellenberger
Committee Members: Carrie Kellenberger, Jenna Robinette, Elias Ek, Sean M. King, Alex Chun-Long Chen, Miriam Smith

 

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan

The CCCT’s Small Business Committee (SBC) invites you to attend our Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan event.

Date & Time: Saturday, November 19th 2:30pm – 4:30pm

The event will be part of the Meet Taipei Start-up Convention at Taipei Expo Dome.

This event will take place on the Pink Stage from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.

Venue: No. 1 Yumen St., Zhongshan District, Taipei City
台北市中山區玉門街1號

Admission: $500 NT – Please sign up at: http://www.accupass.com/go/dragonschambertaiwan OR purchase tickets directly from CCCT Dragons’ Chamber committee members: John Kellenberger, Elias Ek, Josh Yang, Sean M. King, Carrie Kellenberger and Alex Chen-Long.

Contact info@cancham.tw to find out how to reach our committee members for tickets.

Note that tickets are normally NT$1,000. Your ticket gets you into all of the events and presentations on Saturday, November 19th, including Dragons’ Chamber.

Taiwan has a vibrant and growing startup scene. However, it is still hard for entrepreneurs to raise the seed money they need to get started. It is even harder if you are a foreign entrepreneur with fewer family around and basically no chance to borrow from the bank.

Dragons’ Chamber will work to bridge the fundraising gap for entrepreneurs who need to raise up to NTD5 million. The initiative takers to this event are experienced foreign entrepreneurs who have lived in Taiwan for many years and who understand the challenges of fundraising.

Are you an entrepreneur ready to enter the Dragon’s Chamber, and make that big pitch for your idea? Then this is for you!

At Dragon’s Chamber Taiwan, the aim is to provide a forum for entrepreneurs to share their business ideas in the hopes of connecting with the right people to help them turn their ideas into a reality. The event is open to a diverse range of business models, from low-cost technology start-ups, to restaurants, consulting companies, professional services, design, import/export, light manufacturing, or anything else at all – as long as there is a legitimate business plan.

Our Application Submission Deadline to pitch your idea and present to our Dragons is now closed, but you can still join us by coming to watch how the event unfolds.

We have five excellent teams that have been coached, prepped, and are ready to present!

Organized by:

Canadian Chamber of Commerce of Taiwan
CCCT’s Small Business Committee
Elias Ek of Enspyre
Reach To Teach Recruiting
Business Next Magazine

Event Sponsors:

Our event sponsors have kindly donated the following prizes to the three best teams.

  • JusRegal – 50% of business registration for a new company
  • FutureWard – 3 months of co-working space membership (Futureward)
  • Enspyre – 3 months of phone answering service for B2C or $30,000NT gift card for B2B to reach Taiwanese customers

 

2016 Pride Parade with the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei

The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) is proudly marching in this year’s Taipei LGBT Pride Parade to celebrate our diversity. As a staunch supporter of the CTOT, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan will also be marching to show our support for the LGBTQ community in Taiwan and in Asia.

Taipei’s Gay Pride Parade is the largest Pride Parade in Asia, with thousands of supporters flying in from all over Asia to attend. This event attracts thousands of local supporters and guests from abroad each year. With close to 70,000 in attendance, Taipei’s Pride Parade serves as a colorful reminder to show respect for sexual diversity and equal rights to everyone.

The parade starts at the Presidential Building at Ketagalan Boulevard, and typically follows the same route each year. The whole event takes around two hours, so wear comfortable shoes and bring water with you.

To participate or for more information, please contact our Executive Secretary, Ms. Judy Chen at info@cancham.tw. 

 

MacKay Charity Gala

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan cordially invites you to attend our 

2nd Annual MacKay Charity Gala

Date: September 24, 2016

Time: 18:30-Midnight

Venue: The Grand Hyatt Hotel

Contact us by completing our Registration Form for this event.  

Table: NT$38,000
Individual seat (CCCT Member): NT$3,900
Individual seat (Non-member): NT$4,300


The annual MacKay Charity Gala is the largest formal event of the year hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan. The event is run in partnership with the MacKay Memorial Hospital and the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei to raise money for the hospital.

It is a celebration of the strong links between Canada and Taiwan dating back more than 100 years when Dr. George Leslie MacKay first began his missionary work in Taiwan.

In 2015 more than 220 people joined the event which included wonderful food, live music, an opera performance and lots of new friends and memories.

In 2016, we expect the event to be even bigger as the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Come help us to celebrate this milestone with the Executive Director of the CTOT, Mario Ste-Marie along with many other representatives.

The MacKay Memorial Hospital is one of the most well-known and respected private hospitals in Taiwan. Its long standing service to the people of Taiwan have made it a great beneficiary.

Come out for a good cause. With your support the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will continue to be an active player in the Taiwan community.

Table: NT$38,000
Individual seat (CCCT Member): NT$3,900
Individual seat (Non-member): NT$4,300
Contact us by completing our Registration Form for this event. 

Are you interested in sponsoring our event? 

We are looking sponsors that would like to have their name associated with a high profile charity event. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please email us at info@cancham.tw. We look forward to hearing from you!

All Chamber Autumn Happy Hour

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan cordially invites you to attend
All Chamber Autumn Happy Hour

Date: September 8, 2016

Time: 18:30-21:00
Venue: PopUp Café, Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Taipei
1F, No. 100 Dun Hua North Road, Taipei, Taiwan/ 台北市敦化北路100號
Cost: NT$1100 for Members and Guests (includes 3 drinks on the list)
NT$1300 for walk-ins

Registration deadline: 12pm, September 8, 2016

Register here!


2016 has been a lively year for all of us! Autumn is arriving and the British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei would like to invite you to All-Chamber Autumn Happy Hour Celebration at the PopUp Café, Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Taipei.

Included in your entry fee will be three free beverages and a selection of fine foods including diverse starters with smoked salmon, roasted beef rolled with vegetables, shrimp tomato cheese salad, apple duck salad and assorted seafood salad. As for the hot dishes, you may enjoy seafood stew Spanish style, Lamb with herbs crust, Chicken Tikka Masala, and beef burger.  Not to mention the Braised Salmon served on Vegetables and for later, Assorted French Pastries and fresh fruit.

Always well attended, this All-Chamber Happy Hour is a great chance to connect with the Taipei Chamber network in a beautiful and relaxed setting. The Chambers of Commerce asks that you please be sure to register for this event.

*PLEASE NOTE: Planning of multi-organization events involves co-operation from all parties and guests. Your registration allows us to give the venue appropriate attendance numbers that help with catering. All the Chambers thank you in advance for this consideration.

Register here!

Brought to you by
American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei
Australian & New Zealand Chamber of Commerce
British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei
Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan
European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan
Chamber of Commerce and Industry France Taiwan
German Trade Office Taipei
Swedish Chamber of Commerce Taipei