4th Annual Maple Ball Charity Gala – Nov 10 2018

4th Annual Maple Ball Charity Gala – Save the Date

Date: Saturday, November 10 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 11:30pm

Venue: Grand Hyatt Taipei; 信義區松壽路2號, Taipei, Taiwan 11051


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 4th Annual 2018 Maple Ball benefiting the Children’s Ward at MacKay Memorial Hospital.

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, we were able to raise over NT$402,000 for children in need.

In 2017, our kind sponsors and guests helped us raise over 460,000NT for a new bone marrow transplantation ward for the Children’s Wing at MacKay Memorial Hospital.

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

What can we achieve in 2018 for children in need?

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE AND WE WILL BE UPDATING YOU SOON ON TABLES AND SEATING. 

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.

Terry Fox Run in Taipei

Are you a runner or do you like to walk? Would you like to help the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan raise awareness for cancer research by participating on our CCCT Terry Fox Team?

This is a 5km run/walk that helps to raise awareness for cancer research through The Terry Fox Foundation. We would love for you to join us.

Register here to join our team: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfaQzjJz8H2i6R42olPYIxybvvw2ytc7ctGsvrbc9s9hhNZfw/viewform

授權單位: The Terry Fox Foundation
指導單位: 桃園市政府
主辦單位: 桃園市漢英高級中學 / 中華未來領袖育成協會 / Columbia International College Taiwan
活動日期:107年9月22日(六)上午8:00
出發地點:桃園市漢英高級中學(桃園市龍潭區中正路佳安路448號)
活動費用:完全免費
*為了讓參加路跑者能盡情奔跑,此次路跑分為5公里及10公里兩種路線
*響應終結癌症愛心捐款者致贈紀念衫一件,於路跑當日至櫃台領取。
*參加過2017年路跑的老朋友,請攜帶2017年所頒發的完賽證明書,以加註2018完賽證明戳記。
*募得的款項仍將全數捐贈于致力於癌症研究的加拿大The Terry Fox Foundation
捐款戶名:泉僑學校財團法人桃園市漢英高級中等學校
銀行:臺灣銀行 龍潭分行
帳號:226001007188

Register here to join our team: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfaQzjJz8H2i6R42olPYIxybvvw2ytc7ctGsvrbc9s9hhNZfw/viewform

All-Chamber Autumn Happy Hour 2018

All-Chamber Autumn Happy Hour 2018

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, September 19th , 2018, 18:30 – 21:00

VENUE: Ron Xinyi Bar & Café
No. 12, Section 2, Keelung Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110/
台北市信義區基隆路二段12號
On the corner of Keelung Road and Xinyi Road.

COST:
NT$1,100 for Pre-Registered Members and Guests (including 3 Drinks from the list)
NT$1,300 for walk-ins

The All Chamber Happy Hour this autumn will be at Ron Xinyi Bar & Café! The All Chambers Happy Hour is always well attended and it offers a great networking opportunity with the Taipei Chambers network in a beautiful and relaxed setting.

Register Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKOO6r63OxPXrFXuvvq24Irjlla7LSZKD2OzjKwQ7DsAXKkw/viewform

Menu:

  • Cold udon noodles with sesame dressing and crab
    Grilled mix vegetable
    Sweet Sour Pork
    “Mala” beef tendon
    Thai coconut curry chicken with rice
    Nuggets, Fries and Mozzarella sticks

*PLEASE NOTE Planning multi-organization events involves co-operation from all parties and guests. Your early registration allows us to give the venue attendance numbers that help with catering. All the Chambers ask that you please be sure to register for this event in advance. We thank you for this consideration.

Register Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKOO6r63OxPXrFXuvvq24Irjlla7LSZKD2OzjKwQ7DsAXKkw/viewfor

Brought to you by:

*American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei
*Australia 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
*European Business Association in Taiwan

Celebration Canada 2018

Come out and enjoy Canada Day this year at Hakka Cultural Park on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Celebration Canada is the largest foreign National Day celebration in Taiwan. Come out and enjoy our 13th Anniversary Celebration Canada and celebrate Canada’s 151st Birthday.

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.

Location: Taipei Hakka Cultural Park
中正區汀州路三段2號, Taipei, Taiwan 100

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

SEE YOU ALL AT CELEBRATION CANADA 2018!

Just a few Canada 150 Volunteers with Director of Volunteers, Mr. Steven Clark.

CCCT Summer Intern Position Available ASAP

 

Dear friends of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan,

Over the past two years, our organization has grown immensely thanks to your kind support and assistance with our events and membership opportunities. Our tiny all-volunteer Board of Directors and committee members are working hard, but in the past few months, it has become apparent that we have more volunteer opportunities available.

If you are someone with excellent communication and administrative skills who would like to spend some time learning about how our organization operates and you’d like to gain some valuable experience from a well recognized organization in Taiwan, we would love to hear from you!

We are looking for a summer administrative intern to assist our Managing Director and our Membership Committee.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about Taiwan and Canada, and who has some time to give to our organization.

**This individual would ideally be fluent in Chinese and English, and can commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week.

During the month of June, volunteer hours will be higher as our entire organization moves into full swing in preparation for Celebration Canada on June 30, 2018.

Here is a list of duties and responsibilities that our new intern would be helping us to handle:

Membership Inquiries

  • Identify and research on potential members and make follow up contacts
  • Assist on member recruitment and keep potential member record
  • Welcome members by sending out welcome email and the CCCT welcome package
  • Handle membership enquires coming through on Facebook

Events

  • Monthly Board Meeting and Annual General Meeting preparation (Assist with set up and organization)
  • Assist with set up and organization of events and help to coordinate with hotel and restaurant contacts regarding venue set up
  • Responsible for sending out event notices via Mailchimp – This is a skill we can teach you.
  • Update Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan website for events when needed – This is a skill we can teach you. If you have a basic understanding of WordPress, that is a bonus. If not, we will teach you how to use it.
  • Event on-site coordination
  • Send out timely event notices to members and friends
  • Assist with Celebration Canada preparation and coordination as our Managing Director’s assistant.
Finance & Administration
  • Email correspondence: Assist our Managing Director in answering basic emails that are created from our canned response system.
  • Help with trips to the post office and trips to the bank to check the Chamber bank book.
  • Ensure timely update of the CCCT website and Facebook account. Keep the CCCT Facebook page up-to-date with tips about Taiwan or things happening between Taiwan and Canada.
  • Share Corporate Member posts and news updates to our Facebook page

This is a terrific opportunity to get involved with a community organization while gaining some valuable skills while working along side other outstanding members of our volunteer organization.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter indicating why you are interested in being an intern for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan to info@canchamtw.com.

We Are Looking for Volunteers for Celebration Canada 2018

We Are Looking for Volunteers for Celebration Canada 2018

Dear prospective volunteer,

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCCT) will hold its annual Celebration Canada event on Saturday, June 30th 2018 at Taipei Hakka Cultural Park. It’s our 151st birthday, and it’s going to be an exciting day!

This is the largest expat celebration event in Taiwan. Celebration Canada is an FREE event that local people and expats can share together, have fun at, and enjoy new experiences. Our event includes examples of Canadian music, culture, games, food and drinks. We are looking for volunteers to help at the event and with set-up before the event begins.

This is an amazing opportunity to meet new people and give back to the community. If you or any of your friends are interested in volunteering, please register using our Google Form below.

Date: Saturday  June 30th, 2018
Venue: Taipei Hakka Cultural Park (Taipower Building Station – Green Line)

SIGN UP AT:
https://goo.gl/forms/BbDUhpgEHSh7XeS53

Please indicate which you prefer or if you want to help all day. Our volunteer slots are going on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We need help in the following areas:

1. SET-UP FOR CELEBRATION CANADA (June 29, 2018)

Help set-up Taipei Hakka Cultural Park on Friday for the big event on Saturday.

Time: 1pm to 6pm.

 

2. CELEBRATION CANADA – Saturday, June 30, 2018

Celebration Canada Tattoo Stickers

Celebration Canada volunteers at the tattoo sticker booth in the Family Zone.

We need help in the following areas.

  • Kid Zone – Tattoo stickers
  • Kid Zone – Face painting
  • Kid Zone – Bouncy Castle
  • Mechanical Bull
  • Children’s Teepee Area for painting activity
  • Event Support Group

Session 1 – 12pm to 5:30

  • Flag set-up starts at 12pm
  • Area setup (including name plates on booths) starts at 12:30pm
  • Booth and main operations start at 12:30pm
  • Main building door guard in position 12:30pm
  • Continue operations in all zones
  • We need volunteers to help us refill ice and help with garbage removal each hour
  • Opening ceremony (4pm)
  • Close down Family Zone starting at 5:30. To be completed by 6pm.

Session 2 – 4:30 to 9pm

  • Close down Family Zone starting at 5:30. To be completed by 6pm.
  • Continue operations in all zones
  • We need volunteers to help us refill ice and help with garbage removal each hour
  • Site cleanup starts at 8:30pm
  • Take down flags at 9pm

 

3. CLEAN UP FOR CELEBRATION CANADA (July 31st, 2018)

Help clean-up Taipei Hakka Cultural Park from the big party the day before.

Time: 9am to 3pm


For volunteers who commit to the times mentioned above, you will be provided with:Celebration Canada volunteers at the face-painting booth in the Kids Zone.

  • Free Celebration Canada T-shirt Celebration Canada volunteers at the hockey booth in the Family Zone.
  • 2 free drink tickets (alcohol or soda)
  • Water
  • Lunch box
  • A certificate of completion for volunteer hours with the CCCT

*If your school gives extra credit for volunteer work or community service we can help. Please see your school’s office for the form required and we will be happy to stamp it to get you that credit.

 

SIGN UP AT: https://goo.gl/forms/pZYSKvdp5cQprGaH2


**Shorter shifts are available, but DO NOT include the above-mentioned items unless you are volunteering for a minimum of 5 hours.


If you choose to volunteer for two days, you will receive a free non-voting membership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan that gives you free access to some of our events or a discounted price to all our events.


Thank you so much for helping out at the 2018 Celebration Canada. We couldn’t do it without you!Celebration Canada volunteers at the hockey booth in the Kids Zone.


親愛的義工志願者,

加拿大商會(CCCT),將於7月1日(六) 舉辦一年一度的加拿大國慶節Celebration Canada; 加拿大國慶節Celebration Canada是台灣最大的國際慶典活動。每年活動參與人數高達數千人,來自世界各國的外籍及本地賓客同聚一堂,共同慶祝加拿大的生日,並為本地居民及外國友人提供一個友善交流的機會。 本次活動內容有不斷電Live樂團演奏、超刺激騎野牛競賽、充氣城堡、臉部彩繪、冰球體驗、超大獎好康摸彩 (需自購)、道地異國美食 & 遠渡重洋來台的加拿大冰涼冷飲,還有華麗的閉幕煙火秀!

主要區分成5大區域:親子區、野牛區、舞台區、攤位區及廣場區.

日期: 6月30日 (六)
地點: 台北市客家文化主題公園 (新店線-台電大樓站)

所需人員如下:
1. 親子區 (充氣城堡、臉部彩繪及紋身貼紙) – 我們需要喜愛孩童、具備親和力及基礎繪畫能力的義工在此區支援。
2. 現場機動支援小組 (支援活動場內、外全區包括停車場) – 我們需要具備熱情、有活力、高調度性/配合度、小強性格的人員在此區支援。

於加拿大國慶節內擔任義工者,我們將會提供您:
1. 國慶節活動T恤一件
2. 二張飲料兌換卷 (可兌換酒精性飲料)
3. 喝到飽冰涼礦泉水
4. 美味餐盒
5. 提供公共社區服務時數証明 (請先向就讀校方索取制式申請表格)

志願時段為: 早場 12pm-17:30 (5.5小時),晚場 16:30-9:00 (5.5小時)

非常感謝您對加拿大國慶節的支援及協助! 加拿大商會感謝您!

 

A Message From Our Chairman Jean Christophe Guedon

Dear Members and Friends of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan,

Thank you for your support.

2017 was an incredible year for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan. We are proud of all the Canadian Chamaber has done to promote Canadian interests in Taiwan and to encourage cooperation with businesses working for and with Canadian companies, and for those interested in doing business in Canada.

In 2017, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce had a very successful year. Canada Day 2017 was a great success, as was our 3rd Annual (and newly renamed!) Maple Ball, which was held in cooperation with the Canadian Trade Office.

In the three years that we have hosted this Charity Gala event, we have raised over $40,000CAD for the MacKay Memorial Hospital. It is our honour to support MacKay Hospital care for the communities in Taiwan.

This year, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce continued to support the local and foreign entrepreneurs in Taiwan with the annual Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan, an event that is geared towards Taiwan’s vibrant and growing start-up scene.

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan 2017 helped to bridge the fundraising gap for entrepreneurs who needed to raise up to NT$5 Million to start their businesses. We’re pleased be the bridge between angel investors and from other individuals who were interested in these new and innovative ideas from our foreign community through our Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan event.

We would like to thank Business Next magazine, Meet Start-Up Taipei, and Elias Ek for working with us on our mission, and our plans are proceeding for our 3rd Annual Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan.

Meanwhile, we are continuing our hard work with the CCCT’s Small Business Network to connect small business owners and entrepreneurs with industry leaders in Taiwan, and we have some excellent events planned for 2018. Working the small business community is one of the Canadian Chamber’s goals in 2018.

We are also making great strides with the CCCT’s dedicated Membership and Events Committees that are hard at work to bring you even better events in 2018. Our individual, small business and corporate members are the backbone of the Canadian Chamber and we will continue to meet their needs in the coming year.

Our event planning team for Celebration Canada 2018 began meeting in November 2017 to ensure that we continue the tradition of the wonderful event that is considered a highlight for many in the international and local community. We have a number of new surprises in store for you at Taiwan’s largest outdoor foreign national day event in Taiwan.

Jean Christophe Guedon, Carrie Kellenberger

I would like to thank you, our valued sponsors and members.

I’d also like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation towards our all-volunteer Board of Directors, Board of Supervisors, and their hard-working committees. These individuals generously donate their time, money, and energy into making the CCCT the success it is today. Without these key players, the CCCT would not be what it is today.

As the Chamber has grown and changed over the years, it has become even more important to work and plan together with common goals and a united leadership.

We recognize and appreciate those who have shared this vision, created these goals, and led the efforts that our CCCT community currently enjoys. We have much more in store for you, so please keep an eye on the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan‘s website or give the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan’s Facebook page a ‘like‘ to show your support for Canada and Taiwan.

Follow our Events calendar for upcoming events. We promise, we have much more in store for you in 2018.

It is my pleasure and privilege to serve as Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan and its governing body for 2018. It is my great honour to be walking in the footsteps of those who have made the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan into what it is today.

Please help us to make 2018 an even greater success.

All the best,

 

 

Jean-Christophe Guedon,

Chairman, Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan 2017 Event Recap

On November 18th, 2017, the CCCT’s small business committee hosted the second annual Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan event in partnership with Meet Taipei and Business Next Magazine. Read more about Business Next’s write-up on Dragons Chamber Taiwan.

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan is a competition where local businesses pitch ideas, strategies, and their own business models to a panel of expert judges. By participating in this event, local entrepreneurs are able to make connections with other business executives while also receiving valuable insights from experts in operating businesses in Taiwan.

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan is open to a wide range of small businesses including, restaurants, start-ups, consulting companies, education, professional services, design, import/export, manufacturing, or any other organization — as long as they have a legitimate business model.

This event is especially useful to the foreign community here in Taiwan, as starting a business abroad sometimes poses many challenges. Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan essentially provides a forum for business executives to attract attention to their business, while also gaining new insights and perspectives about how to advance their strategies and business models.

This year’s Dragons (the judges) came from a variety of business backgrounds providing valuable commentary and thought-proving questions to this year’s contestants.

The Dragons were: Kelvin Sun – Vice President of WI Harper Group; Revital Golan- founder and CEO of Anemone Ventures; David Bostwick – Director of Trade and Investment at CTOT, and Elias EK- co-founder and CEO of Enspyre.

This year the Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan had five teams participating in the competition:

 MemePr  is an artificial intelligence marketing platform connecting enterprises with top global marketers. By using a computer robot, they are able to quickly and efficiently connect businesses to marketing influencers.

With partnerships in the United States, China, Taiwan, Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, and more, MemePr strives to save their members time by connecting business to these major global marketing networks.


Eatsmart is a company whose mission is to help busy people eat healthy on the go. By providing wholesome lunch boxes, their clients can select various menus to fit their dietary needs and goals.

Eat Smart’s chefs are trained in France and they offer a diversified menu specializing in European cuisine. Furthermore, the ingredients are locally sourced in Taiwan to ensure that the food is fresh upon delivery.


Woodpecker Learning provides a platform where the user can interact with online content to enhance language learning. This platform is designed for both teachers and students to make learning a language more engaging and practical.

It is also geared towards advanced learners who want to have a better understanding of digital content that is originally geared towards native speakers.

On this application users can learn English, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese with lessons in Russian to be offered in the near future.


KP Kitchen Taiwan is the place to buy familiar Western cooking and baking DIY kits. In Taiwan many home cooks struggle adjusting to small and cramped kitchens and also finding familiar ingredients for the recipes they love.

KP Kitchen has solved this problem by providing DIY sets for making recipes such as brownies, muffins, cakes, breads, and more!

The best part is that all of these recipes are tested and adopted to be made in toaster ovens or other appliances that are common in Taiwan. KP kitchen also offers delicious spice mixes which are all produced locally with love.


 My Room Abroad is a platform that connects international student to certified landlords.

Finding an apartment in a foreign country can be difficult for students, so My Room Abroad aims to alleviate this problem by providing a one-stop website where clients can search for their room and pay deposits and rental fees online.

My Room Abroad originated in Taiwan, and they are looking to expand to other countries in Asia.


All of the teams labored arduously  on their presentations and they engaged in thoughtful discussion while answering some tough questions from the dragon judges. However, only one team could finish as the first place winner.

This year the grand prize was awarded to Woodpecker Learning, with second prize to Eat Fresh, and third prize to My Room Abroad. The KP Kitchen and MemePr teams were also awarded prizes for their efforts.

In an interview with Peter Sutton from Woodpecker Learning, he provided some valuable insights for those interested in participating in next year’s Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan.

I came here just in the audience last year, and it was very interesting and  I enjoyed it. So I would definitely recommend anyone who has a business to come. Even if they think they might not win, it is a great venue to promote your product, and it is a great way to get experience.

Peter Sutton also provided a comment on how he felt to win first place at the 2017 Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan event.

There were some interesting people in the audience today, both from the point of view from the education sector and also from the point of view of investing. So we would like to follow up with them for partnerships. And I think it is going to be good publicity to win this, and hopefully people will download or app.


On behalf of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Taiwan, we would like to give our thanks and appreciation to everyone who made this event such a success. First, a thanks to our Gold Sponsors: FutureWard, JusRegal, Anemone Ventures, and Musa Trademark who all donated prizes for the top contestants.

Also we would like to thank our Silver sponsors for their contributions: DDG, Geber Brand Consulting, and  Pachuco.

Finally, we would like to thank the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei for partnering with the CCCT to make the 2017 Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan a tremendous success.

We hope to continue to see more small businesses come and compete in Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan in 2018!

 

 

 

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.

 

15th Annual LGBT Taiwan PRIDE Parade

Calling all Canadians – show your support for Taiwan LGBT Pride this Saturday!

Canadian Representative Mario Ste-Marie, the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan will once again march in the annual Taiwan LGBT Pride parade to show our support for LGBT rights.

We invite all Canadians – and friends – in Taiwan to come march with us!

We will gather in 228 Peace Memorial Park (NTU Hospital MRT Station, Exit 1) this Saturday, October 28 from 14:30-15:00, and will begin marching at 15:00. Look for the Canada Pride flag!

Staff will be handing out hand-held Canada Pride flags to attendees both in the park and along the parade route.

#CanadaPride #TaiwanPride #LoveIsLove