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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 Group Raises $400,000 Nationally for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

02/24/2020

With a long tradition of spearheading fundraising efforts and supporting community events, Fairchild Group announced that $400,000 was raised nationally for COVID-19 relief through Better Together fundraising initiative the past weekend. Donations from his 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.

Fairchild Group Raises $400,000 Nationally for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Fairchild Television, Talentvision and Fairchild Radio across Canada aired appeals from 6am until 12am. Renowned artistes and celebrities including Peter Lam, Yu Ng, Stephen Chan, Anita Lee, Hsiao-Ming Hsu, Teddy Chen, Michael Hui, Bill Chan, Eric Tsang, Raymond Wong, Gigi Wong, Michelle Yim、Maggie Lee, John Chiang, Man-sun Cheung, Candy Chea, Linda Chung, Karl Ting, William Hu, Annabelle Louie, Dominic Lam, Deborah Moore, Philip Chan, Hugo Ng, Kin-Ming Lam, Melvin Wong, Angie Chiu, Cally Kwong, Danny Chan, Anne Heung, Gabriel Harrison, Chung-Ming Poon, Sherry Chen, Janet Chow, Andrea So, Dino@Soler, Jocelyn Chan and community leaders showed their encouragements in hopes to harness the generous spirit of Canadians towards a very special cause.

An overwhelming amount of enquiries were received from listeners during the live broadcast of Public Forum from 11am to 1pm on AM1470 hosted by News and Current Affairs Director of Fairchild Radio, Travena Lee, when physician Dr. Susan Kwan and family doctor Dr. Michael Sze examined the symptoms of the Novel Coronavirus and provided precautionary tips on the contagious disease.

Fairchild Group Raises $400,000 Nationally for COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Fairchild Group Raises $400,000 Nationally for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

As the philanthropic marathon continued, Fairchild TV News anchors Clement Tang and Hon Sang Chan hosted the COVID-19 Health Talk at Aberdeen Centre from 1pm to 3pm. Healthcare specialists, Dr. Thomas Wong, Dr. Joseph Ip, Dr. Stephen Lam, Dr. Susan Kwan, Dr. Michael Sze and Medical Health Officer for Richmond, Vancouver Coastal Health Dr. Meena Dawar shared new findings of the Novel Coronavirus while welcoming questions from the general public in attendance.

Fairchild Group Raises $400,000 Nationally for COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Fairchild Group Raises $400,000 Nationally for COVID-19 Relief EffortsFairchild Group Raises $400,000 Nationally for COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Fairchild Group Raises $400,000 Nationally for COVID-19 Relief EffortsFairchild Group Raises $400,000 Nationally for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

During the comprehensive discussions onstage, compassionate mall visitors translated their generosity into action and made a donation at the Canadian Red Cross Fairchild Group Better Together booth on site.

Fairchild Group Raises $400,000 Nationally for COVID-19 Relief EffortsFairchild Group Raises $400,000 Nationally for COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Fairchild Group Raises $400,000 Nationally for COVID-19 Relief EffortsFairchild Group Raises $400,000 Nationally for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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. The CanWest version featuring Brenda Lo, William Ho, Mary Lo, Anita Lee, Carmen Shao, Miss Chinese Vancouver Jennifer Packet, Winnie Zheng, Danni Jia, Tingting Niu, Rachel He and Hong Kong singer-songwriter Jocelyn Chan was premiered on Fairchild Radio.

CanWest Version

CanEast Version

With the joint efforts from the community, a total of $400,000 was raised through the phone centre, online and on-site donations. Fairchild Group sincerely thanks the public for their support and contributions. As we reached out to over a million Chinese Canadians coast to coast, we were glad to take the lead in calling upon our community to give to such a worthy cause. Please continue your effort and make a donation online or drop off a cheque at Fairchild Television or Fairchild Radio. Every one of you is truly instrumental in making the campaign an exceptional success.

Better Together Fundraising Total Update

02/22/2020

With the joint efforts from the communities, a total of $400,000 was raised through the phone centre, online and on-site donations. Fairchild Group sincerely thanks the public for their support and contributions. Please continue your effort and make a donation online at http://www.redcross.ca/coronavirus/fairchildgroup or drop off a cheque at Fairchild Television and Fairchild Radio during office hours.

Better Together Fundraising Total Update

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 RatFairchild 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 RatFairchild Television Celebrates the Year of the Rat
Fairchild Television Celebrates the Year of the RatFairchild 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!

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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 DinnerFairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual DinnerFairchild 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.

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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 DinnerFairchild 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 DinnerFairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner
Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual DinnerFairchild 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 GuestLunarFest 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 GuestLunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special Guest
LunarFest Invites Jennifer Packet as a Special GuestLunarFest 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.

Leisure Talk & City Chat celebrity interviews
Full episode archive available online

01/19/2020

Leisure Talk & City Chat celebrity interviews<br>Full episode archive available online

The Program Archive section of FTV and TTV 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 Matthew Ho, Joey Thye, Luk Ho Ming, Louisa Mak, Crystal Fung, Christy Chung, Alice Chan, Karl Maka & Vivian Lai online. Please stay tuned for more fantastic interviews on this site!

Leisure Talk & City Chat celebrity interviews<br>Full episode archive available onlineLeisure Talk & City Chat celebrity interviews<br>Full episode archive available online