June 8, 2019 marked an auspicious occasion for the Rotary Club of Richmond, and President Dean Hsieh as he was joined on stage by Brian Finley, District Chair for Polio Plus, and many other VIP’s from the ceremonies around the China International Children’s Cartoon Festival.
Through the efforts of the organizers of the Cartoon Festival, $5,000.00 was raised for End Polio. A cheque was presented to President Dean and End Polio Chair Brian at the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver.
Following the cheque presentation, Dean and Brian presented Certificates of Appreciation to the three organizations behind the Cartoon Competition. Eva Luo – Academy of Modern Art, Elaine Zhang – Youth Initiative and Helen Qian – China International Children Cartoon Competition Canada Committee were acknowledged for their efforts to provide opportunities for youth across Canada to showcase their cartoon and art skills. Thereafter, Dean and Brian presented Min Zhi Maggie Li a well deserved Paul Harris Fellow recognition for making possible the $5,000 cheque to the End Polio effort. She and the event organizers, participants and parents have certainly helped bring Polio to Zero and closing the gap for “we are this close”.