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Elect

Wendy​

Yuan​

Candidate for Richmond Centre

ELECTION DAY
June 24, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Note: on Election Day, voting at the district electoral office is available until 4 p.m.

ELECTION DAY LOCATIONS

  • Britannia Comm Centre – Gym C 1661 Napier St, Vancouver
  • Charles Dickens Elem School  – 1010 E 17th Ave, Vancouver
  • Grandview Elem School – 2055 Woodland Dr, Vancouver
  • International Village Mall – 88 W Pender St, Vancouver
  • Kivan Club (BGC South Coast BC) – 2-2875 St George St, Vancouver
  • Mt. Pleasant Elem School – 2300 Guelph St, Vancouver
  • Queen Alexandra Elem School – 1300 E Broadway, Vancouver
  • RayCam Co-operative Centre – Gym 920 E Hastings St, Vancouver
  • Strathcona Comm Centre – 601 Keefer St, Vancouver
  • District Electoral Office – #615 369 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver

Get to Know Wendy Yuan​

Wendy and her husband have been integral members of the Richmond community for three decades. They’ve nurtured their family and established a thriving business since 1988. Their son, Sunny, was born in Montreal but raised in Richmond. He balanced his academic achievements with a keen interest in basketball. 

Wendy’s commitment to Richmond runs deep, fueled by her extensive civic involvement, which has granted her valuable insights into the community’s needs. 

Starting with modest means forty years ago, Wendy embarked on a journey marked by determination. With a mere $50 and a dream, she pursued higher education. Wendy earned her TESL diploma from Concordia University in Montreal and completed her Master of Arts Degree from Bradley University in the USA, all while supporting herself as a teaching assistant. 

Fate led Wendy to her husband Kan in Montreal. In 1988, they founded a computer wholesale company, which swiftly transformed into an industry leader with a dedicated staff of 33 employees. 

Relocating to Richmond in 1994, Wendy and her husband capitalized on an opportunity to acquire a venture capital company listed on the Vancouver Stock Exchange, cementing their reputation for success. 

Wendy’s accolades are a testament to her capabilities. Notably, she was a nominee for the Top 40 under 40 Awards by Business in Vancouver in 2001 and was recognized as one of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants in 2009. 

Wendy’s commitment to an inclusive and equitable society is evidenced through her diverse community leadership roles. Presently, she holds positions as an Executive Board Director and Co-Chair of the Donor Development Committee for the Richmond Community Foundation. She’s also the Charter President of the Vancouver Sunshine Lions Club and holds a Forever Fund with the Richmond Community Foundation. 

Wendy and Kan’s Scholarship Endowment Fund underlines their dedication to nurturing future leaders by annually supporting a Richmond student pursuing political science. 

Wendy’s wider contributions encompass immigrant settlement, education, and economic development. She’s been involved with many local organizations: 

  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation 
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Richmond Economic Advisory Committee
  • Export Executive Council of BC
  • Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
  • Richmond Chamber of Commerce
  • Richmond Inter-cultural Advisory Committee
  • Richmond Sunset Rotary Club
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Vancouver Multicultural Society
  • Ethno Business Council of BC
  • Canadian Women Voters Congress
  • Vancouver Sunshine Lions Club (Charter President) 

 

Wendy’s political engagement includes being a Federal Liberal Party Candidate in the 2008 and 2011 general elections. She was also appointed Leader’s Representative in B.C. by former Prime Minister Paul Martin in 2004. 

Beyond her professional endeavours, Wendy finds enjoyment in investing, reading, outdoor sports, travel, cooking, music, and spending time with her family.

袁薇女士是一位成功的企业家和备受尊敬的社区领袖。

四十年前,袁薇只带着50美元和一个梦想,通过加拿大国际发展署 (CIDA) 的奖学金来到加拿大留学。她在蒙特利尔的康考迪亚大学取得了教授英语为第二语言的 TESL 证书,随后在美国布拉德利大学完成硕士学位,期间靠担任助教来支持自己的学业和生活。

命运让袁薇在蒙特利尔遇见了她的先生 Kan。1988年,他们看准时机,白手起家创立了一家电脑批发公司,迅速发展成为当地电脑行业的龙头之一,拥有33名员工。

1994年,袁薇和先生 Kan 从蒙特利尔搬到列治文,自此在列治文扎根已超过三十年。他们的儿子 Sunny 在蒙特利尔出生,在列治文长大,现在已经独立成材。迁居列治文后,袁薇和她的先生再次抓住机会,收购了一家在温哥华证券交易所上市的风险投资公司,让他们的事业更上一层楼。

袁薇在2001年被《温哥华商业杂志》提名为“40 under 40”青年企业家奖,并在2009年获得首届“最杰出25位加拿大移民奖”。

在列治文生活的这些年,袁薇在社区中建立了深厚的根基并积累了丰富的服务经验。她长期投入公益活动,致力于打造一个公平、多元且安全的社区。目前,她担任列治文社区基金会的董事会董事兼筹款委员会共同主席,同时也是温哥华阳光狮子会的创会会长。她和先生通过列治文社区基金会设立了家族奖学金“Wendy and Kan’s Scholarship Endowment Fund”,用于资助列治文学生攻读大学政治学。

多年来,袁薇在许多非营利组织中担任义务领导职位,这些组织涉及移民安置、教育和经济发展,包括:

  • 中侨基金会董事会
  • 加拿大红十字会
  • 列治文市经济发展顾问委员会
  • 加拿大出口制造商执行委员会
  • 列治文商会
  • 列治文市多元文化咨询委员会
  • 列治文日落扶轮社
  • 西门菲莎大学
  • 温哥华多元文化协会
  • BC省族裔商业董事局
  • 加拿大女性选民议会
  • 温哥华阳光狮子会(创会会长)

袁薇多年来积极参与政治,为民发声。她在2008年和2011年联邦大选中担任联邦自由党候选人,2004年她被前总理马田任命为卑诗省的党领代表。

除了她的职业生涯,袁薇还喜欢投资、阅读、户外运动、旅行、烹饪、音乐和与家人共度时光。

Yuan received the Canadian Immigrants People’s Choice Award at the inaugural Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2009 awards ceremony.

袁薇女士是一位成功的企業家和備受尊敬的社區領袖。

四十年前,袁薇只帶著50美元和一個夢想,透過加拿大國際發展署 (CIDA) 的獎學金來到加拿大留學。她在蒙特婁的康考迪亞大學取得了教授英語為第二語言的 TESL 證書,隨後在美國布拉德利大學完成碩士學位,期間靠擔任助教來支持自己的學業和生活。

命運讓袁薇在蒙特婁遇見了她的先生 Kan。1988年,他們看準時機,白手起家創立了一家電腦批發公司,迅速發展成為當地電腦行業的龍頭之一,擁有33名員工。

1994年,袁薇和先生 Kan 從蒙特婁搬到列治文,自此在列治文紮根已超過三十年。他們的兒子 Sunny 在蒙特婁出生,在列治文長大,現在已經獨立成材。遷居列治文後,袁薇和她的先生再次抓住機會,收購了一家在溫哥華證券交易所上市的風險投資公司,讓他們的事業更上一層樓。

袁薇在2001年被《溫哥華商業雜誌》提名為“40 under 40”青年企業家獎,並在2009年獲得首屆“最傑出25位加拿大移民獎”。

在列治文生活的這些年,袁薇在社區中建立了深厚的根基並積累了豐富的服務經驗。她長期投入公益活動,致力於打造一個公平、多元且安全的社區。目前,她擔任列治文社區基金會的董事會董事兼籌款委員會共同主席,同時也是溫哥華陽光獅子會的創會會長。她和先生通過列治文社區基金會設立了家族獎學金“Wendy and Kan’s Scholarship Endowment Fund”,用於資助列治文學生攻讀大學政治學。

多年來,袁薇在許多非營利組織中擔任義務領導職位,這些組織涉及移民安置、教育和經濟發展,包括:

  • 中僑基金會董事會
  • 加拿大紅十字會
  • 列治文市經濟發展顧問委員會
  • 加拿大出口製造商執行委員會
  • 列治文商會
  • 列治文市多元文化諮詢委員會
  • 列治文日落扶輪社
  • 西門菲莎大學
  • 溫哥華多元文化協會
  • BC省族裔商業董事局
  • 加拿大女性選民議會
  • 溫哥華陽光獅子會(創會會長)

袁薇多年來積極參與政治,為民發聲。她在2008年和2011年聯邦大選中擔任聯邦自由黨候選人,2004年她被前總理馬田任命為卑詩省的黨領代表。

除了她的職業生涯,袁薇還喜歡投資、閱讀、戶外運動、旅行、烹飪、音樂和與家人共度時光。

 

Yuan received the Canadian Immigrants People’s Choice Award at the inaugural Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2009 awards ceremony.

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"I’ve witnessed Richmond’s growth, its achievements, and its challenges for over three decades. Under this NDP government, our community has faced escalating crime, open drug use, and a relentless surge in the cost of living. Richmond deserves better – safety, security, and affordability. I’m here to take meaningful action and address the issues that matter most to the people of Richmond Centre."

Wendy Yuan​
Richmond Centre

 

"Wendy Yuan's deep roots in the Richmond community and her extensive volunteer involvement make her the ideal choice to represent Richmond Centre. Her unwavering dedication to the well-being of her community aligns perfectly with BC United's vision for a prosperous and inclusive British Columbia."

Kevin Falcon
Leader of BC United

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