March 4, 2022
Gaia Cares hosted the Spring Celebration Luncheon on March 4, 2022 at Floata Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown. Over the past two years many vulnerable seniors suffered from isolation during the pandemic. To encourage them to re-connect with the community, Gaia Cares invited over 150 low-income seniors from the Chinatown neighborhood to a free luncheon with traditional Chinese performances including the Lions dance, Cantonese Opera and Lucky Draw. We even had a “God of Fortune” dressed in full custom to hang out “Red Pocket” money to each senior.
In addition, many prominent government officials including Mayor Kennedy Stewart; MP Jenny Kwan; MLA Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport; MLA Mable Elmore, Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors Services and Long Term Care and Councilor Pete Fry were also in attendance to show their support to our event. Here is a video report broadcasted on Fairchild TV news that evening.
April 4, 2021
Gaia Cares’ Founding Board member and Vice President Geraldine Lui was interviewed on FairChild TV’s “What’s On” on Apr 4, 2021 (see interview at 1:38).
During the interview, Geraldine express her appreciation of the $10,000 cheque from BC Dairy Farmers and talked about how Gaia Cares will use the generous donation to offer a series of free healthy eating webinars to advance the health of the seniors and caregivers.
March 21, 2021
Gaia Cares’ Founding Board member and Secretary Margaret Chow was interviewed by Host Steven on FairChild TV’s “What’s On” on Mar 21, 2021 (see interview at 5:05).
During the interview, Margaret showed her appreciation to BC Dairy Farmers’ generous donation of $10,000 and introduced Gaia Cares’ various programs to the audience.
February 29, 2020
GCCWS’s Program Manager Lorraine Ng and Administration Manager Melanie Fong were interviewed by Rachel He on FairChild TV for the first time on February 29, 2020 (see interview at 7:35).
During the interview, they introduced GCCWS to the Chinese community and discussed GCCWS’s Caregivers’ Wellspring Program – Nourish to Flourish Seminar series in Spring 2020.