BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019-2020
Born in Winnipeg’s historic Chinatown, Mr. Ben Lee has a broad and diverse record of community service that includes leading projects in the health sector, local community centres, and Chinese community. Ben Lee brings to local community work, immense national and international experience developed through his professional career as an accomplished Project Manager and Engineer (B.Sc, Industrial Engineering, University of Manitoba, 1988). Within the Chinese community, Ben Lee is known for his integrity, passion, and ability to get things done. Ben Lee has been integral to the current reinvigoration of Winnipeg’s downtown core area. For the past decade, Ben has served on numerous boards and committees.
Ben Lee is recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award (2012), City of Winnipeg Community Service Award (2010), Winakwa Community Centre Volunteer of the Year Award (2006), and the Raymond Simard Member of Parliament Volunteerism Award (2005).
Dr. Patrick C. Choy, OM, PhD, MD, FAHA, FIACS 蔡鎮潮教授
Professionally, Patrick is Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba. He served as Associate Dean in the Faculty of Medicine for ten years prior to his retirement in 2010. He was President of the Canadian Biochemical Society, Vice-President of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, and Secretary/Treasurer of the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation (CSCI). He was invested into the Order of Manitoba in 2011.
Dr. Frank Guan
Dr. Frank Guan
Dr. Xiaofeng Guan D.M.D. Actively practicing dentist. Graduated from the College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba. Long term volunteer and sponsor of various groups in Chinese Community.
Ms. Malinda Lee
Ms. Malinda Lee
Malinda Lee was born and raised in Winnipeg and currently works in public relations as a freelance consultant. In her free time, she volunteers for several not-for-profit organizations and national charities.
Though raised in the suburb of Westwood, Malinda “grew up” in Winnipeg’s Chinatown. A Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre member since 1983, Malinda has been an active community volunteer since childhood. She currently coordinates senior citizen and youth programming at the WCCCC and works with the centre’s communications and program committees on various community relations projects throughout the year. Fluent in English, French and Cantonese, Malinda and her two sisters proudly work as a team to advocate for various causes devoted multiculturalism, diversity and accessibility for persons with disabilities.
Malinda graduated from the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree in 2003. She is currently studying in the public relations professional program at the University of Victoria.
Malinda has been awarded a City of Winnipeg Community Service Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She was also named a 2011 Eminent Young Overseas Chinese citizen by the PRC and invited to represent Manitoba at the EYOC International Conference in Beijing and Xi’an.
Hon. Philip Lee
Hon. Philip Lee
Vice President (Special Projects)
Mr. Jack Zhou, CPA
Mr. Jack Zhou, CPA
Volunteered at WCCCC from 2014.
Ms. Debbie Guo
Ms. Debbie Guo
Secretary – Chinese
Debbie Guo, Bachelor of Economics from China, has been volunteered in various Chinese communities in Winnipeg since year 1997, and currently is a fulltime public servant.
We are proud to present Mr. Terry Prychitko as a recipient of the 2019 Golden Dragon Gala Award.
Dr. Tina Chen 陳庭梅教授
Dr. Tina Chen
Tina Mai Chen is Department Head and Professor of History at the University of Manitoba. She holds a PhD and MA in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA in History and Chinese Studies from the University of Toronto. Dr. Chen is a specialist in Modern Chinese History, with specific research interests in the social, political, and cultural norms that structure people’s engagement with society. She is the recipient of numerous international and national grants and awards, and has held visiting scholar positions at New York University, University of New South Wales, Sichuan University, and Beijing University.
Dr. Chen is also an engaged community volunteer. Since moving to Winnipeg in 1999, she has been active in the Winnipeg Chinese community, playing a central role in cultural programming, historical preservation projects, youth mentorship, and building ethno-cultural relations in Winnipeg and provincially.Dr. Chen’s community service further includes youth sport, primarily with Skate Winnipeg as a certified Skate Canada coach and volunteer.
Tina Chen is recipient of the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Award (2012), City of Winnipeg Community Service Award (2009), and numerous University of Manitoba awards for teaching, research, service, and community outreach.
Frank is the head of the Tax Department at Taylor McCaffrey LLP. Frank’s very active practice has been restricted exclusively to corporate and commercial, tax, tax dispute resolution, wills, estates and trust law from its inception. In addition, he has taught taxation law for the Law Society of Manitoba, the University of Manitoba Law School and elsewhere in various capacities since 1980. He is currently the Law School’s Course Head for its third-year Corporate Tax course. He was also a Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Certified General Accountants Association of Manitoba.
Frank is recognized as a trusted adviser. He is well known and sought out for his proactive, innovative and creative tax, trust and will advice that is considered to be ahead of the curve. He is also a strong believer in Philanthropy and giving back to the community.
Frank is both Judicial and Peer Rated with the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Hsiang-Hsin Liu 劉湘新
Mr. Hsiang-Hsin Liu 劉湘新
Mr. George Pao
Ms. Saina Fan
Dr. Victor Cui
Dr. Victor Cui is an Associate Professor in business strategy at the Asper School of Business of the University of Manitoba. He obtained his first PhD from the Faculty of Engineering of the City University of Hong Kong and second PhD from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He is an internationally renowned scholar in inter-firm collaboration and competition, technology innovation, and international intellectual property right protection. His research has been published in top-tier academic journals, won prestigious awards, and reached a wide audience via media outlets such as Fortune. He has given talks and served on boards of startup-, established-, and multinational-companies in North America and Asia, including Global Health, StandardAero, Merck & Co., Seven Oaks General Hospital, TsingTao Beer, and The Bank of Beijing.
Dwight MacAulay is the recently retired Chief of Protocol for the Government of Manitoba and has also served as the Chief of Protocol for the Government of South Australia from 2006-08.
A native of Killarney, Manitoba, he attended Brandon University (Science) followed by a career in radio and television news broadcasting before joining the Manitoba Government in 1980.
Since joining the Manitoba government, he has served as Director of Radio and Television Services and Director of Information Services which handled all government news releases, news conferences and radio and television services. In addition, he was also Director of the Citizens’ Inquiry Services, a federal-provincial public information easy-access service.
Mr. Jim Eng
A second generation Chinese Canadian who was born and raised in Reston, a small farm community in SW Manitoba. After high school graduation, Jim moved to Winnipeg to attend University of Manitoba. He holds a BSc. and a variety of professional designations, including CIM (Chartered Investment Manager) & FCSI (Fellow Canadian Securities Institute). Jim started his investment career in 1989 and is a Wealth Advisor at Scotia Wealth Management.
Starting from his days as a teenager, Jim has a diverse history of community service, serving both as a volunteer & board member with local & provincial organizations. He was honoured to be asked to join the WCCCC board.
“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can” – George Bernard Shaw
Mr. Gord Dong
Born in Hong Kong but immigrated to Canada as an infant.
Chef by trade.
Lived in the Centennial Neighbourhood which is adjacent to Winnipeg’s Chinatown for about 40 years.
Volunteered in the community and served on numerous boards and committees.
Honoured by the City of Winnipeg a park with his name.
Ms. Manna Zhang
Dr. Manna Zhang holds MD and MSc degrees from Jilin University Medical School in China. She currently works as a clinician at Health Science Center and is specialized in the diagnosis and treatment for various liver diseases. She is also academically active and has published more than 50 scientific peer-reviewed papers, including high impact factor journals such as Hepatology, Gastroenterology and etc.
Dr. Manna Zhang was previously served on board of directors of the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Center for five years and rejoined the WCCCC in 2018. She has also been involved in local Chinese communities as a volunteer and in academic exchange programs between the universities in China and the University of Manitoba.
ADVISORY BOARD 2018-2019
Mr. David Chin
Hon. Pearl McGonigal
Dr. Charles Lam
Mr. Herb Stephen
Dr. Hermann Lee
Ms. Eva Luk
Justice W. Scott Wright
Ms. Shirley Mar
Mr. David Cheop, LL.B.
Ms. Amy Zhang
Ms. Tina Yuan
Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre 2019 – 2020 COMMITTEES
|Mr. Ben Lee||President|
|Dr. Patrick Choy||Past President|
|Dr. Frank Guan||Vice President|
|Mr. Malinda Lee||Vice President|
|Hon. Philip Lee||Vice President(Special Projects)|
|Mr. Jack Zhou||Treasurer|
|Ms. Debbie Guo||Secretary|
|Ms. Amy Zhang||Office Manager|
|Ms. Tina Yuan||Office Staff|
Finance and Grants Committee– Chair Jim Eng
Nominations and Governments Committee Chair – Chair Frank Lavitt
Membership & Community Development Committee Chair – Gord Dong
Communications Committee Chair – Malinda Lee
Program Committee Chair – Tina Chen
Events Committee Chair – Chair Dr. Patrick Choy
Chinese New Year – Anita Lee
Folkorama – Dr. Frank Guan
Street Festival – Dr. Tina Chen
Golden Dragon Gala – Ben Lee
Other events – TBD
Dr Patrick Choy
Philip S. Lee
Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre Office 2019-2020
|Chen(Amy) Zhang||Office Manager|
|ZiYi(Tina) Yuan||Office Manager|
|Sixuan(Megan) Huang||Graphic Designer|
|Mengya(Miya) Wang||Office Volunteer|
EVENT VOLUNTEERS 2019-2020
|Megan Huang||黃思璇||Julia Zhang||張燁|
|Wendy Hui||許雯雯||Julia Zhu||朱麗穎|
|Lin Ye||葉琳||Danni Danni||丹妮|
|Meimei Ma||馬玫玫||Cole Xu||許桓碩|
|Siqi Fan||范偲琪||Martin Hou||侯濤|
|Tianliang Qiu||邱天梁||Rosa Hu||胡毅蓉|
|Jie Liang||Liangyan Hu|
|Shiying Li||Weimu Chen|
|Yinyin Zhuang||Miya Wang||王夢雅|