CPABC Burnaby/New Westminster Chapter

Recap: Chapter ACE Celebration Event Recap

Event Date: Feb 8, 2020
By David Chiang
Published Date: Feb 8, 2020
Recap: Chapter ACE Celebration
Photo credit: CPABC Burnaby/New Westminster Chapter

On February 8, 2020, the CPABC Burnaby/New Westminster Chapter hosted their Annual Chapter Event (ACE) at Lee Garden Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Burnaby.

This popular social event brought out 90 members, candidates and students to network and meet new friends while celebrating the lunar New Year of the Rat.

At the beginning of a delicious Chinese banquet lunch, chapter chair Joanne Liu CPA CGA and fellow chapter leaders, delivered short presentations recapping past events and highlighting upcoming event. Chapter leaders also recognized about a dozen 2019 CFE finalists who were in attendance and congratulated them on their accomplishments.  They were encouraged to stay connected with the chapter by volunteering for the board or attending future events.

Joanne Liu, chapter chair, provides opening remarks. Photo by CPABC.

CPABC member services staff, David Chiang CPA CA and Tierra Pawluk, were also in attendance to support the chapter’s activities.

After the speeches, attendees were rewarded with highly anticipated door prizes.

Door prizes for those able to answer skill testing questions. Those who were listening attentively to the presentation had the advantage. Photo by CPABC.

The CPABC Burnaby/New Westminster Chapter hosts many PD, social networking, student engagement and community outreach events throughout the year.  Watch your chapter emails to find out about these events or read the chapter blog for updates about upcoming activities. The chapter is also active on social media.

Gung Hay Fat Choy – happy new year!  A few photos from the event:

David Chiang, CPABCs Vice President member advice and programs, welcoming guests. Photo by CPABC.

Lucky money tree. Photo by CPABC.

(Lef to right) Geraldine Lai CPA CA, David Chiang CPA CA, with two CFE finalists Eileen Sun and Emilia Li. Photo by CPABC.