Dear Sir/Madam,

Celebrating Canada 150 - 2017 Blessing Walk & Carnival needs your support

The Markham Wesley Centre (MWC) is currently organizing the Celebrating Canada
150 - 2017 Blessing Walk & Carnival. It will take place on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. I am writing you with the hope that you could kindly support this charitable and meaningful event. Through this fundraising campaign, we hope that we can expand MWC?s Children and Youth Centre, which will be officially open by the end of this year and which serves York Region?s multicultural community in the City of Markham and Town of Richmond Hill. Your generous donation and participation will help in the completion of the facilities and thus serve the urgent need in our community.

The MWC is located at 22 Esna Park Drive, City of Markham. It is a 20,000 square feet community hub that has been serving more than 1,500 members since its opening in November 2015. An average of 300 members participate daily in a series of programs including language training for new immigrants, volleyball, badminton, golf, table tennis, choir, cooking classes, photography, Chinese martial arts, and various physical and mental health activities for seniors. There are numerous educational and recreational programs for participants of all ages.

The mission of the MWC is to promote cultural harmony and enhance the overall well-being of our neighboring communities. This includes assisting new immigrants adapting to their new lives in Canada and to providing for seniors a number of social, recreational and educational activities so that they can maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, thus promoting physical and mental health. The MWC also enables children and young people to receive comprehensive and diversified counseling and supporting services, helping them to develop their potential, overcome challenges, and cultivate positive values.

We hope that the Celebrating Canada 150 - 2017 Blessing Walk & Carnival will have your support and participation so that we can further advance and improve our services in the coming year.

For more information about the event, please visit www.blessingwalk.com. Enclosed also please find a sponsorship form for your reference. Feel free to call our program coordinator Polly Leung at 905-940-3688 ex 254 if you need more information.

 Sean Gosnell,
 2017 Blessing Walk and Carnival Organizing Committee
 Markham Wesley Center

Letter from the Chairman(Chinese)