Asia`s Queen of Song visits Yee Hong seniors
For Immediate release
22 January 2014
Asia’s Queen of Song visits Yee Hong seniors
Asia’s Queen of Song Teresa Carpio and her Broadway performer
daughter T.V. Carpio today (Wednesday) visited the Yee Hong
Geriatric Centre in Scarborough and put up an impromptu
performance to entertain the seniors there.
The Hong Kong-Filipina singer Teresa will appear at the feature
performance of the 2014 Dragon Ball this Saturday at the Metro
Toronto Convention Centre, along with T.V. Carpio to raise funds
for Yee Hong’s services and programs for the seniors.
About 1,000 guests, including politicians, business elites and
community leaders, will be attending the 25th Dragon Ball, which is
expected to raise about $1 million.
Mayor Frank Scarpitti of Markham, Mayor Hazel McCallion of
Mississauga and Mayor Rob Ford of Toronto are Honorary Patrons
of the event. Canada’s Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty, and
Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for
Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, will also join the gathering to
celebrate Dragon Ball’s milestone and to usher in the Year of the
T.V. Carpio will join Teresa on stage to perform some of the wellknown pieces, including “Tonight”, “Memory” and “Love is
Forever”. T.V. Carpio’s most recently starred in the new Broadway
musical “spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”.
During the visit, they were both amazed by the Yee Hong facilities
and the high quality senior services. They also raised the concern of
increasing demand in senior services within the community.
While showing them the centre’s facilities, Stephen Siu, Yee Hong
Community Wellness Foundation’s president, said, “With the
accelerating rate of increase in our aging population, Yee Hong
needs extra support from our donors to meet the needs for our
Teresa said, “Through supporting the Dragon Ball and Yee Hong, I
want to raise the public awareness of taking care of our seniors. If
we all chip in our support, I am quite sure their lives will be so
Other highlights at the gala include a spectacular opening
performance by 25 lions and a golden dragon, which will be a
record-setting lion dance outside China. Also, “Musique
chinoise Yuefang”, a group of nine young Chinese female
musicians led by Toronto’s renowned Pipa and Ruan virtuoso,
Wendy Zhao, will play “Racing Horses” and some other pieces
during dinner time.
The 2014 Dragon Ball, organized by the Yee Hong Community
Wellness Foundation, is presented by the National Bank. Other
major sponsors include the Bank of Montreal, Tridel, Lexus, Bell,
HSBC, MADY, Manulife Financial, MediSystem, Menkes, TD, and
Tour East Holidays.
The Dragon Ball’s Golden Sponsors include: Air Canada, RBC,
Scotiabank, Titan, DFC Auto Group, CXT Architects, Royal
Canadian Mint, Shoppers HomeHealthCare, InnoVision, Open
Access and Dyversity communications. Delta Airlines is the event’s
Hospitality Sponsor, and Laser Reproduction is the Printing
Teresa (4th left) and her daughter
T.V. Carpion (4th right) in a group
picture with some of the seniors and
staff members at Yee Hong Centre,
wishing everyone a happy Chinese
New Year. Also in the picture is
Stephen Siu (3rd left), Yee Hong
Community Wellness Foundation’s
Teresa (2nd left) and T.V.
Carpio (1st right) buy some
Dragon Ball raffle tickets from
volunteer James Cheng (2nd
right) and Stephen Siu (1st
left), Yee Hong Community
President (1st left).
Teresa (1st left) sings for the
seniors at the Yee Hong
Centre. Also in the picture is
Stephen Siu, president of
Yee Hong Community
Wellness Foundation and
her daughter T.V Carpio.