ABOUT US‎ > ‎

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Anna Do (Chair of VIVA Gala)
Anna Do is an experienced fundraiser and a event specialist working with charities and not-for-profit organizations to raise money for important health related and community causes through special events and major gifts fundraising.
 
She is also an experienced wedding and event planner co-owning A Blue Sky Event based out the Greater Toronto Area.
 
As a philanthropist an event enthusiastic, Anna Do believes in the importance of giving back her time and talents to the community.
 
She is excited to be part of an exceptional Gala team and hopes to be able to raise the dollars needed to ensure underprivileged high school students are given the opportunity to attend the First Step Camp.
 
 
Anh Tran (Co-Chair of VIVA Gala)
By day, I am studying to complete my PhD in Health Sciences.
 
By night, I am co-owner and operator of A Blue Sky Event, a wedding and event coordination company based out of the GTA.
 
In volunteering my service to the VIVA 2012 Gala, I wish to uphold the values and goals expressed by VAT in preparing the Vietnamese youth of today to become the leaders of tomorrow.
 
I truly believe in the goals set out for the First Step Camp and wish to see them to full fruition.
 
 
 
Jaime Diep (Vietnamese Association, Toronto)

Jaime Diep is currently a broadcast editor at Sun News Network.  He is also the president of the Vietnamese Association, Toronto.  Founder of Tieng Noi Tre, and a self-proclaimed late bloomer who's passionate and devoted to things he loves such as Pho, poetry, music, movie, and Call of Duty. 
 
Personality wise, according to eHarmony.ca, he is highly likeable, and likes to talk in the third person.  He joins VIVA Gala because he believes the future of our community is depending on our youth.
 

Tho Pham (Vietnamese Association, Toronto)
Tho Pham completed a BSc in Life Sciences and BTech in Process Automation at McMaster University. He is currently the VP External of the Vietnamese Culture & Science Assocation as well as the VP External of the Vietnamese Assocation of Toronto.
 
He is also the founder of First Step Camp and is looking forward to providing a camp for Vietnamese high school students who want to find more about their Vietnamese culture and history but at the same time, learn new skills and develop new friendships.
 
 
 
Nam-An Dinh (United Vietnamese Students Association, Ontario)

I volunteer because I grew up in this community and I learned to really love it.  It has given me so much of who I am today, and I feel that by volunteering in it, I can give back to the Vietnamese community and help it grow, potentially giving other youth after me a reason to love it as well. 
 
My other interests include music, because it's a great creative outlet, and social activism, because I want to make a positive change in the world.  Especially important to me is social activism as it applies to human rights in Vietnam, because I feel as a youth, it is my duty to learn about the issues happening in my own country.
 
 
 
Thuong Julia Ta (United Vietnamese Students Association, Ontario)
Currently, I’m a student at Ryerson University studying in the field of Criminal Justice. I’m also an active member of UVSA, taking on the role of Events Coordinator this year. I've grown up in the community, usually volunteering at church or sometimes the temple.
 
I like challenges and working in a team atmosphere. I'm excited to work with past members of UVSA and see where their volunteering has lead them and hopefully be a part of their team when I've gained enough experience so that together we can work towards building a stronger Vietnamese community.
 
 
Quyen Mai Pham (Vietnamese Culture and Science Association, Toronto)

As a Kitchener-Waterloo resident, Quyen Pham graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bsc in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Science and is currently a Nutrition Regulatory Specialist for Bremner Food Group Canada Ltd.  After attending the first Canadian Len Duong Camp held in Toronto in 2006, Quyen became involved with the VCSA Toronto Chapter as the Creative Director, then as the General Secretary, and is currently serving as the President. 
 
Quyen is particularly passionate about youth leadership development and is proud to be a positive catalyst in the Vietnamese community through cultural, educational, and volunteer initiatives such as the VIVA Gala. 
 

Bao Vu (Vietnamese Culture and Science Association, Toronto)
Bao Trong Vu graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Commerce. His professional career began at Walmart then Zellers where he realized the office desk was not for him. Currently he is employed by ITCan in Trade Marketing and Distribution dealing with large and small businesses.

Bao has been involved with many community groups including Ryerson Vietnamese Student Association, Tieng Noi Tre, United Vietnamese Student Association, Vietnamese Association of Toronto, Scouts Canada, and Vietnamese Culture and Science Association. Bao enjoys the summer months canoeing in Algonquin Park and barbecuing with family and friends in his backyard.

Comments