Name: Elven Koo 古藹盈
Role: President 會長
Contact: 647 680 8463
Elven Koo started dancing at the young age of four under the guidance and teaching of Ms. Chi Ping Lau. She has been involved with promoting Chinese dance for many years with the Chi-Ping Dance Group, traveling and performing across Canada, including cities such as Halifax and Ottawa, and overseas, including cities such as Beijing, Macau, and Mexico. Her passion is to bring the beauty and diversity of Chinese classical and ethnic dance to the public. To continue with her passion in cultural arts, she founded CCAA with other founding members, initially as the Membership Director. As CCAA has grown over the years, this demanded a need for a Director to focus CCAA’s programs, hence starting in 2013, a new Director position was added to the Board. As Program Director, Elven is responsible for planning and overseeing CCAA events.
Name: Raymond Lam 林潤笙
Role: Immediate Past President 會長
Contact: 416 540 9788
Raymond Lam was born into a Chinese performing arts family, and is highly influenced by his dad’s career success. After university education, Raymond joined Chinarts Dance Association and Chi-Ping Dance Group in Toronto, and was one of the Board Members of both organizations. He is the stage manager and lighting designer for many Cantonese Opera and Chinese Dance performances since 1997, and was also the Cantonese Opera program host of Fairchild Radio in Toronto.
Raymond has great passion in Chinese arts and culture, and would like to promote and share it with everyone in foreign countries. He participated in dance performances, festivals and competitions in Toronto, Calgary, Mexico, Macau, and Hong Kong. Raymond Lam established Chinese Collective Arts Association with his fellow dancers and has been the Founding President since 2009. Hoping through our association as a platform, Chinese cultural arts will be more recognized and aware by general in public, and the colourful heritage will be continue to future generations.
Name: Jeremy Leung
Role: Treasurer 財政
Jeremy Leung has been a member of CCAA since 2012 and is currently holding the Treasurer role in the current term. He has been involved in the arts, particularly ballroom dancing in the past as well as having learned and played the saxophone and trumpet. Currently, he also volunteers for the Lions Club to help raise funds for various causes through galas and fundraising dinners.
As a member and director of CCAA, Jeremy advises the board of potential accounting and tax issues and is responsible for the reporting of finances.
Name: Simon Ng
Since the age of three, Simon has won and performed in many national and international piano competitions and venues. Having founded an annual Youth4Youth concert in high school and currently assisting several youth platforms, it is Simon’s passion to create opportunities for the personal development of today’s youth. Simon also organizes an annual benefit concert series, Resonate, as well as youth entrpreneurship courses. As a new member of CCAA, Simon hopes to continue serving the community while promoting Chinese cultural education through the organization and participation of charitable events.
Name: Loretta Leung 梁潔瑩
Role: Marketing & Communications Director
Contact: 647 885 5222
Loretta Leung has been a member, Treasurer during the previous term, and now Marketing & Communications Director of the Chinese Collective Arts Association (CCAA). She started dancing with Chi-Ping Dance Group in 1992. Though her education and career has taken her to different cities, her passion for dance and Chinese culture did not changed, but she instead sought more opportunities to further her dance and cultural experience and education; this includes joining the Waterloo Chinese Dance Club, taking ballet classes at the University of Waterloo, and taking Chinese dance classes with Heng Da Dance Academy in Seattle.
As a member and director of CCAA, Loretta has been actively involved in many aspects of organizing various events and assisting with administrative functions.