This afternoon, a 10-hour livestreaming event will kick off at a Richmond studio to encourage more people from the Chinese-speaking community to head to the voting booths today.
Richmondite Ally Wang, founder of the website CCGTV.org (Chinese-Canadians Go To Vote), will host the event via YouTube from 2 p.m. until midnight to talk about the importance of voting, the exact locations of polling stations across Richmond and update residents about the results as they come in.
Richmondite James Hsieh, a past public interest director with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), city councillor Chak Au and KPU instructor Gordon Zhang will be among the guests invited to join the broadcast.
Wang stressed that the event doesn’t have any political purpose or intent.
“We are trying to get Chinese immigrants to feel enthusiastic about the election and help them keep updated with first-hand information and the latest election affairs,” said Wang.
“The 10-hour long broadcasting event is a pretty long marathon, but (hopefully) our efforts will pay off with more Chinese immigrants paying attention to Canadian political affairs and getting more engaged with our community.”
To view the live streaming event, click here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClCU5tXMSUlZf1AzYUXHkBA.