Topic: The 15th Bay Street Chinese Christmas Party

  • 02 Dec 2007
  • 5:00 PM
  • 03 Dec 2007
  • 1:00 AM
  • Spirále Banquet Hall, 888 Don Mills Road


The 15th Bay Street Chinese Christmas Party

Date and time:   December 2, 2007, 5:00pm – 1:00am
Location:      Spirále Banquet Hall, 888 Don Mills Road
            (Between Eglinton and Lawrence)
Costs:         $60 / ticket before Nov 30th, $70 at door
            (But there is no guarantee of space at door)
The History of the Party
VIPs in the Past Three Years
Bay Street Idol Contest
Dress Code
The Agenda
Ticket Representatives
Questions and Answers
History of the Bay St. Chinese Christmas Party
Around Christmas time in 1993, 12 friends, with ethnic Chinese background working in the financial institutions on Bay Street, got together to socialize. It marked the birth of a well-anticipated annual event, a gathering of friends in a closely-knit circle each year around Christmas time, to meet old friends and make new ones. The event has since been referred to as The Bay Street Chinese Christmas Party. This will be the 15th running of the party.
Over the years, the gathering has quickly grown in popularity, fully packing the chosen venue each year, reflecting the growing weight of Chinese professionals on Bay Street. Each year, a number of well-respected academics and senior industry executives are invited. The party has also attracted the attention of recruiters as a venue to publicize their business.  Honoured guests, from the General Consul of China to Senior VPs of the major financial institutions to eminent academics of the leading business schools have also weighted in with their appearances and encouraging remarks.
A glimpse of the 13th party (2005) can be seen here: Toronto Chinese Online and Yahoo Photos .
The party has been made possible by the efforts of many volunteers. Since 2001, The Canadian Chinese Finance Association ( has been instrumental in motivating and organizing the volunteers.
VIPs in the past Three Years
The party has been honoured with the appearances of following guests in the past three years:
The Consulate General of People’s Republic of China   Xiaoling Chen, General Consul
Zhengmin Li, Deputy General Consul
Linyi Zhang, Commerce Consul
Yuzhen Zhang

Academic   Professor John Hull, UofT
Professor Alan White, UofT
Professor Jinquan Duan, UofT
Professor Pheilm Boyle, Waterloo
Bank of China (Canada)   Dashu Zhu, CEO
Lan Li, CEO

RBC   Dave Doughty, SVP
John Shaw, VP
James Salem, VP

BMO   David Finnie, SVP

BNS   Mark Engle, VP

TD   Ken Foxcraft, Vice Chirman
Nico Meijer, SVP
Bay Street Idol Contest
We borrowed the name to have some fun.  The spirit is self-entertaining.  You can come out on spot, or you can come prepared. Of course, what fun would it be if we do not vote for our favorites?  Three winners will be chosen to receive prizes.  Those who want to come prepared please email with your intended performance (anything entertaining will be accepted), MP3 files, duration, and any equipment needed (but bring in your own disk if required).
Wining and Prizes
Three winners will be chosen by popular votes and will receive prizes. The grand prize will be a cool gadget of our time, and each contestant will receive a Christmas gift as a token of appreciation.
Dress Code
Cocktail formal dress is expected.
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm : Check in / Bar and Hors D'Oueuvres / Social Mingling
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm : Sit down and break ice
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm : Dinner, with music and songs
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm : Idol contests or self-entertainment
9:00 pm - 1:00 am : Ballroom dance / Social time /interlaced with social games
Ticket representatives
You may purchase your tickets at the following locations

Name   Company   Location   Phone   Email
Guangyu Fu   RBC   King&Bay   "416-974-4280
Eugene Wang   RBC   King&Bay   416-974-7782
Hong Zhu           RBC   King&Bay   416-842-7448
Holly Wang   CIBC   750 Lawrance   416-784-7326
Ray Li   CIBC   Commerce Court   416-980-8574
Kelly Li,    CIBC   33 Yonge   "416-865-0411
ext. 8084 "
Cathy Li,    CIBC   Dundas & Bay   416-980-2776 
Yan, Charlie   CIBC   BCE   416.594.8283
Shu Yang           BMO   King&Bay   416-643-4292       
Lin Zhu    Scotia   King&Bay   416-945-4314
Jeannie Fan    Scotia Capital   King&Bay   (416) 649-4041
Xuyu (Hamish) Wang         TD   King&Bay   416-308-5889       
Shirley Cai        TD   King&Bay   416-308-3919     
Charles Cai        Deloitte   King&Bay   416-775-7228       
Jennifer Liu     Manulife   Bloor & Bay        416-852-4270 
Robert Chen   "CPP Investment
Board"      416-323-9887
Alan Yang        Alogorithmics   Queen & Spadina    416-217-4290 
INVESTMENTS "   5000 Yonge   "416.957.6000
ext 2443"
Ligen (Miles) Li   Schulich, York   Schulich, York   416-876-1556
Chuang Yi   McMaster   McMaster
Ken Cheung   Rotman   Rotman   647-999-0913

Where is Spirále?
Spirále is located at 888 Don Mills Road, just north of Eglinton Ave.   Parking is free.  You can check their website for more information.
More Questions?
General:    Michael Wang (
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