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April 23(Monday): Mat Yeung

April 27(Firday): Rebecca Zhu

Benjamin Yuen, Eliza Sam, Mat Yeung, and Rebecca Zhu
Enjoyed an Amazing Evening at Fans Party


To commemorate the Silver Anniversary of Fairchild TV, Fans Party invited four prominent stars Benjamin Yuen, Eliza Sam, Mat Yeung, and Rebecca Zhu to grace the celebration stage this year. The artistes and their fans spent a wonderful evening of entertainment together last night. Along with the beautiful melodies of their drama theme songs, the fans’ favorites each made an entrance from the audience section, handing out souvenirs on their way to the stage. Vancouver-raised Eliza not only received support from her families and friends, but also her beloved husband, Josh. Coping with the theme of Fairchild TV 25th Anniversary, MCs Mary Lo and Mandy Chan first chatted with the four artistes about their unforgettable experience at age 25. Eliza was being moved as she was standing on the same stage when she captured the title of Miss Chinese Vancouver.


A party is not complete without fun and engaging games. The MCs invited lucky fans onto the stage to play games with their beloved idols. The first game consisted of three stages where they were required to rearrange the order of paper cups, categorize multi-colored candies, and finish off with hula hooping. Benjamin tried to apply his extraordinary wits while solving the problems, triggering a series of laughter among the audience. Rebecca worked hard to shine at the last stage as the hula hoop was spinning effortlessly around her body.


Mat demonstrated his inexhaustible agility in the table-tennis game. Last but not least, Eliza excelled in the last round when tough drama questions were asked. After a series of fun games, the four artistes walked into the audience to give out more presents, causing a stir amongst fans.


Another highlight of the night was the singing performance by the four stunning stars. First to perform was the elegant Rebecca as she brought forth two love songs, Say I Love You and Love is Simple, with her captivating voices, leading the audience to clap and sing along.


Mat Yeung was known for mimicking Nicholas Tse in the show Screen Play, and this time he specially selected Nicholas’s No Need to Change Deliberately, followed by Strong to express his enthusiasm of receiving his first acting award.


As her first performance in Vancouver after the wedding, the happily married Eliza presented Everyone Has a Dream and Sweet Honey, melting the hearts of the audience.


The charismatic Benjamin took the crowd back to Line Walker: The Prelude through its theme song Skynet and finished off his premier performance with a romantic song Love is you.


In the midst of the wonderful time together, the four artistes were invited to join the cake-cutting ceremony with President of Fairchild Media Group, Mr. Joe Chan to celebrate Fairchild TV’s 25th anniversary and look forward to more high quality TV productions from FTV in the years to come.

More lucky fans were selected later that evening to be gifted with souvenirs, concluding the Fans Party on a happy note. The Fans Party will be broadcasted on April 22nd at 9:00pm on Fairchild Television, and on April 29th at 3:30pm and 8:10pm (PST) on FTV2HD.

TVB Fairchild Fans Party Press Conference
and Autograph Session


TVB Fairchild Fans Party is bringing the hottest stars to Vancouver this year including the charming Benjamin Yuen and Mat Yeung, along with the gorgeous Eliza Sam and Rebecca Zhu. Shortly after their fans meeting in Toronto yesterday, the four artistes flew to Vancouver today to attend the press conference taking place at Aberdeen Centre. Hundreds of fans had lined up at the mall since the early morning, hoping to occupy a good spot to have a glimpse of their beloved idols. To share this exciting moment with the world, Fairchild Television live-streamed the entire press conference on Facebook.

Aberdeen Centre was overwhelmed with screams and applause as the four artistes made their grand entrance to the venue. They first proceeded to autographing on the giant backdrop, and then revealing their recent endeavours to MC Mary.


First to chat with Mary was Rebecca Zhu whose great effort eventually paid off as she captured Best Supporting Actress for her role Fong Wai-ling in A General, a Scholar and a Eunuch while her singing and pipa performance in The Forgotten Valley received critical acclaimed. Portrayed as a pole dancer in an upcoming drama Tung-yan’s Time, Rebecca shared the difficulty she faced when learning the dance with the audience. She was also excited for her first public event in Canada and looked forward to joining this fun-filled Fans Party.

The winner of this year’s Most Improved Male Artiste, Mat Yeung, returned to Vancouver with confidence and charm. Nearly 20 years after Mat’s debut in the entertainment business, recognition was finally earned along with his first acting award. He thanked fans’ support and promised even more devotion on playing every character well. As one of the fastest rising top actors in TVB, Mat has been cast as the male lead in an upcoming crime drama Fist Fight. To make the fight scenes seem more realistic, Mat worked hard to film all the almost impossible action scenes himself when shooting in Philippines. This year, Mat will perform with his travel buddy Benjamin Yuen at Fans Party, bringing nonstop laughter and amusement to the Canadian fans.

Born and raised in Vancouver, sweetheart Eliza Sam is definitely one of local fans’ favourites. Her marriage in 2016 did not deter her from actively taking part in various dramas. She expressed that the character as an elementary school Chinese teacher in a new hit drama Apple-colada was a real challenge for her since she needed to memorize a long list of Chinese idioms. Eliza also presented the most complicated Chinese idioms in the drama on stage which earned her rounds of applause. The successful and happily married Eliza felt blessed and wished to share her luck with Canadian audiences though Fans Party.

The handsome Benjamin Yuen’s mesmerizing stage presence captured the hearts of many female fans on site. After years of staying on the sidelines, Benjamin has recently made a breakthrough in his career and experienced a surge in popularity through his supporting roles in A Fist Within Four Walls and Line Walker: The Prelude. When asked about the drama Threesome, which is currently airing on FTV2HD, Benjamin expressed that he had some special yet challenging experiences during filming as he needed to go on diet and play a female’s role.

After the sharing session, the four stars selected a few lucky fans to be the recipients of the last highly coveted tickets to Fans Party.


President of Fairchild Media Group, Mr. Joe Chan presented the artistes with a souvenir and wished them success at the show.


Lastly, the artistes personally autographed on their pictures for each fan, concluding the star-studded press conference with a great anticipation to the long awaited performance the following day.


Canadian Cancer Society Telethon Successfully Concluded


The Canadian Cancer Society Telethon produced by Fairchild TV has successfully concluded. Thanks to everyone’s generous support, the event raised over $130,000 to enhance cancer treatment and research technologies. MCs from the evening Ricky Cheung and Joyce Chen interviewed professionals from different sectors to promote cancer prevention while cancer survivors and families were invited to share their touching recovery stories to viewers. To let audiences learn the importance of good eating habit, nutritionist Jojo prepared a simple demonstration of healthy dishes. MC Suiki Zhang was also stationed at the telethon call center all evening and witnessed non-stop contributions from many charitable citizens at home. Not only has your support helped to make this year’s campaign a huge success, but it has also brought hope to numerous cancer patients and their families.


Cheryl Ng Volunteered at UGM


Fairchild Television always takes pride in volunteering at community events to help those in needs. This Easter, Union Gospel Mission received support from well-known NBA star Jeremy Lin. Miss Chinese Vancouver Cheryl Ng was also honored to be invited to join the volunteer team, serving Easter meals at UGM to Vancouver downtown Eastside residents with the celebrated NBA player. Cheryl and Jeremy spread warmth and care as they brought trays of delicious meals and hot coffee to the dining tables for guests to enjoy. Cheryl was grateful to have the opportunity to reach out to the less fortunate during Easter, a holiday that symbolizes resurrection, and wished to set a good example for young people.


Fairchild TV Celebrated William Ho’s Birthday


After resuming work from his vacation, William Ho was pleasantly surprised by the staff members at Fairchild TV and his good friend Deborah Moore who prepared a little birthday celebration for him at the studio. He thanked everyone for the thoughtfulness and took photos together to save the memories from this special occasion.


Tinging Niu Looked Back on Her Visit in China


Earlier this year, Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2017 second runner-up Tingting Niu visited the orphans suffering from AIDS in mainland China along with Chi Heng Foundation Canada to understand their poor living conditions and daily needs.

After the trip, Tingting shared her memorable experience at the Chi Heng Canada Vancouver Veggie Dinner and at same time appealed to other guests for their attention, love and care to those underprivileged children.

Miss Chinese Vancouver Volunteered at the Daffodil Sale


In the midst of the blooming spring, Miss Chinese Vancouver champion Cheryl Ng and 2nd runner up Tingting Niu participated at the daffodil sale organized by the Canadian Cancer Society to raise funds for charity and bring attention to the fight against cancer. The two warm-hearted beauties received positive response from many generous citizens as they worked hard to appeal for donations. On top of the daffodil sale initiative, the annual Canadian Cancer Society Telethon will be aired on April 7th at 8:30pm on Fairchild Television. We encourage everyone to show your support to help cancer patients overcome their illnesses.


Miss Chinese Vancouver Visited Senior Home


Members of Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2017 recently paid a visit to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Austin Harris Residence to bring Chinese New Year greetings and perform for the senior clients there.

First a demonstration of some simple aerobic exercise led by Tiffany Wu and Miss Chinese Vancouver Second Runner-up Tingting Niu helped to boost up the spirit throughout the entire room.

Champion Cheryl Ng then performed a chair dance that hyped up the atmosphere.

Followed by a marvelous kung fu show presented by First Runner-up Ruby Ng

Next up, the talented Tingting returned to the stage to play guitar and sing her self-composed song with a sweet voice.

To conclude the warm visit, the four ladies handed out Fai Chun and mandarin oranges as souvenirs to the elderly residents and wished them a happy and healthy New Year.

Cheryl Ng brought Chinese New Year greetings at 2018 Lunar Fest


Dressed in the auspicious colour red, Miss Chinese Vancouver Cheryl Ng attended the LunarFest as a special guest at its opening ceremony and brought Chinese New Year greetings to the community.


Dogs have always been called man's best friends. In the year of the Dog, LunarFest appealed to all Vancouverites to celebrate with their “best friends”. Animal-lover and dog owner Cheryl expressed her excitement of joining this multicultural event and also shared how her family celebrated Lunar New Year with other guests from Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Mongolia, China, Taiwan, and Slovakia. Lastly, Cheryl wished everyone good fortune in the Year of the Dog and reminded all to stay warm during the chilly season.

Fairchild Television Held a New Year Ceremony


On the 4th day of Chinese New Year, the management team of Fairchild Group led Fairchild Television staff in a traditional ceremony to welcome the New Year and anticipate even higher quality TV programming for the Chinese community in the coming year.

Each staff member took turns to pray for a prosperous business year and used red balloons to symbolize firecrackers not only to kick start the new working year but also the 25th anniversary celebration of Fairchild Television.

Fairchild Television Celebrated New Year with Lion Dance


Fairchild Television welcomed the Year of the Dog with a marvelous lion dance on the first day of the New Year. A lively lion greeted Fairchild staff at the front door and performed ‘choi cheng’, meaning ‘plucking the greens’, a traditional ceremony which brought much festive ambience to Aberdeen Centre.


The celebration continued as the lions proceeded to dance at every corner in the company to bring fortune to all employees and prosperity to Fairchild TV.


CNY Aberdeen Countdown Show 2018


Another year of celebration! Fairchild TV held its annual Chinese New Year countdown show at Aberdeen Centre to welcome the Year of Dog. Thousands of Vancouver residents and visitors gathered at the mall as MC’s Mary Lo, Mandy Chan, and B Chiu wished everyone a happy early Chinese New year, followed by a marvelous lion dance to kick off the evening show.

The festivity would not be completed without wondrous performances. Cheered by lots of fans on site, 6 finalists of Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2017 and winners of Project Boyz Power put together an amazing dancing and singing show, which earned them a round of thunderous applause. Adding on to the festive spirits, Chinese metaphysics master, Anna Mak, revealed the zodiac fortunes of the Year of the Dog.

Asides from the entertaining performances, B Chiu and his partner Steven Yang also checked out the Lunar Year Eve's Market and gave away red pockets. Some lucky audiences were invited onto the stage to play a series of fun-filled games with the beautiful MCVP ladies and Project Boyz gentlemen to win great prizes. The first and classic“Collector Game” requested for a collection of items from the audience, who would take a picture with the items and send it to Fairchild Television Facebook page, and the second game required great memory. The audiences were entirely immersed in the prize games throughout the night.

As the evening continued on, the most anticipated countdown time finally arrived. The God of Fortune joined all performers and dignitaries on stage as everyone counted down together to welcome the beginning of the Year of Dog. Lastly, the God of Fortune went around and handed out lucky red pockets, wishing everyone a happy new year.

Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Annual Dinner


The annual Fairchild Group Chinese New Year Dinner gathered hundreds of employees to welcome the New Year. Chairman and CEO of Fairchild Group Mr. Thomas Fung started off the celebration by leading the senior management team in a toast to all staff and wished for a prosperous New Year.

Marking the 25th anniversary of Fairchild Television, we had prepared a series of uplifting performances to bring to other members of the Fairchild family. Warming up the ambience was a square dance show put together by staffs from different departments and stage director Didi.

Next up, the rock band “Beyond FTV” formed by a group of talented colleagues who played and sang “Boundless Oceans, Vast Skies”, earned a round of applause. Among the band members were President and Vice President of Fairchild Media Group Mr. Joe Chan and Mr. George Lee who surprised everyone with their musical skills.

Apart from joining a live band performance, Mr. Joe Chan and Mr. George Lee also stepped onto the stage again as MCs to reminisce the unforgettable moments in the history of FTV with all the employees, including the remarkable record set by the legendary Miss Chinese Vancouver’s. Joining in the celebration was this year’s MCVP second runner-up Tingting Niu partnering with Project Boyz Power 2017 champion Jacky Wen in the melodic ballads “Dimples” and “The God of Wealth is here” to wish everyone the best of luck in the Year of Dog.

Then, we had Steven Yang, Jessica Dai, Nina Chai, Gary Yan, and Aaron To, hosts from the longest running magazine program of Fairchild TV What’s On, to perform the TV theme songs of Come Home Love and Virtues of Harmony.

In the finale, the audiences were greatly delighted by an English rendition of a classic Chinese New Year number from Missy Missy hosts Deborah Moore, Mandy Chan, Joyce Chen, Suiki Zhang, and Manica Ng who filled the venue with festive spirit and endless joy.

The celebration would not be completed without amazing prizes. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Fairchild TV, every employee received New Year gifts such as luxury make-up products, kitchen appliances, trending apparels and more. Another highlight of the evening was the most anticipated lucky red envelop draw hosted by Mr. Thomas Fung. With the huge variety of prizes and the excitement from the draw, nonstop laughter and cheers were lingering throughout the entire evening.

Fairchild TV and Talentvision Giving Away Lanterns in the Garden 2018 Tickets


Lanterns in the Garden 2018 Lanterns in the Garden 2018 will take place from February 16th to March 4th at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden. During the event, the entire garden will not only be decorated with traditional dazzling Chinese lanterns, but also feature a spacious yard with a rich array of Asian delicacies, family-friendly activities, and entertaining stage performances where everyone can enjoy an authentic Lantern Festival.


Fairchild TV and Talentvision will be giving away tickets to Lanterns in the Garden 2018. For a chance to win, please email your answer along with your name and phone number to game@fairchildtv.com.

Question: Where is Lanterns in the Garden 2018 being held?

Will Cheryl follow Linda’s path as the next Miss Chinese International?


Miss Chinese Vancouver 2017 Cheryl Ng will represent Vancouver in the Miss Chinese International Pageant 2018 held in Hong Kong to compete against delegates from all over the world on February 3. Cheryl already garnered media attention and popularity as many have found resemblance between her and Linda Chung. Will Cheryl follow Linda’s path and successfully win the title of Miss Chinese International 2018? All result will be revealed this Saturday.

February 3rd 2:30pm, 8:10pm PST
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February 3rd Live at 8:30pm HKT

Finalists of Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2017 previously sent their blessings to Cheryl for the upcoming Miss Chinese International Pageant during the event appreciation dinner. Everyone is welcome to go onto MCVP Facebook Instagram (MCVPCanada) to wish Cheryl luck in bringing pride again to Vancouver.

Winner of “HK Taiwan 360° Tour” Lucky Draw Game


Aside from introducing the latest shopping hotspots and restaurants, “Hong Kong Taiwan Travelpedia” is also hosting a lucky draw for viewers, giving away one grand prize that includes one Air Canada economy class plane ticket from Canada to Hong Kong and Taipei, 3-night hotel accommodation with breakfast buffet at Lan Kwai Fong Hotel @ Kau U Fong in Hong Kong, a 2-day tour around Hong Kong, and airport transportation provided by Hong Kong Tourism Board, along with a 4-day tour around Taiwan with XO Tours sponsored by Taiwan Tourism Bureau. Congratulations to Ms. Susan Shum, the lucky winner of our “HK Taiwan 360° Tour” Lucky Draw Game.