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Yee Hong Dragon Ball 2023 

The Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation hosted the 34th annual Dragon Ball on January 21st, a fundraising gala celebrating the New Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rabbit. Over 1,200 guests attended the event and enjoyed a lovely evening of delicious food paired with traditional and modern entertainment.   

Audi Uptown was the Dragon Sponsor of the event and displayed an Audi RS e-tron GT electric vehicle, with a special Lunar New Year graphic design. Our President & CEO, Mrs. Helen Ching-Kircher, was chosen to be one of two Honorary Patrons of this year's event, in recognition of her longstanding support and philanthropic efforts for the foundation.   

Happy Lunar New Year and Year of the Rabbit!  


Helen Ching-Kircher of DFC Auto Group awarded Order of Ontario.

 April 25, 2022

Helen Ching-Kircher, President & CEO of H. Ching. Kircher Inc., Dealer Principal, President and CEO of DFC Auto Group, Porsche Centre Downtown Toronto and Audi Uptown has been appointed to the Order of Ontario ( ) by an official announcement on January 1st, 2021. The Hon. Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Culture, Tourism, Arts and Sports announced personally notified Ms. Ching-Kircher about her prestigious achievement, while an official release followed shortly after.

The Order of Ontario is the province's highest honour. It is reserved for Ontarians from all fields of endeavour and backgrounds, whose excellence has left a lasting legacy in the province, Canada and beyond. Members of the Order are a collective of Ontario's finest citizens, whose contributions have shaped - and continue to shape - the province's history and place in Canada.

On Monday April 25th, 2022, Ms. Ching-Kircher attended the Order of Ontario Awards Ceremony and was officially appointed to the Order of Ontario. The honour was bestowed upon her at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Ms. Ching-Kircher, Helen to her friends, has won many amazing awards throughout her career including the Great Canadian Women Award by HSBC and B'nai Brith Canada in 2011, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, the National Humanitarian Leadership Award in 2014 presented by Jon Voight, the Canada 150 Medal in 2018 celebrating outstanding community leaders, and the Tzivos Hashem Sparks of Life Award in 2018.

Helen Ching-Kircher (right), Dealer Principal, President & CEO of H. Ching Kircher Inc. & DFC Auto Group, receiving the Award from the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario.
Watch the full Order of Ontario presentation ceremony here. You can view Ms. Ching-Kircher's investment into the Order of Ontario at the 49:45 time mark.

2020 Yee Hong Annual Dragon Ball Raffle Prize Presentation at Audi Uptown

MARKHAM - Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation held the 2020 Dragon Raffle Prize Presentation at Audi Uptown on Monday, August 10.

The Grand Prize winner (raffle ticket holder #03885) received the key of a brand new Audi A3 donated by Audi Uptown from Helen Ching-Kircher, Dealer Principal, President & CEO of DFC Auto Group Inc.

"We are pleased to learn that no resident at Yee Hong has contracted COVID-19 since the outbreak. We would like to thank all the frontline workers for making extra efforts and contributions to keep our seniors safe," said Helen.

She added, "The DFC Auto Group, Audi Uptown and Porsche Centre Downtown Toronto have been supporting Yee Hong by donating cars as the raffle prizes since 1994. This year, Audi Uptown is proud to continue this tradition and help Yee Hong raise much needed funds for seniors' services and programs."

"We heartily thank everyone who purchased the raffle tickets this year. It has been a tough year with COVID-19, but it has been immensely gratifying to see the support and trust shown by our supporters, donors and the community," said Stephen Siu, president of Yee Hong Foundation.

The Grand Prize winner, Sherry Wan (left) receiving the key of a brand new Audi A3 from Helen Ching-Kircher (right), Dealer Principal, President & CEO of DFC Auto Group Inc.
From left: Raffle winner Sherry Wan and her husband; Helen Ching-Kircher, Dealer Principal, President & CEO of DFC Auto Group Inc; Dr. Joseph Wong, Founder and Chair of Yee Hong Foundation; Stephen Siu, President of Yee Hong Foundation.

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