2011 Quarter Century Club
Sophie Lui Adds Star Power to 25-year Reunion
Tickets are fast selling out to the Association’s 2011 Quarter Century Club featuring special host Sophie Lui, anchor of Global TV’s top rated morning news program.
Like most of the men and women she will introduce at the ceremony, Lui is a home-grown success. Born and raised in the Lower Mainland, the BCIT broadcast radio graduate says she’s looking forward to the event.
“CGA has been at the heart of the B.C. business community for 60 years now,” said Lui. That’s a great testament to the men and women who’ve represented the Association for these many years. It’s going to be a great opportunity to meet so many of them in person. And if there’s any down time I just may ask for some tax advice.”
Lui has been a part of the Global BC team for several years in both Vancouver and Victoria. Now she sets her alarm even earlier, as co-host of the Global BC Morning News. She joked that because she has to be up at the crack of dawn, “There’s no way I’m going to allow the Quarter Century to fall behind schedule. You CGAs may be able to keep going for 25 and 50 years without any problems, but I get up at 2:30 a.m., and I’m always looking forward to my next nap.”
We may need to remind her that there are no commercial breaks and that CGAs love nothing better than to stay up late reminiscing with old friends.
This year’s Quarter Century Club welcomes 216 “new” members, those loyal men and women who joined CGA-BC as members in 1986. And we will also celebrate 17 members emeriti, outstanding members who joined our Association in 1961.
One of the most enjoyable events of the year, the Quarter Century Club allows members a rare opportunity to reconnect with CGA friends and colleagues. As we salute every QCC member, we also have the chance to see ourselves as we were 25 years ago. Sometimes that’s an opportunity for a bit of friendly humour.
Look forward to an evening of fun, appreciation for your years of service, a great meal and a chance to make some new memories.