Malaysian Association of Canada

Merdeka Series 2021


MAC Merdeka 2021 Virtual Mamak

August 28: 8:00 PM EDT

MAC Merdeka 2021 Virtual Mamak by Christine Leong + Trivia: Things only Malaysians Know hosted by James Siew. 

Opening by Henry Lee, Honorary Consul General of Malaysia and President of the Malaysian Association of Canada

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Jom Jaga Malaysia Panel Discussion

August 29: 9:00 AM EDT

In this panel discussion, we have invited William Cheah from Kembara Kitchen, founder of one of the organizations in Malaysia that this fundraiser is supporting, Christine Leong and Win Shi Wong from Malaysian Association of Canada, and Rosalyn Das, admin of Malaysians in Toronto group to discuss this initiative and their experience dealing this pandemic.OVI

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What does it mean to be a Malaysian in Canada?

August 30

Special Merdeka messages from Malaysians all over Canada, just like you!

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We are looking for video submissions for this segment. Deadline: August 18th, 2021

Merdeka wishes from all over Canada and international guests.

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Wishes and greetings from honourable guests

August 31, 8:00 PM EDT: Merdeka, eh! 🇨🇦🇲🇾

Join us for the virtual Merdeka celebrations with MAC. Featuring wishes and greetings from honourable guests, High Commission of Canada in Malaysia, The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto, Bonnie Crombie, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Senator Yuen Pau Woo, Senator Victor Oh, Judge Albert Wong, and more. We also have a special presentation from Royal Selangor, performances by Bonnie Freechild and Santha Tsang.

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Bonnie Freechild is the epitome of ‘antarabangsa’ (international). Raised in Borneo, but of English & Australian heritage, she found Dato’ Sheila Majid’s music at a young age. She accidentally went viral on YouTube singing her favourite RnB/Pop Malaysian song ‘Belaian Jiwa’. Since then she has had the honour of being invited to perform all around the world; U.K., Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Spain, Australia, USA and often appearing as a guest at U.K. Malaysian events. 

Her candid real-ness and genuine connection to South East Asia make her easy to relate to. Losing her mother to Leukaemia at the tender age of 14, whilst in Borneo, her connection to the area runs deep. She’s spent the pandemic writing and recording (in both Malay and English) developing a sound true to her worldly origins; fusing natural rhythms and traditional instruments with an edgy pop RnB vibe. Earlier this year Bonnie shared some of her Lagu Raya favourites with her loyal fans across all streaming platforms, and while she continues to work hard on her forthcoming bi-ligual project, she will share her latest English original release ‘Out Out‘ with the world Friday August 27th. 

Santha has been performing singing for over 30 years, and sings songs in a wide variety of genres such as pop, R&B, Broadway, Disney, classical/opera, Golden Oldies, jazz, etc. Santha has been feature performer and/or Master of Ceremonies at many large galas and concerts in the past 10 years. You can see many of her stage performance videos posted on YouTube under “Samantha Lai”

Santha’s stage name is Samantha Lai and has two singles written/arranged/posted by Robin Jayasekera on YouTube under “Samantha Lai: My Love Isn’t Blind” and “Samantha Lai: Michael – An Ode to the King” (a tribute to Michael Jackson). These singles are available for purchase on Amazon, Sony Music, iTunes, etc.

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Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan ke-64!

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