And the Asian-Canadian actor and advocate is coming back to Toronto next month!
Simu Liu, in partnership with the Canadian Chinese Youth Athletic Association, will host the 2022 CCYAA Celebrity Classic on Saturday, July 9, at the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.
According to organizers, the event will feature over 20 celebrities, athletes and personalities from the North American Asian community to help raise funds for the Jeremy Lin Foundation and the CCYAA’s new Community Centre.
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“The CCYAA Celebrity Classic was a massive success when we launched it in 2019. It was a celebration of diasporic Asian culture that brought together some incredible actors, musicians and influencers from around the world – and all in support of two very worthwhile causes,” said Liu in a release.
“After a three-year hiatus, I’m excited to partner with the CCYAA and our amazing sponsors to bring the Celebrity Classic back to Toronto, in a much bigger and better way than ever before. This year, we’re celebrating Asian Americans and Canadians who have broken barriers and achieved success in Hollywood, pro sports, music, comedy and food. We invite the city of Toronto to celebrate with us on July 9th.”
Jeremy Lin was the first celebrity guest to join this year’s roaster, with more being announced soon. Lin has recently spent a lot of his time on his non-profit initiative, The Jeremy Lin Foundation, which looks to serve overlooked AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) youths in the community through a variety of programs and initiatives.
The weekend event will also feature “Fresh-Fest” at Superfresh; an interactive experience featuring food pop-ups, art-toy displays and a merch-market, and a “Comedy Night” hosted by Yuk Yuk’s Toronto which will feature a lineup of Asian stand-up comics headlined by Julie Kim.
Where: University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport
When: July 9, 2022