Markham Ward 2 City Councillor Candidate Ritch Lau held his first fundraising concert in Splendid China Mall on June 18, 2022. More than 20 community singers performed a total of 46 songs, including both English and Chinese classics and pop songs. Ritch’s campaign team estimated they raised almost $6000 on this day. Together with all donations received since Ritch has registered as a candidate on May 2nd, 2022, Ritch has raised almost $15,000. That is a big step towards the goal of a City Councillor’s campaign budget of up to $25000. As a rookie candidate, Ritch said the immense support he is receiving in donation and manpower from the community is definitely higher than expected. With Vaughan City Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco came to show her support for Ritch once again, it showed that Ritch’s efforts and his work in helping the community throughout the years is being recognized, and the community is already showing their anticipation of Ritch becoming their City Councillor.
萬錦市第二區市議員候選人Ritch Lau 劉肇麟在6月18日於錦綉中華商場舉行首場競選籌款演唱會。主辦活動的Ritch團隊表示，原先預計三個小時的演唱會因反應非常熱烈，得到超過20名社區歌手踴躍捐款支持，演唱共46首中英經典名曲，讓最後超時演出，讓觀衆大飽耳福。Ritch團隊表示，初步統計演唱會籌得接近6千元競選經費，加上自5月2日首日報名至今，Ritch在短短一個月多已經籌得接近1萬5千元，距離市議員競選需要的約2萬多元又邁進一大步。首次參選的Ritch坦言，社區人士的捐款和人力上的支持比預期更多，對於社區内出現越來越多期待他成爲萬錦市議員參選的聲音，並得到旺市市議員楊士渟跨市大力支持，Ritch認爲是一種對他過去在社區内的貢獻和成績的肯定。
Vaughan City Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco has served her constituents for more than 15 years. The longest serving Asian female politician in the City of Vaughan and York Region. She came to Markham once again, not only showed her support for Ritch, but also described Ritch as a genuine, down to earth candidate. Sandra asked Markham voters to support Ritch, and performed “My Way”. She hoped Ritch success on being a City Councillor, do the right things and make good decisions in the council.
服務旺市超過15年的資深市議員Sandra Yeung Racco楊士渟是旺市及整個約克區在任最長時間的亞裔政客，她再次跨市出席支持並形容Ritch是一名真誠，親民貼地的候選人，呼籲萬錦市選民支持他。楊士渟並在講話之後獻唱一首My Way，寓意Ritch當選萬錦市議員之後能夠堅持自己的信念做對的事情。
Dream of Stars vocal coach and local singer Phil Chan performed a mandarin inspirational song – “Fly higher”. Ritch promised to do everything he can to achieve his BRIGHT Plan for Markham – Budget, Recreational Space, Increase employment opportunities, Green Community, Harmonized Community, and Traffic & Public Transit, to build a better city and a brighter future for Markham.
Ritch and his wife Loretta and their 1 year-old daughters lives in Markham Ward 2. As a resident himself, he supports a balanced approach on land development. He will work on improving our roads and infrastructure to support the increase of our population and housing demands. Also building community centres, schools, parks, libraries, and stores to support the needs of the residents, making sure our quality of living will not worsen, or to improve it over the next 30, 40 and 50 years.