Rebecca Chan

“I have to dedicate a lot of time to this activity because I’m the administrator, the accountant, the wedding planner. I play all the roles.”

Rebecca is a wedding planner as well as a special events manager for a charity called Yonge Street Mission based in Toronto. From 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., she fundraises for people living in poverty. After 5 P.M., she becomes an angel for brides. “It was my mum who recommended that I start the wedding planning business,” confesses Rebecca. “I have to dedicate a lot of time to this activity because I’m the administrator, the accountant, the wedding planner. I play all the roles,” she says. Her other life is in the nonprofit sector. At Yonge Street Mission, she does fundraising, public relations, and marketing events. She loves working there because there is a great work environment and also because the job has taught her a lot. “My work with weddings is one thing; but on the charity side, I’ve had great opportunities that I wouldn’t have had otherwise, like hosting an event for Prince Charles.” In her spare time she plays Ultimate frisbee as a way to relieve stress in her worklife. At present, she wouldn’t change a thing in her life. “I’m pretty happy with where I am, and I know who I am today because of the experiences I’ve been blessed with. I’ve always lived by the motto Do what you love and the rest will follow.”

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Published in the hard-copy of Work Style Magazine, Fall 2013