May Ho and her family, have been living in Canada since 1995. She is a proud mother of two children; a son and a daughter. In 1997, May and her husband, Davis, became successful owners of City Wear Optical Ltd, a local family owned eyewear store located right here in the City of Richmond. Aside from being a successful entrepreneur, she has been an active member of the local community, by becoming a long-time member of the Vancouver Metropolitan Lions Club for 18 years. She has played an influential and honorable role in the non-profit organization, by hosting and participating various local charities, fundraisers, and community-based events In addition to her active work in community, she is also widely known for her singing and acting performances in local charitable events. Eventually, her cinematic talent has landed her the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a 5- time guest singer alongside the famous Hong Kong singer, Donald Cheung, between the years 2014 and 2015. Thus her remarkable singing talents are recognized both locally in Vancouver and Hong Kong.
Due to her long commitment with Lions Club, she is recognized as a prominent charter member of the organization. Her strong commitment to the club inspired her to take on the presidential role between the years of 2006 and 2007, landing her as the 8th president of the Lions club. During that time, she hosted one of the club’s biggest charity event, the “Lions’ Project ‘Ca’ ” for the Richmond Hospital up until today. This coming year of 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the clubs most influential and successful event. It raised over $200,000 for this project. Currently, she is also an executive member of Parker Place’s board of council and a board member for the Vancouver Metropolitan Lions Club yearly. Overall, she herself has raised over 300 thousand dollars for charity, and has been nominated for the Community Award of 2012 Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction.
Presently, she was part of the committee for the District 19A Diabetes Awareness Funding for over two years now. Her outstanding participation and achievements has inevitably lead her to win numerous awards. These awards include International President’s Certificate of Appreciation, the Melvin Jones Fellow, 100% President for the President’s Excellence Award, two Lion of the Year from the Vancouver Metropolitan Lions Club and one Top Sponsor of Members award from District 19A, 2 Brian Steveston awards and many others from the local community.
As of 2007, she has been and still is part of the Chinese Federation Commerce Community (CFCC), which is also a local non-profit organization, widely known for hosting charitable fundraisers and events in the local community. May’s exceptional proficiency of carrying out successful local charitable events, and becoming an active member in various non-profit organizations, has exemplified the diversity of Chinese culture, and contributed to the harmonious growth of the city. To celebrate her 20th year as a dedicated Lion’s member, she will be the Zone Chair for the year 2017-2018.