FEAST Ambassadors

Meet our 2019 FEAST Ambassadors, individuals who are community leaders, unifiers, and of course, Asian food foodies! Look for them at participating FEAST Restaurants during FEAST!

Arjan Bhullar

Born and raised on a farm in East Richmond, and a graduate of Hugh McRoberts Secondary School. I have represented Richmond proudly as an athlete from the local level through to the world level as a member of Team Canada. After competing in the Olympic Games I made the switch to become a Professional MMA Fighter. I have fought for the UFC and have accumulated a 9-1 record thus far. More importantly, I still live in the city with my wife and daughter, as well as the rest of the Bhullar family. I'm excited to support our Richmond News paper and the Richmond restaurants participating in this and I look forward to a unique dining experience.


Christine Brodie

I was born in Flint, Michigan and grew up in Long Beach, California. Educated from elementary through graduate school in California, I obtained a Master of Arts Degree (California State University, Long Beach). My teaching career began in the inner cities of the USA as a classroom teacher and Math/ Reading Specialist.

Upon immigrating to Canada, I taught in Richmond in a variety of positions - elementary and secondary.  I retired from Richmond School District in Community Outreach Services (working with teens wanting to return to secondary school) and as a Teacher Consultant in Autism.  I have recently returned as an Instructor/Practicum Supervisor for our Richmond Educational Assistants’ Program (REAP). 

Another passion is serving in the community.  I have been on corporate boards of Richmond Savings/Coast Capital Savings, Credit Union Central BC, and The Cooperators’ Group (Insurance). Volunteering on Non-Profit Boards, I’ve been Chair of SUCCESS Society, Kwantlen Foundation & Richmond Caring Place. I am currently a Foundation Board member of SUCCESS, KPU, Richmond Hospital as well as member of Richmond Sunrise Rotary.

Family and friends are very important to me. Malcolm and I have 2 adult children, Garrett (Taryn) living in Los Angeles and Stephanie (Nicholas) in Alberta with their 3 children.


Dr. Timothy Hsia (夏明德)

Dr. Timothy Hsia (夏明德) was born and raised in Richmond, BC. He studied ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University. Before medical school, he worked at a breast cancer clinic at UCSF and obtained a master's degree in nutrition at Columbia University. Dr. Hsia graduated from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and completed his residency training in family medicine at UBC. In 2017, the Royal Canadian Mint and people across Canada chose a design made by Dr. Hsia and his brother, Stephen, to be featured on the new 2017 two-dollar coin to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. This specially designed toonie is the world’s first glow-in-the-dark coin in circulation. Today, Dr. Hsia works as a family physician in Richmond with a focus on serving seniors and new Canadians. He is also a Director of the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation and a regular member of Westside Church.


Fred Lee

Fred Lee's fabulous sense of humour and unique style makes him our 'Man About Town.' The Social Butterfly steps out and shares all of Vanhattan's A-list happenings, red carpet parties, must-attend galas and fabulous fundraisers with readers. His weekly social column 'Fred Lee's Social Network' appears every Sunday in the Province Newspaper, and monthly 'Fred About Town’ society page in Vancouver Living Magazine. Fred has contributed for the National Post, CBC, Vancouver Magazine and BC Business.Fred, along with fellow CBC colleague Margaret Gallagher, hosted the national CBC Radio One food show Flavour of the Week.

A tireless volunteer, Fred has held numerous roles chairing various organizations, and sits on countless fundraising committees. He is a mentor to many and continues to give of his time and expertise to many organizations. He currently is a board member of Chor Leoni and advisory member for UBC’s CampOUT, a summer leadership camp for LGBTQ2+ youth and their allies. His contributions have been cited in many arenas, including the National Post’s Worthy 30 list. Fred is recipient of an AccolAIDS Award in Philanthropy, Association of Fundraising Professional's Charity Champion Award recipient, inductee in the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame as a Friend of the Industry, and most recently Arthritis Research Canada's Champion Award recipient. Fred is also a recipient of Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellow Award, bestowed to an individual for outstanding contribution of service to the community.


Deborah Moore

Deborah Moore is a radio and television host for Fairchild Radio & Fairchild TV in Vancouver since 1993. Deborah is bi-lingual in English and Cantonese. This allows her to have a unique approach to her daily radio show Modern Deborah. She interviews professionals from doctors, lawyers to gardeners and cooks.  She has many loyal fans that tune in to her program daily.

Born in Singapore and raised in Hong Kong. Deborah started working in media at an early age and has worked for HKTVB and Star TV since winning Miss Young Hong Kong in 1981. She has hosted a variety of television programs and is most remembered as the “Pearl Girl” for HKTVB. In Hong Kong she also emceed many events and has acted in movies, too.

She is currently working on her new television show “Moore Travels with Deborah” - pun intended! The show can be seen in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver and airs every Monday.