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The Eta Class Crossing – Spring 2016

On April 3rd, 2016, six men crossed the line into eternal brotherhood, each known separately by their fraternity aliases:

David “Crucible” Houngphilaphet (#53)                         Bo “Overdrive” Yuan (#54)                                                                                       Daven “Crux” Houngphilaphet (#55)                                                                   Pai “Dante” Liu (#56)                                                                                             Andrew “Crixus” Nguyen (#57)                                                                         Nigel “Corvo” Chui (#58)

Together they form the cohesive TEAM known as the Eta Elites. Congratulations to the 6 gentlemen for officially becoming Mac Lambda’s 7th class!

Also, a big congratulations to the Pledge Dad, Danny “Pacemaker” Chang and Assistant Pledge Dads, Enis “Zoolander” El-Hamed, Adam “DOOM” Guo, Jason “AWAKENED” Tsai and Ming “Mr. Frodo” Wang for their immeasurable hard work and effort to ensure that the values of Lambda Phi Epsilon are instilled into the future generations of our chapter. Lastly, congratulations to all the big brothers who chose this term.

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The Zeta Class Crossing – Fall 2015

On December 5, 2015, twelve men crossed the line into eternal brotherhood. Each known separately by their fraternity aliases:

Michael “Loki” Li (#41)
Max “Deathstroke” Manglal-Lan (#42)
Wilson “El Santo” Chan (#43)
Adam “DOOM” Guo (#44)
Ferdous “GZ” Bhuiyan (#45)
Richard “STARK” Zhang (#46)
Ritchie “Nitro” Zhou (#47)
David “Hercules” Seo (#48)
Jason “AWAKENED” Tsai (#49)
Ming “Mr. Frodo” Wang (#50)
Jason “Paddington” Tong (#51)
Justin “Preppy Le Pew” Weng (#52)

but as a cohesive TEAM form the Zeta Zeniths. Congratulations to the 12 gentlemen for officially becoming Mac Lambda’s 6th class!

Also, a big congratulations to the Pledge Dad, Dan “ISO” Armena and Assistant Pledge Dad, Peter “Shockwave” Guan for the countless hard work and effort to ensure the values of Lambda Phi Epsilon are instilled into the future generations of our chapter. Lastly, congratulations to all the big brothers who chose this term.

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McMaster Relay For Life 2015

The brothers of McMaster Lambda Phi Epsilon were at it again as they strive to raise money to help support the Canadian Cancer Society. This year was a big monumental moment for one of our brothers, Dan Armena who was also a participant at this year’s Relay For Life at McMaster University. His aunt passed away due to cancer. He participates because it had always reminded him of her and figured any contribution no matter how big or little can make a difference.

This year, the brothers were able to fundraise a total of $1,335 towards the cause and hopes to exceed that goal next year.

Below is a picture of Dan’s aunt. Peaceful, happy and beautiful she was despite having to battle through her illness till her last waking moment.

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McMaster Stem Cell Drive 2015

David Liang, a brother of McMaster Lambda Phi Epsilon takes initiative with organizing and hosting the McMaster Stem Cell Drive happening right now in the Student Centre.

In collaboration with the OtherHalf – Chinese Stem Cell Initiative and OneMatch Stem Cell Network, they hope to raise awareness, but more importantly, target young, diverse males of Asian decent to increase the chances of saving patients who are currently suffering from potentially life-threatening illnesses including cancer and immune dysfunctions.

Together, lets work and try to help those in need, one cotton swab at a time.

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ORBIS Plane Pull for Sight Toronto 2014

ORBIS is an annual Plane Pull for Sight event in Toronto, which happens to take place on June 1st.  The plane pull is a team competition to see which group can pull a 757 cargo airplane the fastest. However the ultimate goal for ORBIS is to raise money for their Kids Sight Centre program, which benefits the blind and visually impaired children throughout the developing world.  Together as a team of 22, the Brothers of Lambda Phi Epsilon and Sisters of Alpha Kappa Delta Phi were able to pull the plane in an astonishing 8.9 seconds flat. We were able to take home the award for the most enthusiastic team due to our high energy and spirit throughout the entire day. However, our greatest accomplishment  lies with the $1500 collectively raised by the Brothers of Lambda Phi Epsilon and sisters of Alpha Kappa Delta Phi to help the blind and visually impaired children around the world. Job well done to everyone who donated, participated, fund raised, cheered and did everything to make ORBIS a huge success.

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Relay For Life 2014

On the evening of March 14th 2014, the brothers of Lambda Phi Epsilon at McMaster University participated in Relay for Life; an overnight event hosted at McMaster and organized by the Canadian Cancer Society to fundraise money for cancer research and patient care. Furthermore, to raise awareness for those who are fighting with, fought with, or passed away due to this disease. Over the past month, a valiant effort was made by the brothers, whom successfully raised $659.45 towards the cause.

After contacting the executives for this event, a few brothers volunteered to help set up, carry out, and cleanup. The brothers organized the registration tables, distribution of foods/drinks, and guided the participants to their destination. Not only did they participate in the 12 hour long event, they also volunteered to facilitate and coordinate the event.

The brothers participated for those who are affected by cancer; whether it be the individuals inflicted by it or the people surrounding them. We cannot stop the ongoing of this disease by relaying, but in doing so, the brothers hoped to help improve the lives of those suffering from it, and as a remembrance for the lives lost by it. This may only be a small step to better the lives of those affected, but we can only hope our efforts have made a positive difference in the community we live in. Until next year.

-Takeshi Kanaya
Philanthropy Chair

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McMaster – Lambda Phi Epsilon Installs 2013

The long awaited installation of the Alpha, Beta and Gamma classes of Lambda Phi Epsilon at McMaster University finally came to an end on the evening of Saturday August 31, 2013.

Installs is a special festivity, celebrating the successes of an academic year as well as honoring the classes who have crossed into the brotherhood. Installs for many, is deemed as a right of passage for all newly crossed brothers of Lambda Phi Epsilon. It consists of many performances and showcases presented by each class being installed. This gives the opportunity for all loved ones and fellow brothers a glimpse of what brothers have been up to within the past year and gives further insight into the culture of Lambda Phi Epsilon.

Hosted at the Grand Olympia in Stoney Creek, Ontario, it was definitely an elegant and unforgettable night filled with great entertainment, atmosphere and company. Brothers and guests slowly made their way into the banquet hall and socialized while enjoying the various refreshments at the bar. Many took this night as an opportunity to catch up, meet new people, get photo ops and most importantly, have fun. Shout outs go out to our MCs of the night: Ernest “Overtone” Chan and Jackey “Fobulous” Ng for being such entertaining and organized hosts!

Everyone took their seats while the servers  brought out the appetizers. The menu consisted of a Caesar salad as a starter, followed by some pasta.  The main course consisted of a plate of roast beef, chicken, mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes. Finally, the dessert arrived, which was a beautifully plated and delicious vanilla ice cream crepe. With everyone’s content appetites and glasses full of refreshments, it was time to start the show.

Highlights of the night included the spectacular showcases presented by:

Alpha Aces led by their Pledge Dad, Eric “D.N.A.” Wing
Beta Beserkers, led by their Pledge Dad, Chris “B.I.O.S.” Hayes
Gamma Generals, led by their Pledge Dad, Bao Tam “TeknIQ” Nguyen

A honorary mention goes out to all the award winners of the night.

Dynamic Duo:
Philip “McCoy” Chong
Eric “D.N.A.” Wing

Most Academic Brother:
Ernest “Overtone” Chan
Dan “I.S.O.” Armena

Alumni Recognition:
Ernest “Overtone” Chan

Heart of the Chapter:
Eric “D.N.A.” Wing
Don “Show-Time” Nguyen

Brother of the Year:
Philip “McCoy” Chong

Congratulations to all the installed classes, their Pledge Dads, and all award winning recipients for your accomplishments.

Another honorable mention goes out to our Installs Chair and MLA 2012-2013: Raymond “Symba” Ang and “Ernest “Overtone” Chan for putting in countless hours into organizing, planning and coordinating the event.

And finally, we’d like to thank the brothers of Nu and Alpha Xi Chapter, sisters of Toronto aKDPhi, significant others, dates and guests for coming out to support our chapter’s very own first Installs.  Without you guys, the night wouldn’t have been as entertaining and successful as it was. We hope everyone had an amazing time and hope to see many familiar faces again next year!

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Canada Cup – First Annual Brotherhood Sports+BBQ Day

Sunday August 18, 2013 marked what would be the first annual brotherhood sports and BBQ day for the Canadian chapters of Lambda Phi Epsilon, Alpha Xi Chapter – University of Toronto and McMaster University.

The day consisted of many exciting and competitive sports such as touch football, softball, basketball, some volleyball, handball and a 100m sprint.  Many alumni, active brothers as well as guests from both chapters were excited for what’s to come as the day went on.  Competition started to get heated as more brothers and guests showed up. While the sun shone brightly all day, we started it off with some touch football, followed by a short game of softball.  We ended the sports portion of the day with some basketball, handball and volleyball and the highly anticipated 100m sprint.  Jason “Chimera” Lau, an alumni from Alpha Xi Chapter – University of Toronto, destroyed the competition during the 100m sprint, crowning him the winner of the Canada Cup.

As we wrapped up the sports portion of day, Jason graciously offered his house as a venue to host the potluck BBQ.  More brothers and guests arrived later in the night as our appetites were filled with an assortment of food and beverages.

Among the many things we value within the Fraternity, Brotherhood is definitely one of the pinnacles of what it means to be apart of Lambda Phi Epsilon. To have a group of individuals you can be proud to call family.   It was a great day to catch up, meet new brothers and to just simply enjoy ourselves. I would like to thank all brothers and guests for coming out and showing support to what will definitely be an even bigger success as the years go on. Until next year.

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Bone Marrow Drive @ Night It Up! 2013

OtherHalf – Chinese Stem Cell Initiative is an organization devoted to help increase the number of registrants of Chinese origin in the stem cell registry with OneMatch. On the weekend of July 12, 2013, the brothers of Lambda Phi Epsilon at McMaster University and University of Toronto worked alongside OtherHalf at the Night It Up Asian night market.

With the fresh aromas of various street foods in the air, the brothers were hard at work recruiting potential bone marrow donors.  Signs stating, “REAL MEN SAVE LIVES” and “FOLLOW ME TO HELP SAVE A LIFE” were used to promote the cause and aided in being icebreakers with the crowd.

Not only was this past weekend significant to help promote OtherHalf’s cause, it was a weekend dedicated to help the Save Nina! campaign. Diagnosed with Lymphoma, Nina, a sister of alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority Inc, only has about 1 month to find a bone marrow donor.  With that in mind, Lambda Phi Epsilon has dedicated themselves to help promote the campaign coast to coast.

The brother’s efforts along with the efforts of many volunteers resulted in the addition of over 300 registrants over the past weekend. We thank all donors for their time and selflessness, and wish Nina the best of luck with finding a donor.

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Community Cleanup

On the afternoon of Sunday July 7, 2013, the brothers of Lambda Phi Epsilon at McMaster University gathered on campus to venture on their first garbage crawl of the year. The weather forecast indicated chance of thunderstorms which brought concerns to many brothers as they were uncertain whether the event would still occur or not. Luckily, the weather held up long enough for the brothers to complete an hour of cleanup.

The sun shone bright as the brothers broke off into groups to cover different parts of the community.  Various items were collected ranging from recyclables to cigarette buds. After a long and hard session, the brothers headed back towards campus. The brothers collected a total of 7 bags that day and rewarded themselves with a well deserved brotherhood meal.

A community clean up is one of many ways we can help to better our local community. Lambda Phi Epsilon at McMaster University strives to involve ourselves in events which will create a positive impact towards the community of Hamilton.

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