PICTORIAL: Visionary gala honors 10 APAs

Ten people from the Asian Pacific American community were honored as “visionaries” by the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation on Oct. 18. About 300 people attended the gala event at Seattle’s China Harbor Restaurant, which included a no-host bar, personal welcomes from King County Council candidate Shari Song and Northwest Asian Weekly publisher Assunta Ng, a delicious dinner, and a raffle.

All the honorees were recognized and awarded for their service, accomplishments, and contributions in the APA community. The Visionary Award Gala will be an annual event.

And in case you missed it, we’ve got the pictures!

Photos by George Liu/NWAW

From left: Kelly Aramaki, Ben Zhang, Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership members Craig Kanaya and Nicole Keenan, Don Hellmann, Bogey Bear Jr. Golf Foundation member Michael Yoshitomi, and Jinyoung Lee Englund

Tony Curcuruto, Youkie Laney, and Massive Monkees founders Fides Anna Mabanta and Brysen Angeles

From left: Carol Chen Lord, Jim Dawson, Stella Chien, Sylvia Ma and friend.

Bogey Bear Jr. Golf Foundation members on the left, and Goodwill CEO Ken Colling, right

From left: Tajal Pastakia, Teri Wong, and Nita Talwar

From left: BiHoa Caldwell, Kelly Aramaki, and Charles Wright

From left: Dino Rossi, Jinyoung Lee Englund, and Tomio Moriguchi

From left: Resat Kasaba, Don Hellmann, and John Nguyen

From left: Craig Kanaya, Nicole Keenan, and Hyeok Kim

From left: Ben Zhang and wife Hisae Kageyama, daughter Meili, and son Joe

From left: Herb Tsuchiya, Diane Narasaki, and Jeffrey Hattori

Herb Tsuchiya’s family flashes a “GO HERB!” sign during the awards dinner.

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