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The United Nations becomes a One Heart Beat Global Partner

since 2006

 

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon welcomed William Ho, the Founder and Goodwill Ambassador of One Heart Beat and Principal Artist of The One Gallery, and received his art creation, the One Heart Beat Award, for the world at the UN Headquarters in Geneva.

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One Heart Beat installed at the UN Headquarters in New York

2006

 

Installation of Mr. Ho's One Heart Beat art piece at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. OHB art piece showcased at the Security Council of UN. The United Nations became an OHB Global Partner of the One Heart Beat Around the World Movement.

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One Heart Beat preserves global environment - William Ho created IREO Award

2009

 

As one of the One Heart Beat mandates to preserve the Global Environment, William Ho is seen with the international recipients of the Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO) Award, designed by William Ho, at the ceremony held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Recipients included the Prince of Jordan, a research team from MIT, a city Mayor from Basil, a contributor from India, and a Canadian biofuel company.

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One Heart Beat book “A Journey from the Heart to the World” global book launch

January 2010

 

William Ho's One Heart Beat book “A Journey from the Heart to the World” was launched worldwide by the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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Canada became a One Heart Beat Country, William Ho and Prime Minister Stephen Harper

since 2015

 

Mr. Ho was invited to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at his office in Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The Prime Minister, on behalf of Canada, has embraced the One Heart Beat vision, passion, and message for Canada by collecting the One Heart Beat art piece. Canada is a OHB Country.

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One Heart Beat, William Ho and Laura Bush

2010

 

Former USA First Lady Laura Bush admiring William Ho's One Heart Beat life, message, and art at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Both are holding William Ho's OHB book “A Journey from the Heart to the World.”

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Austrian State Secretary for Integration visited The ONE Gallery and embraced One Heart Beat

2012

 

State Secretary for Integration Sebastian Kurz (right) from Austria and Mayor Frank Scarpitti (left) of Markham visited The ONE Gallery, to showcase the art and humanitarian work of William Ho (centre) and his contribution to the international art world and multiculturalism in Canada. Austria has been embracing the One Heart Beat Vision, Passion, Art and Message of the World.

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City of Richmond Hill becomes a One Heart Beat City

since 2010

 

Mayor Dave Barrow of the City of Richmond Hill and Mr. William Ho unveiled the One Heart Beat art piece at the Chamber of Council of the then Town of Richmond Hill, which became an One Heart Beat City.

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York Region, Ontario, became a One Heart Beat Region

since 2014

 

The York Region and its eight cities installed the One Heart Beat art piece at the York Region Headquarters, symbolizing their embracing of the OHB passion and vision. Welcome, York Region, to the OHB Global Family!

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Toronto becomes a One Heart Beat City in Canada

since 2017

At the special press conference and Grand Unveiling of One Heart Beat (OHB) art piece at the Toronto City Hall, Mayor John Tory announced that the City of Toronto has officially declared itself to be a One Heart Beat City and embraced the OHB vision, passion, mission, and action. Mayor Tory and Councillor Chin Lee, on behalf of the City of Toronto, officially installed the OHB art piece at the Toronto City Hall. Mayor Tory, Councillor Lee, and Goodwill Ambassador and Founder of OHB William Ho delivered their speeches at this special OHB ceremony.

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One Heart Beat supports art and culture

May 2010

Develop and support Art and Culture Globally and Locally –

Mr. Ho’s OHB art showcased at Chinese Railway Workers Exhibition.

The late Jack Layton and current Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow with William Ho at the Harbourfront Centre, celebrating the exhibition of Mr. Ho's paintings that commemorates the Chinese railway workers who helped build Canada as a nation.

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One Heart Beat Speech - William Ho speaking at Beijing University

December 2015

 

As part of the One Heart Beat mandates – Developing and Supporting Art and Culture Globally and Locally - Mr. Ho was invited to deliver his keynote speech, "Positioning, Contribution and Development of Chinese Art and Culture in the World" at Beijing University in China. His signature, one-stroke art piece, "One Heart Beat", was also received at the university. Beijing University is the top culture and academic centre in China, and its National School of Development is the one of the top five think-tanks in the nation. Mr. Ho's art exhibition took place at the Royal Palace in Beijing. Mr. Ho was also invited to visit seven important cities in China. This was part of his Global OHB Speech series, which includes his speech at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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One Heart Beat at the World Expo

2012

 

William Ho's famous One Heart Beat appeared at the World Expo in Shanghai, where the One Heart Beat passion and movement were embraced.

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One Heart Beat supported Canada Blood Services

May 2011

 

William Ho was invited by the national agents Canada Blood Services (CBS) to create a One Heart Beat art piece with the CBS logo in Toronto and Vancouver. This was part of the national campaign of CBS to encourage Canadians to donate blood to save lives, which echoes the mandate of the One Heart Beat Around the World movement mandates - Fighting global sickness and fulfilling the medical needs of our Global Family. These events took place in May and June 2011.

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Shenzhen, Bao'an, became a One Heart Beat City

since 2012

 

Mr. William Ho was invited by the Chinese government to have his solo art exhibition in one of the largest cities in China: Shenzhen, which has a population of 25 million. The art exhibition was a great success. The entire government hosted the opening ceremony for Mr. Ho’s exhibition. Many people came and different TV stations covered the event.

 

The government of Shenzhen and BaoAn Region, which has about the same population size as the province of Quebec, also became a One Heart Beat (OHB) City in China and welcomed the One Heart Beat art piece as a symbol of the OHB City.

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One Heart Beat speech and art show

September 2010

 

The One Heart Beat speech, "Reclaiming Our Passionate Hearts and Rediscovering Our Creative Minds", and art show by William Ho was held at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts in 2010. Hundreds of people were in attendance.

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One Heart Beat Tyndale University

July 2011

 

Minister Jiang from China was receiving Mr Ho's One Heart Beat art piece at Tyndale University in Canada in July 2011. Tyndale University is a One Heart Beat University. China is embracing the One Heart Beat vision, passion, message and art. One Heart Beat is spreading around the world.

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