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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation announces Brandon Hui as returning Board chair

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation announces Brandon Hui as returning Board chair

August 30, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation held its annual general meeting yesterday, August 29. Brandon Hui will remain as Board chair, and Chris Chan and Walter Soo will remain as vice-chairs.

“The past year has been one of accomplishments and milestones for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation. “Thanks to support from our donors, sponsors, Board members and volunteers, our signature annual events – the Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala, Walk with the Dragon, the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation charity golf tournament and the charity concert – were all great successes, raising much-needed funds for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. programs that receive no or partial government funding.”

In 2017-18, the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation raised $1.797 million. Among the key services that received funding from the Foundation were family counselling, the Chinese Help Lines, the Family Resource Centre, multicultural early childhood development services, women’s groups, and services for youth and seniors.

Brandon Hui, the returning S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation Board chair, is the vice-president of Business Development at Park Georgia Insurance Agencies, and the founder and CEO of Groveland Financial Services Limited in Hong Kong. He has both CA and CPA designations and possesses a broad range of experience in the insurance industry in both Canada and Asia. Brandon has been on the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation Board since 2016.

At the meeting, the Foundation also announced the addition of three new Board members: Modi Liu, Terry Liu and Jim O’Dea.

In the year ahead, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation will continue to pursue its strategic goals, particularly in the areas of capital campaigns, endowment funds, major gifts fundraising and planned giving.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation Board of Directors 2018-19
Chair: Mr. Brandon Hui
Vice-Chairs: Mr. Chris Chan
          Mr. Walter Soo
Secretary: Ms. Cheryl Kwok
Treasurer: Mr. Anthony Cheung
Directors: Mrs. Christine Brodie
          Mr. Jeffrey Chan
          Mr. Alex Fan
          Dr. Timothy Hsia
          Ms. Modi Liu
          Mr. Terry Liu
          Mr. Jim O’Dea
          Mr. Steven Shen
Ex-officio Director: Mr. Nelson Kwan

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
Incorporated in 2001, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation is a charitable foundation that raises funds for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and its affiliated organizations in support of their mandate to better and enrich the community. For more details, please visit www.successfoundation.ca

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Contact:
Queenie Choo
CEO, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
Tel: 604-684-1628
Cell: 604-374-8624
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2018 Maria Cordero S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Charity Concert

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2018 Maria Cordero S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Charity Concert

August 15, 2018 – Richmond, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation is excited to host Maria Cordero, affectionately known as “Fei Ma” by her fans and friends, as she performs two shows on August 17 and 18, at the River Rock Show Theatre for the 2018 Maria Cordero S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Charity Concert.

All proceeds from the concerts will go to support important social services and programs at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. that are unfunded or partially funded by the government, including programs that serve youth, women, families and seniors. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation is aiming to raise $150,000 from the two concerts.

“We’re grateful to Maria Cordero for travelling all the way from Hong Kong to Vancouver and lending her time and talents to help raise funds for S.U.C.C.E.S.S.,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation. “Funds raised will help to support some of the most vulnerable members of our community.”

Maria Cordero began her singing career in 1985. Known for her powerful and versatile vocal style, Maria’s music transcends language and genre. In addition to being a talented singer, Maria Cordero is a popular television host, celebrity chef, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Over the years, Maria has used her celebrity status to represent the underprivileged and support various causes, including the fight against kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other social causes. She has performed previously for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. on a number of occasions.

“Maria’s performance at the Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala in 2014 was marvellous and was the talk of the town here,” said Walter Soo, Jeffrey Chan and Cheryl Kwok, co-chairs of the 2018 Maria Cordero S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Charity Concert. “We’re excited that she has returned to support S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation again.”

A limited number of tickets are still available. Ticket prices are $68, $98, $138 and $198. Guests who purchase five $138 or $198 tickets will receive a sixth one for free. Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster, at the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. head office (28 West Pender St, Vancouver) or by phone at 604-408-7228.

For photos from today’s news conference, visit https://bit.ly/2OEanHy.

2018 Maria Cordero S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Charity Concert Sponsors:
Platinum Sponsor: Beauty Court; LA MAISON VALMONT VIP LOUNGE
Patron Sponsor: Mr. Johnny Fong
Official Airline Sponsor: Air Canada
Printing Sponsor: Horseshoe Press Inc.
Gold Sponsor: KAP Management Ltd.
Silver Sponsors: Park Georgia Realty; New Profession SVR Collision        
Special Thanks: Maggie & Kelly Ip; Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant; Kitchoi Zakaya; Sea Fortune Restaurant
Major Media Sponsors: Fairchild TV and Talentvision; Fairchild Radio AM1470 / FM96.1; CHMB AM1320
Media Sponsors: Ming Pao Daily News; What’s In Media Group

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest not-for-profit social service agencies in British Columbia. It provides comprehensive services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth counselling, business and economic development, seniors care, housing and community development. For more details, please visit www.success.bc.ca.

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
Incorporated in 2001, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation is a charitable foundation that raises funds for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and its affiliated organizations in support of their mandate to better and enrich the community. For more details, please visit www.successfoundation.ca

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Contact:
Minika Chu
Events Officer
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
Tel: 604-408-7228
Cell: 604-617-3102
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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. CEO Queenie Choo appointed as Honorary Captain(Navy) for the Royal Canadian Navy

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. CEO Queenie Choo appointed as Honorary Captain(Navy) for the Royal Canadian Navy

July 31, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is proud to announce that its CEO Queenie Choo has been appointed Honorary Captain(Navy) of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Vancouver by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). She is the first Chinese-Canadian woman to be bestowed this title.
 
“I am proud to appoint Queenie Choo as an Honorary Naval Captain,” said the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence for Canada and Member of Parliament for Vancouver South. “Queenie has been a strong champion of diversity and inclusion through her work as CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. As an Honorary Naval Captain, I know she will continue to make a difference in our community and build an even stronger relationship between our Royal Canadian Navy and Canadians.”
 
“I’m extremely honoured to receive this appointment from the Canadian Armed Forces,” said Queenie Choo. “The CAF is well known in its commitment to diversity and inclusion, which are values that we hold dear at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. I will do my utmost to fulfil my role and serve as a link between the CAF and the community.”
 
The role of a CAF Honorary appointee is to serve as an advocate for the Regiment and the CAF, and to strengthen the military’s bond with the community. Individuals in the role are expected to be an informed representative of the Department of National Defence.
 
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., I would like to congratulate Queenie on her appointment as an Honorary Naval Captain,” said Donnie Wing, chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “Queenie is an exemplary leader in the community and we are very pleased to see her commitment to service and inclusion recognized in this way.”

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest not-for-profit social service agencies in British Columbia. It provides comprehensive services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth counselling, business and economic development, seniors care, housing and community development. For more information, visit www.success.bc.ca and follow @SUCCESSCanada on Twitter and www.facebook.com/SUCCESSBC.

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Contact:
Winnie Tam
Director, Strategic Communications & Marketing
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7230
Cell: 604-763-1937
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2018 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon raises $408,000

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2018 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon raises $408,000

July 15, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – The 33rd annual S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon, organized by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, was held at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park today, attracting more than 3,000 participants who raised $408,000 for crucial social services and programs offered by S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

As with past years, the Walk was well attended by community leaders and representatives from the three levels of government. A 100-foot S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Dragon led the way for more than 100 Walk teams who marched along a three-kilometre route around Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park.

Festivities ran from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and featured many family-friendly activities including game booths, an expanded RBC Kids’ Zone, and more. The Vancouver Dragon Drum Team kicked off performances on the mainstage, followed by performances from CHMB AM1320, Fairchild Media Group, the Flower Academy of Dance (Mimie Ho Foundation), Panwiberry and Wu’s Taekwondo School Canada.

Chris Chan and Terry Liu, co-chairs of the 2018 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon, thanked the community for their support. “We would like to give our immense gratitude to every donor, corporate sponsor and community group for making the event such a great success.”

Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, added: “It has been inspiring to witness the dedication of our donors, participants and volunteers in the past few months. The Walk with the Dragon has brought the community together for 33 years. Proceeds from the event will enable us to assist even more people in need and create a stronger society for all.”

 

For photos of the event, visit https://bit.ly/2KWzxDU.

 

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest not-for-profit social service agencies in British Columbia. It provides comprehensive services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth counselling, business and economic development, seniors care, housing and community development. For more details, please visit www.success.bc.ca.

 

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation

Incorporated in 2001, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation is a charitable foundation that raises funds for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and its affiliated organizations in support of their mandate to better and enrich the community. For more details, please visit www.successfoundation.ca.

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Contacts:

Minika Chu

Events Officer

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation

Cell: 604-617-3102

Tel: 604-408-7228 Ext 1072

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Winnie Tam

Director, Strategic Communications & Marketing

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Cell: 604-763-1937

Tel: 604-408-7230

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The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos visits S.U.C.C.E.S.S. seniors care programs in Richmond

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The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos visits S.U.C.C.E.S.S. seniors care programs in Richmond

June 27, 2018 – Richmond, BC – The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, toured the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Jackson Lam Adult Day Centre and assisted living facility at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Austin Harris Residence in Richmond this afternoon. It marked the second day of the Minister’s visit to Vancouver.

During the tour, Minister Duclos met with seniors who were attending the adult day program and their family members, as well as residents of the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Austin Harris Residence.

“I strongly believe that those who built our country deserve a worthy and secure retirement,” said Minister Duclos. “The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of organizations that work for the well-being of our seniors, such as S.U.C.C.E.S.S. It was a pleasure to meet today with seniors attending the program and the residents of the Austin Harris Residence.”

The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Jackson Lam Adult Day Centre offers 25 adult day service spaces to seniors in Richmond, Monday to Friday. Located on the same site, the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Austin Harris Residence has 50 assisted living units for seniors. At this facility, residents receive personal care and hospitality services, such as two daily meals, weekly housekeeping, social and recreational opportunities, and assistance with medications.

“We’re honoured to have Minister Duclos visit our seniors care facilities and hear about the culturally appropriate care that we’re so proud to provide to seniors in the community,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “Culturally sensitive care recognizes the cultural needs and preferences of seniors and has been proven to greatly promote their overall health and well-being. As such, ongoing policy and funding support from the government for culturally appropriate care for seniors should be a part of the National Seniors Strategy.”

For photos of the event, visit https://bit.ly/2KqoD8m.

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest not-for-profit social service agencies in British Columbia. It provides comprehensive services in settlement, language training,
employment, family and youth counselling, business and economic development, seniors care, housing and community development. For more details, please visit www.success.bc.ca.

 

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Contacts:

Sharon Yau                                         Michael Brewster

Administrative Officer                         Acting Press Secretary

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.                                   Office of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, P.C., M.P.

Tel: 604-408-7274 Ext. 3131              Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.               819-654-5546

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