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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

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. hosts Vancouver Police Board community meeting

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. hosts Vancouver Police Board community meeting

June 14, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. hosted a Vancouver Police Board community meeting today at its head office in Vancouver. Mayor Gregor Robertson, in his role as chair of the Vancouver Police Board; Dr. Sherri Magee, vice-chair of the Vancouver Police Board; and Adam Palmer, Chief Constable, Vancouver Police Department (VPD); shared with attendees the roles that the Vancouver Police Board and VPD play in the community.

“Meetings like this are so important to help the Vancouver Police Board connect with the community, and to help ensure that policing remains responsive and relevant to our citizens,” said Mayor Robertson, chair of the Vancouver Police Board.

“We’re extremely proud to partner with the Vancouver Police Board to host its community meeting,” said Donnie Wing, chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “Partnerships like these strengthen S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s role as a bridge to important resources and information for newcomers and community members alike. We’re grateful for this opportunity to collaborate with the Vancouver Police Board so that more people can learn about the great work that’s done by the Vancouver Police Board and S.U.C.C.E.S.S.”

Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., added: “Like the Vancouver Police Board, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. serves people of all backgrounds, including some of the most vulnerable members of our society such as seniors, immigrants and women. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with the Vancouver Police Board to better support the needs of everyone in the community.”

The meeting also featured presentations from the VPD Recruiting Unit, VPD Cadets, as well as from senior S.U.C.C.E.S.S. staff members who discussed immigration settlement trends, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s services and a S.U.C.C.E.S.S. program that serves highly vulnerable newcomers and youth. The meeting concluded with an open discussion where attendees had the opportunity to pose questions to the presenters.

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

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 the Vancouver Police Department and the Vancouver Police Board

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) is funded by the City of Vancouver and is governed by the Vancouver Police Board (the Board). All VPD sworn and civilian staff are employed by the Board. The Board is responsible for strategic oversight of the VPD on behalf of the community, and ensures civilian oversight and accountability to the community. The Board comprises eight volunteer citizens and the Mayor of Vancouver who chairs the Board. For more information, please visit http://vancouver.ca/police/policeboard/index.html.

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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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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon Enters 33rd Year

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon Enters 33rd Year

June 8, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation announced today that Walk with the Dragon, one of its major annual fundraising events, is returning to Lumbermen’s Arch at Stanley Park on Sunday, July 15, 2018.

More than 5,000 people are expected to join the community event, which aims to raise $406,000 for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. programs and services that receive no or partial government funding and that benefit seniors, women, youth and families.

Since its launch in 1986, the Walk has become one of the most anticipated community-based fundraising events in Metro Vancouver. The event will feature a special ceremony at which the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Dragon will be “awakened” and lead participants on a seven-kilometre excursion around the Stanley Park Seawall. Participants may also choose to walk a three-kilometre route around Lost Lagoon.

This year, the Walk will feature a large Kids Zone sponsored by RBC, with a bouncy castle, balloon-twisting artists and game booths. In addition, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation will partner with CHMB AM1320 for the third year for a radiothon on Saturday, July 14, from 8 am to midnight. During the radiothon, listeners will hear heartwarming stories of people who have benefited from S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s services, information about S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s programs, and how donations make a difference in the community.

“I give my heartfelt gratitude to all of our donors and corporate sponsors for their support,” said Chris Chan, co-chair of the 2018 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon. “I encourage everyone to get involved and help us raise funds for the Walk. Every little bit helps and will enable S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to continue to serve people of all ages and backgrounds for the betterment of our community.”

Terry Liu, the other co-chair of the 2018 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon, was once a recipient of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s immigrant settlement services. “I’m grateful for the support that my family and I received from S.U.C.C.E.S.S. when we first arrived in Canada,” he said. “I hope that by giving back and supporting S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s fundraising efforts, I can help ensure others in the future can also benefit from its services like I did.”

Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, expressed her gratitude to the two co-chairs for their efforts. “I’d like to thank Chris and Terry for their hard work and commitment to making the Walk a success,” she said. “Their dedication is truly inspiring and the funds raised through the Walk will help to sustain our many crucial social services and programs.”

For photos of the event, visit https://bit.ly/2Ma7dL2.

Photo captions:

Photo 5681 - (From left) Chris Chan and Terry Liu, co-chairs of the 2018 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with  the Dragon

Photo 5712 – Queenie Choo, CEO, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation

Photo 5727 - (From left) Queenie Choo, CEO, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation; Terry Liu, Co-Chair, 2018 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon; Chris Chan, Co-Chair, 2018 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon; Brandon Hui, Chair, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation; Donnie Wing, Chair, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.; Annie Hui, Air Canada

Photos 5732 & 5739 – Group photo at the 2018 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon news conference

Photo 5743 – Winner of the Walk with the Dragon T-shirt drawing contest Lisa Chun (centre) and her family

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

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Winnie Tam

Director, Strategic Communications & Marketing

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

Cell: 604-763-1937

Tel: 604-408-7230

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. celebrates 45th anniversary on Parliament Hill

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May 31, 2018

 

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. celebrates 45th anniversary on Parliament Hill

Ottawa, ON – In recognition of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s 45th anniversary, Senator Mobina Jaffer, MP Jenny Kwan, Senator Yonah Martin, Minister Harjit Sajjan, Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, MP Alice Wong and Senator Yuen Pau Woo co-hosted a delegation from S.U.C.C.E.S.S. at an event on Parliament Hill this afternoon.

Named S.U.C.C.E.S.S. on the Hill, the lunch reception welcomed close to 100 guests, including other members of parliament, senators, members of the diplomatic corps, and approximately 35 board members and other guests from S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation. At the reception, the co-hosts praised S.U.C.C.E.S.S. for its work in serving newcomers and the community at large.

“As a proud British Columbian and a daughter of immigrants, it is my honour to co-host S.U.C.C.E.S.S. on the Hill in our nation’s capital to congratulate and celebrate the remarkable 45th anniversary of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.,” said Senator Yonah Martin. “For more than four decades, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has demonstrated excellence in immigration settlement and community services across British Columbia and abroad. I have also visited the first overseas office in Seoul, Korea, where S.U.C.C.E.S.S. provides a bridge for hopeful immigrants to prepare for new life in Canada. On behalf of all of the co-hosts, thank you S.U.C.C.E.S.S.!”

Maggie Ip, founder and patron of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.; Donnie Wing, chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.; and Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, all expressed their gratitude to the co-hosts and guests for their support.

“We are tremendously honoured to be hosted on Parliament Hill in celebration of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s 45th anniversary,” said Queenie Choo. “Since 1973 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has grown from an organization with under 10 staff to one that now has more than 20 service locations across BC and three overseas offices. Last year, thanks to support from the government and the community, we served more than 61,000 clients who came to us for everything from pre-arrival, arrival and settlement services, to language training, employment support, affordable housing and seniors care. The recognition we received this afternoon affirms our commitment to serving the community and energizes us in continuing to assist newcomers as they settle and make Canada their home.”

At the reception, Senator Yuen Pau Woo also presented Maggie Ip and husband Kelly Ip with the Senate 150th Anniversary Medals, in recognition of their decades of contributions to the community.

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

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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Contact:

Winnie Tam

Director, Strategic Communications & Marketing

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

Cell: 604-763-1937

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