Media Releases

February 24, 2020

Kindness Rocks Campaign Launches in Tri-Cities

Tri-Cities Region, BC – Kindness Rocks is coming to the Tri-Cities! From February 26th to March 21st, the Tri-Cities Together: Coalition against Racism & Hate, led by S.U.C.C.E.S.S., is spreading awareness on the ongoing need for kindness in our communities to tackle the impact of bigotry, intolerance and discrimination. Throughout the communities of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, imaginatively painted rocks, with messages of kindness and inclusion, will be found in public spaces, community parks and hiking/running trails.

“Kindness Rocks is exactly the campaign we need in our communities these days,” said S.U.C.C.E.S.S. CEO Queenie Choo. “Promoting intercultural communities, diversity and inclusion alongside creative and artistic works in our public spaces benefits everybody.”

Each rock will have a corresponding message, story or challenge for visitors. Once residents have found a rock, check out the corresponding message on and share the message with your networks. Please feel free to tag S.U.C.C.E.S.S. via “@tricitieslip” on Facebook and on Instagram, or “@tc_lip” on Twitter, with a hashtag of #KindnessRocks.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. would like to acknowledge our community partners and volunteers who’ve collaborated on this campaign: BC Farhangian Educators’ Association, City of Coquitlam, Coquitlam Continuing Education (Integrate Tri-Cities), Coquitlam Public Library, Coquitlam RCMP, Douglas College, Kinsight, MOSAIC, Port Moody Police, Sneaky Native Art, Spirit of the Children Society, Terry Fox Library, Tri-Cities Friends of Refugees Society, Tri-Cities TV, as well as individual stakeholders, artists and families who shared their talents, and most importantly, those who’ve shared and made public their personal stories and experiences about past issues facing discrimination.

This campaign is also made possible with support from the Province of British Columbia’s Multiculturalism Division.

For details about the Kindness Rocks campaign, please visit

About Tri-Cities Together: Coalition against Racism & Hate

Tri-Cities Together is a network of community stakeholders committed to building inclusive communities where residents have an increased sense of belonging and safety through collaboration and capacity building. Established in 2001, Tri-Cities Together is part of the BC Provincial Government’s Organizing against Racism & Hate (OARH) program, and is designed with an intent to create civic partnerships, develop projects which promote multiculturalism, address racism and strengthen intercultural communities.

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 Canada. 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



Abigail Cameron
Manager, Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership
Tel: 604-468-6001
[email protected]

Beau Hunter
Director, Strategic Communications & Marketing
Tel: 604-684-1628
[email protected]

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January 14, 2020

2020 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala Focus is Seniors Services

Vancouver, BC – Seniors Services programs with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. will be the primary benefactor of the 2020 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala (Gala) held this upcoming February 29th, 2020 at The Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver.

Building upon the event’s 41-year legacy, the 2020 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala will provide a luxurious night of philanthropy, entertainment and fine dining to well over 800 business and community leaders. The fundraising target for the event is $509,000.

“The continued, overwhelming support and contributions from our generous sponsors and donors have consistently been the driving force in making the Gala a resounding success year after year. We are proud to host the Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala once again and strive to provide essential services in our communities,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation.

With a focus on Seniors Services, this year’s Gala will aim to serve seniors in their journey of aging, by assisting them to live fully and independently, and to maintain and enhance their quality of life.

“We aim to provide excellent and cultural appropriate services to seniors in their various stages of aging,” said Brandon Hui, Chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation. “The 2020 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala will commemorate the positive work that S.U.C.C.E.S.S. performs on a daily basis. This year is a Leap Year, so our theme for the upcoming Gala is “One Small Step with S.U.C.C.E.S.S., One Giant Leap for the Community.” The festivities at the Gala will include cocktail receptions, exciting silent and live auctions for glamorous and luxurious items, and West Coast-inspired cuisine. The evening will be capped off with outstanding Canadian talent as well as engaging Chinese performances.”

As a companion activity for with the Gala, raffle ticket sales will bring in much needed funds for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. This year, the total value of raffle prizes reaches over $26,000. Raffle tickets are $5 each, or $50 for a book of tickets. Proceeds from raffle sales also go towards Seniors Services.

Gala tickets are $268, $368, $568 and $868 per person, with ten attendees per table. Tickets are on-sale now, and are moving quickly.

Raffle tickets will be available at all S.U.C.C.E.S.S. service centers and the Park Georgia Insurance office.

For more details, please call 604-408-7228 or visit


Special thanks to Gala sponsors and supporters:

Official Airline Sponsor: Air Canada

Souvenir Program Sponsor: Concord Pacific

Patron Sponsor: Mr. Johnny Fong

VIP Reception Sponsor: Vancity

Event Sponsor: Jarislowsky Fraser Partners Foundation

Official Jewelry Sponsor: Lugaro Jewelers

Program Support Sponsor: Fairchild Media Group

Special Promotions Sponsor: LS Times TV, Canwest Taiwan Board of Trade

Dessert Sponsor: HSBC

Official Printing Sponsor: Horseshoe Press

Platinum Sponsors: Park Georgia Insurance, Wawanesa Insurance, Viva Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Gold Sponsor: Gilead Advancing Therapeutics

Silver Sponsors: BCAA, CIBC, Maxim’s Bakery, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Re/MAX Westcoast – Patsy Hui, ToGo Telecom

Bronze Sponsors: Clark Wilson LLP, DLA Piper, KPU, Richard Buell Sutton, Sunrise Soya Foods, Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, VanMar Constructors

Major Media Sponsors:, Fairchild Radio AM1470 / FM96.1, Fairchild TV, Talentvision, AM1320 CHMB, Ming Pao Daily News, Singtao Daily, OMNI Diversity Television, Our City Tonight, The Breeze 104.3

Media Sponsors: Canada City Post, Evergreen News, Ming Sheng Bao, Richmond Sentinel, What’s In Media Group



Beau Hunter
Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing
Tel: 604-408-7274
Email: [email protected]

Harry Lee
Senior Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
Tel. 604-408-7228
Email: [email protected]

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Condolences Message

January 9, 2020

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. offers its deepest condolences to those who have been affected by the aircraft tragedy in Iran earlier this week. Know that all of Canada’s hearts and thoughts are with you, and especially with our Iranian-Canadian communities.

We stand with colleagues, friends, neighbors and loved ones during this difficult time.


Beau Hunter
Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing
Tel: 604-408-7274
Email: [email protected]

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