Media Releases

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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For Immediate Release

Tri-Cities Newcomer Employment Week Returns with a Focus on Workplace Culture

November 18, 2019 – Coquitlam, BC – Organized by the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP), which is led by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and in collaboration with several service providers and organizations, the Tri-Cities Newcomer Employment Week (NEW) returns this year from November 18-22 with a focus on workplace culture.

The goal of Tri-Cities NEW is to support newcomers in their employment goals by creating networking opportunities among immigrants, service providers and employers. With this year’s theme on the importance of workplace culture, newcomer jobseekers will receive the opportunity to learn about the key role workplace culture has in the recruitment and retention of employees.

“As the leading agency of the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. along with our TCLIP partners are pleased to be bringing this event back for newcomers,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “By providing access and showcasing the availability of resources and opportunities for jobseekers, we hope to reduce the barriers that many new immigrants may face in achieving their employment goals.”

Tri-Cities NEW’s first-day welcome event featured a keynote speech from Maylen Crespo who immigrated to Canada in 2002 and is the Community Lead Manager with the Family Services of Greater Vancouver; an employer panel with representatives from small to large business, government and non-profit employers; a networking workshop; a speed-networking activity and a resume clinic and resource fair.

The rest of the week will be dedicated to workplace tours for jobseekers to learn more about a particular organization, their workplace culture and the recruiting process. The tours will take place at several Tri-Cities-based business and organizations across a wide variety of sectors including hospitality, education, government, retail, health, banking and self-employment.

This year’s Tri-Cities NEW is supported by the following event sponsors and partners: Vancity, Coquitlam Public Library, Douglas College Training Group, ISSofBC, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., MOSAIC, YWCA WorkBC Centres, City of Port Moody, Immigrant Employment Council of BC, Coquitlam Continuing Education, Windmill Microlending, SHARE Family & Community Services Society, Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce and Statistics Canada.

Last year, Tri-Cities NEW attracted over 180 individuals who participated in 33 employment-related activities over four days, with some receiving job offers during the event.

For more information about Tri-Cities NEW, please visit

For event photos, please visit

About Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership

The Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP) is a community partnership table that brings together local community stakeholders across multiple sectors, including municipalities, health, education, settlement agencies and businesses. The ultimate goal of the TCLIP is to develop welcoming and inclusive communities where both long term residents and newcomers feel a sense of belonging and attachment. The TCLIP is funded by the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC). For more details, please visit

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
Cell: 604-805-9362
[email protected]

Chantelle Lui
Communications & Marketing Specialist
Tel: 604-408-7274
[email protected]

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