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

ON 31 JULY 2018.


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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.

Contacts:

Winnie Tam
Director, Strategic Communications & Marketing
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
Tel: 604-408-7230
Cell: 604-763-1937
Email: [email protected]