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Free Community Fair to Provide Latest Information on Health and Oral Screening

ON 07 SEPTEMBER 2017.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2017

Free Community Fair to Provide Latest Information on Health and Oral Screening

Vancouver, BC – The annual Health Fair, jointly organized by S.U.C.C.E.S.S., the Chinese Canadian Medical Society BC (CCMS) and the Canadian Chinese Dental Society of BC (CCDS), will take place on Sunday, September 17, from 9:30 am to 4:15 pm at Bonsor Recreation Complex (6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby, BC). The event is free and will provide members of the public, especially the Chinese-speaking community, with the latest and relevant information about health awareness, disease prevention and treatment, and healthy lifestyles. The opening ceremony will begin at 11:30 am.

“We are thrilled that there will be more programs available and more new partners to support the event this year,” said Paul Cheng, co-chair of Health Fair 2017. “The event offers a platform for local non-profit organizations, community groups and businesses to inform fair visitors about health resources and services available in the community.”

Health Fair 2017 will feature health talks, screening and exhibition booths. A total of 14 lectures will be presented in Cantonese and Mandarin by physicians, dentists, physiotherapists and environmental health experts.

“As health and medical terms may be hard to understand, we want to break language barriers for members of the Chinese-speaking community.” said Dr. Brian Xinyong Wang, president of CCMS and co-chair of Health Fair 2017. “In addition to those popular topics such as fall prevention, cognitive impairment and dementia, back and joint pain, and gastrointestinal diseases, we will have new talks such as radon at home, to be presented by a representative from Health Canada.”

According to Dr. Jonathan Wu, director of CCDS, the Society will continue to promote oral care and oral health by presenting two talks and providing a free oral screening to attendees, a popular feature of the fair that had been well received in the past.

“Thanks to the hard work of our staff and volunteers and our continued partnership with the Canadian Medical Society BC and Canadian Chinese Dental Society of BC, the annual Health Fair has become an important community event that promotes population health and wellness,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. She also noted that while the seminars are delivered in Chinese, the exhibitions are available in both English and Chinese, and all can benefit from the event.

Health Fair 2017 is presented by Gilead Sciences Canada. The event is also supported by UBC InterCultural Online Health Network (iCON) and the City of Burnaby.
Since its inception in 1991, the annual Health Fair has hosted more than 300 seminars attended by 30,000 participants. Last year, the event drew more than 1,200 visitors from across Metro Vancouver.

For more information, please call 604-408-7274 Ext. 2048 or visit www.healthfairbc.com  or www.facebook.com/SUCCESSBC  under Events.

Contacts:

Jacky Leung
Event Coordinator
Health Fair 2017
Tel: 604-408-7274 ext. 2048
Email: [email protected]

Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7243
Email: [email protected]

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Program for Health Fair 2017
9:30 am – 4:15 pm, Sunday, September 17, 2017
Bonsor Recreation Complex (6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby, BC)

Mandarin LecturesCantonese Lectures
TimeTopicSpeakerTopicSpeaker
9:45 AMEveryday DermatologyDr. Youwen ZhouCognitive Impairment and DementiaDr. Roger Wong
10:30 AMBack and Joint PainDr. Xia WangCommon Gastrointestinal diseasesDr. Peter Kwan
11:30 AMOpening Ceremony
12:30 PMAtrial Fibrillation and StrokeDr. Jen YuiCON forum: Fall Prevention and Mobility at HomeEllen Woo, Physiotherapist
1:15 PMEveryday OphthalmologyDr. Jean ChuoLung Cancer: Causes and TreatmentDr. Stephen Lam
2:00 PMWhy Gum Disease Needs to be TreatedDr Jim ChenChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseDr. Katherine Chow
2:45 PMCardiovascular Diseases and Congestive Heart FailureDr. Siu Him ChanChildren’s Oral Care GuidelinesDr. Phoebe Tsang
3:30 PMCommon Rheumatological ConditionsDr. Simon HuangRadon at HomeWinnie Cheng

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Contacts:
Jacky Leung
Event Coordinator
Health Fair 2017
Tel: 604-408-7274 ext. 2048
Email: [email protected]

Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7243
Email: [email protected]

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Health Fair 2017 Returns on September 17

ON 05 SEPTEMBER 2017


MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5, 2017

Health Fair 2017 Returns on September 17

Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Chinese Canadian Medical Society BC (CCMS) and Canadian Chinese Dental Society of BC (CCDS) will join hands again to host Health Fair 2017, the most popular health-related event in Chinese-Canadian community in BC.

Media are cordially invited to join us to learn more details.

What:    Press Conference on Health Fair 2017

When:   Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11:00 am

Where: Room 314, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Service Centre, 28 W Pender St., Vancouver, BC

Who:    Paul Cheng, Co-Chair, Health Fair 2017

Dr. Xin-Yong Wang, MD, CCFD President, Chinese Canadian Medical Society BC and Co-Chair, Health Fair 2017

Queenie Choo, RN, B.ScN, MN, CHE Chief Executive Officer, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Since its launch in 1991, Health Fair has hosted more than 300 seminars on various health-related topics with a total of 30,000 participants over the past years. Each year, the event draws more than 1,000 people from Metro Vancouver.

Health Fair 2017 is presented by Gilead Sciences Canada.

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Contacts:

Jacky Leung
Event Coordinator
Health Fair 2017
Tel: 604-408-7274 ext. 2048
E-mail: [email protected]

Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7243
E-mail: [email protected]

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MEDIA ADVISORY Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala Celebrates 40th Anniversary

ON 01 SEPTEMBER 2017.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2017

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation Welcomes New Chair Brandon Hui  

Vancouver, BC – The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation held its annual general meeting yesterday, August 31, 2017. Brandon Hui was elected as the new chair, and Walter Soo and Chris Chan as vice-chairs.

“We are grateful for the strong support from the community, our Foundation board, donors and volunteers in the past year,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation. “Their efforts have enabled us to achieve outstanding results with our signature annual events, including our Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala, Walk with the Dragon and the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation charity golf tournament. We were also able to add new elements to our fundraising and expand the scope of our activities beyond our current communities.”

In 2016-17, the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation raised $1.304 million to support key services offered by S.U.C.C.E.S.S., including family counselling, the Chinese Help Lines, the Family Resource Centre, multicultural early childhood development services, women’s groups, and services for youth and seniors, among others.

Brandon Hui, the newly elected board chair, brings with him his broad experience in the insurance industry, both in Canada and Asia. He is the vice-president of Business Development at Park Georgia Insurance Agencies, and the managing director and CEO of Groveland Financial Services Limited in Hong Kong. He obtained his CA and CPA designations during his years working in Toronto for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Brandon has also worked for Manulife Asia in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Malaysia. He has been on the board of the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation since 2016, and remembers vividly participating in the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon with his family while growing up in Vancouver.

At the meeting, the Foundation also announced the addition of four new board members: Anthony Cheung, Alex Fan, Dr. Timothy Hsia and Cheryl Kwok.

“My heartfelt thanks go to our outgoing board chair Sing Yeo,” said Choo. “Sing’s leadership in guiding the Foundation to pursue its fundraising goals over the years is deeply appreciated. I would also like to acknowledge the remarkable contributions of our departing directors Jason Lam, Douglas Chiu and Adrian Loh, who have each completed their full six-year terms on the board.”

In the year ahead, the 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.

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.

Contacts:

Queenie Choo
CEO, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
Tel: 604-684-1628
Email: [email protected]
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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation Board of Directors 2017-2018

Chair:Mr. Brandon Hui
Vice-Chairs:Mr. Chris Chan
Mr. Walter Soo
 
DirectorsMrs. Christine Brodie
 Mr. Jeffrey Chan
 Mr. Anthony Cheung
 Ms. Peggy Chiu
 Mr. Alex Fan
 Dr. Timothy Hsia
 Ms. Cheryl Kwok
 Mr. Steven Shen
 Mr. Afu Wang
 Mrs. Hong Xu
Ex-officio Directors:Mr. Nelson Kwan
 Mr. Jim O’Dea
 Mr. Sing Lim Yeo

Contact:

Queenie Choo
CEO, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
Tel: 604-684-1628
Email: [email protected]

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