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Astounding Performance by Asia’s Leading Singer Frances Yip

ON 23 AUGUST 2017.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2017

Astounding Performance by Asia’s Leading Singer Frances Yip  

Vancouver, BC – Frances Yip staged two amazing performances in Metro Vancouver over the weekend for over 1,800 fans from Canada and the United States. She helped raised an amount of $200,000 enabling S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to continue to support important social services and programs that have partial or no government funding.

“Fundraising is an integral part of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation’s mandate. Proceeds from events such as these two charity concerts can enhance S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s ability to deliver the highest caliber of services to those otherwise would be underserved in Metro Vancouver,” said Sing Lim Yeo, Chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation.

Frances Yip truly justifies the description of “international star” and has garnered a fan base the world over. Throughout both evenings, Frances Yip performed her greatest hits songs in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. With 47 years in the business behind her, there is still so much for Frances Yip to give to the arts and to her devoted followers.

The Foundation is also pleased to have Richard Yuen, a well-known music composer and producer, to be the Music Director of these concerts. He toured and performed in Ontario and Quebec in the 70s and 80s. He worked with people like Phil Ramone, John Harris, etc., and toured all over the world as Music Director and Band Leader for Hong Kong artists such as Alan Tam, George Lam, Arron Kwok, Leslie Cheung, Jacky Cheung, Sally Yeh, Priscilla Chan, Hacken Lee and the Wynners.

2017 Frances Yip S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Charity Concert Co-Chairs Walter Soo, Brandon Hui and Jeffrey Chan commended Frances for taking time out of her hectic schedule to headline her sixth charity concert for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation and for her caring spirit to the Metro Vancouver communities. They also thanked Richard Yuen, concert sponsors, media friends and audience for their contributions in making these charity concerts a success.

For photos of 2017 Frances Yip S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Charity Concert, please visit:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzhyDsnd5C3vZE9QMDlzek05Wjg

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, incorporated in December 2001, is a charitable foundation responsible for raising funds for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and its affiliated organizations to support their mandates for the betterment of the community. For more details, please visit: www.successfoundation.ca  .

Contacts:

Raymond Chau
Event and Marketing Officer
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
Tel: 604-408-7228
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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Statement: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. condemns hate activities

ON 19 AUGUST 2017.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2017

Vancouver – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has issued the following statement condemning hate activities and intolerance.

We, at S.U.C.C.E.S.S., are deeply saddened by the recent deaths in Charlottesville and Barcelona, and stand with partner organizations in condemning hate speech and activities resulting in such tragedies. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is committed to building diverse and inclusive communities where everyone feels safe and welcome.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. urges all Canadians to remain united in our shared values of equality and inclusiveness. We denounce the white nationalist, anti-immigration rallies that have been scheduled to take place in Canadian cities this weekend.

Following a forum on Immigration and Racial Discrimination organized by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in February, 2017, we have been and are organizing community roundtables to address anti-immigrant sentiments and to facilitate dialogue and solutions towards greater social cohesion for newcomers, immigrants and long-time residents.

We encourage individuals, governments and organizations to take consistent and proactive measures to address hate in our communities. Together we can build healthy and inclusive communities to eliminate racism and hate.

Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest social service agencies in British Columbia. It is a charitable organization providing 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

Contacts:

Queenie Choo
Chief Executive Officer, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7272
E-mail: [email protected]

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Asian Songstress Frances Yip Ready to Headline S.U.C.C.E.S.S’s Charity Concert for the 6th Time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2017

Asian Songstress Frances Yip Ready to Headline S.U.C.C.E.S.S’s Charity Concert for the 6th Time


Richmond, BC – Frances Yip, one of Asia’ s leading pop singers, has returned to Vancouver and set to woo her fans at the two charity concerts hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation this coming Friday August 18 and Saturday August 19. The Foundation hosted a press conference today to introduce the event details.

“Frances has been a passionate supporter of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation for more than two decades. We are thrilled to have her back to perform for us for the sixth time,” said Walter Soo, Brandon Hui and Jeffrey Chan, Co-Chairs of 2017 Frances Yip Charity Concert. “We hope to raise $150,000 to enable S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to continue to provide the important social services and programs that lack of sufficient government funding, particularly for those pertaining to youth, women, families and seniors”.

At the press conference, Frances reminisced about her previous visits to Vancouver and expressed her enthusiasm in reuniting with her fans and friends. “Vancouver is one of my favourite cities. It is like a second home to me. I enjoy performing here and love sharing my experiences with the audience as well,” said Frances. “I hope my performance will be instrumental in raising the needed funds for those services,” she added.

Started singing since the 1960s, Frances gained international fame in the early 1980s with her signature tune, The Shanghai Beach (also known as The Bund), the theme song of the popular Chinese TV drama of the same title. She has released over 80 albums to her name in various languages. Frances is fluent in Chinese and English.

At the two upcoming shows, Francis will present a 2-hour set of her greatest hits, including her signature tune, The Shanghai Beach.

Frances has a successful career in music industry which brings her the adoration of loyal fans all over the world. The show at River Rock Theatre on August 19 has been sold out.

Limited seats are available at Molson Canadian Theatre (2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam) on August 18 at $68, $98, Buy 5 get 1 free for $138 and $198. For tickets reservation and info, please call S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation at 604-408-7228 or visit www.successfoundation.ca.

2017 Frances Yip Charity Concert Committee would like to acknowledge the following donors and sponsors for their generous supports:

Venue and Entertainment Sponsors:
River Rock Casino Resort and Hard Rock Casino Vancouver
Patron Sponsor:
Mr. Johnny Fong
Printing Sponsor:
Horseshoe Press Inc

Gold Sponsor:
Patsy Hui, REMAX Westcoast、Ming-Ming Chan, PFP RBC Financial Planning and Porsche Centre Vancouver

Silver Sponsor:
Michelle Yu – REMAX Real Estate Services, Sing Yeo – Professional Real Estate Corp, Universal Coach Line and Samipoutei Ramen

Major Media Sponsor:
Fairchild TV, Talentvision, Fairchild Radio AM1470 & FM96.1, CHMB AM1320, LS Times TV and Canwest Taiwan Board of Trade

Media Sponsors:
iTalkBB media, Ming Pao Daily News, Mingshengbao, Sing Tao Daily, Canadian City Post, What’s In Media Group, Dawa Business Press, Global Chinese Press, OMNI Diversity Television, Richmond Sentinel, Evergreen News, Today Commercial News, and Tri-City News

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, incorporated in December 2001, is a charitable foundation responsible for raising funds for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and its affiliated organizations to support their mandates for the betterment of the community. For more details, please visit: www.successfoundation.ca

For more information, please contact:

Raymond Chau
Event and Marketing Officer
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
Tel: 604-408-7228
E-mail: [email protected]

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

Frances Yip Profile

After more 40 years in an industry where longevity is usually measured in years rather than decades, Frances Yip is still seeking new goals and setting new standards.

Frances’ career has evolved from the swinging sixties throughout the disco revolution and on to “adult contemporary”.

Her linguistic skills, with unique interpretations of lyrics in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, as well as several other Asian languages, has led to a fan base across a wide range of cultures and countries.

Frances has performed in over 30 countries across five continents, in concerts and on television. She has recorded over 80 albums, participated in three feature films and appeared in stage musicals. To celebrate her 45th anniversary in music industry Frances held concerts in New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, North America, Hong Kong in 2014 and Australia in 2015.

She has worked with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, the Macau Chinese Orchestra, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Tamasat University Philharmonic Orchestra in Bangkok as well as large orchestras in Kuala Lumpur.

Francis also became the first Hong Kong artiste to perform with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at a fundraising concert held at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, Canada in October 2004 for the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation.

Frances achieved worldwide recognition when she was selected by the Hong Kong Government to be a co-presenter at the British Farewell Ceremony to mark the transfer of sovereignty in Hong Kong to China. The event on June 30th 1997 was watched by a television audience estimated at 120 million, in more than 80 countries around the globe.

Her signature tune “Shanghai Beach”, the theme song from a television series of the same name made in 1980 has been possibly the best-known Cantonese song for over three decades among the Chinese in communities all over the world.

For more information, please visit www.francesyip.com

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