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Children and Youth in Focus at the 2019 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala

ON 14 FEBRUARY 2019.


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Children and Youth in Focus at the 2019 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala

February 7, 2019 – Vancouver, BC – Early childhood education and youth leadership will be the primary benefactors of the 2019 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala to be held on March 16 at The Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver. Building upon the event’s 40-year legacy, the 2019 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala will provide a night of philanthropy, entertainment and fine dining to over 800 community and business leaders. The fundraising goal for the event is $500,000.

“We are proud to host the Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala once again and continue the tradition of offering an inspiring evening for many in the community,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation. “Over $15 million has been raised from the gala in previous years, which provided much-needed support for a variety of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. programs and services that receive partial or no government funding.”

With the focus on children and youth, this year’s gala will be a whimsical and energetic celebration with a look towards the future while being deferential to S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s well-established history of community building.

“S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has been and will continue to be vital in the Canadian experience for many children and youth in BC,” said Brandon Hui, Chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation. “The 2019 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala will commemorate the good work that S.U.C.C.E.S.S. does on a daily basis. Festivities at the gala will include a cocktail reception, exciting silent and live auctions, and a West-Coast-inspired banquet. The evening will be capped off by a performance by Hong Kong actress and singer, Joyce Cheng. Joyce’s mother, Lydia Shum, was a beloved Hong Kong entertainer and a longtime supporter of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., and we are delighted to have Joyce continue her mother’s legacy.”

Gala tickets are available now by calling 604-408-7228 or visiting www.successfoundation.ca.

For photos of the news conference, visit http://bit.ly/2RIwXjv

2019 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala Sponsors

Official Airline Awards Sponsor Air Canada
Souvenir Program Sponsor Concord Pacific
Patron Sponsor Mr. Johnny Fong
Program Support Sponsor Fairchild Media Group
Printing Sponsor Horseshoe Press Inc
Special Promotions Sponsor LS Times TV and Canwest Taiwan Board of Trade
Jewelry Sponsor Lugaro Jewellers
VIP Reception Sponsor Vancity
Centerpiece Supporter Jarislowsky Fraser Partners Foundation
Technical and Lighting Sponsor TL Entertainment Production
Platinum Sponsors CIBC

Freedom 55 Financial

Kam Do Bakery

Park Georgia Insurance

Wawanesa Insurance

Gold Sponsors BCAA

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation

The Macallan

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Maxim’s Bakery

Neptune Palace Seafood

Re/MAX Westcoast- Patsy Hui

Royal Pacific Realty – Sing Lim Yeo

Sunrise Soya Foods

Silver Sponsors A2Z Capital

BC Society of Notaries Public

Clark Wilson LLP

Deloitte

DLA Piper LLP

dys architecture

Fasken Martineau

Joanne Pei, CPA Inc.

King’s Auto Lease

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Landa Global Properties

Melissa Wu PREC, CKW Constructions and Mytrainer365.com

New Profession Collision

Tom Lee Music

VanMar Constructors Inc.

Win Lui Group

Major Media Sponsors AM1470

CHMB AM1320

Fairchild TV

FM 96.1

Ming Pao Daily News

Sing Tao Daily

Talentvision

Media Sponsors Canada City Post

Ming Sheng Bao

Evergreen News

What’s In Magazine Media Group

Program Ad Sponsor Bodwell

About 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.

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 services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth counselling, business and economic development, seniors care and affordable housing. For more details, please visit www.success.bc.ca.

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Contact:
Minika Chu
Events Officer
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
604-408-7228
[email protected]
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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. celebrates 45th anniversary and announces new Board Chair

ON 01 OCTOBER 2018.


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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. celebrates 45th anniversary and announces new Board Chair

September 30, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S., one of the largest social services agencies in BC, celebrated its 45th anniversary today at a special luncheon attended by more than 300 guests. At its annual general meeting that immediately followed the lunch, the agency announced Terry Yung as its new Board Chair.

“As a long-term S.U.C.C.E.S.S. volunteer and immigrant myself, I am honoured to serve as Chair,” said Terry Yung. “I’m looking forward to working with a talented and committed Board and staff team to further our priorities of delivering affordable housing to help address this critical need, as well as in seniors care to support this rapidly growing demographic.”

At the luncheon, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan delivered greetings on behalf of the federal government. The Honourable Bruce Ralston, the Honourable Shane Simpson, and Vancouver City Councillor Raymond Louie provided greetings on behalf of the provincial and municipal governments, respectively.

Guests were treated to video presentations that showcased the significant milestones that have shaped the agency in the past 45 years, as well as memorable moments from the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. on the Hill event, which took place in Ottawa in May. A performance by the Azalea Ensemble of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s School of Music brought the luncheon to an outstanding close.

At its 45th AGM, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. also welcomed six new members to its Board of Directors: Rebecca Clapperton Law, Lauren Liang, Dr. Joy Masuhara, Helen Song, Kathleen Wong and Terry Wong.

“On behalf of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., I would like to convey our sincere gratitude to immediate past chair Donnie Wing for his commitment and thoughtful leadership,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “We look forward to working with the new Board of Directors led by Terry Yung as S.U.C.C.E.S.S. continues to provide innovative programming to newcomers and Canadians and advocate for the needs of vulnerable populations.”

In 2017-18, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. served more than 61,800 unique clients and provided over 148,000 client services through its 30 service locations in BC and three offices in China, South Korea and Taiwan. The 2017-18 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. annual report is available for viewing online at https://www.successbc.ca/eng/company/annual-report.

For photos, visit https://bit.ly/2zGAEA9.

 

Photo caption:

New S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Board members: (from left to right) Lauren Liang, Helen Song, Kathleen Wong, Rebecca Clapperton Law, Dr. Joy Masuhara, Terry Wong

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
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 that provides services in settlement, language training, employment, family counselling, youth leadership training, business and economic development, health care and housing. For more details, please visit www.success.bc.ca.

Contacts:

Winnie Tam

Director, Strategic Communications & Marketing

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Tel: 604-408-7230

Cell: 604-763-1937

[email protected]

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Six Vancouver mayoral candidates attend public townhall organized by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and CIJA

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Six Vancouver mayoral candidates attend public townhall organized by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and CIJA

September 23, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) hosted a public pre-election townhall today with six Vancouver mayoral candidates to discuss a variety of important topics.

Mayoral candidates who were present were Hector Bremner, David Chen, Ken Sim, Kennedy Stewart, Shauna Sylvester and Wai Young. The townhall drew close to 150 people to attend. The session was moderated by Jody Vance.

“Promoting civic participation is one of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s mandates,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “We believe it’s important to engage our diverse community stakeholders and provide as many opportunities as possible for the public to hear from candidates who are running for such an important office. It was a pleasure to co-host the townhall with longtime partner CIJA since we share many of the same priorities.”

Candidates were asked to address questions submitted by the public ahead of the townhall relating to the seven topics pre-selected by the event co-organizers. The session was delivered in English and simultaneous interpretation to Cantonese and Mandarin was provided.

“We wanted to find topics that were of relevance and concern for both sets of constituents,” said Nico Slobinsky, Director of CIJA Pacific Region. “The townhall allowed our respective communities to hear from its potential leaders for Mayor and learn about their views on access to culturally sensitive services; affordability; community security; transportation and accessibility; inclusion; immigration; and the delivery of cultural appropriate care for seniors. We were delighted to once again partner with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to bring this important forum into the community.”

For photos, visit https://bit.ly/2O9jTWm.

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 details, please visit www.success.bc.ca.

About The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA)

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of Jewish life in Canada by advancing the public policy interests of Canada’s organized Jewish community. For more information, please visit www.cija.ca.

Contacts:

Nico Slobinsky

Director, Pacific Region

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs

Tel: 604-622-4240

[email protected]

Winnie Tam

Director of Strategic Communications & Marketing

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Tel: 604-408-7230

Cell: 604-763-1937

[email protected]

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