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Community Partners Launch Social Media Campaign to Encourage Voting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2017

Community Partners Launch Social Media Campaign to Encourage Voting

Vancouver –Today, three non-partisan community organizations Civic Education Society, Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. jointly launched “Let’s Vote” social media campaign to encourage new Canadian citizens and long term residents of BC to vote on The May 9 provincial election.

The campaign released a series of videos on social media channels Facebook and Youtube. In the “Let’s vote” series, many community leaders share their stories about democracy, rights, election and voting. The World War II veterans Bing C. Wong and Tommy Wong talked about their experience on how they joined the Canadian army to fight in the war and how they fought against discrimination and eventually earned their citizenship rights. Hence, today every Canadian has the equal right to vote in the election. In addition to the veterans, other community leaders, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Chair Grace Wong and CEO Queenie Choo, former Vancouver Police Department Chief Jim Chu, Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University Jan Walls and the Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration Society President Winnie Cheung, to name a few, speak in the video series.

The videos are available in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Below is a list of stories released today. More speakers will be added to the social media campaign. To access full update list of Let’s Vote videos, please click: www.Youtube.com search for Civic Education Society Canada and Facebook @civiceducationsociety for Civic Education Society Canada

WW II Veteran Bing C. Wong, Pacific Unit 280

Veterans fought for the Citizenship and Rights
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGaigmh-Qh0&feature=youtu.be

Jim Chu, former Chief Constable, Vancouver Police Department

Sharing his passion about democracy of Canada
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccZHgR-bDwI&feature=youtu.be

Grace Wong, Chair, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Vote in BC election
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAaebR-hyng

Queenie Choo, Chief Executive Officer, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Vote on BC Election 2017
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THHNdlvhXjg

Cantonese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y35qss-v4r8

Tommy Tao, Lawyer

The true values of your vote
Cantonese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK5iREF4BR8

Tung Chan, former Vancouver City Councillor, former C.E.O. S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Voting in election is the right and obligation of a citizen
Cantonese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmYS56fq9VY

Winnie Cheung, President, the Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration Society

Learn the history of the Woman Rights, Ethnic Minority Rights in Canada. Do not give up your rights.
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKjcFGe5fyg

Aviva Yang, student of University of British Columbia

Voting means giving yourself the opportunity to choose your future
Mandarin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXwSX1DW06I

Ken Tung, President, Civic Education Society (CES)

“In the past years, CES has worked on a number of initiatives to encourage voters to participate in the elections, e.g. voter registration promotion, voting procedures understanding, election information hotline in partnership with radio station, and public forum. Make your informed decision. If you don’t, someone else will make it for you.”

Queenie Choo, Chief Executive Officer, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

“As part of civic obligations, I would urge every Canadian to make sure to take this opportunity to shape the future of British Columbia. Let’s vote on May 9.”

About Civic Education Society

Civic Education Society (CES) is a registered non-partisan, non-profit organization formed 1991. CES actively promotes being good-citizenship, volunteering, and participate in public policy discussions; public engagements and voting in all levels of elections.

About Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society

Our goal is to collect, preserve, document, and commemorate the role of Chinese Canadian veterans in the service of Canada’s military and its impact on Chinese Canadian history and civil
rights. Besides operating a museum in Vancouver’s Chinatown, and organizing tours of our collection, we are involved in several projects capturing the stories of veterans and educating a new generation of Canadians about the sacrifice of these patriotic men and women.

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 providing services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth service, business and economic development, health care, housing, and community development. For more details, please visit: www.success.bc.ca

Media Contacts:

Ken Tung
President
Civic Education Society
Cell: 604-338-8648
E-mail: [email protected]
Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Cell: 778-997-8283
E-mail: [email protected]
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Media Advisory – Community Partners Launch Social Media Campaign to Encourage Voting

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2017

Community Partners Launch Social Media Campaign to Encourage Voting

Vancouver – S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Civic Education Society and Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society will jointly launch a social media campaign to encourage new Canadian citizens and long term residents of BC to vote on the May 9 provincial election day.

Media are cordially invited to attend the press conference for more details.

Event: Press Conference on Provincial Election
Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Venue: Room 314, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Service Centre, 28 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Speakers:
Queenie Choo, Chief Executive Officer, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Ken Tung, President, Civic Education Society
King Wan, President, Chinese Canadian Military, Museum Society

Media Contacts:

Ken Tung
President, Civic Education,Society
Cell: 604-338-8648
E-mail: [email protected]
Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Cell: 778-997-8283
E-mail: [email protected]
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Community Townhall Encourages Public to Take Action beyond Ballot Box at Provincial Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2017
Community Townhall Encourages Public to Take Action beyond Ballot Box at Provincial Election

Vancouver – In an effort to promote civic engagement and raise awareness of the policy issues affecting Metro Vancouver’s multicultural communities, The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. are proudly presenting a pre-election community townhall on Sunday, April 2 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Choi Hall, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Service Centre (28 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C.)

“CIJA is delighted to be once again partnering with S.U.C.C.E.S.S on this pre-election townhall,” said Nico Slobinsky, Director Pacific Region with The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs. “It’s important to note that the townhall is not a debate, but an opportunity to hear candidates address issues of common concern to the communities served by S.U.C.C.E.S.S and CIJA.”

At this townhall we will delve into a variety of topics from affordability, inclusivity, immigration, culturally sensitive care for seniors, transportation and accessibility, to community security. Representatives from the major political parties in BC will have an opportunity to articulate their respective views on the pre-submitted questions in an engaging format.

Representatives of party candidates including 1) Michael Lee, B.C. Liberals candidate (Vancouver-Langara) 2) George Chow, B.C. NDP candidate (Vancouver-Fraserview); and 3) Michael Markwick, Green Party candidate (West Vancouver-Capilano) will be present at the town hall.

The townhall will be moderated by Renu Bakshi, the former CTV news anchor and a senior communications strategist. It will be conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation in both Cantonese and Mandarin for those non-English speaking individuals.

“Civic education is important for long term residents of B.C. and newcomers. This pre-election townhall will help voters make an informed decision on May 9 – the provincial election day,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Individuals are encouraged to submit their questions in advance and email to: [email protected] with the subject line “Provincial Pre-election Townhall Question”.

This event is free to the public but seats are limited. Registration is encouraged. Please click here: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. – CIJA Provincial Pre-Election Townhall for registration.

For inquiries, please call 604-622-4240 (CIJA) or 604-408-7260 (S.U.C.C.E.S.S.)

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.and CIJA Pre- election Townhall is supported by the media partnership with Fairchild TV, Talentvision, Canadian City Post, Jewish Independent, Lahoo.ca, Rise Weekly, Sing Tao Daily, Today Commercial News, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Evergreen News and Yaossilinks. 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 service, business and economic development, health care, housing, and community development. For more details, please visit: www.success.bc.ca

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) 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. Please visit: www.cija.ca

Contacts:

Yael Levin
Manager, Community Relations
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs | Pacific Region
Tel: 604-622-4240 ext.393
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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