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

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MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2018

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

Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation is excited to officially launch its fundraising activities for the 40th annual Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala. Fred Cheng, a well-known Hong Kong singer and actor originally from BC, will be the gala’s feature performer.

Media are cordially invited to attend the kick-off press conference to learn more event highlights.

Date:    Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time:    11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue:    Choi Hall, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Service Centre, 28 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Considered one of Vancouver’s premier fundraising events, the Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Grand Ballroom of The Westin Bayshore Vancouver.

Hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, the event aims to raise $500,000 for the maintenance, enhancement and development of crucial social services provided by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. that receive no or limited government funding. These include seniors programs and care offered by the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-level Care Society.

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Contacts:
Amanda Chiu  
Event Coordinator    
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation   
Tel: 604-408-7228    Tel: 604-408-7243
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Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
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All Our Neighbours Community Roundtable Comes to Vancouver

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MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 24, 2017

            
All Our Neighbours Community Roundtable Comes to Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – As our communities change to reflect different cultural perspectives about community, one thing remains true for all of us: the desire for a deep sense of belonging and inclusion. Join local residents in a genuine conversation about how we maintain meaningful connections with ALL Our Neighbours.

Event Name:               All Our Neighbours Community Roundtable – Vancouver
Date/ Time:                 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Location:                     Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre (Upper Lounge)
Address:                      990 W 59th Ave, Vancouver BC, V6P 1X9
Note:                           Media interview available

Refreshments will be served

Hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S., All Our Neighbours is a series of roundtable conversations that explore the intersection of neighbourliness and diversity across the Lower Mainland. The roundtables aim to engage local communities in open conversations on the idea of neighbourliness, with a focus on anti-immigrant sentiments and racially discriminatory incidents in Canada. Vancouver is the fourth of this series after Coquitlam, Surrey and Richmond.

Local residents are invited to VOTE ON THE QUESTIONS online for the upcoming roundtables at AllOurNeighbours.com/questions-survey/. You can also anonymously share your thoughts on the questions in advance of the roundtables. The poll will be open until Nov 30, 2017.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. would like to thank the following supporters for their generous contributions:

Major Sponsors:  Vancity, Coast Hotels
Supporting Sponsors: Marpole Oakridge Community Association, Vancouver Immigration Partnership

For more information about All Our Neighbours community roundtables and to SAVE YOUR SPOT in your local roundtable, please visit AllOurNeighbours.com or follow our Facebook page for updates!

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 counselling, business and economic development, seniors care, housing and community development. For more details, please visit: www.success.bc.ca

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Contact:
Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7243
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Celebrates 25 Years of Welcoming Newcomers at YVR through the Community Airport Newcomers Network

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October 26, 2017


S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Celebrates 25 Years of Welcoming Newcomers at YVR through the Community Airport Newcomers Network

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Vancouver, BC – The Community Airport Newcomers Network (CANN), operated by S.U.C.C.E.S.S., celebrated two remarkable milestones today: 25 years of welcoming immigrants and refugees at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and a cumulative total of more than one million newcomers served since the program’s inception. A celebration was held at Vancouver International Airport to mark the occasion.

“Congratulations on marking the 25th anniversary of the Community Airport Newcomers Network at Vancouver International Airport,” said the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. “The CANN program plays a central role in welcoming newcomers to Canada. Last year alone, more than 31,000 newcomers were served by CANN in over 20 languages. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is proud of the success of the program and the work they do to make Canada a better place.”

CANN is often the first point of contact for immigrants and refugees arriving at YVR. Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the program refers newcomers to services at over 200 settlement partner organizations across the country, ensuring they are connected to key settlement resources at their final destinations. In 2016, as part of the Syrian Initiative, CANN helped to welcome more than 3,000 Syrian refugees at YVR.

“S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is very proud as the provider of the Community Airport Newcomers Network at YVR,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “The program assists almost all newcomers arriving at YVR, serving approximately 40,000 people each year. I’d like to thank Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada believing in this program to support the new arrivals to Canada.”

CANN’s port-of-entry services at Vancouver International Airport are delivered through two streams: the Settlement Program, which serves all categories of newcomers, and the Resettlement Assistance Program, which serves government-assisted refugees, privately sponsored refugees and blended visa office-referred refugees.

“I would like to offer CANN a heartfelt thank you for their dedication over the last 25 years at YVR. We have enjoyed many great partnerships with them over the years,” said Reg Krake, Director of Customer Care, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Looking forward, we will continue to work with CANN to help newcomers start their new journeys in Canada.”  

At the celebration event, Pamela Zenda, a former Resettlement Assistance Program client, and Chielo Monderondo, a former Settlement Program client, shared their experience of receiving services from CANN. Both credited the program for helping them to feel more prepared and at ease for their new life in Canada.


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 Community Airport Newcomers Network (CANN)

The Community Airport Newcomers Network (CANN) is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and operated by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Since October 1992, CANN has delivered port-of-entry services at Vancouver International Airport and has served more than one million newcomers to date. The program assists approximately 90% of all newcomers at YVR each year. For more information, visit www.cannyvr.ca.  

 

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Media Contact:
Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7243
Cell: 778-997-8283
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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Jackson Lam Adult Day Centre Officially Opens in Richmond

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2017

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Jackson Lam Adult Day Centre
Officially Opens in Richmond

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Richmond, BC – Supporters, partners and donors celebrated the official grand opening of the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Jackson Lam Adult Day Centre today. The centre is made possible by a generous $300,000 donation from Mrs. Ping Mah and the Lam family, following the selection of the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society (MLC) by Vancouver Coastal Health as the successful proponent to operate a new adult day program for seniors in Richmond in January 2017.  

“We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Jackson Lam Adult Day Centre with so many of the people who helped to make it a reality,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “The 25 spaces available at this centre will help to enrich the lives of seniors in Richmond, helping them to stay active and connected to the community. I would like to thank Vancouver Coastal Health for its strong support and our donors Mrs. Ping Mah and the Lam family for their generosity.”

“My family and I are really thrilled with the official opening of the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Jackson Lam Adult Day Centre, as a lot of seniors and their families can benefit from the services and support of this program,” said Ping Mah, daughter of Jackson Lam.

The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Jackson Lam Adult Day Centre is co-located on the site of Austin Harris Residence, one of the assisted living programs under the auspices of MLC. The centre can accommodate 25 seniors per day, Monday to Friday, and began to receive clients on June 12, 2017.

Adult day programs are designed for older adults who may have complex physical and/or cognitive challenges or are living with chronic illnesses. The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Jackson Lam Adult Day Centre is dedicated to providing quality day health services to seniors through integrated programs, and bridging seniors with the community. The program plays a key role in allowing clients to continue living at home as long as possible, optimizing their physical, psycho-social and emotional functioning, and lowering their rate of hospitalization.

About the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society
The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society was incorporated in 1995 with the goal of providing a continuum of culturally appropriate care for seniors. Since 2005, the Society has been accredited by Accreditation Canada with the highest award – “Accredited with Exemplary Standing” – in both 2011 and 2015. The Society’s programs and services include:

- S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Simon K.Y. Lee Seniors Care Home in Vancouver;
- Chieng’s Adult Day Centre in Vancouver;
- Harmony House, an assisted living facility in Vancouver;
- Austin Harris Residence – On Tak Cheung Building, an assisted living facility in Richmond; and
- Jackson Lam Adult Day Centre in Richmond.

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.

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Media Contact:
Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7243
Cell: 778-997-8283
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Celebrates 25th Years of Helping Newcomers at YVR

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MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2017


S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Celebrates 25th Years of Helping Newcomers at YVR  

Vancouver, BC – Since 1992, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s Community Airport Newcomers Network (CANN) has been serving new immigrants and refugees as they arrive at Vancouver International Airport. Each year, CANN welcomes approximately 40,000 newcomers, helping them understand the first settlement steps and connecting them with settlement services and community resources.

Join us as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of CANN and the milestone of one million newcomers served at Vancouver International Airport.


EVENT:   Community Airport Newcomers Network (CANN) 25th Anniversary Celebration
DATE:     Thursday, October 26, 2017
TIME:      10 am
LOCATION:     Vancouver International Airport, East Concourse Level 3, US Departures
DIRECTIONS:  From the Spirit of Haida Gwaii sculpture / International Departures Level food court, walk toward the US check-in area. From the US check-in area, continue until you reach the end of the US check-in counters.

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Media Contact:

Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7243
Cell: 778-997-8283
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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