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

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September 7, 2017

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

Health-Fair

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.

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Contacts:
Jacky Leung    
Event Coordinator   
Health Fair 2017   
Tel: 604-408-7274 ext. 2048   
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Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7243
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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 Lectures Cantonese Lectures
Time Topic Speaker Topic Speaker
9:45 AM Everyday Dermatology Dr. Youwen Zhou Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Dr. Roger Wong
10:30 AM Back and Joint Pain Dr. Xia Wang Common Gastrointestinal diseases Dr. Peter Kwan
11:30 AM Opening Ceremony
12:30 PM Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Dr. Jen Yu iCON forum: Fall Prevention and Mobility at Home Ellen Woo, Physiotherapist
1:15 PM Everyday Ophthalmology Dr. Jean Chuo Lung Cancer: Causes and Treatment Dr. Stephen Lam
2:00 PM Why Gum Disease Needs to be Treated Dr Jim Chen Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Dr. Katherine Chow
2:45 PM Cardiovascular Diseases and Congestive Heart Failure Dr. Siu Him Chan Children's Oral Care Guidelines Dr. Phoebe Tsang
3:30 PM Common Rheumatological Conditions Dr. Simon Huang Radon at Home Winnie Cheng

 

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Contacts:
Jacky Leung    
Event Coordinator   
Health Fair 2017   
Tel: 604-408-7274 ext. 2048   
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7243
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Health Fair 2017 Returns on September 17

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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           
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Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7243
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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation Welcomes New Chair Brandon Hui

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September 1, 2017

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

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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.

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Contact:
Queenie Choo    
CEO, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation                                    
Tel: 604-684-1628                                 
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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
   
Directors Mrs. 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

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Contact:
Queenie Choo    
CEO, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation                        
Tel: 604-684-1628                                 
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Astounding Performance by Asia’s Leading Singer Frances Yip

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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  .
 
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For more information, please contact:

Raymond Chau      
Event and Marketing Officer   
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
Tel: 604-408-7228
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Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.         
Tel: 604-408-7243 
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Statement: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. condemns hate activities

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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

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Contact:
Queenie Choo
Chief Executive Officer, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7272
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