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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Dragon is Back to Bring Your Family a Fun Family Day

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MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2017


S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Dragon is Back to Bring Your Family a Fun Family Day


Vancouver, BC – By popular demand, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon is returning to the Lumbermen’s Arch, Stanley Park on Sunday, July 16, 2017.  More than 5,000 people are expected to join the event which aims to raise $400,000 to maintain and enhance important S.U.C.C.E.S.S. programs and services for seniors, women, youth and families that receive partial or no funding from government.

Press Conference for 2017 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon

Date:    Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time:    11:00 a.m.
Place:      Choi Hall - S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Service Centre - Dr. Dorothy Lam Building, 28 West Pender Street, Vancouver

With 32-year history of combining both fun and charity, the Walk has become one of the most anticipated community-based fundraising events in Metro Vancouver.

Join a special ceremony to wake up the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Dragon, which will lead a 7-km excursion around the Stanley Park seawall. A 3- km route is also available for participants who hope to enjoy stage performances after the to the leisure walk.

A larger Kids Zone is set to welcome children with bouncy castle, face painting, airbrush tattoos, balloon twister, photo-shoot, crafts, henna and caricature artists. It would be great fun for families and kids to enjoy a summer weekend!

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, incorporated in 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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Contacts:

Raymond Chau                   
Event and Marketing Officer              
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation               
Tel: 604-408-7228                  
E-mail: 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
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Vancouver Granville Lions Club raised $15,000 for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation

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June 21, 2017


Vancouver Granville Lions Club raised $15,000 for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation

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Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Granville Lions Club held a successful fundraising dinner on June 16, 2017 in support of S.U.C.C.E.S.S Foundation.  With the tremendous support from the club’s founding President, Ms. Annie Lau, together with the leadership from event Chair, Mr. Dickie Lam and incoming President, Ms. Vivian Chan, the event celebrated a fundraising total of $15,000 toward their $50,000 commitment to name an Activity Centre at S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’ Austin Harris Residence in Richmond.


 

With the recent renovation of the Austin Harris Residence to include a new Adult Day Care Centre, approximately 125 additional seniors will be using the facility on a weekly basis.  As a result, there will be an increased need to provide continuous care and adequate exercises for our seniors to ensure their mobility and independence.

“We are extremely grateful for the support from members of the Vancouver Granville Lions Club”, said Ms. Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation.  “Their meaningful contribution will allow us to renovate our centre and to purchase equipment that are specifically designed for our clients.”

“Thanks to the donations, seniors will be able to maintain their emotional and physical health, giving them the opportunity to remain mobile and independence while improving their quality of life as they progress into their golden years,” said Alice Choi, Executive Director of Multi-level Care at S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Remaining proceeds will be raised through other fundraising activities planned for October 2017 and early 2018.  Once confirmed, details will be available by calling 604-408-7228 or by visiting our website at www.successfoundation.ca.

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. Multi-Level Care Society

Established in 1995, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society was incorporated with the purpose of establishing linguistically and culturally appropriate care for the seniors. It has now developed into a provider of quality residential care and health services.  The Society adopts the “Eden Alternative” as its approach to care and services. It is committed to create an enlivening environment and to eliminate the three plagues which threaten the well-being of elders in most care homes – loneliness, helplessness, and boredom. For more details, please visit: www.success.bc.ca


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For more information, please contact:

Sunny Leung                       
Chief Development 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
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and the Vancouver Division of Family Practice to Host Discussion on Aging for the Chinese Community

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June 14, 2017

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and the Vancouver Division of Family Practice to Host Discussion on Aging for the Chinese Community

 

Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and the Vancouver Division of Family Practice are partnering to host a much needed conversation about aging in Vancouver with a panel of Vancouver-based family doctors. Anyone caring, or expecting to care, for their elders are invited to attend to be part of this important discussion, which will be held in Cantonese on the evening of June 27.

In this panel discussion moderated by Queenie Choo (CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.), physicians Dr. Thomas Ho, Dr. Hugh Li, and Dr. Gerald Yeung will give their insights into questions and concerns many family members have on:
1.    What early health and community supports are available to help family members care for my aging relative for as long as possible;
2.    What does moving into a Residential Care Facility look like;
3.    What are the warning signs to look out for when your loved one may require residential care and how one can best prepare for it? What are some warning signs to look out for and how can I best prepare;

The event will end with a Question and Answer period with the audience. After the event, there will be time to connect with the panelists as well as a number of representatives from important health and community programs and services.

•    Date: Tuesday June 27,  2017
•    Time: Doors open at 6:00pm for registration & refreshments | Event from 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Meet with panelists and resource people until 9:00pm
•    Location: Choi Hall, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Service Centre, 28 West Pender St, Vancouver
•    Cost: This is a free event

For more details about this event, please visit: https://careandaging.eventbrite.ca or call: 604-684-1628;

About the Organizations:

Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest social service agencies in British Columbia. It is a non-partisan and non-profit charitable organization providing services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth counseling, business and economic development, seniors care, housing and community development. For more information, visit www.success.bc.ca.

Established in 2010, the Vancouver Division of Family Practice is a not-for-profit society led by and for Vancouver area Family Doctors, funded by the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC), a joint committee of the BC Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC. The organization’s mission is to improve the primary care system in Vancouver for the benefit of citizens, patients and Family Doctors. For more information, visit www.divisionsbc.ca/vancouver.

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For more information, please contact:

Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7243
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Kelly Cameron (English only)
Vancouver Division of Family Practice
Tel: 604-569-2010
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Fun-Filled Walk with the Dragon Aims to Raise $400,000

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June 7, 2017


Fun-Filled Walk with the Dragon Aims to Raise $400,000  

Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon, one of Vancouver's most anticipated community-based fundraising events, is returning to the Lumbermen’s Arch, Stanley Park, on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Hosted by the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, the event hopes to raise another $400,000 towards S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s programs and services for seniors, women, youth and families that receive partial or no government funding.

“This annual event has raised over $12 million for important social services and programs for Metro Vancouver communities since its inception in 1986,” said Sing Lim Yeo, Chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation. “Every year, families and youth participate and fundraise to support the great social cause while sponsors and companies utilize this opportunity to engage the attendance with their brands and products,” added Yeo.

In addition to the traditional 3-km and 7-km excursions along the Stanley Park seawall, there will be stage performances represented by different cultures. A special performance by Syrian refugees will be featured on the stage.

This year, the event will have a much bigger Kids Zone area with bouncy castle, face painting, airbrush tattoos, balloon twister, photo-shoot, henna artist, crafts, and caricature artist to bring more fun to the young families and their kids.  RBC’s sports training zone will provide special experience for young children and encourage them to learn to play.

The Foundation is thrilled to partner with CHMB AM1320 again to organize the 2nd Annual Radiothon. Taking place on Saturday, July 15, from 8 am to mid-night, listeners will hear heartwarming stories, information about S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s programs and services, and how donation is making profound impact to the lives of the people we serve in the community. Throughout the broadcast, listeners will have opportunities to phone in and support the cause. The public is encouraged to call 604-263-1320 to donate on July 15, 2017.

“We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, especially our returning sponsors such as Concord Pacific Group, RBC, Vancity and Air Canada. Their continued support is a testimony of their commitment to the community,” said Chris Chan and Steven Shen, Co-Chairs of 2017 Walk with the Dragon.

The event starts at 8:30 am and ends at 12:30 pm.

Information on team registration and online donations is now available on  www.successfoundation.ca/walk2017/ .  Donation forms can also be obtained at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, all S.U.C.C.E.S.S. offices, and download online.

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

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, incorporated in 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 . Follow us on Twitter and Facebook .

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Contacts:

Raymond Chau                   
Event and Marketing Officer              
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation               
Tel: 604-408-7228                   
E-mail: 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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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to Provide Youth Leadership Program in Vancouver and Tri-cities

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May 26, 2017

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to Provide Youth Leadership Program in Vancouver and Tri-cities

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Vancouver – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) program, now in its 19th year of operation, is accepting applications from prospective youth from ages 14 to 24. The program helps young people from various cultural backgrounds develop leadership roles, both in life and in the community, provide them with a wide palette of unique experiences and opportunities such as travel expeditions and creative community initiatives.

In addition to the 7-month full program in Vancouver, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. will provide a shorter version (3 months) of this annual program in the Tri-cities area for the first time.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. YLM’s vision, with its focus on personal and leadership development, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award adventure expedition, community involvement and mutual learning amongst young people, makes the program one of the most positive and competitive youth programs in Metro Vancouver.

This year, YLM promises to provide youth with an unforgettable learning experience that lasts a lifetime and provides them the skills to tackle future endeavours like career planning and university education.

In addition to working towards the internationally recognized Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award, by completing all the requirements of the seven-month program, participants will also receive the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Leadership Millennium Certificate of Completion, and the St. John Ambulance First Aid Certificate.  More information is available at www.successylm.org.

A mandatory information session, recommended for both parents and youth, is scheduled as follows:

Date/Time:    Wed., June 7, 2017 @ 6:00-7:00pm OR Thurs., June 8, 2017 @ 6:00-7:00pm
Venue:     S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Service Centre, 28 West Pender Street,

For inquiry and registration
Contact:     Aliya Hirji, YLM Program Coordinator
Tel:         604-408-7274 ext. 2154
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Testimonial from S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Leadership Millennium alumni

Gordon Lin, a Bronze and Silver graduate

“Through Toastmasters and group projects, I was able to improve my communication skills, and the adventure expedition really allowed me to see my own potential and to recognize my limits, both physically and mentally.”


Jessica Yeung, YLM alumnae and former Co-Chair of YLM Council

“In the course of seven short months, I went from being a shy girl who dreaded the thought of exercising, to somebody that wasn’t afraid to speak in front of crowds or to trek up a mountain with a 30-pound backpack. Along the way, I met many new friends and tried many new things. It was my mom who encouraged me to join the program, but the unforgettable experiences I had were what made me want to continue my contribution as a volunteer even after the program ended.”

Karie Lee, the mother of 2 Bronze graduates

“This program effectively stimulates youths’ personal potential to constructively contribute to society.  I was amazed to see my two children develop their problem solving skills, independence and professionalism in merely seven months. YLM offers a unique and rewarding experience that I really think would be difficult to find elsewhere.”


Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest social service agencies in British Columbia. It is a non-partisan and non-profit charitable organization providing services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth counseling, 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
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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