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MEDIA ADVISORY - Naming Announcement for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. New Adult Day Centre in Richmond

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MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2017

Naming Announcement for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. New Adult Day Centre in Richmond

Richmond, BC – In recognition of a major gift from S.U.C.C.E.S.S. supporter, Jackson Lam’s Family, a new Adult Day Centre co-located at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Austin Harris Residence in Richmond, will officially be named as S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Jackson Lam Adult Day Centre.
With the support of Vancouver Coastal Health, Richmond Health Services and the great assistance from the City of Richmond, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society will operate a new Adult Day Centre in Richmond in July 2017.

Media are cordially invited to attend the naming announcement for the new adult day centre.

Event:    Naming Announcement for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. New Adult Day Centre in Richmond
Date:      Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Time:      11 am – 12 pm
Place:      S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Austin Harris Residence, 5411 Moncton Street, Richmond, B.C.

In attendance at the event will be our generous donor Mrs. Ping Mah & the Lam’s family, the representatives from Vancouver Coastal Health and all sponsors.
A brief tour to the Austin Harris and tea reception will be followed. Photo option and media opportunity will be available.  
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” both in 2011 and 2015.
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Media Contact:

Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7243
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Community Partners Launch Social Media Campaign to Encourage Voting

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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 .
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Media Contacts:

Ken Tung
President
Civic Education Society
Cell: 604-338-8648
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.
Cell: 778-997-8283
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Media Advisory - Community Partners Launch Social Media Campaign to Encourage Voting

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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

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Media Contacts:

Ken Tung
President, Civic Education,Society
Cell:  604-338-8648
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.
Cell: 778-997-8283
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community Townhall Encourages Public to Take Action beyond Ballot Box at Provincial Election

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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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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

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Contacts:

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

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2017/03/12 - S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala Features Journey of Integration

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March 12, 2017

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala Features Journey of Integration


Vancouver, BC – Over 750 guests attended the Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala on March 11, 2017 in support of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. essential programs and services for youth, women, families and seniors such as Simon K. Y. Lee Seniors Care Home, Chinese Help Lines, Youth Leadership Millennium Program, Korean Counselling Program and Multicultural Early Childhood Development Program. The event raised an amazing $539,109 through dinner tickets, live and silent auctions, raffles, sponsorships and donations, making it one of the most successful  events hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation.

“This year the gala was extremely popular and all dinner tickets were sold out one week before the event,” said Brandon Hui, Jason Lam and Walter Soo, Co-Chairs of Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala. “We were thrilled about the overwhelming support from the communities. This event has become a special occasion that we gather those who share our vision and mission, and acknowledge the great cause that S.U.C.C.E.S.S. undertakes. This has continuously inspired us to help immigrants integrate into the society.”  

Among the dignitaries at the event included Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice, Hon. Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia, Raymond Louie, Acting Mayor of Vancouver and Malcolm Brodie, Mayor of Richmond.

The evening started off with a VIP reception where guests mingled and strolled through the more than 150 silent auction items that were on display, including an eclectic selection of wine, electronics, furniture, dining certificates and other exquisite items donated by local businesses.  

The two gala performers, Linda Chung and Avan Yu, gave a rousing performance at the event. Both Linda and Avan are immigrants from Asia. They grew up in Vancouver and now continue their careers and journey internationally.

Since 1997, Air Canada has been the Official Airline Sponsor for the annual galas and has flown in excess of 100 artists, including Avan Yu and Linda Chung, from different cities to Vancouver to participate every year.

“We are thankful for the continued support and contributions from our generous sponsors and donors who made the Gala a resounding success year after year,” said Sing Lim Yeo, Chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation.

The annual Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala is one of the three major annual fundraising events hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation along with Walk with the Dragon and the Charity Golf Tournament.

First launched in 1978, the gala has raised over $10 million for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. programs and services that lack sufficient government funding.

For photos of the Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala 2017, please visit: http://bit.ly/2lQUGmy

For video clips, please visit: https://1drv.ms/f/s!ApsU5TF833uvg3YQ3GKcOkgMBUZe

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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Contacts:
Raymond Chau                       
Event and Marketing Officer               
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation               
Tel: 604-408-7228                   
Cell:604-715-3823                   
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
Cell: 778-997-8283
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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