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Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Special Performer Fred Cheng

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March 8, 2018

Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala
Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Special Performer Fred Cheng

Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation announced today that Fred Cheng, a well-known Hong Kong singer and actor originally from BC, will be its feature performer at the 2018 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala.

“Fred is passionate about giving back to community. We’re thrilled that he can help us raise funds and celebrate the gala’s 40th anniversary as our feature performer,” said Brandon Hui, Chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation. “Similar to Fred’s wide fan base, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s services touch the lives of newcomers and Canadians of all backgrounds and ages.”

To mark the gala’s 40th year, guests will enjoy a variety of multimedia presentations in addition to Fred’s performance. “This year’s gala will be one to remember,” said Gala Co-Chairs Walter Soo, Jeffrey Chan and Timothy Hsia. “We will walk guests through the rich history of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., highlighting how its social services have made a positive difference in the community. We are thankful to all our donors and sponsors for their contributions, including Air Canada, which has been our Official Airline Sponsor for more than two decades.”

Canadian-born Hong Kong actor and singer Fred Cheng rose to fame after winning first place in the Hong Kong singing competition, The Voice of the Stars (VOS), in 2013. He has starred in numerous television series including Shine On You, Love Bond, The Charm Beneath, and Forensic Heroes. Fred signed with TVB Music Limited’s subsidiary Voice Entertainment and released his first album “Story of a Panda” in September 2014. Fred’s fan base spans the globe and includes all ages, with fans in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, the US and other countries.

“Vancouver is my home. I always support S.U.C.C.E.S.S. because my parents were also immigrants,” said Fred Cheng. “At that time, the Chinese-Canadian community was small and it was difficult to find social services. I know that S.U.C.C.E.S.S. does an amazing job at helping new immigrants. I’m deeply honoured to be invited to support this great cause.”

The 2018 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala will take place on Saturday, March 10 at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation hopes to raise $500,000 to support S.U.C.C.E.S.S. services that receive no or limited government funding. Tickets to the gala have sold out, and more than 800 distinguished guests are expected to attend, including representatives from the three levels of government, corporate leaders and philanthropists in the community.

For more information, please call 604-408-7228 or visit www.successfoundation.ca .

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

Incorporated in 2001, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation is a charitable organization responsible for raising funds for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and its affiliated organizations to support their mandates to better the community. For more information, visit www.successfoundation.ca .


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 provides settlement services for newcomers, language training, employment training, family and youth counselling, seniors care, affordable housing and more. For more details, please visit www.success.bc.ca .

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Contacts:
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
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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala Announces Canadian-Born Hong Kong Actor and Singer Fred Cheng as Feature Performer

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March 6, 2018

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala Announces
Canadian-Born Hong Kong Actor and Singer Fred Cheng as Feature Performer

Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation is excited to announce that Fred Cheng, a popular Hong Kong actor and singer originally from BC, will be the special performer at the 2018 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala. Media are cordially invited to attend a press conference to meet Fred and hear more details.

Date:    Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time:    11:00 – 11:30 am
Venue:    Whistler Ballroom B, River Rock Casino and Resort, 8811 River Rd, Richmond, BC

Fred will be available for media interviews immediately after the press conference. For interview arrangements, please contact Eileen Lao at 604-408-7243 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fred has starred in numerous Hong Kong television series including Shine On You, Love Bond, The Charm Beneath, and Forensic Heroes. He rose to fame after winning first place in the Hong Kong singing competition, The Voice of the Stars (VOS), in 2013. Later that year, Fred became a singer with TVB Music Limited’s subsidiary, Voice Entertainment, and released his first album “Story of a Panda” in September 2014.

Today, Fred has a wide fan base that spans all ages, with supporters in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, USA and more.

To be held on March 10, 2018, at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, the 40th annual Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala aims to raise $500,000 in support of crucial social services delivered by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. that receive no or limited government funding, particularly seniors and youth services.  

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Contacts:
Sunny Leung   
Chief Development Officer   
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation   
Tel: 604-408-7228   
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
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vancouver Granville Lions Club to Raise $50,000 In Support of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Seniors Care

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January 26, 2018


Vancouver Granville Lions Club to Raise $50,000 In Support of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Seniors Care


Richmond, BC – The Vancouver Granville Lions Club announced today that it is holding the Chinese New Year Singing for Charity event at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver on February 10, 2018, to raise $50,000 for the set-up of a Physical Activity Centre at the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Austin Harris Residence in Richmond.

The event is a Centennial Community Legacy Project, as part of Lions Club International’s centennial celebrations. It is led by event chair and the Vancouver Granville Lions Club’s founding president Annie Lau, and Vivian Chan, the club’s current president.

“We are excited to support the well-being of seniors in our community through this fundraising event,” said Annie Lau. “The new Activity Centre at the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Austin Harris Residence will enable seniors to maintain an active and independent lifestyle.”

Approximately 125 seniors participate weekly in the newly opened Jackson Lam Adult Day Care Program at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Austin Harris Residence. This creates an increased need to provide these seniors with appropriate and continuous care and exercise.

“Their generous contribution will allow us to purchase customized equipment to support seniors with special needs. As such we are deeply grateful,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation.

“Thanks to this donation, seniors can have the opportunity to improve their physical functioning, which is crucial to maintaining their quality of life as they progress into their golden years,” added Sinder Kaur, Executive Director at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society.

Tickets to the Chinese New Year Singing for Charity event are available for $90 and $138 each. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call 778-893-9937.

 

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

Incorporated in 2001, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation raises funds for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and its affiliated organizations to support their mandates to better and enrich the community. For more information, 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 
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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Vancouver Granville Lions Club to Raise $50,000 in Support of Senior Care

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MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2018

Vancouver Granville Lions Club to Raise $50,000 in Support of Senior Care

Richmond, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation is excited to partner with the Vancouver Granville Lions Club to officially launch its Chinese New Year Singing for Charity event in support of the renovation of an Activity Centre at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Austin Harris Residence in Richmond.

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

Date: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: Storeys, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Richmond Social Service Centre - (8111 Granville Avenue, Richmond)

This concert will take place on February 10, 2018 at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver. In celebration of Lions International’s Centennial Celebration, this Centennial Community Legacy Project will provide opportunity for seniors to remain mobile and independence, improving their quality of life as they progress into their golden years.

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Contacts:
Sunny Leung 
Chief Development Officer 
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation 
Tel: 604-408-7228 
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
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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

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January 24, 2018

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

Vancouver, BC – The Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala, in support of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., is set to celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Grand Ballroom of The Westin Bayshore Vancouver. The event aims to raise $500,000 for services that receive no or limited government funding, such as seniors programs.

The 2018 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala is led by three co-chairs – Walter Soo, Jeffrey Chan and Tim Hsia. “We wish to thank our generous sponsors and donors for their continued and overwhelming support to ensure the gala is a success,” said the co-chairs.

“S.U.C.C.E.S.S. plays an important role in the lives of so many newcomers, youth and seniors in Canada,” added Brandon Hui, chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation. “We hope that through this gala, guests will gain a deeper understanding of the breadth of services S.U.C.C.E.S.S offers.”

In celebration of the gala’s 40th anniversary, guests will enjoy a multimedia experience showcasing the rich history of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and how their support positively impacts the lives of immigrants and seniors. The event includes a VIP reception, silent and live auctions, and an exclusive seated banquet. Fred Cheng, a well-known Hong Kong singer and actor originally from BC, will take centre stage as the evening’s feature performer.

Each year, the gala attracts more than 800 distinguished guests, including senior representatives from the three levels of government, philanthropists, and community and corporate leaders. In the past four decades, more than $15 million has been raised to support 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.

Gala tickets are $238, $338, $538 or $838 each; tables of 10 are also available. As part of the gala’s fundraising, sale of the Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Raffle tickets has also begun. For more information or to purchase gala and/or raffle tickets, please call 604-408-7228 or visit www.successfoundation.ca .

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
Incorporated in 2001, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation raises funds for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and its affiliated organizations to support their mandates to better and enrich the community. For more details, visit www.successfoundation.ca .

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 that provides services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth counselling, business development, seniors care, housing and community development. For more details, please visit www.success.bc.ca .

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Contacts:
Amanda Chiu 
Event Coordinator 
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation 
Tel: 604-408-7228 
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
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2018 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala Sponsors

Official Airline & Charity Star Awards Sponsor Air Canada
Souvenir Program Sponsor Concord Pacific
Patron Sponsor Mr. Johnny Fong
Program Support Sponsor Fairchild Media Group
Lifestyle Sponsor DoTERRA Wellness Living
Printing Sponsor Horseshoe Press Inc.
Special Promotions Sponsor LS Times TV and Canwest Taiwan Board of Trade
Jewelry Sponsor Lugaro Jewellers
Dinner Ticket & Centrepiece Sponsor Scotiabank
VIP Reception Sponsor Vancity
Video Productions and Live Video Sponsor TC Workshop
Printing Sponsor Horseshoe Press
Technical and Lighting Sponsor TL Entertainment Production
Platinum Sponsors

CIBC

Freedom 55 Financial

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation

Neptune Restaurant Group

Park Georgia Insurance

Wawanesa Insurance

Gold Sponsors Holborn Group
KAP Management LtdKin’s Farm Market
Maxim’s BakeryMcCarthy Tétrault LLP
New Profession Collisio
Re/MAX Westcoast - Patsy Hui
Royal Pacific Realty - Sing Lim Yeo
Sunrise Soya Foods
Silver Sponsors

Citywear Optical Co.

Deloitte

Edith Chan PREC

EK Health Consultant    

Fasken Martineau

Key Education

Major Media Sponsors Fairchild TV
CHMB AM1320
Talentvision
AM1470
FM96.1
OMNI TV
Media Sponsors

Dawa Business Press

Evergreen News

Global Chinese Press

Ming Pao Daily News

Sing Tao Daily

Today Commercial News
What’s In Magazine Media Group

Program Ad Sponsor

Grand City Autobody

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Contacts:
Amanda Chiu 
Event Coordinator 
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation 
Tel: 604-408-7228 
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
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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