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img publicationsThe Publications Division is responsible for the publication of books, pamphlets, and the Evergreen News, a Chinese monthly newspaper founded by S.U.C.C.E.S.S and a group of volunteers in 1985. The purpose was to help Chinese immigrants settle down in Canada. It has become a community project with volunteers involved in writing, editing, proofreading, marketing, distribution and fundraising. The contents range from new immigrants' orientation materials to social issues, Canadian living and culture, and healthy living and literary writings. Many of the articles are written by volunteers from all walks of life.

Evergreen News plays a vital role in bridging the cultural gap and in enriching the Chinese immigrants' understanding of Canadian society. It is a popular family publication with a circulation of 8,000 copies for free local and overseas distribution. It can also be read online at

To help raise funds to defray the operating costs of Evergreen News, a volunteer group, the Evergreen News Club was formed in 1992. It now has over 3,000 members. Educational and recreational activities, including dance, computer and Cantonese classes, short and long haul tours are regularly organized. The Publications Division provides the necessary support.

Books are published on an ongoing basis. Titles include "Lilian To: A Life of Devotion," " Ordinary Faces of HK & Macau Through the Lens of William Chee-keung Wong,” “Kiu Chan Times 30: Moments Captured by a Photojournalist," "Travelling the World from Vancouver," "Career Success in Canada," and “Ode to the Lotus: Selected Poems of Florence Chia-ying Yeh,” “Comprehensive Dementia Care,”“A Treasure Trove,” etc.

Please see below for more information on the books available.

The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Settlement and Integration Division has also published "Becoming a Citizen" for those who would like to study for the citizenship test on their own. Please refer below for more details.

All proceeds from S.U.C.C.E.S.S. publications will benefit S.U.C.C.E.S.S.'s social services and programs.

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Patients' Companion New Revised Edition

Patients’ Companion

The book contains a glossary of Chinese-English health care terms and phrases aiming at helping Chinese-speaking immigrants communicate with English-speaking health care professionals. It was co-authored Ms. Wai-Ping Cheung Chow, Mr. Vincent Wing-Kai Chu, Ms. Lau-Yuk Lai Shum and Ms.Helen May-Lin Sung in Vancouver, B.C. in 1996 with the assistance of several local and overseas physicians.

When Patients’ Companion was published, the 3,000 copies from the first print run were sold out in a month. Subsequently, it was reprinted a number of times. Over 10,000 copies have been sold in Canada and the United States.

The book was updated and expanded in 2008 to make sure that it continues to serve as a useful resource for Chinese-speaking immigrant families.

The cost of the book is C$12.00.

ISBN 978-1-896148-49-6

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Ode to the Lotus: Selected Poems of Florence Chia-ying Yeh

527 ode-to-the-lotus.gifOde to the Lotus: Selected Poems of Florence Chia-ying Yeh is a unique and exquisite collection of poetry, translation and calligraphy.

Professor Florence Chia-ying Yeh, Professor Emerita of Chinese Literature at UBC and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, is a renowned poet in Chinese classical poetry. A total of 51 poems were selected and translated into English by local solicitor and award-winning poetry translator Tommy W.K. Tao.

The original poems were then superbly copied in Chinese calligraphy by Yim Tse, former Chinese Librarian at the Asian Library of UBC. 

Towards Cancer Prevention

Towards Cancer Prevention

Very up-to-date cancer information is found in this Chinese book written by Dr. Chong Ze Teh, a cancer researcher at the B.C. Cancer Agency in Vancouver; and Dr. Anthony Cheung, a renowned heart specialist from Hong Kong. In this book, the authors discussed the possible causes of cancer and highlighted several factors known to help in cancer prevention. These factors include life style, work and home environmental conditions, smoking and drinking, exercise and diet. The cost of the book is $13.95.

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Ordinary Faces of Hong Kong and Macau:

Through the Lens of William Chee-keung Wong

Through the Lens of William Chee-keung Wong  
Hong Kong is famous for its ever-changing faces. Since the influx of population in the 1950s, old buildingshave been constantly torn down to give way to modern skyscrapers and wider thoroughfares. Scenes so commonplace of yesteryears are easily forgotten and lost into oblivion.

The late Mr. William Chee-keung Wong, an accomplished media worker, had captured the sights and sounds of old Hong Kong for us. As an amateur photographer, he walked through the streets and alleys of the city after work and took pictures of scenes that were often left unnoticed by city folks.

With the concerted efforts of his wife, friends and S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Ordinary Faces of Hong Kong and Macau: Through the Lens of William Chee-keung Wong was published. The album consists of 81 pictures taken by Mr. Wong from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. They include old tenement houses, shop-fronts of traditional grocery stores, market stalls, pawn shops, etc. – scenes that rarely exist nowadays and will definitely bring back fond memories to those who have grew up with them. 
With 81 colour plates Lang: English & Chinese

Price: Cdn $25 

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Lilian To: A Life of Devotion

A Life of Devotion

A Commemorative Book to Treasure 
Lilian To: A Life of Devotion

To commemorate the first anniversary of the passing of Mrs. Lilian To, former Chief Executive Officer of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has published a special book Lilian To: A Life of Devotion.

The book is a collection of over 100 articles about Lilian. The contributors include her high school classmates, colleagues and her family, namely her husband, Mr. Chi-Tat To, and sons Daniel and Nathan. There are personal glimpses into Lilian’s high school years, her aspirations during university, family life, her accomplishments, and the condolences upon her passing. Every article was written from the heart and is a testimony to Lilian’s abundant life.

The book is 136 pages, bi-lingual in English and Chinese and printed in full colour.

Lilian To: A Life of Devotion can be purchased for $25 a copy at the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. offices in Chinatown, Richmond, Burnaby, Tricity, Simon K.Y. Lee Seniors Care Centre, and CCM Centre at Crystal Mall in Burnaby. There will also be a booth at the Walk with the Dragon at Stanley Park on July 16. Proceeds from the book will go to supporting S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s social services and programs.

Lilian devoted her love to serve new immigrants and the community. Despite her departure, her legacy lives on.

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