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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walkathon Marks 32nd Anniversary with Multicultural Carnival

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July 16, 2017

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walkathon Marks 32nd Anniversary with Multicultural Carnival

Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s Foundation annual Walk with the Dragon was successfully held at the Lumbermen’s Arch, Stanley Park with over 6,000 participants and raised 400,188 for the continuance and enhancement of important social services at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. for the Metro Vancouver communities.
 
“The Walk is a great time to meet old and new friends. In addition to many familiar faces, we have engaged more newcomers and refugee clients. Many of them joined the event for the first time,” said Sing Lim Yeo, Chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation. “The event also provides them with an opportunity to learn Canadian culture, and connect with the community,” added Yeo.  

Led by the 100-foot S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Dragon, over 100 teams marched along the 7-km sojourn around the seawall at Stanley Park. Music and songs then enveloped Lumbermen’s Arch to a fever pitch with giveaways and prizes at the carnival style game booths perfect for the whole family. This year, the mainstage performance welcomed a special group of performers – Kurdish Entertainment Group of refugee singers and dancers. Through music, they shared their culture with the public and expressed their appreciation to be part of the Canadian community.   

Each year, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon garners the staunch support of elected officials from the three levels of government and prominent community leaders. Leading the group this year was Hon. Harjit Singh Sajjan Minister of National Defense and Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

“Over the past months, we have been overwhelmed by the support from the community in many creative ways to give back to the community. In addition to those long-time supporters, youth and new Chinese Canadians have also played an important role in the Walk this year,” said Chris Chan and Steven Shen, Co-Chairs of the 2017 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon. “Our immense gratitude and appreciation to donors, sponsors, volunteers, staff and participants, “added Chan and Shen.

For event photos, please visit:  http://bit.ly/2vrSRfU

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            
Cell: 604-715-3823                
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Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7243
Cell: 778-997-8283
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New HSBC Youth Support Program to Help 300+ Immigrants and Refugee Youth in Metro Vancouver

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July 14, 2017

New HSBC Youth Support Program to Help 300+ Immigrants and Refugee Youth in Metro Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is happy to announce a new $300,000 donation from HSBC Bank Canada, establishing the HSBC Youth Support Program which will help new-to-Canada youth in Metro Vancouver. The program will provide more than 300 youth with career support, mentorship and skills-building workshops to help them succeed, finish school and pursue further education or career options over the next three years (2017-20).
 
“Immigrant and refugee youth who arrive in Canada as teenagers may face challenges to graduate high school in Canada due to many interacting factors, and there are very few programs to support youth who age out of school,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “HSBC has been a long-standing partner of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., and their continued generosity and support for the youth and clients we serve will make a lasting difference in the lives of individuals and our community.”

The program officially starts in September 2017, and will run for three years in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Burnaby and the Tri-Cities regions. In addition to financial support, HSBC employees will also volunteer as part of the program.

“At HSBC, we believe our responsibilities extend beyond our customers, shareholders and employees to the wider communities where we operate,” says Jocelyn Hsiung, Head of Branch Network, British Columbia, HSBC Bank Canada. “The HSBC Youth Support Program was created by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to address an important need in our communities, and to support young people to reach their full potential.”

The celebration of this gift and official announcement will take place during the opening program of the 2017 Walk with the Dragon event at 9:00am, Sunday, 16 July 2017 at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park.

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 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 or follow us on Twitter: @SUCCESSCanada or Facebook: @SUCCESSBC

HSBC Bank Canada
HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, is the leading international bank in the country. We help companies and individuals across Canada to do business and manage their finances internationally through three global business lines: Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Retail Banking and Wealth Management.
HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is headquartered in London. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 4,000 offices in 70 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,416bn at 31 March 2017, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations.
For more information visit www.hsbc.ca or follow us on Twitter: @hsbc_ca or Facebook: @HSBCCanada

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Contacts:
 
Eileen Lao
Public Affairs Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7243
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Aurora Bonin
HSBC Bank Canada
Tel: 604-641-1905
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Celebrate Summer with 100-foot-long S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Dragon

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July 11, 2017

Celebrate Summer with 100-foot-long S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Dragon


Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation’s signature event Walk with the Dragon will be held this Sunday, July 16, 2017. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. staff and walkers are gearing up for its 32nd anniversary at Lumbermen’s Arch, Stanley Park, Vancouver. The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Dragon will again lead over 6,000 walkers to raise $400,000. All proceeds will go to the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Caring for the Community Fund to maintain and enhance services that have no or insufficient government funding, especially programs for immigrants, refugees, youth, women, families and seniors.

First launched in 1986, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon has raised over $12 million for important social services and programs for Metro Vancouver communities.

“Endeavors such as the Walk will ensure those otherwise would be underserved to have access to important programs such as Youth Leadership Millennium Program, Multicultural Early Childhood Development Program (MECD), Chinese Help Lines and senior services provided by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society,” said Sing Lim Yeo, Chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation.

In 2015-2016, MECD served close to 250 families with over 5,800 touch points provided in support of their efforts to integrate into the community. The Chinese Help Lines, available in Mandarin and Cantonese, handled over 7,000 calls involving 111 specialized volunteers who contributed around 5,400 hours. More than 360 individuals received S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s counselling service through 2,287 interviews. Around 200 youth were served with over 300 sessions delivered. The donation also helped fund exercise equipment, dental clinic and ceiling lifts at the seniors care facilities. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation has played a crucial role in bridging the gap by investing in value-added programs that are important to the community.

On Sunday, July 16, the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Dragon will lead a 7-km excursion around the Stanley Park seawall. There will be another 3-km walk along Lost Lagoon for those who would like to spend more time at the main stage. RBC Kids Zone will provide more fun activities such as sports training games, bouncy castle, face painting, airbrush tattoos, balloon twister, photo-shoot, crafts, henna tattoos and caricature drawing to bring more fun to the young families and their kids.

The festivities will kick off at 8:30am with the eye-dotting ceremony for the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Dragon followed by multicultural performances featuring Japanese, Korean, Philippine, Chinese and Mexican until 12:30pm.

Complimentary shuttle bus services from Vancouver, Richmond and Tri-Cities to Stanley Park will be available for the public. For details, please visit: http://www.successfoundation.ca/walk2017.

“We are very delighted to see increasing support from newcomer community this year. In addition to those long-time sponsors, e.g. Official T-shirt Sponsor - Concord Pacific Group; VIP Reception Sponsor - Vancity; and Official Airline Sponsor - Air Canada, we also welcome new supporters such as 1029 Café, Foregrowth Club, Jonathan Lu, Terry Liu & Associates Ltd., Bohan Investment Group, CBGH, and PREC & Winstom Financial, and Liuyiushou Hotpot ” said Chris Chan and Steven Shen, Co-Chairs of Walk 2017. “With generous support from the community, we can build stronger communities where people of any age feel connected, supported, and empowered,” Chan and Shen added.

One day before the event on Saturday July 15, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation will host a fundraising radiothon again in partnership with CHMB AM1320. The Radiothon runs from 8:00 am to midnight. The audience will hear heartfelt stories and information about the services and programs that the public might not be aware. The public are encouraged to call: 604-263-1320 to donate to the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation.

Events like S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon would not be as successful as they are without the help of donors. To make a donation, please visit http://www.successfoundation.ca/walk2017/ or call at: 604-408-7228. Donation is welcome on the event day.

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.


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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. Dragon is Back to Bring Your Family a Fun Family Day

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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                   
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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