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Media Release

2021 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Virtual Gala Raises Over $270,000

Posted date: March 15, 2021

Vancouver, BC – On the evening of March 13, 2021, hundreds of supporters came together to raise over $270,000 at the 43rd Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala.

Held virtually for the first time to adhere to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the Gala raised much-needed funds in support of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s essential programs for youth, women, families, seniors, and refugees.

“Year after year, I’m overjoyed to see such dedicated support from the community for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. We are thrilled that our Gala was able to move forward virtually so that we could continue this heartfelt community tradition,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation. “I extend my sincere gratitude to all our donors, sponsors, volunteers and board members for their generous contributions in making the event such a resounding accomplishment.”

Hundreds of community and business leaders, donors and sponsors attended an evening of virtual celebrations and entertainment including a performance by Lorretta Chow. Special thanks for greetings from The Right Honourable Justin P.J. Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada, The Honourable Janet Austin OBC Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, The Honourable John Horgan, M.L.A. Premier of British Columbia, and Malcolm Brodie, Mayor of Richmond.

“The support shown to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. continues to amaze us,” said Brandon Hui, Chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation. “Many people who share the values of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. came together to support community members who have been significantly impacted by COVID-19.”

“It’s rewarding to contribute to S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s essential programs,” added Jason Lam and Leon Ng, Co-Chairs of the 2021 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Virtual Gala. “We offer special thanks to our major donors: Mr. Andrew Lai, Mrs. Maggie Ip and Mr. Kelly Ip, Mr. Lawrence Woo, Prof. Jiawei Zhang, and Mr. Richard Wong and Mrs. Grace Wong.  As we wrap up another outstanding gala, we are already looking forward to next year and making it better than ever!”

For video of the event, visit: https://youtu.be/N4rNimBWsZQ
For video of the pre-event, visit: https://youtu.be/xFnQBluOKmU
For photos of the event, visit: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1BpbPLnvW_xDjahE5JSRyCzC2-BU2JpNG?usp=sharing

Photo captions:

1. Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
2. Brandon Hui, Chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
3. Terry Yung, Chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
4. Jason Lam, Co-Chairs of 2021 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Virtual Gala
5. Leon Ng, Co-Chairs of 2021 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Virtual Gala
6. Clement Tang, Emcee of 2021 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Virtual Gala
7. Maggie Ip, major donor
8. Prof. Jiawei Zhang, major donor
9. Richard Wong and Grace Wong, major donor
10 & 11. Lorretta Chow, Celebrity Performer
12. Ariel Cao, Special Performer
13. Rachel Andrea Carino, Special Performer
14. Elishia Yeung, Special Performer
15. Robbie Akehurst, Special Performer

Special thanks to Gala sponsors and supporters:

Official Airline Sponsor
Air Canada

Official Jewellery Sponsor
Lugaro Jewellers

Virtual Reception Sponsor
Vancity

Program Support Sponsor
Fairchild Media Group

Special Promotions Sponsor
LS TIMES TV
Canada Taiwan Exchange Association
Canwest Taiwan Board of Trade

Diamond Sponsor
Concord Pacific
Park Georgia Insurance
Wawanesa Insurance

Wine Sponsor
Phantom Creek Estate

Silent Auction Sponsor
Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd

Stay-at-home Video Sponsor
TELUS

Delivery Sponsor
KABU Ride & KABU Delivers

Silver Sponsor
CIBC
Canada Life
Clark Wilson LLP
Patsy Hui RE/MAX Westcoast
Tom Lee Music

Bronze Sponsor
BCAA
Delta Pacific Benefit Brokers Ltd.
dys architecture
GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions and CSBT
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
PwC
Scotiabank
Sing Lim Yeo – Royal Pacific Realty
Sunrise Soya Foods
Vancouver Chinatown Foundation
VanMar Constructors
Vanprop Investments Ltd.

Major Media Sponsor
Fairchild TV
Talentvision
Fairchild Radio AM1470/FM96.1
CHMB AM1320
OMNI TV
Ming Pao Daily News
Sing Tao Daily
Canadian Chinese Express
Canadian City Post
Lahoo.ca
Rise Weekly

Media Sponsor
Evergreen News
westca.ca

Special Thanks
Allen Lau Photography
Little Ram Production Inc.
Novus
Maxim’s Bakery
Popup Media

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Founded in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest social service agencies in Canada. It offers a wide range of programs and services that promote the belonging, wellness, and independence of people on their Canadian journey. Programs and services are offered in the areas of newcomer settlement, English language training, employment and entrepreneurship, family, youth and seniors programming, health education, community development, seniors care, and affordable housing. For more details, please visit http://www.successbc.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 which raises funding for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and its affiliated organizations supporting S.U.C.C.E.S.S. mandates that focus on strengthening our diverse communities. For more details, please visit http://www.successfoundation.ca.

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Contact:
Minika Chu
Event Officer
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
Tel. 604-408-7228 ext 1072
Email [email protected]

Harry Lee
Senior Manager
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
Tel. 604-408-7228 ext 1071
Email [email protected]