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2022 Walk with the Dragon in Stanley Park Raises $223,714

Posted date: July 10, 2022

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation was delighted to welcome the community back in person to the 37th annual S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon in Stanley Park, following two years of virtual events. Our iconic community event attracted about 2,000 visitors and participants this year, and we are thrilled to announce we raised over $223,714 for our underfunded services and programs.

“We’re so happy that everybody’s back and joining us in person at Stanley Park again. It’s a testament to our corporate sponsors and individual donors, as well as the community stakeholders, to continue to support us,” said Brandon Hui, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation Chair.

Walk with the Dragon is our largest community-based fundraising event, which has been held in Vancouver’s scenic Stanley Park since 1986. The event is led by the longest Dragon in North America – the 100-foot long S.U.C.C.E.S.S. dragon is carried by 40 martial artists, leading walkers and corporate teams to participate in the walk routes through the park.

“S.U.C.C.E.S.S. offers more than 300 programs and services that help the most marginalized people in our communities, including newcomers, seniors, families and youth,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation. “During the pandemic, we’ve seen the need for health and wellness support and mental health care dramatically increase as a result of isolation. It takes true generosity and support from the community to continue to serve them, and we thank you.”

The 2022 Walk began with a welcome from MC Lucy Chan and prominent community leaders and elected officials, including The Honourable George Chow, Minister of State for Trade; The Honourable Anne Kang, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training; Don Davies, MP for Vancouver Kingsway; Jenny Kwan, MP for Vancouver East; Wilson Miao, MP for Richmond Centre; Taleeb Noormohamed, MP for Vancouver Granville; Richard Stewart, the Mayor of the City of Coquitlam; and Val van den Broek, Mayor of the City of Langley, as well as a number of municipal officials. Following the opening ceremonies, the grand 100-foot long S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Dragon was woken up from its year-long slumber in a symbolic dragon eye dotting ceremony. There were two variations of the walk to accommodate various age and activity levels: a seven kilometer circuit around the Seawall and a three kilometer circuit around Lost Lagoon.

Following the walk, participants and the public joined the fun at our family-friendly fair in the park at Lumberman’s Arch, enjoying live music, entertainment and activities, giveaways and prizes, carnival games, photo and community booths. Proceeds will go directly to support the wellness of our communities, particularly essential S.U.C.C.E.S.S. programs for families, youth, women, and seniors.

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THANK YOU TO OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS:

Official Airline Sponsor Air Canada
T-Shirt Sponsor Concord Pacific
Program Support Sponsor Fairchild Media Group
Official Printing Sponsor Horseshoe Press
Special Promotion Sponsor LS Times TV
Canada Taiwan Exchange Association
Canwest
Taiwan Board of Trade
Water Sponsor YICE
Diamond Sponsor TD Bank
Gold Sponsor Park Georgia Insurance
Intact Insurance
Silver Sponsor CIBC
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Royal Pacific Realty
VanCity
VanMar Constructors
Booth Sponsor BC Nurses Union
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
MCCM Group
TELUS
Terry Immigration
Community Sponsor GroupHEALTH & CSBT
Regent Park (Keylink) Realty – Chris Chan
In-Kind Sponsor Dan-D-Pak
Kin’s Farm
Maxim’s
Sunrise Soya Foods
Superstore
Tom Lee Music
Activity Sponsor Denny’s Restaurant
Major Media Sponsor Fairchild TV
TalentvisionAM1470/ FM 96.1
CHMB AM1320
Ming Pao
Sing Tao Daily
OMNI TV
Canadian Chinese Express
Canadian City Post
Media Sponsor Richmond Sentinel
TVBUSA
Special Thanks Allen Lau Photography
People’s Moving
First Student

For more information
Elaine O’Connor
Director, Strategic Communications and Partnerships
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
[email protected]

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. Our multicultural, non-profit charitable organization offers a wide range of programs and services that promote the belonging, wellness, and independence of people at all stages of 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. Learn more at 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 that 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 details, please visit successfoundation.ca.

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