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2023 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala raises $500,000 to fund community programs

Posted date: April 8, 2023

April 8, 2023

Vancouver, B.C. – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. will be able to provide ongoing and enhanced programming thanks to generous donations of more than $500,000 from community members who attended our 2023 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala.

This year’s Gala coincides with our agency’s 50th Golden Anniversary celebration, marking our five decades of community service, following S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’ founding in 1973.

The annual fundraising event, held this year on April 8 at Vancouver’s Westin Bayshore Hotel, helps fund S.U.C.C.E.S.S. programs that receive no funding or partial funding from the government, such as our counselling services, our Help Lines, which are offered in four languages, and our community programs for seniors.

“It’s been a real joy to celebrate this important milestone with our community as we mark five decades of helping people succeed on their Canadian journey,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation. “Many people I meet share touching stories about how S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has helped them or someone they know – your heartfelt support of our fundraisers ensures we can continue to offer our services to clients in need.”

The Gala provided a luxurious night of philanthropy, live entertainment and fine dining to the city’s business and community leaders, including a performance from Hong Kong singer Christopher Wong, a cocktail reception and silent and live auctions and raffles.

“The support the community shows to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. continues to amaze us,” said Foundation Board Chair Jason Lam. “My sincere gratitude goes out to all of our donors, event sponsors, volunteers and board members for their generous contributions. Your support ensures the success of our services and makes a real difference in the lives of the people we serve.”

About our Sponsors

Official Airline Sponsor Air Canada
Premier Sponsor RBC
Official Jewelry Sponsor Lugaro Jewelers
Program Book Sponsor Concord Pacific
Program Support Sponsor Fairchild Media Group
Special Promotions Sponsor LS Times TV / Canwest
Official Printing Sponsor Horseshoe Press
Technical & Lighting Sponsor Top Line Entertainment Ltd
Diamond Sponsors Bosa / Vanprop

Chempaka Holding Ltd / Sing Yeo & Patricia Yeo


Ip Family Charity Fund

Park Georgia Insurance / Wawanesa

Tom Lee Music

50th Anniversary Sponsor CIBC
Silent Auction Sponsor Leith Wheeler
Silver Sponsors Maxim’s

Patsy Hui



Bronze Sponsors Clark Wilson LLP

Delta Pacific Brokers

dys architecture


National Bank Financial – Johnny Cheung Wealth Management Group


Sunrise Soya Foods

Vancouver Chinatown Foundation

Vanprop Investments Ltd.

Major Media


Fairchild TV / Talent Vision / AM1470 / FM 96.1


CHMB AM 1320

Ming Pao Daily News

Sing Tao Daily

Media Sponsors Canadian Chinese Express

Canadian City Post

Richmond Sentinel

Special Thanks Allen Lau Photography

Popup Media

For more information
Elaine O’Connor
Director, Strategic Communications and Partnerships
[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

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

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