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Walk with the Dragon raises $328,000

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 11:36 PDT, Mon July 22, 2019

Last Updated: 11:52 PDT, Mon July 22, 2019

In the Chinese culture the dragon is associated with good fortune. Appropriate, then, that S.U.C.C.E.S.S,’s annual Walk with the Dragon supports the charity’s ongoing efforts to enrich the community.

In the Chinese culture the dragon is associated with good fortune. Appropriate, then, that S.U.C.C.E.S.S,’s annual Walk with the Dragon supports the charity’s ongoing efforts to enrich the community.

On the hottest and sunniest Sunday of the year, with temperatures reaching the 30-degree mark, more than 4,000 people gathered at Concord Pacific Place for the 34th walk to help raise $328,000 for social services and programs.

Each year, the event is attended by families, seniors, community and business leaders, as well as legislative representatives from federal, provincial and municipal governments. Canadian government officials attending this year included Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, B.C. Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson, and Vancouver Deputy Mayor Sarah Kirby-Yung. The 100-foot long S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Dragon led thousands of participants on a three-kilometre route along the shores of False Creek. Entertainment included performances by Marquis Lung Northern Shaolin Kung Fu Academy, KV Magic Club (Vincent Ma), Royvl Imaging Academy and Wu’s Taekwondo School.

“As an organization, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. gives so much to the communities they serve and the Walk with Dragon allows thousands to show their support and give back to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in appreciation of their efforts.  We cannot express the depth of our gratitude to every participant today for their contributions to another outstanding event” said organizers.  

Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, added: “It is amazing to think about the 34 year old history of the Walk and the thousands upon thousands of people who have participated. The Walk with the Dragon has been an important multi-cultural community event since its inception, and will continue to be for many more years.”

Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest not-for-profit social service agencies in the province. It provides comprehensive services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth counselling, business and economic development, seniors care, housing and community development.

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