Vancouver mayor, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to designate Lilian To Way

July 21, 2016

By Brian Morton, Vancouver Sun |
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. chair Grace Wong and Mayor Gregor Robertson will be on hand Friday to designate Lilian To Way, the first street in Vancouver to be named after a Chinese-Canadian.

Lilian To Way will be marked by two street monikers and bilingual commemorative plaque, both to be unveiled at Friday’s ceremony.

A S.U.C.C.E.S.S. release said that To, the former CEO of the organization who died in 2005, worked tirelessly to promote multicultural harmony in the community and bridge the cultural gap between newcomers and Canadians.

To expanded the services of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. from a basic immigrant agency that served the Chinese community to a multi-service and multilingual organization in Metro Vancouver.

Her commitment led to building the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Service Centre at the Dr. Dorothy Lam Building, Simon K.Y. Lee Seniors Care Home, Chieng’s Adult Day Centre, and the Harmony House Assisted Living Residence along Shanghai Alley — the birthplace of Vancouver’s Chinatown.

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