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VANCOUVER - It may be back-to-school time, but don't put away your outside shoes just yet.

On Saturday, September 14, the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Green Squad, a newly formed youth volunteer group from S.U.C.C.E.S.S.'s Youth Leadership Millennium program, will join the David Suzuki Foundation and the Stanley Park Ecology Society to launch the second annual Fall Family Challenge at the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. chief operating officer Kelly Ng and Stanley Park Ecology Society executive director Patricia Thomson will join Rachelle Delaney, Connecting Youth with Nature project lead at the David Suzuki Foundation, for a news conference to kick-start the month-long Fall Family Challenge. The media event will be followed by a guided nature walk to nearby Beaver Lake.

This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the Stanley Park Ecology Society and the 40th anniversary of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., the largest immigration-services agency in Vancouver. The David Suzuki Foundation is thrilled to launch the 2013 Fall Family Challenge with friends from diverse communities.


September 14, 2013, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Stanley Park Nature House (1900 Alberni Street) is on the Southeast shore of Lost Lagoon and under the viewing plaza at the North end of Alberni Street.

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/kyhkU


Kelly Ng, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Chief Operating Officer
Mary Kam, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Family and Youth Program Director
Patricia Thomson, Executive Director of Stanley Park Ecology Society
Rachelle Delaney, David Suzuki Foundation Project Lead: Connecting Youth with Nature


Media and public are welcome to join the announcement of the Fall Family Challenge. The brief news conference will be followed by a guided tour to Stanley Park's Beaver Lake.

Media Contacts:

Eileen Lao
Tel: 604-408-7243

Winnie Hwo
David Suzuki Foundation
Tel: 604-732-2448 Ext. 1255

Patricia Thomson
Stanley Park Ecology Society
Tel: 604-718-6523

September 11, 2013