Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism, on behalf of Premier Christy Clark, will present Terry Yung, a well-known Vancouver citizen, with the province’s newest honour, the Medal of Good Citizenship.
The ceremony will be held Thursday, March 30 at 11:30 a.m. at S.U.C.C.E.S.S, 28 West Pender St., Vancouver.
Terry Yung will be honoured with the medal for his devotion to an organization that helps create a world of multicultural harmony and helping newcomers to Canada integrate into society and fulfil their professional aspirations for success.
As a dedicated individual who is committed to youth leadership development and employment training, Yung has helped youth and newcomers find employment so they could fulfil professional aspirations in their new country and become contributing Canadians.
In addition to his community service to S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Yung served on the board of Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver for 13 years, and as president of the Vancouver Cambie Lions Club. Yung also volunteers on organizing committees for community events such as the annual Chinese New Year Parade. He currently sits on the Community Security Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver to build safer and more connected neighbourhoods.
Yung is a member of the Vancouver Police Department.
Yung is among a select group of British Columbians who will receive the Medal of Good Citizenship.
Premier Christy Clark –
“British Columbia and Vancouver are the envy of the world because we have welcomed people from around the world, and helped them set down roots. That doesn’t happen by accident – it takes people like Terry Yung, who go the extra mile to make sure newcomers feel at home and have a chance to live their dreams.”
Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, and chair of the Medal of Good Citizenship Selection Committee –
“The Medal of Good Citizenship recognizes the people in our province who generously and selflessly volunteer their time, effort and skills to make their community better. It was inspiring to work with the selection committee to review nominations and see how one person can make a difference. This year, as we celebrate Canada s 150th anniversary, it is important to recognize individuals who make their communities and, ultimately, their country better.”
Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism –
“S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has been a pioneering force in fostering multicultural harmony and fostering integration. Individuals who are passionate about its vision, like Terry Yung who has devoted countless hours to it and other important organizations to our society, are vital to its immediate work and long-term future.”
Dr. Moira Stilwell, MLA for Vancouver-Langara –
“Terry has so willingly and freely shared his time and skills to supporting the community around him. He is a positive role model, creating opportunities and shining the way for youth and newcomers to be future leaders and powerful contributors to society.”
Terry Yung, Medal of Good Citizenship recipient –
“Through volunteerism we strengthen our communities by helping others. We build stronger neighbourhoods when we are connected and engaged with each other. I am honoured to be a recipient of the Medal of Good Citizenship, but the real reward is seeing people succeed.”
- The Medal of Good Citizenship was launched in 2015 to recognize individuals who, through exceptional long-term volunteer efforts, have made outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities.
- Nominations for the Medal of Good Citizenship are accepted year-round.
- An independent selection committee reviews, nominates and recommends recipients.
- All regions in the province were represented on the Medal of Good Citizenship Selection Committee and members came from various professional backgrounds.
To learn more about the medal, or to nominate a good citizen in your community, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/medalofgoodcitizenship
To view photos of recipient ceremonies, visit: https://flic.kr/s/aHskw9MKjm
Find out more about past recipients of the Medal of Good Citizenship: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/celebrating-british-columbia/honours-and-awards/medal-good-citizenship/recipients