Chinese-Canadian police officer honoured with provincial award

April 21, 2017

By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun |

A Chinese-Canadian police officer has become the first person from either group to win B.C.’s Medal of Good Citizenship, the province announced.

Terry Yung, who was also previously a board member and vice-chair at Vancouver-based immigrant services provider SUCCESS, received the award last Thursday for his community service “without expectation of remuneration or reward,” said the province in a statement.

Besides SUCCESS, Yung has worked to diversify the Vancouver Police Department’s ranks in recent years, as well being involved with the Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and the Community Security Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver.

The award — which has caught the attention of local Chinese-language media — was created in July 2015.

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