Sing Yeo, senior vice-president, Royal Pacific Realty Group, has been awarded the Canadian Senate 150th Anniversary Medal for his decades-long, exceptional community service.

The medal commemorates the first sitting of the Senate of Canada in 1867 and celebrates Canadians who’ve made their communities better places to live through their generosity, volunteerism, dedication, and hard work.

“Not only does the medal highlight the contributions of Canadians – from coast to coast, from all walks of life and from varied backgrounds – it also highlights the wide diversity of the people whose efforts make Canada great,” said Senator Serge Joyal.

Yeo has received accolades and recognition locally, provincially and nationally for his volunteer work and his philanthropy.

He is the recipient of the Order of British Columbia, the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award, the Giving Hearts Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser from the Vancouver Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Lion’s Club medal of Merit and the REALTORS Care® Award.

During the past 30 years, Yeo’s efforts have helped raise more than $20 million for a range of charitable organizations including Tapestry Foundation for Healthcare, the Chinese Cultural Centre, and S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Yeo is also a founder of both the BC Children’s Hospital REALTORS Care® Endowment Fund and the Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation, and a long-time supporter of the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive.