Sing Yeo awarded the Order of British ColumbiaPosted on May 19th, 2015
Sing Lim Yeo, a founder of Royal Pacific Realty Group, has been awarded the province’s highest form of recognition, the Order of British Columbia (O.B.C.).
Sing Yeo is one of British Columbia’s most generous volunteers and philanthropists who gives wholeheartedly at many different levels, assisting the causes he supports through his time, leadership and community influence.
This is “the Province’s highest form of recognition,” said Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon, Chancellor of the Order.
Sing Yeo is a very engaged donor and adviser, dedicated and committed to making a positive impact. During 30 years of volunteerism, he has helped raise more than $20 million and the range of his charitable interests has been extraordinary.
Recipients of his generosity include Tapestry Foundation for Healthcare, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and the Chinese Cultural Centre, to name a few.
As co-owner/broker of Royal Pacific Realty Group and New World Realty, the largest independently owned and operated real estate firm in British Columbia, Sing Yeo has founded two important, long-term charitable initiatives within BC’s real estate industry: BC Children’s Hospital REALTORS® Care Endowment Fund and the Canadian REALTORS® CARE Foundation. Sing Yeo is a leader in the foundation, significantly contributing to the continued success of the REALTORS® Care Blanket Drive which collects and delivers warm blankets and clothing to more than 165,000 homeless residents.
In 2011, Sing Yeo played a leadership role in raising $3.5 million for local charities, including $1.6 million for the earthquake in Japan. He contributes an average of more than 600 volunteer hours per year to these efforts.
Sing has been the recipient of many awards including the REALTORS Care® Award, the Giving Hearts Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser from the Vancouver Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the RBC Top Canadian Immigrant awards.
“The Order of British Columbia recognizes British Columbians whose positive impact is felt throughout the province and, in some cases, the world,” said Premier Christy Clark.
For information, contact:
Andrew Peck, vice-president and general manager
Royal Pacific Realty Group