Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dr Collin Yong (Canada) awarded ASEAN-Canada Association 'ASEAN Hero' Award 2009

Dr Collin Yong, of Rose Charities and AMDA Canada, Chair of Vancouer Chinatown Rotay Club, Consultant Paediatrician and active team member of many Rotaplast international teams has been awarded the ASEAN-Canada Society 'ASEAN Hero' award for his humanitarian services to mankind. Here seen duing the Rose Charities Emergency mission to Kalmunai Sri Lanka Feb 2005.

Dr Yong writes.." would like to take this opportunity thank all members of ASEAN Canada who have nominated me for this prestigous and honourable award. This is indeed a great honour not only to myself but to all the team members of the many organizations which made the overseas missions possible. In particular I would like to thank Rosecharities Canada for the effortless strive to ensure that all missions are well organized and logistically sound. I am very proud to witness the incredible numbers of Canadians who have taken their own initiative to make changes in the lives of many overseas. This is indeed a testament of the giving and humanitarian nature of the Canadian people. It is hope that these will be footsteps for our children and generations to follow."

Short film below shows Dr Yong being interviewed during the Sichuan Eathquake emergency 2008