Herman Ho, MB, AdeC

Vancouver, British Columbia

For over 40 years, Herman Ho has engaged in a range of volunteer activities improving the quality of life of those around him. His community service began at an early age and after serving with Scouts and Rovers, Herman became a volunteer with the Salvation Army. At the age of 17 he formed the Traffic Auxiliary Corps through collaborations with the Vancouver Police Department and Insurance Corporation of British Columbia on campaigns directed at youth on drinking and driving, seatbelt use and pedestrian safety. Herman subsequently became involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards as a leader and assessor for 15 years where he supported over 1,000 youth to achieve the Award.

Herman volunteered with St. John Ambulance (British Columbia and Yukon) for over 30 years serving as Provincial Chair and Provincial Commissioner. In 2007 he was appointed an Honorary Aide de Camp to the Lieutenant Governor and has served three consecutive Lieutenant Governors culminating to his current appointment as Chief Honorary Aide de Camp. In addition to his outstanding volunteer service to his community, Herman displayed tremendous courage by saving a man from drowning in the Fraser River in 1993 and was recognized with the Medal of Bravery.


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I am humbled to receive this wonderful recognition for my community work. It validates my belief that we must all do our part to improve our quality of life and help those that are in need. It is important to recognize excellence in community service to highlight the outstanding examples of selfless contributions and to inspire others to act in the same altruistic way.