Support for fallen member RCMP Constable Shaelyn Yang
2022-10-31 16:20 PDT
Constable Shaelyn Yang’s home detachment of Burnaby and the RCMP wish to the thank the public and first responders for their outpouring of support during this difficult time.
Your support has been sincerely felt since Cst. Yang lost her life in the line of duty on October 18, 2022 in Burnaby, BC.
While public seating will not be available inside the funeral venue at the Richmond Olympic Oval, there are a number of ways the public is invited to watch the funeral in real time. These include:
The Regimental Funeral and ceremonial procession will be livestreamed on RCMPTV (YouTube) on Nov. 2, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m.
Local BC broadcasters (Global/BC1 and CTV Vancouver) will be airing all or portions of the funeral which starts at approximately 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on multiple broadcast platforms. Please consult your local listings.
The public is invited to attend a viewing of the funeral at the Willingdon Church at 4812 Willingdon Avenue. Seating capacity is 2,000 and there is parking for participants. The City of Burnaby is hosting this event.
Wear Red on November 2
If you wish to express your support and stand side-by-side to honour Cst. Shaelyn Yang, her family, friends and colleagues, the RCMP invites you to wear red on November 2, 2022, on the day of the funeral. You can share your photos on social media and use the hashtags #WearRedWednesday and #RCMPNeverForget.
Donations in lieu of flowers
If you wish to donate in Cst. Yang’s name, you may consider the following options:
BC Children’s Hospital
Make your donation in Cst. Yang’s name.
Honour House is a home away from home for emergency services personnel, Canadian Armed Forces and veterans to stay in the event of an emergency. Donations can be made here.
Cst. Shaelyn Yang loved her dog Barbara. Through the BCSCPA you can give in her memory.
There is no public area to leave flowers for Cst. Shaelyn Yang at the Richmond Oval venue. Alternatively, we encourage the public to wear red on Wednesday, Nov. 2, the day of the Regimental Funeral. We would also like to invite the public to share their photos on social media and tag @BurnabyRCMP @BCRCMP on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with the #WearRedWednesday.
The public is invited to electronically sign the book of condolences for Cst. Yang at RCMP.Condolences-Condoleances.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Your messages of condolence will be sent to Cst. Yang’s family and to Burnaby RCMP Detachment.
The public is also invited to sign a book of condolence available in the lobby of the Burnaby RCMP Detachment at 6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, B.C.
BC RCMP Communication Services
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