Surrey, B.C. — Surrey’s Tarlochan “Tochi” Sandhu has received the Honorary Colonel’s Commendation from the BC Regiment. The award was presented to Sandhu for his outstanding dedication, service and commitment to the Regiment.
“I accept this award on behalf of all the people who have supported me over the years,” shares Sandhu. “I am grateful to be recognized within the broader and diverse Canadian fabric that we are all part of across the country and strongly believe that, collectively, we can achieve a lot more to serve our communities and make a difference in the lives of others.”
Sandhu, a veritable banking legend, was also an international field hockey star, recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and model citizen. At age 78, he shows no signs of slowing as he continues his career with Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, as director of commercial business development.
Sandhu is humble about his lifetime of accomplishments, which include an encounter with Mother Theresa, multiple appearances at the Olympics and recognition from the British Columbia Regiment for his support of the 2012 and 2015 Battlefield Studies Tour, which enabled serving members of the regiment to visit and pay tribute at battlefields where former members of the regiment gave their lives in service to Canada.
Not only is Sandhu well-known globally, he’s also recognized as an individual who has made many significant contributions to the credit union movement in British Columbia and has helped economically strengthen communities throughout the Lower Mainland, particularly Delta and Surrey. Over the span of his 17 years with Envision Financial, he’s had a tremendous influence on the development of the communities in which Envision Financial serves by providing financial support and expert advice to new and existing business owners.
Sandhu continues to work tirelessly to promote a healthy and financially-strong lifestyle throughout the community.