North Shore News: Three North Shore residents recognized with BC Community Achievement Awards

Wow!  The BC Community Achievement Award is a big thing. 

Ming Pao contacted me last week for a short interview as well as the North Shore News.  Last week I talked with Dr. Kerry Jang who received the award last year.  Kerry thinks I should wear my kilt to the ceremony at Government House, when I go to meet the Premier and the Lt. Governor. 

My colleagues and friends from Canadian Club Vancouver, Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop, Joy Kogawa House Committee and Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC are all very happy for me, and sent congratulations… as did many friends on Facebook.

Three recognized with awards

Province recognizes contributions to community

Manisha Krishnan,
North Shore News

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

North Shore residents are among 45 British Columbians who have been
recognized by the province with B.C. Community Achievement Awards for
making outstanding contributions to their communities.

Gordon Campbell and Keith Mitchell, chairman of the British Columbia
Achievement Foundation, announced the winners last week. They included
North Vancouver residents Todd Wong and Gordon Barrett and West
Vancouver's Jack Farley.

Wong, named for his commitment to
intercultural events like the annual Scottish-Chinese hybrid dinner
Gung Haggis Fat Choy, said he loves seeing people of all different
ethnicities taking part in the dinner and accompanying games.”We've created an event to draw together everybody, to make it multicultural, to mix it up and have some fun.”

has also spoken at many of the Terry Fox runs and is founder of the Joy
Kogawa House Society, which campaigned to save the well-known author's
home from demolition and turn it into an historical landmark in

He said he admires the other award winners and is proud to be amongst them.

“It's kinda cool,” said Wong. “I mean these are incredible people. I'm just honoured and glad to be recognized with them.”

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