Author David H.T. Wong was born and raised in Vancouver. He is an accomplished Architect whose family first came to North America from China 130 years ago. A strong supporter of the arts and culture, David helped found over 30 arts, cultural and community organizations, including- Ricepaper Magazine, Chief Dan George Centre for Indigenous Studies, Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC, Asian Canadian Writers Workshop, ExplorAsian: Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, and Pacific Canada Heritage Centre-Museum of Migration (MoM).
Trained as a Biologist, he continues his love for nature with his efforts to save frogs around the world. The children of children who participated in David’s earlier “frog raise and release programs” are now happily continuing this effort. He was named by the Vancouver Sun newspaper as one of British Columbia’s “100 influential Chinese-Canadians”, and as one of Vancouver’s “Leading Lights in Green Design”.
David is a recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his work in environmental design and community building. In 2013, he was honoured as one of 57 distinguished Canadians inducted as an Honorary Witness by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and appointed onto the Multi-cultural Advisory Board of B.C.
… For information on David Wong’s work as an Architect, please visit: www.davidwong.ca
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