Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Kent Wong is a Finalist in 2013 Chamber Business Excellence Awards!

Kent Wong was selected on September 11, 2013 as a Finalist along with Home Hardware and Daley and Company in the Community Service category in the annual 2013 Kamloops Chamber of Commerce's Business Excellence Awards.

The Community Service Award criteria: "This Kamloops-based business has voluntarily engaged in activities that enhance the community's quality of life and supports these endeavours through personal time and/or resources. They have created a corporate culture of giving with an emphasis on community volunteerism that is unrelated to their core business."

Kent says: "To be a finalist along with such luminaries as Home Hardware and Daley and Company is indeed a humbling experience.  To be even nominated and considered for this Award is very gratifying.  Thank you, Kamloops!  It is an honour to serve you however I can!"  Good luck to my fellow Finalists!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Kent Wong receives Certificate of Appreciation

On March 12, 2013, along with other Kamloops business owners such as Darren Wilkinson of Ferguson Equipment and Brian Field of Newell's, Kent was recognized by the City of Kamloops for his many contributions to the City.  In a semi-formal atmosphere at Accolades at TRU, Mayor Peter Milobar cited the many volunteer hours donated by citizens who show civic pride in all that they do.

Kent says that for all the support his clientele has given to Kent Wong Photography, his ballroom dance instruction and his Saladmaster business, the least he could do was to give back to the community that has given him and his family the lifestyle they enjoy.

Kent is a long-time member of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak and has volunteered his skills to the United Way, the Gur Singh Golf Tournament and the Brain Injury Association.  In October of 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his many contributions.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kent successfully completes Rotary Leadership Institute program

Kent recently completed his training in the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) while serving as a facilitator for the program.

Presenting Kent with his Certificate of completion is 2012-2103 District Governor, Doug Everett.

The RLI program gives the participant informational tools to take his Rotary membership to the next level of leadership, whether it's to become president or to become a committee chair or to lead in any aspect of Rotary.

Completing the program were 11 other participants, all from District 5060, 10 of whom were from Canada and 1 was from Leavenworth, WA.  Joining Kent from the Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak were colleagues Bruce Bunko and Sean McKenna.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Kent Wong receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal!!

On the evening of October 10, 2012, in the Irving K Barber Hall of the House of Learning at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubiliee Medals were given to 38 award recipients.

“Through Member of Parliament, Cathy McLeod and Senator Nancy Greene Raine, Governor General of Canada, David Johnston awarded Kent Wong the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his dedicated service to his peers, to his community and to Canada. The contributions he has made to his nation are most commendable and deserve the public’s praise and admiration.”

In attendance were Phil Wong and Jennifer Berkley (two of Kent's four children), life partner, Arlene Omatsu and close friends.

Master of Ceremonies, Mayor Peter Milobar, quipped: "Kent is normally the one ordering everyone around when doing the pictures."

Friday, April 27, 2012

Kent Wong receives award from Kamloops Food Bank

Kent was honoured today by the Kamloops Food Bank Executive Director, Bernadette Siracky, for his compassion and support for the Food Bank.  He has donated countless hours in ensuring the Kamloops Food Bank has plenty of PR-oriented images to use for promotional purposes and on their website.  His photography truly captures the spirit of the bi-annual food drive.

Kent says, "I am always happy to help.  The Kamloops Food Bank is so important and so many people rely on their services yet not that many people are aware of the greater good the Food Bank does; I hope what I do for them makes a difference and helps them achieve even loftier heights."

Photo by Mark Adam