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."