VANCOUVER, Feb. 6 /CNW/ - At the celebration of Chinese New Year,
Mr. Thomas Skidmore, Chairman, is honoured to welcome Ms. Joanna Kong,
Vice President and Branch Manager of HSBC Bank Canada and Mr. Woo Yuen Pau,
President and Co-CEO of the Asian Pacific Foundation of Canada to the
Greater Vancouver Advisory Board of The Salvation Army.
Ms. Kong brings a wealth of cross cultural experience to the
Greater Vancouver Advisory Board. Kong was born in Hong Kong and migrated to
Canada in 1974. A long time volunteer of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (United Chinese
Community Enrichment Services Society), B.C. Women's Hospital & Health Centre
Foundation, B.C. Children's Hospital Foundation and B.C. Cancer Agency, Kong
has also been very active in various women's leadership development programs.
Her sense of community is shared through her current roles as Director of
the Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association; Director of the Hong Kong
Merchants' Association of Vancouver; Treasurer of the Chinese Community
Policing Centre and a member of the City of Vancouver Chinatown Historic Area
"I have worked with many charitable organizations. The Salvation Army has
a long history of caring for the less fortunate. It will be my honour to serve
on the board and broaden my services to the community through such a fine
organization," said Kong regarding the new advisory board role.
Mr. Woo joins The Salvation Army Greater Vancouver Advisory Board with an
impressive background in international business and public affairs. He is
Canada's representative on the Standing Committee of the Pacific Economic
Cooperation Council (PECC), Director of the APEC Study Centre in Canada, and
Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia's Institute of Asian
Research. Mr. Woo chairs the PECC Pacific Economic Outlook forecasting panel
and is coordinator of the annual State of the Region report.
Mr. Woo is on the management boards of National Centres of Excellence in
Immigration (UBC and Simon Fraser University) and Emerging Markets (UOttawa),
and is an advisor to the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives at the University
of Victoria, the Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultation Centre, and the Asian
Development Bank. He is also on the editorial board of Pacific Affairs.
Mr. Woo was born in Malaysia and grew up in Singapore. He was educated at
Lester B. Pearson College, Wheaton College, the University of Cambridge, and
the University of London. Mr. Woo has previously worked as a consultant on
international marine affairs and as an economist for the Monetary Authority of
Singapore and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation.
Greater Vancouver Advisory Board
Chair: Mr. Thomas E. Skidmore
Vice-Chair: Ms. Kathleen McGarrigle
Past Chair: Mr. George W. Hungerford, O.C., Q.C.
Mr. Ronald McLaughlin Mr. Stewart Cunningham
Mr. Brian Cole Mr. Alan Dixon
Mr. Danny Gaw Mr. Owen C. Dolan, Q.C.
Mr. Bob McFarlane Mr. R.M. Hungerford
Ms. Joanna Kong Mr. Roger Kibble
Mr. Woo Yuen Pau Ms. Anne Lippert
Mrs. Barbara Brink Ms. Grace McCarthy, O.C., O.B.C.
Mr. Jonathan Raymond Hon. John L. Nichol, C.C.
Mr. Nizar Damiji Ms. Barbara Rae, C.M., OBC
Mr. Peter Legge Mr. Brian A. Rogers
Mr. Wayne Nygren Mr. Raymond V. Smith
Mr. Kelly Heed Mr. Milton K. Wong, O.C., O.B.C.
Mr. Martin Linsley, F.C.A.
Life Members: Ms. Nancy Thodarson
Mr. Robert W. Bonner, Q.C. Member Emeritus:
Mr. Jack C. Carlile
Mr. Don W. Potvin
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is the largest direct non-governmental social service
provider in British Columbia. The Salvation Army has been a vital part of the
province since the opening of its first ministry on the edge of Chinatown in
1887. Today, The Salvation Army touches lives through a strategic continuum of
care and relief. From emergency shelters and drug detoxification centres to
camps for underprivileged children, The Salvation Army gives hope every day to
young families, new immigrants, seniors, the terminally ill, the homeless and
the marginalized. It is estimated that one-third of British Columbians have
been touched in some way by The Salvation Army.
For more information on The Greater Vancouver Advisory Board or any of
our other programs and services, please visit our website at
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