Kent Wong's Memberships, Community Involvement and Interests
  1. Professional Photographers of Canada awarded Master of Photographic Arts in 2008.
  2. Member of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce since 1988. Helping to promote business involvement within the community.
  3. Voted eleven times Best Photographer in Kamloops by Kamloops Readers Choice Awards (1997-2007).
  4. Member of the Professional Photographers' Association of British Columbia (PPABC) since 1989. Honours and Awards Chair and Print Salon Liaison for the PPABC in 2007-2008.
  5. Member of the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) since 1989. Vice President for PPOC since 2006. Corporate Secretary for PPOC 2004-2006.
  6. International Service Director for Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak, 2006 - 2008.
  7. Member of Kamloops Gyro Club since 2006.
  8. Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak bestowed two Paul Harris Fellows in 2005 and 2007.
  9. Photography Print Judge for PPABC in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
  10. Photography Accreditation Judge in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
  11. Print Salon Chair for PPABC Annual Convention in Richmond in 2004.
  12. PR/Marketing Director of the Professional Photographers' Association of British Columbia in 2004-2006.
  13. Professional Photographers of Canada awarded Craftsman of Photographic Arts and Service of Photographic Arts in 2003.
  14. Professional Photographers' Association of British Columbia bestowed Fellow of PPABC in 2003.
  15. Print Salon Chair for PPOC National Annual Convention in Whistler in 2003.
  16. Lecturer at CMPQ Annual Convention in Montreal in March, 2005, APPA Annual Convention in Edmonton in February, 2003, at PPAM Annual Convention in Winnipeg in February, 2002, at APPA/SPPA/PPAM Annual Convention in Saskatoon in April, 2001.
  17. Lecturer at various New Member Workshops throughout the province for PPABC (Victoria, Naramata, Abbotsford, 108 Mile Resort).
  18. Past President of the Professional Photographers' Association of British Columbia in 2003 and 2004. Responsible for Ethics, Copyright, Voting Delegate to PPOC.
  19. President of the Professional Photographers' Association of British Columbia in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Voting Delegate to PPOC.
  20. Awarded Home-Based Business of the Year for 2002 by the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce.
  21. Member of Kamloops Rotary Daybreak Club since late 1997.
  22. Member of the Board of Directors for BC Heritage Trust in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Served on two subcommittees: Grants Adjudication Committee and Communications and Relationships Committee.
  23. 1st Vice-President for the Board of the Professional Photographers Association of British Columbia in 1999.
  24. Director on the Board of the Professional Photographers' Association of British Columbia in 1998.
  25. Convention Chair of the 1998 Meeting of the Waters Spring Seminar for the Professional Photographers Association of British Columbia.
  26. Convention Chair of the 1999 Fun in the Sun '99 Spring Seminar for the Professional Photographers Association of British Columbia.
  27. Vice-Chairman in 1998 for Zone 8/10 of Professional Photographers Association of British Columbia. Responsible for recruiting guest speakers and organizing the speaking facilities for the zone meetings.
  28. Chairman in 1997 for Zone 8/10 of Professional Photographers Association of British Columbia. Responsible for organizing and chairing all Zone meetings and for deciding the direction the zone should be proceeding in to make meetings interesting for its members.
  29. Founded and Co-Ordinator of the Kamloops Dance Club in 1997. Organize and teach predominately ballroom dancing to the general public on a drop-in as well as on a private basis at a community centre.
  30. Secretary/Treasurer in 1996 for Zone 8/10 of Professional Photographers Association of British Columbia. Responsible for taking and maintaining minutes of zone meetings and taking care of the financial accounts of the zone.
  31. Director of Kamloops Heritage Society from 1995-1997. Acted as a Heritage Resource person for the Society.
  32. Member of the Kamloops Heritage Commission from 1994-1996. Acted as a Heritage Resource person for the Commission.
  33. Chairman and Secretary of Kamloops Heritage Advisory Committee from 1987-1995. Actively involved in Community Pride, Downtown Revitalization, heritage preservation (notably, Kamloops Courthouse, Calvary Temple, McIntosh Memorial and Kamloops Chinese Cemetery), and heritage awareness (Heritage Poster Contest, Heritage Costume Contest, Walking Tours).
  34. Founded and became the Chairman of the Kamloops Chinese Cemetery Heritage Society from 1989-1993. Active in maintaining some of the original integrity while beautifying the cemetery and promoting it as a memorial park to commemorate all the railway workers in Canada.
  35. Member of the Pacific Rim Initiatives Advisory Council in 1988 and 1989. Active in promoting high school level awareness of the Pacific Rim countries with the ultimate aim of future increased economic trade between those countries and BC.
  36. Councillor for the Kamloops Multicultural Society in 1988 and 1989. Advising the Society on its future goals, activities and its involvement within the community.
  37. Director of the Kamloops Courthouse Conservatory Society in 1989. Promoting the ultimate use of the old Courthouse while keeping within the heritage-designated bounds.
  38. English Secretary and Vice-President of the Kamloops Chinese Cultural Association in 1986 and 1987. Helping to cultivate ethnic interest, awareness and integration within the community.
  39. English Secretary and Treasurer of the Kamloops Chinese Cultural Association in 1984 and 1985. Helping to cultivate ethnic interest, awareness and integration within the community.
  40. Director of Kamloops Centennial Society from 1990 to 1993. Helping to plan and coordinate the events during Kamloops' Centennial year.
  41. Member of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International from 1990 - 2001.
  42. Member of Professional Photographers of America from 1995 - 2003.
  43. Member of British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association from 1990 - 2000.
  44. Marketing and Public Relations Director of the Kamloops Ballroom Dance and Vaudeville Society in 1990 to 1992.
  45. Taught Chinese cooking at the YMCA for 1.5 years in the 1980's.
  46. Taught Chinese cooking at the Village of Chase's Chase Recreation Commission for 2 years in the 1980's.
  47. Coordinated recreational mixed badminton for 3 years in the 1980's.
  48. Coordinated recreational men's floor hockey for 5 years in the 1980's.
  49. Captain of a recreational mixed slopitch team from 1982 to 1996.
  50. Goodwill Ambassador for Kamloops Chamber of Commerce since 1997.