ELECT FOR SCHOOL BOARD
Allan Wong is a proud father of four; two in elementary, one in secondary, and one in post-secondary. After graduating from UBC, Wong taught in Vancouver area public schools for five years, and worked at Telus for twenty years. A long-time education advocate, Wong has been elected to the board three consecutive terms, serving since 1999.
As a three-term School Trustee, Wong has advocated for public education and ESL and Special Needs students. He served as chair of the School Board Committee that initiated Vancouver’s seismic upgrades and also advocated for properly maintained schools that are safe and conducive to learning. Wong is also the a current and past member of the Bicycle Advisory Committee, the Advisory Committee on Cultural Diversity and the ESL Advisory Committee.
For Wong, his goal is to work to strengthen the idea of the neighbourhood school. “Schools are just places that are used from 9 to 3,” says Wong. “Schools are the hearts of communities where you have places to play and learn for every member of the neighbourhood. If you ask people who are looking to move to a neighbourhood what they are looking for, a strong healthy school is often at the top of their list. We need to make sure the idea of the neighbourhood school remains at the heart of all Vancouver communities.”
Wong is a long time resident of South Vancouver and an avid cyclist.