Nelson Wong Vaughan Civic Hero Award

Nelson Wong was recognized with a Civic Hero Award for being an active volunteer in the Thornhill community.


Nelson Wong - Ward 4 Civic Hero Award, 2007


Nelson's volunteerism has also earned him an Outstanding Volunteer Award from the City of Vaughan, an Outstanding Volunteer Award from the House of Commons in 2005, and a Volunteer Services Award from the province of Ontario in 2006


Mr. Wong has served as President and an Executive Member of the York Central Chinese-Canadian Association, a non-profit organization benefiting Chinese-Canadians through recreational and cultural programs. He teaches line dancing on a volunteer basis at various schools, churches and other organizations. As well, he also organizes mah-jong tournaments, tennis competitions, local tours, hiking trips and nature walks for the local community.


"Mr. Wong is an exemplary individual whose dedication to his community is remarkable," said Ward 4 Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco, who nominated Mr. Wong for the award. "The active contribution that Mr. Wong makes with youth, adults and seniors has not only strengthened the community at large, but his involvement with the Annual Chinese Arts and Literacy Contests for youth has helped raise awareness of the Chinese culture and encouraged youth participation in the art and literary forum."​