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Scholarship in memory of Alfred Wong grows

Family started scholarship for Pinetree secondary students seeking to pursue electronics education
Wong scholarship
A scholarship has been started in the name of innocent shooting victim Alfred Wong, who was a Coquitlam high school student.

A scholarship created by the family of Alfred Wong for School District 43 students has drawn support from people in the community following the death of the 15-year-old Pinetree secondary school student.

By Monday, as many as 108 people had given to the Alfred YF Wong Memorial Scholarship, raising $8,800 for an endowment that will be used to provide a scholarship to a deserving Pinetree student interested in pursuing post-secondary education for engineering.

The teen, who had planned on being an electronics engineer, was struck by a stray bullet on Jan. 13 while he and his family were driving in Vancouver on their way home from dinner. Wong’s funeral was held Saturday at Coquitlam Alliance Church and drew about 700 mourners.

To contribute to the scholarship, visit the Pinetree secondary school web page found at under Schools.

A second scholarship has been established with the Hyack Swim Club, of which Alfred was a member. It will be awarded to help members of the club who intend to pursue post-secondary education and swim at the university level.