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Milton Wong

$3 Million for Contemporary Arts

January 10, 2008

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Vancouver businessman and SFU chancellor emeritus Milton Wong (above) and his family have donated $3 million to SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA), soon to be the anchor tenant in the Woodward’s redevelopment project. Wong also chairs the $30-million capital fundraising campaign for the SCA.

“It’s through education and creative expression that people find self-awareness and self respect,” says Wong. “These things are incredibly important for elevating the disenfranchised and building resilience in our communities. My hope is that this centre for creative discovery, dialogue and interaction will help to return the Downtown Eastside—the neighborhood I grew up in—to its historical place as the heart of Vancouver.” The provincial government recently announced its commitment of nearly $50 million.
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