Warren WONG

Profile Updated: June 8, 2014
Residing In: Vancouver, BC Canada
Spouse/Partner: Linda
Occupation: Human Resources Executive
Children: Emma born in 1991
Adam born in 1992
Yes! Attending Reunion

After graduating from Hamber I went to UBC and completed two years (one year of Commerce) and then transferred to SFU where I graduated in 1984. Though I left UBC it was where I met Linda and we dated nearly 7 years before getting married in 1987.

After starting my professional human resources career working for the federal government, including an assignment as the Lead Recruiter for Expo '86, I have been working primarily in the technology sector for both start up and Fortune 500 companies both nationally and internationally. This past decade I was the HR leader for companies such as Burntsand, Intrawest, eBay, Microsoft China (Beijing based) and ElasticPath Software (working with Gord Janzen). I am now the VP, Talent & Culture for a hyper growth global open source services company, Appnovation Technologies.

Personally, I have been actively involved with my family. Emma graduated in June 2014 from Human Geography from the Arts Co-op program at UBC. She is planning to continue her education at U. Berkeley in Calif. Adam is attending UBC and is managing a significant personal investment portfolio.

Living my commitment to work life balance, I have been fortunate to take a year off work every five years to spend time with my family and travel. As a family we have traveled throughout N. America, Mexico, Europe and Asia.

I still keep active primarily cycling with the Glotman Simpson Cycling Team raising money for pancreatic cancer research. My wife and I cycled 262 KM from Vancouver to Seattle in the Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation twice. We both have cycled the Whistler Grand Fondo twice as well. I fulfilled a childhood dream and learned to play ice hockey a few years ago during one of my sabbaticals from work.

School Story:

I have many special memories of lifelong friendships made at Hamber and the teaching faculty. Who can forget growing up in the era of flared pants, polyester shirts and disco.

Highlights include track and field and successfully keeping my candy apple red 1969 Ford Mustang Mach I running (I did learn a thing or two from Mechanics 11).

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Dec 12, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Paul Marshall and I trained for many hours on the track at Hamber coached by teachers Randy Clarke and Eric Wong.  Our 4 x 100 metre team was anchored by Paul.  The lead runner was Kenny Krause, 2nd leg was Glen Dhillon and I was the third runner handing off the baton to Paul. All the runners on the relay team except for Paul were Edith Cavell grads.  I still have the city final track and field meet ribbons from our team.  We were always very competitive.  It was an honour to be on the same track team as Paul and to pass the baton to him in our relay races.  RIP my friend.  

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Jul 15, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Nice message that you posted on 7-14 Karen. Again, nice to see you at the reunion. Take care. Warren

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Posted on: Jul 15, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Hi Lynne, it was great seeing you and meeting Sharon. Take care. Warren

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Sitting on top of the Acropolis overlooking Athens on our Greek Isles cruise for our 27th wedding anniversary. June 2014.
Posted: Mar 07, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Pisa, Italy. Summer 2008. (Emma, Linda, Warren and Adam)