It is with a sense of profound sadness that the Tri-City Youth Basketball Association acknowledges the tragic loss of Alfred Wong on January 15, 2018.
Alfred was born in 2002 and raised in Coquitlam. Among his other qualities, he is remembered and (respectfully) honored for his positive attributes that
exemplify a model student-athlete. These attributes include his personal values that made him a caring and enthusiastic teammate, his strong academic
achievements and his love of sports.
Alfred was a dedicated scholar who challenged himself in his academic studies. Alfred was a Grade 10 student in the Honours Program at Pinetree Secondary
School with an aspiration to become an electronic engineer. In his leisure time, he read magazines like Popular Mechanics and Popular Science. While
pursuing his academic studies, Alfred was still able to make time for sports and other pursuits including painting and playing the piano.
Alfred was a true multi-sport athlete, participating in many sports activities including skating, taekwondo, swimming and basketball. Alfred started playing
basketball with his Tri-City basketball team in Grade 3 and played for seven seasons under his coach Steve Ashley. Coach Ashley remembers Alfred as
a valued and caring team member. “Alfred embodied the joy of being on a basketball court. It was his place to be free. It was obvious that he not only
enjoyed playing the game but also sharing that experience with his teammates. The joy he gave and received from the game made him a true pleasure to
"Alfred played basketball in our association for eight years and was a valued member of our organization. He had a profound affection for the game of basketball
but more importantly, a close relationship with his teammates and coach" commented Ross Tomlinson, Executive Director, TCYBA, "Although Alfred is no
longer with us, he will always be remembered by his family, friends, team and the Tri-City Youth Basketball Association".
The Board, Staff and Members of the Tri-City Youth Basketball Association, wish to convey their deepest sympathy to Alfred's family and friends. Our thoughts
are with them as we all remember Alfred.