Ada Con
Ada Con is a long-time community organizer in Vancouver, British Columbia. Having worked for the Fraser Valley Regional Library from 1975 to 2013, Ada was the manager of the Terry Fox Library for 20 years before becoming the Coordinator of Diversity Services and Programming. As coordinator she created a number of award-winning library programs such as the Reading Link Challenge and the Festival of Aboriginal Artists. Ada was a founding member and director of the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop and a founding member of the LiterASIAN Writers Festival. Ada was a founding member and was on the inaugural committee to incorporate the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society in 1988. She helped found the Fraser Valley Regional Library participate as one of the pilot libraries in Lest We Forget, a unique pilot program offered by Library and Archives Canada to High Schools in the Fraser Valley, using copies of primary source documents of WWI soldiers, to remember those who bravely lost their lives to save others.