Board of Directors

A volunteer Board of Directors governs Badminton BC.  They meet 6 times per year, including the Annual General Meeting.  The Board of Directors performs the financial management, planning and decision-making for the Association through oversight of the various standing committees.

2021-2022 Board of Directors



Hellena Park


Roles and Responsibilities

Hellena was appointed as a Director in May of 2020. Hellena has been involved in badminton since the age of 13. She started off as a competitive junior player in Alberta and has remained an active competitive recreational player. The sport has for the most part, played a significant role in her life and this is no more evident than now. Currently, Hellena has a son who also competes and trains in the sport. As a result, her involvement in the sport has expanded. In 2016, she and other badminton parents formed a badminton parents committee with Hellena being the president. The primary purpose of this committee was to raise funds for the young players to offset the costly badminton expense. She remained as president until 2018. Since then, she moved to Vancouver and has continued to be active as both a player and supporter.


Vice President/Interm Secretary

Gurpal Bisra


Roles and Responsibilities

Gurpal was appointed as a Director in August of 2021. He currently works as a data scientist in the public sector and cofounded a healthcare data analytics company. He excels at using his diverse skill sets, including bioengineering and operations research, to help people and optimize the use of resources. Gurpal became passionate about badminton while playing backyard badminton with his dad during his childhood. After joining his high school team, he played at various drop-in sessions throughout Europe, at the Absolutely Badminton Club as a member of the LGBT+ community, and presently plays at the Vancouver Racquets Club. Apart from building robots and doing Kaggle competitions, he enjoys gardening, painting, and biking in his spare time.













Mei Chang


Roles and Responsibilities



Directors-at -Large


Henry Wong







Henry Wong was the previous President of the Board of Badminton BC from October 2017-October 2022. Henry is an active badminton player, NCCP certified coach and Badminton BC accredited umpire. He is also the former President of Westlu Badminton Club, a not-for-profit BC registered society based in Richmond. Henry served in the organizing committee of the 2016 Americas Masters Games and the 2018 Canadian National Masters Championships.

Duong Hoac


Duong is a professional software engineer since early 2000.  He started his career in making video game and moved towards business enterprise software.  His expertise in technology includes big-data databases, artificial intelligence, networking security, full stack development, large data analytics, and general enterprise business software. In addition, he is also a part time instructor teaching all kinds of subject such as math, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, and general video game development course. In his spare time, he enjoys playing badminton, extreme outdoor sports, night photography, and wood working.  



Lisa Frey


Lisa works as a real estate lawyer in Downtown Vancouver and lives in Port Moody with her husband and young son.  Growing up in a small town in the Fraser Valley, her backyard was transformed into an outdoor badminton court every summer for the whole neighbourhood. She is passionate about growing badminton as a safe, inclusive and healthy sport for all. Through her involvement in Badminton BC, she hopes to help build upon existing momentum for the sport, both at a grassroots level, and through  Canadians' successeses, both domestically and internationally. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, creative writing, and spending time in nature.



Thomas Kwan











Standing Committees

Badminton BC is currently recruiting volunteers to sit on a number of committees.

Finance & Audit Committee - Hellena Park (Chair), Gwennie Siu, BBC Executive Director

Nominations and Governance Committee -  Gurpal Bisra (VP) and Hellena Park(Chair)

Awards & Recognition Committee - Michael Khoo (Chair), Wayne Dalin, Clara Wai, Marian Holoboff

Master Committee:  Frank Price (Chair), Mike Mitson

Competition Committee: Toby Ng, Hellena Park, BBC Executive Director & Event Manager