A graduate of the University of Chicago and University of Toronto, Peter Kwok is a retired real estate developer and investor who has been involved in many community activities since immigrating to Vancouver from Hong Kong. These include participating in various working groups with the City of Vancouver on zoning and neighbourhood revitalization issues, being board member and President of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Society, a non-profit organization that oversees the first authentic classical Chinese garden outside of China, being director and President of the Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners’ Association, a neighbourhood organization, and being board member and Chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., an immigrant resettlement and social services NGO.