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WhiteWater Establishes Tat Won Vertical Leadership Award


In Memory of Tat Won

Tat Won, 58

1956 –2014

Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of our colleague and friend.

Tat Won was one of the most remarkable men ever to walk this earth.  His kindness, humility and talent were truly unparalleled.

Tat Won was always a friend and role model, never missing a chance to flash his signature smile at everyone that crossed his path. He was fair-minded and humble, never criticizing or judging another.  The way that Tat chose to live his life should inspire us all to live our best lives and to never let a day go by without acknowledging our blessings.

Tat was an athlete and enjoyed classic Canadian winter sports like skiing on the local mountains and playing our country’s beloved sport, hockey. Some would say his tennis skills were that of a professional (although he’d never admit it).

Tat was a dedicated father to his two children and a loving and doting partner to Karen.

Yas Waterworld concept design

Tat was a master of his art, the best waterpark designer in the industry, all the while maintaining a truly unassuming nature. Disney, the most successful brand in the world, requested Tat by name to work on their projects due to his amazing creativity, superb eye for detail and for the efficiency of which he could accomplish his one-of-a-kind designs. He worked on world-renowned projects such as Caribbean Bay in Korea and Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi. Even after 20 years, the people he worked with at Forrec still reference his style when they refer to a distinguished “Tat design”.

In honour of Tat Won, WhiteWater has established the Tat Won Vertical Leadership Award. The award will recognize the ongoing efforts and commitment of our employees in supporting WhiteWater’s journey to become a truly vertical organization, built on customer service excellence.

Many of us at WhiteWater had the pleasure and the honour of working with Tat for twenty years. Tat was WhiteWater’s Senior Landscape Architect.

You will be missed, our hearts are with you.

Tat Won with son and WhiteWater co-workers

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