OUR PRIORITY

Feeding Hungry Children in our Schools is our Priority

When we allow food banks to become an accepted form of assistance, we contribute to the problem. 

When we allow lunch programs in schools to feed the needy become an accepted practice, we contribute to the problem.

Feeding children on school days alone does not solve the real problem.

We need to solve the problems at home.

STARFISH PACK PROGRAM

Sponsor a Child
1 week for $12 
1 month for $50 
1 year for $525

Send your donation to:
Rotary Club of
Port Coquitlam Centennial

Box: 41124,
2529 Shaughnessy Street

Port Coquitlam, BC  V3C 5Z9

 

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ROTARY CLUB OF PORT COQUITLAM CENTENNIAL
Serving the Community and the World since 2005

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We meet Thursdays at 5:00 PM
at the Wilson Centre,
2150 Wilson Ave, Port Coquitlam BC
(In main entrance & turn right)

Mailing Address: 41124
2529 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC  V3C 5Z9 Canada
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We are pleased to host the Poco Blues: The Brunch Series to raise funds for our ongoing project - Starfish.
 
The Starfish Pack Program provides back packs of food every Friday during the school year to a limited number of children from needy homes. Presently we are serving 34 children in four schools in Port Coquitlam: Ecole Irvine Elementary, Birchland Elementary, Cedar Dr Elementary and Kwayhquitlam Middle School.
 
Starfish supplements the schools breakfast and lunch programs where these and other children have access to, by giving them food to take home for the weekend when there are no supporting programs for them. It has been proven that hungry children do not learn well and do poorly in school, develop behavourial issues and can become involved in anti-social activities later in life. It is our hope to able to make a difference early on in the child's life to short circuit that.
 
Join us at our fun fund raising event featuring great music, an awesome brunch buffet, games and activities, raffles, a live auction and much more in order to expand our program and help more children in the community.The demand is at least 5 times more than we are currently serving.
 
For tickets go to the event listing to the right of this story and click on Member or Guest (if you are not a club member) under the REGISTER HERE link. Limited seating of course, and tickets will go fast. Get yours now.........

Another container loaded for Phillippines

Rotarians, Volunteers and friends of Rotary who turned out on a rainy, foggy, cool February Saturday (Feb. 17) to help pack a container of medical and educational equipment and supplies bound for the Rotary Club of Manila San Miguel in the Philippines.

We managed to stuff some 217 items in the 40’ container including some very expensive and useful dental and hospital equipment.r

A special thanks to the Rotary Clubs of Ladner, Richmond Sunrise and the Sunshine Coast (Sechelt) for funding the container and helping with the loading.

Markus Fahrner (in full uniform of the era) explaining
about the Trench and warfare.
Members pictured inside the compartment
of the train, Venosta.

 Members pictured in front of the Venosta used for transporting soldiers and freight during the World War.

On Thursday,  April 27th Members of the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam  Centennial visited the Port Moody Station Museum. Our Markus Fahrner, Acting Museum Coordinator took us back in history and explained various aspects of the frontline warfare in general and the use of Trenches in particular. His descriptions of trench warfare conjured up all kind of visions in your mind, and also made you realise, once again, how lucky we are to live in this part of the world at this time. experiencing the trench and the living conditions those brave soldiers existed under was an absolute testament to the saying, “Ware is Hell”.
The historic Port Moody Station which houses the Port Moody Station Museum was the second station built by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Completed in 1908, the building and displays represent the role of the train station in the community and the early development of Port Moody.
The Port Moody Station Museum is owned by the Port Moody Heritage Society and is located in Port Moody's 1908 CPR Station. The building and displays illustrate the role of the station in the community and the early development of Port Moody.

January 20, 2017

DISTRIBUTING STARFISH PACKS AT IRVINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Left to right: Russ McMurchie, Past President, Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial; Laurie Birnie, Principal, Irvine Elementary School, Ron Goyette, Past President, Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam; and student recipient of the pack.
January 5, 2017

BACK PACK BEING FILLED ON EVERY THURSDAY MEETING FOR DISTRIBUTION ON FRIDAY MORNING

Starfish Pack Program for feeding needy children kicks off in Port Coquitlam. $525 feeds one child for the whole year. Funds for feeding 13 needy children are provided by Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial and Rotary District 5050.
 
 
 
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