Sunrise Rotary Cheque Presentations, November 20, 2018

 

Cheque of $500 to Hawthorne Seniors.  The $4,430 is our total donations over the last 5 years

 
 

 

 

Another Sunrise Rotary $1,000 donation to help supply clean potable water to villages in Laos.

 
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Rotarians At Play

 
 
Rotarians are busy, busy people.  This doesn’t stop them from wanting to continue to support others.  A quick, efficient, low cost project is greeting cards.  It’s fun, impactful to the recipient, completed during the Rotary meeting and enhances member engagement.  The Rotarians at Coquitlam Sunrise decided to make Halloween cards for the seniors at Hawthorne lodge.  Huge smiles on all the residents as they feel loved
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Posted on Feb 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 Speaker, Gloria Cuccione 

Since 1997 the Michael Cuccione Foundation has been dedicated to raising funds for Childhood Cancer Research and supporting children along with their families through such adversity. We can't treat children like adults. In the past the majority of research dollars were spent on adult forms of cancer and little was being done at the childhood level in British Columbia.

This has all changed because of the important seed late Michael Cuccione planted to fund young researchers for childhood cancer and the important legacy that continues.  The Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program is established at the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children's Hospital. This is the only Childhood Cancer Research Program of its kind in  British Columbia. We are blessed with some of the most outstanding researchers in the world that are discovering more breakthroughs and saving more children's lives each day.

What is being learnt at the childhood stage is also helping adult cancers. Research is the only way to finding a cure and we won't stop until a cure is found. Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child!

Since 1997 the Michael Cuccione Foundation has been dedicated to raising funds for Childhood Cancer Research and supporting children along with their families through such adversity. We can't treat children like adults. In the past the majority of research dollars were spent on adult forms of cancer and little was being done at the childhood level in British Columbia. 
This has all changed because of the important seed late Michael Cuccione planted to fund young researchers for childhood cancer and the important legacy that continues. The Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program is established at the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children's Hospital. This is the only Childhood Cancer Research Program of its kind in British Columbia. We are blessed with some of the most outstanding researchers in the world that are discovering more breakthroughs and saving more children's lives each day. 
What is being learnt at the childhood stage is also helping adult cancers. Research is the only way to finding a cure and we won't stop until a cure is found. Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child!
Michael Cuccione Foundation S. Wylie 2017-02-21 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise Free Little Library

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise Free Little Library shown in Coquitlam Town Centre Park near the children's playground and the sand volleyball courts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise shown along side of the newly erected Free Little People's Library at Coquitlam Town Centre Park
Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise Free Little Library S. Wylie 2016-12-20 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 02, 2016
Events

Uganda Project Quiz Night - 2017

The 6th annual Uganda Project Quiz Night, co-hosted by Coquitlam Sunrise Rotary Club and Douglas College Foundation, returns to the Douglas College Coquitlam campus on Thursday, February 23 from 7 to 10 p.m.
This fun, team-oriented event raises money for literacy projects and student practicums in Uganda.
Quiz Master Mayor Richard Stewart will join us once again to challenge teams with questions on Canadian trivia, sports, science, literature, history, geography, music and film and current affairs. The event will also feature silent and live auctions, a 50/50 draw, and a no-host bar.
Participants are encouraged to register their teams of six soon, as this has been a sell-out event in recent years! Registration is $20/person, payable at the door. As this is a licensed event, no minors are permitted.  Reserve your space now!
Sponsorship opportunities for this event are still available. Please contact Melody McKiernan for more information.

Seen above are the Mayor, Council and staff members from the City of Coquitlam at the October 2015 Uganda Project Quiz Night

 

Douglas College Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise 6th Annual Quiz Night Stan Wylie 2016-12-02 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stan Wylie on Oct 26, 2016

Malcolm Kennedy shown presenting our gift of 10 polio vacinations to featured speaker, Maura Fitzpatrick on October 25, 2016.

 

Theme:  Are Our Kids Safe From Sexual Exploitation?
 
Maura Fitzpatrick, Fundraising Manager for "Children of the Street Society", our featured speaker for October 25, 2016 spoke with us about the work her Society does to keep BC’s young people safe from sexual exploitation.  Maura has been working with the Society for almost two years and has worked in the non-profit world for over 25 years, first doing small contracts organizing conferences for non-profits, then with larger organizations like the Canadian Diabetes Association and Burnaby Hospital Foundation.

 

 

 

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Every year, Coquitlam Sunrise Rotary Club joins Pitch-In Week for our community.
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Here we are cleaning up around Lafarge Lake in the Town Centre area of Coquitlam as part of Canada's Pitch-In Week.

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Among the usual cigarette butts and fast food waste, trash treasures included a very bouncy ball, an old hoody, and half-buried new bag of teddy treats. A few hours' work by members netted over a dozen trash bags of garbage.  Well done!
Coquitlam Sunrise Joins Pitch-In Week Gary Munro 2014-04-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Malcolm Kennedy on Mar 23, 2014

Here are some of our Rotarians in Jiquilillo, Nicaragua, an area of extreme poverty, building kitchens for two elementary schools.

The group of 12 consisted of members of the Rotary Clubs of Coquitlam Sunrise and Meadow Ridge, along with family and friends. This was the second trip to Jiquilillo for the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise. In 2012 we partnered with the Rotary Club of Kamloops West to build toilet blocks at three schools in the same community.

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ImageIn addition to Rotary partnerships, Global Change for Children assisted us with a $5,000 donation towards the building of the kitchens. We were able to obtain a District 5050 Grant bringing the total funds available to $13,300. The funds e nabled us, in addition to building the kitchens, to repair and replace roofs on two schools, do prep work on one school so it could be painted, and purchase and prepare meals at a local soup kitchen for 250 children.

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The locals are extremely happy with our assistance and we feel we are making a difference. We plan to continue to work in this area for a least another couple of years, as there is much to be done.

We are able to stay on the beach at a local surf camp which makes the project as much about fellowship as it is community service.

Coquitlam Sunrise goes to Nicaragua Malcolm Kennedy 2014-03-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rhian Piprell on Nov 06, 2013

quiz night winners

On the evening of November 5, 2013 we held a quiz night in partnership with Douglas College. The evening was a great success with 20 teams of six taking part,  and included a silent auction, draw prizes, and a bar. There were ten rounds of questions, with categories such as current affairs, science, sport, and entertainment.  The quiz began at 7:30 and was over by 10 pm.

 

Certificates were given to the winning team and to the team with the most creative answer.  Congratulations to Jason’s team, the undisputed champion of all quiz nights held in Coquitlam! Mayor Richard Stewart did an excellent job as quizmaster and saved the day with his smart phone when one of the questions proved to be too British - an occupational hazard when you have me creating the questions. View photos of the Quiz Night.

 

Funds raised will be used for literacy projects in Uganda where Douglas College has numerous student practicum placements and Rotary Literacy projects. Thanks to for Port Moody and Port Coquitlam Rotary clubs for coming out in support of us and to the hard work of staff and students at Douglas College. I am confident that we can build on this success next year.

 

 
Sunrise Rotary & Douglas College Quiz Night Rhian Piprell 2013-11-07 00:00:00Z 0

Passersby at the Vancouver Art Gallery were stopped in their tracks by the sight of Rotary members and supporters joining in a flash mob to the tune of Aretha Franklin's R-E-S-P-E-C-T.


The choreography was enthusiastically followed by the crowd, but dancing wasn't the main purpose. The flash mob was intended to draw public attention to Rotary's ongoing worldwide efforts to end polio. For more information, visit the End Polio Now website - and thanks for your support!

Rotary Flash Mob to End Polio Gary Munro 2013-06-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary Munro on Apr 26, 2013

TImagehe rain was falling, but it didn't dampen Club members' spirits. Coquitlam Sunrise members - and some supportive family - turned out on April 27 to help 'pitch in' to clean up Coquitlam's Lafarge Lake and Town Centre area.

A wide variety of items were picked up by members. Probably the most common items of the day were cigarette butts and packaging. The most unusual item was a toss up between an Ace of diamonds and an unopened can of pork & beans!

Overall, there was just too much garbage - so remember the old promo, and 'give a hoot, don't pollute'.

 

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We Pitched-In! Gary Munro 2013-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary Munro on Jan 31, 2013

Malcolm Kennedy was recently awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his extensive and continuing work in the community. He has become a backbone of the Coquitlam Sunrise Club and has contributed considerable skill, time, effort and no doubt money to the TriCities area for the last 28 years.

ImagePrior to volunteering his efforts in this area Malcolm was a very active member of the  Kinsmen in both Kamloops and Penticton. In Coquitlam he could be seen cooking up a storm in fundraising activities at the Como Lake Fishing Derby, the Blue Mountain Music Festival and countless  other events. He has been the Kinsmen’s president, director, registrar, and bulletin editor in addition to helping the Kinettes with fundraising applications.

Malcolm has been a long time director of the Festival Coquitlam and the Teddy Bear Picnic and Grande Parade have grown to become popular community events under his watch. He has also driven the Coquitlam parade float for ten years attending up to 18 parades as far away as Washington State and Alberta. Another of his many volunteer efforts has been to assist the CF Ride to Conquer by hauling the trailer of bikes and supplies from Banff to Vancouver as well as cooking for the riders at their stops.

In conjunction with Rotary Malcolm went to the Golden Triangle in Thailand during 2004, 2005 and 2006 to assist with hands-on building of facilities for orphaned or abandoned children and then set about engaging Rotary clubs throughout the world to sponsor and educate these children. The Rotary Club of Coquitlam was delighted to have Malcolm join the Club in 2007 where he has continued his busy beaver activities joining in many hands-on programmes from picking up trash in local parks, ringing the bells for the Salvation Army, packing Food Bank hampers to coordinating and encouraging the volunteers for Operation Red Nose. He has lent his many talents to serving as president, international director, weekly bulletin editor and has become the grant applicator extraordinaire helping the Club to raise funds for many projects at both home and overseas. His most recent escapade was to lead a team to Nicaragua for a hands-on project of building a school toilet block with flush toilets in addition to teaching English, art and sewing.

Malcolm is a most deserving recipient of the Queen’s Medal. His pride was joined by two other Club Members, Bob McNary and Gideon Redman, who were proud to announce that their daughters were also awarded the Queen’s Medal.
Malcolm Kennedy awarded Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal Gary Munro 2013-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary Munro on Jan 16, 2013

On Saturday, January 5, 2013, some members of the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise helped load a container bound for Panama. The container contents and shipping were coordinated by the Rotary World Help Network (RWHN). The mandate of the RWHN is "to help communities help themselves through a coordinated effort to relocate used equipment and supplies. What's surplus in our country is desperately needed to serve the healing and educational needs of developing countries. This effort is made possible through generous donations of materials, money, time and transportation."

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Since 1997, the RWHN has shipped 270 containers to over 50 countries. Sponsor clubs cover the shipping costs for these containers. This particular container transferred much needed hospital beds, shelving, hospital equipment and linens, children's books, and many other items to a Rotary Club in Panama for efficient distribution. Get more information about the Rotary World Help Network on their website at www.rwhn.org.

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Shipping Supplies to Panama Gary Munro 2013-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary Munro on Nov 20, 2012
ImageThe Nicaragua project, announced in July, was a successful joint Rotary venture. On October 29,2012, Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise member Malcolm Kennedy led a team to Nicaragua to oversee and work on an Elementary School toilet block project. The team of 12 consists of six from the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise, and six from the Rotary Club of Kamloops West.  In addition to the toilet block project, the team members assisted with Art, English, and Sewing classes at the local school. As well, they served food at the local food kitchen.  

While the majority of the funds raised in the community by the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise normally go directly back into our local community, we are proud of our International work. It takes a small amount of funds to make a huge difference to those less fortunate in other parts of the world. The toilet block project costs $4,300; Rotary International Foundation provides a grant of $2,500 towards the project which results in a net cost, to our club, of under $2,000.

ImageThe objective of the project is to improve sanitation and health for 150 students and six staff at the Salomon Elementary School, Community of Padre Ramos, near Chinandega, Nicaragua The school accommodates students from kindergarten through to grade six.  The local community population is about 1,500.

The pit toilets the children currently use are constantly full, the roof leaks, the walls are falling down, and the doors are broken. There is no facility for hand washing. The poor sanitation and hygiene conditions adversely affect the health of the students and teaching staff. The project will install flush toilets, complete with hand washing facilities all connected to a self cleaning septic system.

ImageAll the materials and fixtures will be purchased locally. To support the local work force, local labour will be used exclusively. Once completed the local community will take ownership. The maintenance and service will be done by the community, teachers and students.

The toilet block will include flush toilets to a self cleaning septic system. The system will have three chambers; 1. Solids;  2. Fermentation; 3. Gray Water; and filters out to a lava rock field. The system is approved by the health department as effective and safe.

Funding for maintenance and any future repairs will come from local businesses, the Department of Education and the City of El Viejo. New sanitation will give back the students their dignity and instill a sense of pride, providing them with hope.

It will not be all work, as the group will be staying at Monty’s Beach Lodge, built by a Canadian school teacher as a rustic hideaway on an amazing surf beach.

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Nicaraguan Toilet Block Project Gary Munro 2012-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherron Regehr on Aug 27, 2012

Saskia Vasey was our outgoing exchange student for the last year and spent her time in Belgium hosted by local Rotarians and attending school there. She was soon immersed in a very different culture, language and basic personal values that will affect her outlook on life forever. This very personable young lady also enjoyed meeting other Rotary exchange students from various parts of the world and in addition to the family that had hosted her mother as a student. She was able to travel across Belgium and visit other parts of Europe as part of the program including Brittany, Barcelona and Budapest. Saskia's thirst for knowledge and adventure saw her participating in an ornithology program in Ontario since her return to Canada and currently is in the process of training to run ultra marathons in Botswana.

In Saskia's words: “I arrived home on June 29th. When I have time, I will try to write a more detailed conclusion of my exchange. En bref, it was the most transformative moment in my life, opening my spirit and perspective. I will miss everyone I met and the life I created in the arms of my small Belgian village. Yet I am also very glad to be back.”

Saskia has a well-written blog which can be found at http://travellingtwins.wordpress.com.

Welcome Back Saskia!! Sherron Regehr 2012-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherron Regehr on Jul 20, 2012
Ron Postma makes it to the top of the Oyster Dome near Burlington during the District Event Hike.
 
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District Event Hike Sherron Regehr 2012-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sherron Regehr on Jul 16, 2012
Malcolm Kennedy, International Director, spoke to the Club about our trip to Nicaragua.

Project Overview: The Salomon Elementary School, Ibarra Mayorga, Community of Padre Ramos, El Viejo, Chinandega, Nicaragua accommodates 120 students from kindergarten through to grade 6. Poor sanitation and hygiene adversely affect the health of students and teaching staff. The objective of the project is to improve sanitation and health for about 120 students and the 4-6 combined staff at the school.

Project Detail: The project will install flush toilets and a septic system with hand washing facilities. The pit toilets at the school are in disrepair, and the school lacks any facility for hand washing. The toilets the children use are currently full, the roof is leaking, the walls are falling down and the doors are broken.

Project Estimated Start Date: November 2012

Project Estimated Completion Date: November 2012

 

We're Going to Nicaragua!! Sherron Regehr 2012-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Hugh Mitchell on Jun 25, 2012

Club member Bob McNary's daughter, Lois McNary, was inducted into the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday June 21, for her tireless work with Special Olympics BC. Lois helped establish the Special Olympics Coquitlam Branch and is currently serving as Vice-President, Sports with Special Olympics BC.

Our own Chris Wilson (Chris can dress up) was Emcee. In attendance was incoming President Bob Moody who is also a director of Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame. The picture was taken by proud Dad and a Coquitlam Sunrise Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow, Bob McNary. I think as a club we were well represented!

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Congratulations To Our Own Bob McNary's Daughter Lois! Hugh Mitchell 2012-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary Munro on Apr 15, 2012
May 1-5, 2012 marks the New View Society’s first-ever Mental Wellness Week, which Coquitlam Sunrise Rotary is proud to support.

This inaugural event series will help raise awareness of the New View Society, showcase our new Community Wellness Centre in Port Coquitlam, and provide information on the many ways in which we serve. In addition, we will be bringing the communities of the Tri-Cities together to learn about the importance of addressing and understanding mental illness.

Events include a talk by Ted Kuntz, an open house, and a celebration gala.


A Brief History of New View Society

  • New View Society was established in August 1973 to cope with the de-institutionalization of patients from Riverview Psychiatric Hospital. Adults who were now living in the community needed social, recreational and work programs to assist them with community integration. New View Society was formed to meet that need.
  • The Society received its initial funding through a Local Initiative Program Grant from the federal government, Canada Works grants and United Way. The clubhouse services were started and grew over the next 35 years.
  • Over the years, the Society has partnered with such organizations as Douglas College in providing vocational and educational programs.
  • In 1983, the Society expanded with the purchase of two houses, which provided semi-independent living for 10 individuals.
  • In 1984, the Society moved into premises at 2050 Mary Hill Road.
  • In 1990, the Society built Maplewood Manor, an apartment building with 20 independent units. The housing services at New View expanded to provide housing supports to 200 individuals.
  • In the late 1990's, "The Place" drop-in centre was opened on Elgin Avenue in the commercial section of Port Coquitlam. The drop-in provides recreational and social supports for individuals living with a mental illness in the community.
  • In 2003, two additional houses were bought. In total, the four houses owned by New View provide homes for 20 individuals.
  • In 2006, the main premises on Mary Hill Road no longer met fire code regulations, and an ambitious plan was made to better utilize this property through a residential housing unit (for 10 individuals) and a Community Mental Wellness Centre. This Centre will continue with current services and expand to provide additional services to the community.
  • In 2008, the capital campaign for the new Community Mental Wellness Centre began, as well as construction of the 10-unit residential building.
We Support New View Society’s Mental Health Week Gary Munro 2012-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rhian Piprell on Feb 23, 2012

Lent is a time for reflection, repentance and reconciliation.  Five films deal with conflict resolution and reconciliation in different parts of the world.  View the poster.

Films will be shown on Sunday and Tuesday evenings during Lent. Film times are 5:00 to 6:30 pm (Sunday), and 6:00 to 7:30 pm (Tuesday). Each film lasts about 50 minutes, followed by time for discussion and a simple soup supper.

  • 26/28 February: Unexpected Openings: Northern Ireland's Prisoners  
    Facing life sentences, both IRA and UVF/UDA prisoners become an integral part of the fragile peace process.
     
  • 4/6 March: South Africa: Beyond A Miracle
    In the aftermath of apartheid, charismatic leaders struggle to find reconciliation, despite high crime, AIDS and unemployment.
     
  • 11/13 March: Different Drummers: Daring To Make Peace In The Middle East  
    Five Israeli peace activists propose their ideas to bring peace and stability to a fragmented region, while several leading Palestinians respond to their hopes.
     
  • 18/20 March: Killing Silence: Taking On The Mafia In Sicily
    Following the killing of two prominent prosecutors in 1992, the citizens of a silence-ridden Sicily rise up united against the Mafia.
     
  • 25/27 March: Confronting Amnesia: Frozen Memories Of The Russian Gulag
    A younger generation, with the guidance of the human rights group "Memorial," challenge older Stalinists to acknowledge and reconcile with Russia's dark past.

All films will be shown at Saint Catherine of Alexandria Anglican Church
     2211 Prairie Avenue
     Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3B 1V8

Conflict Resolution - Films for Lent Rhian Piprell 2012-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rhian Piprell on Feb 11, 2012
The Coquitlam Sunrise Rotary Club is one of the many clubs that supports the Book Bus in the Mayan Highland region of Guatemala.

The book bus was funded in 2005 as part of 5050's Centennial literacy celebrations. It is kept on the road with annual donations of $10,000 to pay the librarian and driver, maintenance and collections. The bus reaches many Mayan villages with no static library and very low literacy rates.

Watch some videos of the Guatemala book bus in action:
Guatemala book bus Rhian Piprell 2012-02-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rhian Piprell on Feb 09, 2012
Join us for a weekend of Rotary fellowship and fun! Rooms at the Semiahmoo Resort are going fast for the District Conference, scheduled for June 1 to 3.
Enjoy FELLOWSHIP with time to meet and greet in several venues:
  • Nightly happy hours
  • After hours cocktail parties
  • Special Hosted Socials
  • A “Night at the Movies”
  • Saturday Night Governor’s Ball with “Abbra Cadabra"
Learn something EDUCATIONAL about:
  • Rotary Youth Programs
  • Projects
  • Fundraising
  • Social Media
  • Website
  • Computer apps
Join me there, as I'll be moderating the African Map. Not sure what this involves yet but will update you all when I know!

Rhian
District 5050 Conference Rhian Piprell 2012-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary Munro on Jan 29, 2012
The Operation Red Nose Tri-Cities volunteer windup celebration was held January 26, at the Lions Den at the Boulevard Casino. One hundred and three guests enjoyed a Triple ‘O’ Burger with a pint of beer or a glass of wine. MC Rotarian Greg kept the evening moving, along with many volunteers sharing their favourite ride story. Everyone left with at least one door prize - a sincere thank you to all that donated prizes. At least 200 local kids will get to play sports this year and our community streets were a lot safer over the Christmas season because of efforts of the volunteers and the Red Nose program.

2011 was a record year for ORN. Kidsport Tri-Cities was presented with a cheque for $17,162 - the total amount of donations collected by Operation Red Nose's 139 volunteers. As a group the volunteers gave over 2,310 hours, covered 330 shifts, drove 14,987 km and provided 556 safe rides home. The average donation per ride this year was $30.87. We estimate 1,500 Tri-City residents made it home safe this holiday season.

Well done!
Operation Red Nose Volunteer Windup Celebration Gary Munro 2012-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary Munro on Dec 28, 2011
Rotarians helping to provide gifts throughout the community!
 
Karen took on the project to purchase the gifts to stuff the Christmas stockings for 145 residents at Dufferin Care Centre for seniors at their annual party.  The party was attended by many club members, including Hugh as Santa.

Val shopped and filled gift bags for 20 men at Innervisons, and prepared gift bags of toiletires for two women's recovery houses: Talitha Koum Society and Glory House.

Sherron gathered and packaged toiletries for distribution from the Women's Centre and gifts for women in the local transition house, Joy's Place.  We also included a $500 cheque to help buy gifts for kids at Joy's Place.

Well done, Christmas Rotary elves!
Christmas at Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise Gary Munro 2011-12-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary Munro on Nov 02, 2011
It’s that time of the year and we're looking for your help with the 2011 Operation Red Nose (ORN) campaign.

Operation Red Nose is a volunteer driving service provided during the Christmas Holiday Season to all drivers who have been drinking or who do not feel fit to drive their own vehicle back home. A team of three ORN volunteers helps get people home safely:  one volunteer drives the client’s vehicle, a second volunteer navigates, and a third follows in an escort vehicle to pick up the two volunteers once they drop off the client.  It's an original and free way of getting a safe ride in their own vehicle without driving it themselves!

We expect a tremendous increase in the demand for the ORN service this year & that’s why we are asking for you to volunteer again this year.  Plus, if every volunteer from last year could bring out just one new volunteer this year, just think  how much safer we could make this Holiday Season. And how much money we could raise for KidSport!

This year, the ORN nights will be:

  • November 25, 26
  • December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 & New Year's Eve

So come out on your own or form a team of three. Come out for one night, two, three it doesn’t matter - it all helps. We can certainly use your help and if you can bring a friend, even better!  As you can see from the photo, we have lots of fun :)

In order to volunteer, you'll need to complete this year’s application form along with the consent form for the criminal record check:

Operation Red Nose 2011 Gary Munro 2011-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gideon Redman on Sep 14, 2011
On Thursday, September 15, 2011, the 19th Annual Rotary Fall Classic Golf Tournament was hosted at the prestigious Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club. Once again the joint venture between the Rotary Clubs of Coquitlam Sunrise and Port Moody was concluded successfully.

A great day that started wet. The first few holes all had to brave a torrent of rain, but we had Malcolm at his stop to help us cope. Soon the rain abated. So, within half an hour we had a typical fall day, the beautifull Westwood Plateau Golf Course, Rotary fellows and our friends to make this a fun day and a great fundraiser.

We had a troop of volunteers working from early to make the day a success, and a good job they did. Without Rotary volunteers, this day just cannot be. Thanks folks!

And a special thanks to Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club, and also the many sponsors. You played a great role in helping Rotary hosting a fun event.

Visit the Rotary Fall Classic website for more information about the event and the sponsors.

 
Rotary Fall Classic Golf Tournament a huge success Gideon Redman 2011-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gideon Redman on Jul 10, 2011
We are barely into the first two weeks of the new Rotary year and already the Coquitlam Sunrise club has had its first successful community event!  On July 9, 2011 the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise painted the Women’s Centre in Port Coquitlam.

A few days earlier the property was cleaned and prepared, and on Saturday morning early the intrepid Rotarians arrived, ready for the project. Some hard work, a lot of fun, and a few near misses (of being painted by Malcolm) later, the job was done and we had time left to give the garden a once over as well.

The painting party was a great success, with hot dogs and Evelyn’s famous chocolate chip cookies. Thanks to Ron for keeping us on budget and special thanks to General Paint of Barnett Highway for generously donating all the paint and utensils needed.

Sprucing up the PoCo Womens' Shelter Gideon Redman 2011-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gideon Redman on Apr 22, 2011
It's that time of the year again - time to "Pitch-In" and help your environment. The City of Coquitlam has again embarked on the Pitch-In Canada program, and the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise supported the initiative.

Our club helped by volunteering to clean up the area around Lafarge Lake and the recreation area and parks next to it on Saturday April 23, 2011. In the photo is Gideon, Malcolm, Kyle, Stan, Evelyn, Caté and Ron with some of the garbage they collected. Bob was bashful and decided to be the photographer.  :)

 If you want to contribute to the environment, your community or humanity, contact us for more information.

Clean up at Lafarge Lake - Pitch In Gideon Redman 2011-04-23 00:00:00Z 0