Sunday, April 5, 2020

2019 – 2020 Optimists-Curl BC Ticket Raffle Results

Thanks to all who in this strange time supported the raffle to raise funds for youth curling development.
Draw Date: Sunday, April 04, 2020 after 9:30 PM in New Westminster with an independent volunteer upstairs in the Royal City Curling Club.
Tickets Sold: 1,522 of 2,000 for Optimists’ Getting Started in Curling Camps, RockSlide Camp Presenting Sponsorship and various Curl BC youth curling development initiatives targeting U15 and U12.
Eleven Prizes: 1 x $5,000 plus 10 x $500 = $10,000
And the Winners are:
1. John Richard, Victoria, BC $5,000
1. Irene Goodis, Penticton, BC $500
2. Rob Goble, Kamloops, BC $500
3. Donna Fulthorpe, Vernon, BC $500
4. Kent McKinnon, Hope, BC $500
5. Ed Lex, Vancouver, BC $500
6. Mike Rowden, Kamloops, BC $500
7. Jeannette Russell, Powell River, BC $500
8. Stew Thomson, Victoria, BC $500
9. Fran Blackwood, White Rock, BC $500
10. Peter Nenasheff, Armstrong, BC $500

Saturday, November 2, 2019

New Optimists Welcome (NOW)

Optimists bring out the best in our youth, our communities, and ourselves.  Find out how you can bring out the best in yourself while helping our youth and our community.  Come to our free information meeting at the Ramada Coquitlam, 631 Lougheed Highway on November 13 at 7:00 PM.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

2019 Scholarship Winners Honored


The Coquitlam Optimist Club recently honored our 2019 recipients of the Robert Simms Memorial Scholarship.  The 2019 graduates of District 43 high schools include Mikaela Francis and Angela Loureiro (Archbishop Carney) , Miji Kiim (Terry Fox), Esther Ko (Gleneagle), Xian Kostyrko and Annie Whangbo (Port Moody), and Taisha Zivny (Centennial).  Miji, Ester, Xian, and Taisha are attending SFU.  Annie is attending UBC, while Mikaela is at UBC’s Okanagan campus.  Angela has begun her studies at Queens.  Miji, Ester, Taisha, and Annie were able to join us for the Annual Scholarship Dinner and are pictured here with scholarship presenter Vivian Newstead.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Raffle Winners Announced

Congratulations to Sean Wong of Burnaby, BC, who is the winner of the $5,000 grand prize in the annual Optimist-Curl BC Raffle.

In addition to the grand prize, $500 prizes have been awarded to the following people:

1.   Mansur Lalani, North Vancouver, BC
2.   Donna Antonishak, Kelowna, BC
3.   Tara Thompson, Kelowna, BC
4.   Mike Doiron, Kelowna, BC
5.   Barb Blake, New Westminster, BC
6.   Nick VanLeeuwen, Prince George, BC
7.   Sheila Buzash, Victoria, BC
8.   John David Sigurdson, Burnaby, BC
9.   Gulzar (Golly) Rasul, New Westminster, BC
10. Bruce Twerdy, Vancouver, BC

The raffle supports Optimists’ Getting Started in Curling Camps, Competition Coach - Youth Development Support, Rockslide Camp Presenting Sponsorship and Provincial U18 Presenting Sponsorship.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Students Soar in Oratorical Contest


Cathy Cena with Amy Ren, Jason Song, and Jerry Song

Amy Ren has won the Coquitlam Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest based on the theme “Is There a Fine Line between Optimism and Reality?

Amy was awarded a medal and an honorarium of $100.  Jason Song and Jerry Song placed second and third, respectively, receiving medals and honoraria of $50 and $25. Emma Conti placed fourth.

Amy and Emma will move on to the Regional Oratorical Contest in Chilliwack, where they will compete against winners from other Optimist Clubs in British Columbia. The winner of the regional competition will be sent to the Pacific Northwest District level to compete against students from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska for the chance to win a $2500 scholarship.  The winner of the District competition will have the opportunity to attend the Optimist International West Coast Regional Championship for a chance to win an additional $5,000 and up to another $15,000 scholarship at the Optimist International World Championship.