Thursday, October 22, 2009

Optimist Walk for Youth - A Fund-Raising Opportunity

SPORTS TEAMS, SCHOOL GROUPS/PAC COMMITTEES, YOUTH ACTIVITY GROUPS: Has your organization lost government funding? Do you want an easy way for your group to earn money?

Join the Walk for Youth

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS WALK 5K … and collect pledges.

We look after all the event management, signage, promotion, advance/walk day registration and refreshments. Your group takes home 75% of the money you raise. Plus we’ll hold a bonus draw and match 100% of the winning group’s pledges up to $1000.

The 25% we keep covers our costs. Any balance that remains we put back into the community through our many Optimist programs such as scholarships, essay and oratorical contests, “Opti-bears” (teddy bears for children in crisis) and support for groups like yours. Everyone benefits!

WHEN: November 11, 2009
Registration at 12 Noon
Walk begins at 1:00 PM
WHERE: Coquitlam Recreation Center

To Register phone: 604 936 3649 (Rick Todd at Grapes 4U) or

Monday, October 19, 2009

Annual Free Skate

The Annual Free Skate will be held at the Coquitlam Recreation Center on November 11 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. Admission and skate rentals are free. However, participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank. The Free Skate is one way that the Coquitlam Optimist Club shows appreciation for the positive contributions of young people to our community. For photographs of previous Free Skates see