Thursday, March 29, 2012

Optimist Club Announces Raffle Winners

The Coquitlam Optimist Club is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Optimist-Curl BC Raffle.  The $5,000 Grand Prize winner is Tim Enno of the Richmond Winter Club.  The ten $500 prize winners are: 

Optimist Junior Interclub Curling League for OI U-18
Rick Beason & Jack Guthrie, Glen Meadows Golf & Curling Club (Sidney, BC)
Heather Mulder, North Shore Winter Club (North Vancouver, BC)
Tyler Pankhurst, Nelson, BC
Brett Kidd & Brian Bauer, McArthur Island Curling Club, Kamloops, BC
Murray Duchnycz, Cloverdale, BC
Williiams Lake Junior Curling Club, Williams Lake, BC
Dave Fallis, Kelowna, BC
Joe Bauer, Elkford, BC
Pete Frey, Tunnel Town Curling Club, Tsawwassen (Delta), BC
Congratulations to all the winners, and thank-you to all who purchased tickets to support youth curling development!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Optimist Club Offers Scholarships to Student Orators

The Coquitlam Optimist Club is offering $175 in prizes and an opportunity to win scholarships with values up to $2500 in Optimist International’s 2012 Oratorical Contest.
The Oratorical Contest is open to students under 18 years of age as of December 31, 2011, who have not graduated from secondary school. Contestants must give a 4-5 minute speech on the topic “How my Optimism Helps me Overcome Obstacles.”
The Coquitlam Optimist Club will award cash prizes of $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place to local students. The first and second place winners will have the chance to advance through zone and regional oratorical contests. Regional winners will compete at the Pacific Northwest District contest with the opportunity to wins college scholarships worth a $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place or $1,000 for third place.
The Coquitlam Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest will be held on April 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Big River Restaurant, #15-228 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam, BC. To enter, students must fill out an application form and submit it to the club by April 4, 2012. To receive the application form along with detailed contest rules and information on the contest location, e-mail us at Contest rules and application form can be downloaded by following this link: