Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Optimist-Curl BC Raffle Is Back

The Optimist Clubs of British Columbia in partnership with Curl BC are offering a $5,000 cash prize in a raffle to support youth curling development. In addition, the Coquitlam Optimist Club will donate $1,000 to the eligible curling club named by the grand prize winner. There also will be eight $500 prizes.

Tickets cost $20 each and are available from your local Optimist Club or your local curling club. Only 1,600 tickets will be sold.

The money raised from the annual raffle funds “Optimists' Getting Started Camps” throughout the province. At these curling development camps, 15-17 year old juvenile curlers assist a professional trainer in teaching skills to the younger (9-11 year old) curlers. The 2011-12 raffle supported cluster camps in Port McNeill and Invermere (already completed) and camps in Quesnel, Armstrong and White Rock (upcoming in December).  Curl BC has provided funds for two additional camps in 2013, one in Merritt and another at a location to be determined.

The 2013 draw will be held at 4:00 pm on March 13th. The draws will be made after the final game of the Optimist International Under-18 Curling Championships at the Langley Curling Club, 20699 – 42nd Avenue, Langley, BC.

Purchasers must be 19 years of age or older. Know your limit; play within it. BC Gaming License No. 48831

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Coquitlamites Try Something New at the Free Skate

The annual Optimist Free Skate on November 12 provided Coquitlam-area children and families an opportunity for two hours of no-cost recreation.  The numbers of little ones (and some not so small) using balance aids suggest that for many it was an opportunity to try something new. 

The official price of admission was a donation of food.  However, no one was turned away.  The donations produced 307 pounds of food for SHARE’s food bank.
See more photographs on our Facebook page!/CoquitlamOptimists.

Monday, November 12, 2012

T3C Doubles Their Donations at Walk for Youth

Teens Transforming the Community (T3C) is the winner of a donation from the Coquitlam Optimist Club to match funds they raised in the annual Walk for Youth. T3C, a student organization at Port Moody Senior Secondary School, entered the Walk for Youth to raise funds for Children’s Hospital.

The Coquitlam Optimist Club holds the Walk for Youth each year to provide an opportunity for community groups to raise funds for their organizations. All participating groups are entered into a draw, and the winner receives a matching grant up to $1000 from the Optimist Club.