Sunday, April 21, 2013

Oratorical and Essay Contest Winners Announced

Stephanie Song, Sahil Chawla and Thais Audibert are the first, second and third place winners, respectively, of the Coquitlam Optimist Club's annual Oratorical Contest held on April 17.  Stephanie and Sahil will advance to the zone competition on April 27, where they will compete against the winners of Oratorical Contests held by other Optimist Clubs in the Fraser Valley.

At the Oratorical Contest meeting, Optimists also honored participants in our annual Essay Contest.  The Essay Contest winners were Olivia Bulka (first), Coral Zarrillo (second), and Gurkiran Kaur Mann (third).  Olivia's essay has been submitted to the Pacific Northwest District's competition.

Congratulations to all our Oratorical and Essay Contest participants!

Above:  Stephanie Song, Sahil Chawla, Thais Audibert
Below: Coral Zarrillo, Not Pictured: Olivia Bulka, Gurkiran Kaur Mann  

Friday, April 12, 2013

2013 Spring Dance and Silent Auction Results

The annual Spring Dance and Silent Auction, was held on April 6, 2013.  The event netted just over $2000 to support Optimist Club projects.

A big “Thank-you” to the donors of our auction items:

Helping Families in Need Society
Thrifty's - Austin Street
Coquitlam Grill
Steve Nash's Fitness World
Canada Safeway - Austin
Canada Safeway - Lougheed
General Paint
Fraser Downs Race Track
Fountain Tire
Coquitlam Chrysler
Gillnetter Pub
Mr. Pet's
Annemar Apparel
Glenda Standeven (author of Choosing to Smile)
Johb B Pub
The Flower Jeanie
Grapes 4U
Habkirk Rink (Optimist Junior Interclub Curling)
Kim & Tony Tamayose
Marion & Hal Griffin
Peter & Annette Smith
Audrey Dangerfield
Surrinder Singh
Kazuko Sato

Monday, April 1, 2013

Optimist-Curl BC Raffle Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Optimist-Curl BC Raffle in support of youth curling.  The winners are:

Grand Prize - $5000 plus $1000 to the curling club of the winner's choice: 
Richard Blore              Langley Curling Club      Ticket # 0056
Other Prizes - $500:

1.    Theresa Krause      Coquitlam                       Ticket #0047

2.    Ivy Bowdige  Kerry Park Curling Club (Mill Bay, BC)  Ticket #1127

3.    Deanna Tannas      Kelowna, BC                   Ticket #0463

4.    Bob Rathgeber       Elkford, BC                     Ticket #1077

5.    Dennis Hamilton     Nelson, BC                     Ticket #1101

6.    Kyle Liu                  Coquitlam, BC                Ticket #0254

7.    Dale Lott                 Gimli, MB                       Ticket #0946

8.    Andrea Neufeld       Riverside Estates, SK      Ticket #0132

A big "Thank you!" to everyone who supported the 2013 raffle.