Monday, November 2, 2015

It's Optimist-Curl BC Raffle Time Again

The Optimist Clubs of British Columbia in partnership with Curl BC once again are offering a $5,000 cash prize in a raffle to support youth curling development. There also will be eight $500 prizes.

Tickets cost $20 each and are available from your local Optimist Club or your local curling centre. 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 2015-16 draw will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 9:30 PM during the Pacific International Cup curling event at the Richmond Curling Club.

BC Gaming License No. 77145

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Optimists Honor Scholarship Winners

The Coquitlam Optimist Club honored the 2015 recipients of the Robert Simms Memorial Scholarship at the annual Scholarship Banquet on September 8.

The scholarship recipients are Kristina May-Rashke, a 2015 graduate of Riverside Secondary School; Pegah Niktash and Tetiana Tyrsa, graduates of Port Moody Secondary School; Elizabeth Vagnar, Gleneagles Secondary School; Nicole Vukasovic and Cindy Wei, Centennial Secondary School.  All have recently begun their university studies.  Elizabeth Vagnar is attending the University of British Columbia. Cindy Wei is attending Waterloo University. Nicole Vukasovic, Pegah Niktash and Tetiana Tyrsaare are at Simon Fraser University.

The Robert Simms Memorial Scholarships are named in memory of a long-time teacher and counselor in School District 43.  The scholarships are awarded primarily based on the students’ service to their communities.  For more information on these and other scholarship opportunities, see our Scholarships page.

Kristina May-Rashke, TetianaTyrsa, Pegah Niktash and Elizabeth Vagnar
with Scholarship Chair Jackie Curtis

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Youth Curling Raffle Winners Announced

The Coquitlam Optimist Club and Curl BC are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014-15 Youth Curling Raffle. 
The winner of the $5000 grand prize is Marion Griffin of Pitt Meadows, BC, who purchased her ticket from the Coquitlam Optimist Club. 
Winners of the eight $500 prizes are:
Jenny Rinsma & Team, Oliver, BC
Mary Beth Rodgers, Port Moody, BC
Brent Perry, Golden Ears Winter Club (Maple Ridge), BC
Don Barrett, Langley, BC
Al Fouquette, Langley, BC
Mel Johnson, North Shore Optimist (N. Vancouver), BC $500
Richard Brower, Vancouver, BC
Greg Palmar, Princeton, BC
Thank you to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket to support youth curling development.  They money raised this year will support seven Optimist's "Getting Started" camps.



Thursday, March 12, 2015

Optimist Essay Contest Winners Announced

Essay Contest Chair Dave Henry (in background) honouring the winners: (L to R) Alena Blanes, Ryan Yu, Shawna Lee

Alena Blanes, a grade 11 student at Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School, is the winner of the Coquitlam Optimist Club’s essay contest based on a theme of “Optimism Should be a Priority.”
Alena was awarded $100 for the honor.  In addition, her essay will be sent to the Pacific Northwest District level to be judged along with winners from other Optimist Clubs in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. College scholarships are available for top winners at the district level.
Ryan Yu, a grade 12 student at Pinetree Secondary School placed second and received an award of $50.  The third place winner was Shawna Lee, a grade 12 student at Archbishop Carney.  She received $25.
“The students did a wonderful job of articulating this year’s theme. Only a few points separated the top three winners,” said David Henry, Essay Contest Chair.

Thursday, March 5, 2015