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SPOTLIGHT: Buddhist cash for hospital, Qi Gong club collects for Crossroads
FOR/FROM THE HEART
Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation members last month gave $32,000 to the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation to complete the $154,000 needed to add a second cardiac-echo ultrasound to the cardiac diagnostic services.
Members of the Blue Mountain Quilters stitched up $1,000 last month for the labrynth healing garden in Port Moody. The quilters raised the funds for the Crossroads Hospice Society by raffling a labyrinth-inspired quilt. Another $1,000 was donated to the PoCoMo Youth Society.
Meanwhile, John Loh’s Qi Gong group, which practises on Sundays at the Coquitlam Centre mall, also passed over cash to Crossroads last month. The club has collected more than $10,000 for the charity.
DECK THE HALLS
Port Coquitlam Building Supplies and Coquitlam-based contractor Roger Hartmann of Hartmann Construction shared honours in winning the Deck Wars at the 2013 BC Home and Garden Show last month at BC Place. Participants had to build a deck no larger than an 8’ x 8’ space. The decks were judged by HGTV’s celebrity deck design guru Paul Lafrance.
A Port Coquitlam firm is up for four Ovation Awards from the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA).
Last month, the GVHBA shortlisted Falcon Homes in the categories of Best Custom Home (over $2 million); Best New Kitchen ($100K and over); Best Special Feature (new or renovated); and Best Interior Design Custom Residence (new or renovated). All the nods were for Falcon’s Butterfly House.
Now in their fourth year, the Ovation Awards recognize excellence in the design and construction of new single- and multi-family homes. The winners will be announced on April 20.
Endurance swimmers in Port Coquitlam went the distance last month to raise more than $2,000 so disadvantaged youth could get their lifeguard certification.
On Feb. 15, some 40 young people and swimmers participated including members of the PoCo Marlins, PoCo Masters and Terry Fox Swim Club as well as Hyde Creek rec centre lifeguard Emilia Morrison, who swam for three hours in support of the cause.