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SPOTLIGHT: Hockey night in Coquitlam

Mark Donnelly, aka the Canucks
Mark Donnelly, aka the Canucks' Mr. O Canada
— image credit: ELAINE FLEURY


The Canucks’ “Mr. O Canada” — aka Mark Donnelly — sang the national anthem at the Coquitlam Express game versus the Cowichan Capitals last week for its special Canucks Alumni night, a fundraiser for the Terry Fox Foundation.


Two dancers at Tri-City studios took silver for Team Canada at an international contest in Poland last month.

Serena Crouse, 11, of Port Coquitlam’s Encore Dance Academy earned a silver medal in solo female jazz dance (children’s category) at the International Dance World Competition while Carley Ishii, 14, of Port Moody School of Dance also won silver for solo female jazz dance (juniors category).

As well, Crouse captured silver with six others in the children’s modern group while Ishii clinched a gold in another group dance category.



Students of ELSA (English Language Services for Adults) in Coquitlam joined Tzu Chi volunteers last month to serve up hot meal for food bank clients.

The local Tzu Chi members have been cooking the dinners since 2009 to about 150 people in need.



Coquitlam Fire/Rescue captain Norm Shideler was the winner of a signed Sidney Crosby Penguins jersey in a raffle held by the Concept Group last month.

Proceeds from the contest supported Share, which received $2,200. Concept’s Scott Gable and Matt Ferraro handed over the official NHL shirt at its Port Moody offices last month.



Port Moody firefighters raised $9,500 from a tree chip last weekend.

Proceeds from the Local 2399 event will go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Association Burn Fund.

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