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SPOTLIGHT: Cadets excel at summer training camps

The new board for the Douglas College Foundation. - PHOTO SUBMITTED
The new board for the Douglas College Foundation.
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A chief financial officer for a Coquitlam moving company was elected last month to the board of the Douglas College Foundation.

Tom Williams of Williams Moving and Storage will be joined at the table by chairperson Darlene Hyde,executive director of NAOIT; vice-chairperson Ted Lau of BallisticArts; treasurer Wendy Lindvik of HSBC; secretary Neal Nicholson, a Coquitlam city councillor; and past chair Baj Puri.

Other board directors are Nick Cheng, Ben Kendall, Suzanne Kyra and Nigel Lark, publisher of The Tri-City News.

The aim of the foundation is to support the educational goals for students at the college, which has a campus in Coquitlam. It also funds scholarships and bursaries, programs, projects and applied learning and research opportunities.



Tri-City air cadets were recognized last month for their outstanding summer training at Albert Head.

Cadets Joseph D’souza, Aleksandr Mezentsev and Corina Picui from 777 squadron in Port Coquitlam won awards during a graduation ceremony on July 25 at the Metchosin site: D’souza and Mezentsev for top cadets and Picui for most improved.



Port Moody Rotarians lent a hand for Share’s Christmas in July campaign last month, collecting more than 4,100 pounds of food and $1,171 in donations for Tri-City residents in need.

Volunteers were outside the Heritage Mountain Shoppers Village Marketplace IGA and the Suter Brook Thrifty Foods stores on July 19 and 20. “To all those who contributed, our heartfelt thanks and appreciation,” said Julia Nygra, the club’s community service chairperson, in a news release.



The Knights of Columbus (BC) Charity Foundation had a chivalrous act last month when it donated $8,050 to the maternity ward at Royal Columbian Hospital, which also serves the Tri-Cities.

The cash will be used to buy a phototherapy light to help treat jaundice in newborns at RCH.



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