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SPOTLIGHT: Pub raises cash for child's surgery
CHEER FOR LIZ
Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore and Coun. Michael Wright helped to launch the new digs for G Force Gym on Sunday. The PoCo business owned by Liz Gigante Ulrich recently relocated from Broadway Street to Sherling Place, in the Dominion Triangle. Gigante Ulrich was a School District 43 teacher for 18 years who ran the Port Moody cheer and dance program.
Port Coquitlam army cadet Martin Norman was recognized this month as the best cadet in 6 Platoon during the three-week basic fitness and sports course at Vernon Cadet Summer Training Centre. Norman, a member of the 2893 RCACC, received his award from Vernon mayor and reviewing officer Robert Sawatzky.
HELP FOR SAVANNA
A Port Coquitlam pub and its patrons recently raised $7,400 to help a girl receive surgery in the U.S. The Cat and Fiddle Pub collected the cash for Savanna Morris to undergo an operation in Philadelphia for selective percutanious myofacial lengthening, which is typically done for people with cerebral palsy and improves mobility.
Longtime Coquitlam resident Phyllis Greenfield will mark her 100th year at a birthday party on Friday in Port Coquitlam. Greenfield, who was born on Aug. 20, 1914, will receive letters of congratulation on her centenary from the Queen, Tri-City mayors and the Government of Canada.
$18K FOR KIDS
The KidSport Tri-Cities’ summer sale last Saturday brought in nearly $18,000 for the cause, said executive director Chris Wilson — about $7,000 short of its target. The event at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, which raises cash to help register children and teens in sports, saw more than 1,300 shoppers checking out the second-hand sports gear available. Another five large boxes of food were donated to the Share food bank, he said. Meanwhile, KidSport Tri-Cities is hosting a separate hockey equipment sale from on Saturday, Sept. 6 — after try-outs have started — at X-treme Threads Warehouse (1371A Kebet Way, Port Coquitlam) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Coquitlam Public Library had a record year for its summer reading club, drawing more than 1,700 children. Youth services co-ordinator Barbara Weston said the numbers were up 10% over last summer. The RBC-sponsored reading medals were handed out at the City Centre branch last Saturday by deputy director Silvana Harwood, Mayor Richard Stewart and library board chairperson Jack Trumley.
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