City Council paid tribute to our retiring chair, Colleen Talbot, last night. And what a wonderful affair it was. With Colleen standing front and centre at the public podium, Mayor Richard Stewart delivered a lovely speech, recounting Colleen's many achievements, not only with the foundation but also with other non-profit charities. He then presented her with a plaque. Then, with characteristic cheerfulness, Colleen expressed her thanks and also quoted from a 20-year-old letter, outlining the steps that led to the founding of the foundation. Former mayor and current councillor Lou Sekora then delivered a heartfelt and laudatory address, thanking Colleen for all she's done for our community. Finally, Wim Vander Zalm, a board member, presented Colleen with a bouquet of flowers. All in all, a most memorable night. Please visit the album on this site to see some photos of the event.
When your heart tells you it's time to help people in your community, but your head doesn't know where to turn, it's time to look to the Coquitlam Foundation. We're your hometown partner in philanthropy, helping you help your neighbours through charitable initiatives as simple as a one-time donation to our general fund or as profound as the establishment of an endowment fund. Look to the Coquitlam Foundation when you're looking to help.