Coquitlam Foundation elects new chair, welcomes new board member

Friday, September 12, 2014

COQUITLAM – The Coquitlam Foundation highlighted its Annual General Meeting Sept. 11 by electing a new chair, Janet Toddington, welcoming a new board member, Randy Webster, and announcing a fall fundraising event, “Kickin’ It Country.”

Toddington, a lawyer, takes over from Julie Fisher, another lawyer, who remains on the board executive as vice-chair. “It is a real honour to assume leadership of the board,” said Toddington, who previously chaired the foundation’s grants committee and also acted as vice-chair. “I have some big shoes to fill, but the foundation has a great board and a strong administrative team, so I’m confident we’ll continue to grow in order to better serve Coquitlam.”

Webster, the Chief Operating Officer for MedRay Imaging in Coquitlam, is the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce’s statutory representative on the foundation’s board, replacing Desiree Dupuis. He will also serve on the board’s marketing and communications committee.

The fall fundraising event will be a country-themed dinner-dance, featuring a live auction. It will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on November 7 at the Centennial Pavilion, 620 Poirier Street in Coquitlam. Tickets are $50 per cowboy or cowgirl, and can be purchased by calling 604.468.9598 or emailing

The Coquitlam Foundation now manages almost $2.8 million in a variety of foundation-directed and donor-advised funds, and was able to distribute more than $127,000 in grants, scholarships and bursaries in 2013-’14.

The foundation always welcomes donations to its funds. Please visit our website for more details. The Coquitlam Foundation is registered with Canada Revenue as a charitable organization, No. 890762347 RR0001.