Past Recipients

2012 Bursaries & Scholarships

Bursaries and Scholarships

Raymond A. LeClair Scholarship 
award of $1,500 to Kayla Phillips

Brodie Campbell Memorial Scholarship 
award of $1,000 to Danielle Wilson

James Gordon Stewart Fund Scholarships – award of $1,500 each to 
Kathryn Beck
Jai Xin (Ivy) Tan
Jamie Shorter

Coquitlam Foundation Education Fund – award of $500 bursary each to
Kathleen Chu
Helen Huang
Derek Schaper
Arturo Bustillos
Maana Javadi

Mayor’s Community Fund Scholarships – award of $500 each to
Ho Yi Kwan and Jihoon Choi (Pinetree Secondary)
Danny Pavel and Jessica Park (Dr. Charles Best)
Juanpaolo Mercado and Louise Hung (Gleneagle Secondary)
Erin Keltie and Cole Milton (Centennial Secondary)

2012 Community Grants

Shelagh Elaine Fulton Memorial Fund –
a grant of $1,500 to The Arthritis Society “Arthritis and Your Neck” Forum

Peter Legge Literacy Endowment Fund – 
a grant of $1,500 to The Friends of Coquitlam Library Society

Carleigh Rae LeClair Memorial Fund – 
a grant of $3,500 to Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland

Symington Endowment Fund –
a grant of $1,000 to PoCoMo Youth Services
a grant of $2,000 to Tri-City Movement Therapy Society
a grant of $2,000 to Tri City Gymnastics Society

Johnston Fund –
a grant of $1,500 to Society for Community Development

Environment Fund –
a grant of $500 to Watershed Watch Salmon Society
a grant of $500 to Pinetree Secondary School

Community Wellness Fund –
a grant of $2,500 to Kateslem Youth Society

Cultural Fund 
a grant of $1,000 to Austin Heights Business Improvement Association

Heritage Fund –
a grant of $1,000 to Coquitlam Heritage Society

Builders’ Trust – awards as specified to:

  • –  Societe Place Maillardville Society    $3,500
  • –  Burquitlam Lions Care Centre            $3,500
  • –  Children of the Street Society            $3,500
  • –  Coquitlam Place des Arts Society      $3,000
  • –  Vancouver Intl. Children’s Festival     $3,000
  • –  Tri-Cities Community Television Soc. $3,500
  • –  Theatrix                                           $3,075
  • –  Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation        $2,853

Coquitlam Foundation Grants, Scholarships and Bursaries 2010-11

Bursaries and Scholarships

Brodie Campbell Memorial Scholarship recipient:

  • Caitlyn Schwab ($1,000)

Raymond A. LeClair Scholarship

  •  Award of $1,000 each to Alicia Blimkie and Thea Ong

Mayor’s Community Fund Scholarships:

  • From Gleneagle:  Macy Lao; Paolo Lopez
  • From Centennial:  Johny Kalambay; Jennifer Kang
  • From Dr. Charles Best:  Dini Stamatopulos and Shaquile Nijjer
  • From Pinetree Secondary School:  Keegan Adair and Asa Rahimi

Coquitlam foundation Bursary recipients ($500 each):

  • Synnove Arnet
  • Cindy (Yiqing) Ding
  • Anna Karina Kvasnikova
  • Daniel Paulino
  • Brittany Pike
  • Ashley Ross

Grants from Donor-Advised Funds

Peter Legge Literacy Endowment Fund:

  • $3,500 award to The Friends of Coquitlam Library Society

Symington Endowment Fund awards to:

  • Tri-City Movement Therapy Society  ($2,000)
  • PoCoMo Youth Services Society ($1,000)
  • Tri-City Gymnastics Society ($2,000)

Rotary Club Service Award:

  • $1,600 to support the visit of a Business Exchange Team from Northern Ireland.

Beverley Ann Cook Fund Award:

  • $1,000 to the Vancouver General Hospital & UBC Hospital Foundation for the Leukemia & Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC.

Shelagh Elaine Fulton Fund Award:

  • Grant of $1,000 to the Arthritis Society’s Hang Tough program

Community Grants

Builders’ Trust Awards:

  • $3,500 to the Austin Heights Business Improvement Assn.
  • $1,000 to Les Echos du Pacifique
  • $2,110 to the Ecole Porter Elementary School Parent Advisory Council
  • $3,500 to the Eire Pacific Dance Society
  • $1,000 to the Mundy Road Elementary School
  • $3,500 to the Societe Place Maillardville
  • $   500 to the SD43 Student Glee Club
  • $3,000 to the Tri-Cities Community Television Society
  • $3,500 to the West Coast Chocolate Festival Society

Environment Awards:

  • $ 500 to the Footprints Conservation Society
  • $ 500 to the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society

Community Wellness Awards:

  • $2,000 to the Communities Embracing Restorative Action Society
  • $2,000 to the Tri-City Transitions Society

Cultural Awards:

  • $2,000 to the Coquitlam Farmers Market Society

Heritage Fund Awards:

  • $1,000 award to the Canadian Railroad Historical Association
  • $1,000 award to the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame

The Johnson Fund Award:

  • $1,500 to the Arthritis Society
  • $500 to the H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education & Awareness Resource) Society

Coquitlam Foundation Grants, Scholarships and Bursaries 2009-2010
Grants were awarded in the following categories:

Support for the Arts (2009-2010)

Coastal Sound Music Academy Society: $3,500

  • 2010 Water’s Edge – 2nd Annual Community event that enhances the cultural activity located in Coquitlam’s City Centre where it stands at the forefront in fostering and promoting and increased public appreciation for, and public interest in, the fine arts, the performing arts and literary arts solely in Coquitlam.

Evergreen Cultural Centre Society: $3,500

  • To replace the centre section of seats with comfortable seats of a modern design that allows the continued multi purpose use of the studio theatre.

Glen Home and School Association: $3,000

  • Provides funding for the school to bring in performing arts groups, theatre, dance, art activities and presenters.

Coquitlam Place des Arts Society: $3,000

  • Light Up the Square is a free family arts and heritage event that celebrates the Christmas season and promotes the fine and performing arts in Coquitlam. In addition to music performances, art workshops, a miniature exhibition and local artisan demonstrations, this year Place des Arts will be hosting a performance of the Christmas vignette of Radio Maillard: A Vaudeville.

Stage 43 Theatrical Society: $1,323

  • To enhance production and promotional efforts, Stage 43 will use a camcorder, laptop and television to record rehearsals and give the actors and director an audio and visual image of their work. These same recordings will be edited for Facebook, Youtube and displayed locally to promote Stage 43 performances.

Theatrix Youtheatre Society: $3,500

  • Trouper Tales – 20 years with Theatrix Youtheatre Society by video presentation of Theatrix stories by participants over the years for 20th anniversary alumni event, which is the basis for a TV series proposal.

Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society: $3,000

  • Adopt a Class. Spending a day at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival expresses a strong message to children that arts and culture are an important and meaningful part of life. The Adopt a Class program ensures that children from low-income families living in inner city neighbourhoods across Metro Vancouver have equal access to the valuable educational opportunities available only at the Children’s Festival. Three Coquitlam Elementary Schools have been selected.

Douglas College Foundation: $3,500

  • The Douglas College Community Music School is establishing a new program for youth. The World Hand Drumming Ensemble will provide students with a unique opportunity to learn diverse hand drumming styles from around the world, with a primary focus on African traditions.

ArtsConnect Tri-Cities Arts Council: $3,000

  • Moving the Arts Forward – Expanding our Community’s Cultural Literacy. The project will explore ways to help new immigrants feel more welcome in the community and interested in participating in local arts and cultural activities.

Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship: $3,500

  • Focus on Fine Arts – a program for children between the ages of approximately 10 to 14 years. This project is designed to provide positive, hands-on experience in painting, digital photography, collage making, and puppetry.

Riverview Horticultural Centre Society: $2,000

  • Treefest 2010, September 12th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the 17th year for this annual event and is a free family-orientated festival, which increases environmental awareness and appreciation. A variety of guided tree walks take place during the day, and local artist, musicians, volunteers and food providers combine to create a festive atmosphere.

Burquest Jewish Community Association: $1,000

  • Hanukkah Menorah Design & Competition. This is an Arts Project, where artists from all ages, communities and backgrounds are invited to submit artwork that interprets the meaning of Hanukkah with a Menorah design. The winner will receive a prize of $1,000.

Drug Awareness Awards  (2009-2010)

Port Coquitlam Youth Society: $1,600

  • Challenge Day Workshops – Challenge Day’s vision is that every child lives in a world where they feel safe, loved and celebrated. This award-winning program has proven benefits of reduced drug, alcohol and tobacco use, reduced student absenteeism and reduced teasing and violence in schools.

Society for Community Development (Tri-City Drug Awareness): $1,300

  •  Youth, Adult & Family Information Resource Cards. Update, Develop, print and distribute a Tri City Adult Resource Card. These wallet sized cards will list program names and contact information for crisis and support services including contact information for emergency numbers, contacts, shelters, counseling and a variety of social services.

Children of the Street Society: $1,600

  • TCO2 Stands for Taking Care of Ourselves, Taking Care of Others and is a preventative workshop designed to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and youth.

Community Wellness Awards (2009-2010)
Community Pregnancy Care Society: $1,250

  • Technical Improvements and Client Awareness – purchase of computer equipment to bring operations up to date technically.

School District #43, Dr. Charles Best Secondary School: $1,250

  • Project H.E.A.L.T.H. (Holiday Essentials and Love Towards the Homeless) Goals for 2010 include: empowering youth to make a difference; teach compassion, understanding, hope and appreciation; help the homeless re-connect with families; increase the number of shifts for the schools volunteers in the Tri-Cities Wet Mat Program; help homeless send Christmas cars and video messages home with holiday greetings; sew blankets to donate; and share our story and experience with other schools and community groups.

Heritage Fund Award (2009-2010)
Coquitlam Heritage Society (Mackin House Museum): $2,000

  • Heritage Furniture- restoring Mackin House to the Way it Was, 1909. To furnish the house with time appropriate pieces to provide an authentic representation of Coquitlam’s history as well as to preserve Coquitlam’s heritage for future generations.

Peter Legge Literacy Award (2009-2010)

Ecole Porter Elementary School: $1,000

  • Guided Reading Program – to improve student comprehension skills in reading for information, including numeracy literacy.

Symington Endowment Fund Awards (2009-2010) 

  • Tri-City Movement Therapy Society — $1,000
  • PoCoMo Youth Services Society — $500
  • Tri-City Gymnastics Society — $1,000

Coquitlam Foundation Scholarship and Bursary Recipients (2009-2010)

Bursaries of $500

  • Seoyoung (Claudia) Lee – currently attending Gleneagle Secondary, Career Goal – Broadcast Journalist or Public Communications Civil Servant, Claudia plans to attend University of Ottawa to obtain an Honours BA with a major in Communications.
  • Andrew Lusignan – currently attending Douglas College, his career goal is to be a Community Builder and a Behaviour Analyst. Andrew has just finished a Classroom & Community Support Diploma and will be working towards a Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation.
  • Brennan Ho – currently attends Gleneagle Secondary, his career goal is to be part of an Investment Company managing sales and people. Brennan plans to attend Simon Fraser University to study Business Management.
  • Clair Lam – attends Port Moody Secondary, her career goal is to become an influential entrepreneur who will spread her knowledge to help those in need and contribute to the community. Clair plans to study Business Administration.
  • Shiva Bakhtiary – a student attending Centennial Secondary, Shiva’s career goal is to be a Lawyer, and plans to start with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology
  • Michael Wilson – currently attending Port Moody Secondary, his career goal is to become a Financial Litigator. Michael plans to study Commerce.

Raymond LeClair Scholarship of $1,000

  • Leo Chan – attending Pinetree Secondary, Leo’s career goal is to become a Lawyer and then enter Politics and Public Administration by running for political office. He plans to attend the University of Victoria and study Political Science for his undergraduate degree before studying Law.

Donor-directed Scholarships & Grants (2009-2010)Bu

CMLA Brodie Campbell Memorial Scholarships of $500

  • Corey Cannon
  • Ian Radonich

Mayor’s Community Fund Bursaries of $500

  • to be posted soon (6 recipients)

Coquitlam Stroke Recovery Association grant of $1,416

  • for local stroke recovery support work

Shelagh Elaine Fulton Fund grant of $1,504.78

  • Arthritis Society for distribution to osteoarthritis research ($450)
  • Hang Tough Arthritis Support Group ($604.78)
  • Ross Petty Chair ($450).

Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Elite Athletes Fund grant of $525

  • Rising Stars event

Recognition Awards (2008-2009) 

  • Former Mayor Maxine Wilson was honored for her contribution to the Coquitlam Foundation and noted for her tireless committment to building a strong base for the Foundation. With funding secured under her tenure, the Coquitlam Foundation was able to transition from a volunteer-driven charity to hiring of the first part-time Executive Director and thereby increase both profile and effectiveness.
  • Gordon Fulton, founding member and retiring Director of the Board was recognized for more than 16 years of exemplary service to the people of Coquitlam through his committment to building the Coquitlam Foundation.
  • Mike McPhee, retiring Director of the Board and former Chair of the Land Trust Committee of the Coquitlam Foundation, was recognized for exemplary service to the Foundation.

Coquitlam Foundation 2007-2008 Grants, Scholarships & Bursaries

Since 1992, the Foundation has distributed some $475,000 to charitable organizations and individuals.

In 2007/2008, the Foundation distributed $91,386 in grants and bursaries. The following are the recipients of grants and bursaries from the Foundation for the 2007/2008 fiscal year:

Community Grants (2007-2008)

  • PoCoMo Youth Services Society – $3000
  • Banting Parent Advisory Council – $3000
  • Children of the Street Society – $3000
  • Dogwood Society – $1500
  • BC Wheelchair Basketball Society $1500

Scholarships and Bursaries (2007-2008) 

  • Lydia Lin
  • Martin Gradowski
  • Byron Thom

Donor-Directed Grants (2007-2008) 

  • Arthritis Society, BC and Yukon Division from the Shelagh Elaine Fulton Memorial Fund for the Round Table on Arthritis Research – $1000
  • Society for Community Development for drug awareness workshops – $7000
  • Dogwood Society to assist in the Dogwood Society Capital Expansion Project – $66136

Coquitlam Foundation 2006-2007 Grants, Scholarship & Bursaries

In 2006/2007, the Coquitlam Foundation distributed $29,500 in grants and bursaries, including $11,800 in LEAD money (Leadership, Engagement and Development) from the Vancouver Foundation. The following are the recipients of grants from the Foundation for the 2006/2007 fiscal year:

Community Grants (2006-2007)

  • Place Maillardville Society
  • Theatrix
  • Coquitlam Public Library
  • Coquitlam Search and Rescue Society
  • Roy Stibbs Elementary School
  • Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

Scholarships and Bursaries (2006-2007)

  • Abigail Arenas
  • Alynn Barclay
  • Josh Friesen
  • Dena Javadi
  • Kareen Wong
  • Jane Thomsing

Donor-Directed Grants (2006-2007)

  • Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation received a grant from the Shelagh Elaine Fulton Memorial Fund
  • The Vancouver General Hospital and the University of BC Hospital Foundation received a grant from the CAB Fund.

Coquitlam Foundation 2005-2006 Grants, Scholarship & Bursaries

The Coquitlam Foundation held its annual awards reception on April 27th, 2006 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre with $39,350.00 being awarded to nine community groups, six bursary recipients and one scholarship winner. Foundation Chair, Colleen Talbot, acted as Master of Ceremonies for the evening and Norm Cook, Chair of the Grants Committee announced the awards.

Community Grants (2005-2006) 

  • Arts Connect
  • B.C. Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund (Coquitlam)
  • Children of the Street Society
  • Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation
  • Share Family and Community Services Society
  • Society for Community Development
  • Friends of the Coquitlam Public Library
  • Tri City Women’s Resource Society
  • Rivershed Society of B.C.

Bursaries (2005-2006)

  • Shervin Ghavami
  • Tommy Chung
  • Chloe Porte lance
  • Kelly Chow
  • Elaheh Kahrobaee-Khorassani
  • Natasha Pittman

Raymond LeClair Scholarship of $1500  (2005-2006) (2005-2006)  

Recognition Awards (2005-2006)

  •  Steve Vida – presented by Mike McPhee, Chair of the Coquitlam Foundation Land Trust Committee. Steve has generously bequeathed his 1.8 acre property in Northeast Coquitlam to the Foundation. He was concerned about the future of his property and wanted it to be maintained in a natural state and used for education purposes. The Coquitlam Foundation has worked with The Land Conservancy of BC to pace a Conservation Covenant on his property to ensure the property is maintained according to Mr. Vida’s wishes.
  • Former Mayor Jon Kingsbury was recognized for his support of the Coquitlam Foundation and enhancement of the arts funding base during his tenure as Mayor.