Volunteer Spotlight: Terry Fox Secondary’s Athletic Leadership Class 2017/2018
For a third consecutive year, Terry Fox Secondary’s Athletic Leadership Class and the City of Port Coquitlam’s Recreation department have partnered to provide each other with quality volunteerism and leadership.
Thanks to a partnership between Terry Fox Athletic Leadership teacher Kelly Fridge, Children Services Program Coordinator Janis Dancs, and SD43 Coordinator for Community Connections & Healthy Living Jeff Stromgren, this year’s Athletic Leadership program saw 18 students complete High Five: Principles of Healthy Childhood Development training and contribute over 320 volunteer hours to the City’s Children Services programs.
“Committed volunteers help to create fun, safe and enjoyable experiences for the whole community,” explains Roberto McKave, the Recreation Leader for Children and Volunteer Services. “These students did this on a daily basis, creating unforgettable positive memories for the children in all of our programs!”
This impact didn’t go without notice by volunteers, either. “I was able to personally connect with a lot of the children I volunteered with, and I loved having that special connection,” writes Harsimron, age 17. Seargeoh, also 17, agrees: “I was able to view different perspectives from volunteering with these children; it was really cool to make an impact and give back to the community but also have some fun with it!”
The City of Port Coquitlam would like to thank everyone who worked to build this incredible partnership and provide both children and youth with meaningful recreation experiences.