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SPOTLIGHT: Pink Fox shirts, BC Lions' Lulay

At left, Port Moody’s Benton Szylowski, eight, got to meet BC Lions quarterback Travis Lulay last weekend during the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Dream Team in EA Challenge. Szylowski, as well as Trevor St. Hilaire, 18, from Coquitlam, were chosen to compete in the 10th annual contest at the Electronic Arts campus, playing NHL and FIFA games on Xbox 360. Szylowski, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008, started to play video games in hospital to pass the time. Among the athletes on hand for the event were BC Lions’ Angus Reid and Geroy Simon, and Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit. - PHOTO SUBMITTED
At left, Port Moody’s Benton Szylowski, eight, got to meet BC Lions quarterback Travis Lulay last weekend during the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Dream Team in EA Challenge. Szylowski, as well as Trevor St. Hilaire, 18, from Coquitlam, were chosen to compete in the 10th annual contest at the Electronic Arts campus, playing NHL and FIFA games on Xbox 360. Szylowski, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008, started to play video games in hospital to pass the time. Among the athletes on hand for the event were BC Lions’ Angus Reid and Geroy Simon, and Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit.
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THE FOX ROCKS

Leadership students at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox secondary spread the anti-bullying message last week by working with Minnekhada and Kwayquitlam middle school students at Hyde Creek recreation centre. Their pink shirts are part of the annual anti-bullying day campaign in Canada, held on the last Wednesday of February, which started as a protest against a bullying incident at a Nova Scotia high school.

 

HEALING CASH

Jason Jakubec, treasurer of the Crossroads Hospice Society, recently accepted $1,100 from the Qi Gong group that meets every Sunday at Coquitlam centre mall for healing exercises. The group collects cash for every session and has donated a total of $12,050 to Crossroads since the weekly event began.

 

FLYING HIGH

Air cadets Cpl. Tony Choy, Cdt. Rebecca May, Cpl. Eric Lee and Cdt. Alex Jin were among the 754 Phoenix squadron members who took part in Tag Days last weekend. The youth group relies on the cities of Port Moody and Coquitlam to provide funding needed for the extracurricular cadet programs such as band, precision drill and first aid.

 

RING THEM BELLS

Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart was named the best bell ringer in the region when he won the 2011 Salvation Army’s Mayor’s Challenge for the Christmas kettle campaign. Stewart — along with his “elves,” councillors Craig Hodge, Linda Reimer, Terry O’Neill and Brent Asmundson — bested the mayors of Port Coquitlam and New Westminster by raising $834.04 for the cause. The Sally Ann’s Doug Fynn and Rhonda Gale were to present the trophy to Stewart on Thursday at Coquitlam city hall.

 

RCH PSYCHIATRY

A private medical benefits provider recently injected $5,000 into the psychiatry unit at Royal Columbian Hospital, which serves the Tri-Cities. The donation was part of the Pacific Blue Cross’ new foundation that will provide financial assistance to organizations that support mental health and chronic disease.

 

Please send Spotlight press releases and photos to jwarren@tricitynews.com.

 

 

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