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April 11 fundraiser to benefit variety of Tri-City groups

The Coquitlam branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women will host a fundraiser at the John B. Pub next week. The money collected from the April 11 event, which starts at 6 p.m.

The Coquitlam branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women will host a fundraiser at the John B. Pub next week.

The money collected from the April 11 event, which starts at 6 p.m., will go towards the club's bursary program for secondary students in School District 43 as well as students at Douglas College's David Lam campus and Simon Fraser University.

The funding will also supports Big Sisters, students in SD43's Teen Parent Program and Books for Babies.

To buy tickets for the fundraiser, call Pat Robinson at 604-942-9116.

Meanwhile, the topic of homelessness will be the agenda at the club's next general meeting.

Volunteers Joyce Lissimore and Doreen Carter will speak at Scott Creek middle school in Coquitlam on April 13 about the services provided to those in need at the Trinity United Church in Port Coquitlam.

The women pioneered the extreme weather shelter program at the church in 2003, with Carter kicking her addiction habit when she was introduced to the services.

The meeting at 7 p.m. is open to the public.

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