Coquitlam's William Tigor, a fourth-year electrical engineering student at BCIT, was one of dozens of students who participated in a competition to see who could build the tallest tower and catapults from office supplies.
The event was held during Engineering Days at the Burnaby institution last month.
The Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, which serves the Tri-Cities, recently cashed in a $10,000 donation from Scotiabank.
The contribution will be used for the New Westminster facility's urgent equipment needs.
A group that encourages positive actions and creative thinking with Tri-City youth is $10,000 richer after winning a grant from the INTACT Foundation.
PoCoMo Youth Services Society (www.pocomo.org) will use the cash for its Project Reach Out and at-risk youth services. Project Reach Out involves two after-hours buses with teams to support drug education, early/crisis intervention and referrals, among other things, to young people.
Meanwhile, PoCoMo's executive director Jerome Bouvier will be honoured with a Courage to Come Back award next month.
The accolade will be presented May 12 at a gala reception by Coast Mental Health.
A Port Coquitlam dance centre last month hosted a charity event to raise money for the Coquitlam-based Michael Cuccione Foundation.
Dancers with Stage 1 took part in the second annual Wishes Without Borders Gala at the Red Robinson Theatre in Coquitlam, with proceeds going to childhood cancer research.
"The girls danced beautifully and by the end there wasn't a dry eye in the house. I was proud of each and every one of them for what they did," co-director Paula Chudley said in a news release.
Stage 1 will also participate in the foundation's fourth annual Kick for a Cure at Coquitlam Town Centre on July 23.
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