Rotary Club of Coquitlam's Inaugural Sports Gala Dinner 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

We live in such an AMAZING community, and last night it was all about giving back! We were thrilled to be invited to The Rotary Club of Coquitlam's Inaugural Sports Gala Dinner to raise funds for our local Mountainview Park and the Canucks Autism Network.

Proceeds for Mountainview Park will go to the installation of new playground equipment - a desparate need. Like a second home to many of Coquitlam's most economically disadvantaged children, Mountainview Elementary hosts breakfast, lunch and even weekend backpack programs to ensure that all our our community's children in need have food on a daily basis.

Especially with government cutbacks, it falls on all of us to help the kids where we can, and the Rotary Clubs are doing some amazing work with these organizations.

In order to make this fundraiser a smashing success, we were treated with many of our local sports legends as special guests! Included were Lui Passaglia, our resident retired BC Lions kicker, retired Canuck heroes Captain Kirk McLean and Jyrki Lumme, and a special guest appearance by Burnaby's own Robert Gagno - 28 year old Autistic World Pinball Champion! What a lineup!

Proceeds were shared by both worthy causes and the event was a total success!

Many thanks to our friend and colleague Leo Bruneau for the invite and his work as a Rotarian.

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