December 2017

Our Kateslem kids have been busy, the past while…

  • Taking a leadership cooking program at Seaview Elementary.  It has gone very well, and  they finish that on December 4th.  The kids have been asked to come back in the Spring to run another one, as it was so successful.


  • Our kids will be going to Coquitlam Centre on December 14th to make the annual Kateslem purchase of stuffed animals, which the kids donate to the Royal Columbian Hospital Pediatrics Ward.  Some of the kids will help drop these off on December 18th. We will be getting a group photo with Santa and the bears.


  • Right after Christmas break, the kids will be starting some swimming and skating lessons at the Poirier Rec Centre.


From all of us at Kateslem… to all of you… we wish you a Happy Holiday season, and all the best for 2018!

2015 Gifts from Kateslem Kids to Royal Columbian Hospital's Pediatric Department -

Photo of the Kateslem kids, with their stuffed animal donations, from a few years ago


Spring 2017

The Kateslem Kids are well into the swing of Spring, with a few different events coming up.

Dragon Boating starts at Rocky Point in April, and continues through the end of May, culminating in a race against their Senior Mentors.  Regardless of the outcome, a fun time is guaranteed for all, with a big BBQ picnic after the race.

The 2017 Kateslem ‘Walk To Protect Kids’ is on again this year, with the walk scheduled for June 23rd.  The 5 km Walk will start at Como Lake Middle School and end at Hillcrest Middle School.  You can find out more information about getting involved and pledging your support, by clicking here, or on the image below. 

Kateslem Walk to Protect Youth Poster 2017




Holiday Update

The Kateslem kids are heading to Coquitlam Center on Friday, December 9th, to pick out bears to purchase… (they will be donated to the Royal Columbian Pediatrics Ward, again this year!)

While we are at the Mall, we will also get a group picture with Santa.

And, again this year, we are making baby blankets and collecting in baby donations to donate to support the teen moms at Cabe School. (Those donations will be dropped off December 12th)

We want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday, and all the best for a safe and fun 2017!

Kateslem After School Program supporting Youth At Risk in Coquitlam

Kateslem Summer Updates

It has been an extremely busy year. Here are a few updates for Summer:

Our ‘Kateslem Walk To Protect Kids’ 2016:

Our Walk in June raised almost $8,000!

Thanks to all the students, parents, businesses and community groups that helped us with this fund-raiser!

See you in 2017!

Summer Program:

Our summer program is up and running at Como Lake Middle School for July…

And will be operating during August at Banting Middle School.

Dragon Boat Races:

The Kateslem Dragon Boat Team took first place in dragon boating racing this year, despite it being EXTREMELY wet!

Year End Field Trip:

The Kateslem Kids had a blast horseback riding, at the Kateslem Year End Field Trip!

Have a great Summer!

Kateslem After School Program supporting Youth At Risk in Coquitlam

Bowling Fundraiser for Kateslem Youth Society

Bowling Fundraiser for Kateslem Youth Society

Kateslem Bowling Fundraiser 2016 - Kateslem.comOn Friday June 3rd from 9 pm to Midnight, at Port Coquitlam Bowl – 2263 McAllister Ave., Port Coquitlam, the Kateslem Youth Society is having a Bowling fundraiser!

You can bowl and have an impact!  So, get ready to be a part of change!

Kateslem Bowl for Youth… because they deserve a fair chance!

You’ll have a great time, and help kids get a chance to strike it big in life!

Start something now!

Tickets are $25 each, and include 3 games of bowling, shoe rental, snacks and door prizes!  (See the poster for details on how to get them.)

(There will also be a Silent Auction, with something for everyone!)

Hope to see you there!


Click here to open a printable PDF poster



Marching Into Spring

The Kateslem Programs are March-ing into Spring, with quite a few different projects.

Soccer Clinic - Kasim & Lukus getting ready to play a scrimmage game - Photo by Dylan Baggott

The Kateslem Soccer Clinic will run from March 14th to 18th, with Registration taking place at the Banting Middle School Office on March 2nd and 4th, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.  You can find out more information, by clicking here.

The Kateslem Kids have started their fishing program, which they love!

The Kateslem Kids will start collecting pledges in the Community, for the Kateslem Walk To Protect Kids, in early March… with the Walk taking place on June 10th. For more information about the Kateslem Walk to Protect Kids, and details about how you can become involved, please click here.

The Kateslem Kids are also busy building their Dream Houses… a project where the Kateslem Kids compete to build their ideal home.  The finished models and the accompanying stories will be taken to one school, to be presented to the Principals, who will choose three winners. (This will happen in the middle of April.)

The Kateslem Multi-Cultural Dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 12th, at Summit Middle School, from 4:00pm to 5:30pm, in the multi-purpose room.

And the Kateslem Program is pleased to announce we will be expanding to Minnekhada Middle School, in April!