The busy Fall continued at Kateslem, with special events and goings-on, on top of the everyday, busy Kateslem activities.

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The Kateslem Kids have been busy working on homework, dressing up for Hallowe’en, and (thanks to sponsored tickets) attending Canucks hockey games and BC Lions football games.


The 2015 Fall Season has been a busy one, here at Kateslem!

Our Kateslem Thanksgiving Dinner was a huge success, with about 160 people attending.  We cooked 7 turkeys, and everyone left very full!

Hillcrest Middle School will be hosting our Kateslem Halloween Costume Party on October 30th, from 3:00 to 5:30 pm.

Como Lake Middle School will be having a Kateslem Lacrosse Clinic on Fridays, during the month of November, run by Karyn’s dad, Coach Joe.

And, perhaps our MOST exciting news…

The Kateslem After-School Program in Coquitlam is expanding to Glen Elementary, starting in January!

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The last few months, since the last post, have gotten even busier!  We would not have thought that possible… but apparently it was!

THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Kateslem Walk To Protect Kids!  We raised over $6300, to help support our program and keep it running.

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The Kateslem Garden has been a wonderful success!

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We participated again in a Dragon Boating program, and in the year end race, our Kateslem crew came in second!

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June 26th is our last day of the regular School Term!  Hope everyone has a great Summer!

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Our Program will be running, during July, at Como Lake, which will allow our students to continue to care for the Garden.  To find out more information, or to apply for the July Kateslem Program, please contact Karyn. (The contact information is on our CONTACT PAGE) Kyp 223

In September, we will be expanding Kateslem to our fourth school in Coquitlam, Hillcrest Middle School!



The Kateslem kids are having a busy Springtime, with lots of upcoming events!

March 16 – 20 is the free Kateslem Soccer Clinic. (Registration is full.  Thanks to everyone who signed up, it will be fun!)

March 23 is the planting ceremony of the Kateslem Community Garden, which is a vegetable garden at Como Lake School.

Here is a link to a Tri-City News article:

April 16th will mark the start of Kateslem Dragon Boat lessons. (Continuing through the end of May.)

April 29th is the Kateslem Multi-Cultural Dinner.

The Annual Kateslem ‘Walk to Protect Kids’ is May 29th.  Kateslem students will be out collecting pledges in the Community, over the coming months. The ‘Walk’ Poster is below. 

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Or, you can find more details here.

On June 11th 2014, the kids at Kateslem took to the streets in our annual ‘Walk to Protect Kids’.

This year, Kateslem youth raised over $6500.00, an amazing accomplishment!

Everyone involved at Kateslem couldn’t be more proud. The youth really showcased how much they value the Program, shown by their tireless efforts collecting pledges.

Way to go Kateslem Kids!

Thanks to the businesses and individuals who pledged and sponsored kids!

2014 Kateslem Walk To Protect Kids


Because of the BC Education labour disruption, the 2014 ‘Kateslem Walk To Protect Kids’ was postponed, from May 28th to June 11th.

Kateslem Walk To Protect Kids:

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The 2014 Kateslem Walk To Protect Kids is happening!

In the days and weeks preceding the walk, Kateslem Students and Volunteers will be canvassing local Coquitlam businesses, collecting donations.

Please join us for the 5 km walk, on May 28th, at 3:30pm at Summit Middle School, at 1450 Parkway Blvd., in Coquitlam…

Or you can support the on-going work of the Kateslem After School Program with a donation:



Thank you for your support !!!