Summer Garden & Back To School

We have spent all summer growing our vegetable garden (which is located at Como Lake Middle School) and the kids got to help strengthen the garden fencing we put in last year.  Here are some photos of the garden, and one of the kids helping to reinforce the fencing.

Kateslem Community Garden - Kateslem Community Garden -
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Our garden is a year round project.  Every school takes a turn at looking after the gardening.  Kateslem kids grow all the veggies and fruits and use them in our program… and whatever excess we have goes home to their families. This year’s crop was the biggest ever… we had tomatoes, beans, peas, radishes, green onions, zucchinis, peppers, squash and cucumber.

We will have lots of healthy veggies to start September with!

Kateslem - Back to school - Coquitlam After School Program

Kateslem Programs start again on September 7th

Welcome Back!

Kateslem After School Program supporting Youth At Risk in Coquitlam


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!



Kateslem Christmas Gifts 2015

(Click on any image to open the images in a pop-up gallery)

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

The Kateslem Kids were (again, this year) able to give gifts of many stuffed animals to the Royal Columbian Hospital’s Pediatric Ward.

On the left, above, you can see the Kateslem Kids with Santa, at Lougheed Mall.

The picture on the right shows the gifts under the just prior to Karyn and her helpers taking them to RCH to be dropped off.

In other Kateslem News:

  • Hillcrest Kateslem has a public speaking program, on Mondays, that the toast masters are doing with them for January.
  • Como Lake Kateslem will be hosting their Big Buddy program on Mondays, starting January 25th, until the middle of March.  This is where Kateslem partners with Share After-School Program to run this program, for the kids at Roy Stibbs Elementary.

All the best for 2016!