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.

This summer we launched our first ever summer program!

20 youth attending Como Lake and Banting Middle schools will have the opportunity to get together, from 10am to 4pm, during the month of July, to participate in fun and interactive activities that promote positive development.

Any inquiries about registration and availability should be directed to Kateslem’s Executive Director – Karyn Bell.

(Phone and email information are available on Kateslem’s Contact Page)


Kateslem After School Program supporting Youth At Risk in Coquitlam

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!

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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 !!!