TRICITY NEWS - Coquitlam woman receives Sovereign's Medal
Award recognizes exceptional volunteer achievements
A Coquitlam woman was one of 40 British Columbians to receive the Sovereign’s Medal for volunteers Thursday in Victoria.
The medal was presented to Jennifer Martin-Blatherwick by British Columbia Lt. Gov. Janet Austin. The award recognizes exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians in a wide range of fields.
Martin-Blatherwick, according to a provincial government news release, motivates children to develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. She is a director of Odyssey of the Mind BC, which is the flagship program of the Creative Problem Solving Society. Martin-Blatherwick also coaches two Odyssey of the Mind teams, one at Coquitlam's Maillard Middle and one at at Rochester Elementary school, with the teams being Provincial Champions in 2013, ’14 and ’15.
TRI-CITY NEWS - $36 million school board administration building approved
One parent questioned why the district was proceeding with constructing a new administrative building when some schools have yet to be seismically upgraded and others have portables on site.
“If their building is not a safe place, they’re going to be wondering why there is a new board office,” said Jennifer Martin-Blatherwick.
She raised concerns that the former Millside elementary school, now the home of the Inquiry Hub and Suwa’lkh, hasn’t been assessed for seismic safety because it was a closed school when seismic assessments were done...
Maillard Middle Crosswalk
"A quick thank you to Jennifer Blatherwick who did an amazing job with the Council presentation! All in attendance were very supportive ... Councilors had positive feedback, with the Transportation Liaison – Dan Mooney – agreeing to survey the traffic in front of Maillard the week before Spring Break. The ultimate decision on if the crosswalk will be installed will come based on Mr Mooney’s survey findings & report."
1st Annual Women Influencer's Awards
...Association Director, Jennifer Blatherwick...was nominated for an award entitled "INSPIRATIONAL WONDER WOMAN"..
Jenn was cited for not only her enthusiasm and love for Odyssey and all her OMers, but also for her work with the NDP and in community justice...and being super mom.
"On Monday, council-in-committee heard from Rochester Avenue resident Jim Kelly, who collected the names over the past month. Kelly was joined at his presentation by Jennifer Martin, a mother of five who stressed a pool - especially for tweens and teens - is essential in the neighbourhood...
...in 2011, classes were moved to Spani and Eagle Ridge outdoor pools - a good trek for south Coquitlam families, Martin said.
"The sand pit doesn't work. We want our pool back," she told the committee.