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I WANT IT ALL! Fashion Show Collingwood Parents’ Council is pleased to bring you an evening of fashion that will lift your spirits out of the winter doldrums and get you ready for a stylish Spring get-a-away. With playful children’s outfits from Redfish Kids, trendy tween wear by Sofiabella and stylish and trendy fashions from Unity Clothing, you will find something to impress everyone you dress, from the smallest to the tallest.  Join us on Thursday, February 27 at The Pinnacle Hotel in North Vancouver for a fabulous evening of fashion, food & fun. Bring your best girlfriends to cheer on our wonderful Collingwood parents, students and teachers who will be strutting their stuff on the runway, and pick up a few items for your Spring Break wardrobe. The party will kick off at 6pm with a cocktail reception where you will be able to purchase tickets for our exciting raffle, details coming soon! The night will likely run late so book a sitter and stay to enjoy the party.  Our VIP seating has sold out, but regular seats are still available at $150 each. Tickets can be purchased online at Buy yours today to avoid disappointment! If you would like to donate to the silent auction, sponsor a portion of the evening or volunteer to be a part of the action please contact Pamela Smith or Heidi George at


BIG THANKS FROM UNDER THE BIG TOP! A huge thanks goes to the volunteers, faculty, staff and Collingwood families who helped make the firstever Under the Big Top Carnival such an amazing success. Sincere thanks is also extended to Carnival sponsors and donors.

THANK YOU TO OUR UNDER THE BIG TOP VOLUNTEERS! Shannon Augustus Xiao Fang Chen Sharon Ahamed Yao Chen Tricia Akiyama Anna Cho Nick Allen Hyun Sil Choi John Almond Savita Chopra Lonnie Almond Margaret Cieslack Logan Anderson Catherine Cikes Lisa Anderson Michele Clark Lissa Angus Monica Clemiss Lorrie Archibald Conrad Clemiss Monika Arora Bob Corbett Roya Aryaee Paul Cowley Alix Aspinall Susan Cressey Maddy Augustus Scott Cressey Bryan Backler Mary Cullen-Parry Wendi Backler Cam Currie Alexandra Ballard Wendy Currie Karen Balogh Amin Damji Penny Barnett Reena Damji Maria Novella Beltramo Maryam Danaei Teresa Benoit Kathryn Danvers Claire Benson-Mandl Stephen Danvers Heather Bertram Leslie Darc Ron Bertram Brandy Davey Jillian Bice Pete Davidson Lisa Bombini Shelly Davis Suni Boraston Denise Dean Marina Borovinskaya Paul Dean Jon Borrill Brenda Debelle Roisin Borrill Lana DePfyffer Anita Bosa Carmen Dickinson Lisa Brasso Christine Ding Lynn Brown Viktor Dubovy Katrina Bushell Linda Dunlop Lisa Buxton Drew Dunlop Lori Byrd John Dyck Wayne Byrd Kathy Edwards Kathy Cadler Cathy Eggerston Daisy Cannistraro Alexandra Emlyn Vincent Cannistraro Lisa Evans Diana Cartledge-Sawers Melissa Fiorvento** Linda Casey Jeremy Fitzgerald Natasha Chalke Fowler Olympic gold medalist Clara Hughes stopsKacey for a photo with Collingwood Lisa Chambers Steve Garland students arfter her captivating talk at Morven on November 17. Dineen Chapman Doug Gartland Judy Che Kim Gartland lan Chen Linda Getz

Farideh Goharshadi Ashleigh Gold Karen Gordon Kamal Gosal Major Gosal Sunny Gosal Jasmine Grewal Tanya Groenwold Janine Guenther Tara Haddad Parishad Hafezi Simon Hallam Kathy Ham Teresa Harris Cathy Hasman Malcolm Hasman Roger Hatch Sherry Heard Linnea Higgins Tanis Hill Erin Holm Dedeshya Holowenko Marie Holtby Elizabeth Hong Kerry Horsman Judy Howard Paisley Howard Evonne Huang Justina Hui Shelley Hulko Karen Hutton Rorrain Io Signy Ireland Heather Jack Jennifer Jackson Chris Jacoby Mitra Jahani Debra Jappy Heidi Joffe Andrew Kadler Jeong Ah Kang Karen Kelly Michelle Kelsey Ian Kennedy Krista Kennedy Greg Kerfoot Lisa Kerfoot

Almas Keshavji Olivia Khorrami-Arani Hugette Khumalo Kaylee Kim Jennifer Kong Jay Kwong Katrina Kwong Yeoung Kyung Kwon Barb LaBounta Hanifa Ladha Ariane Laird Carol Lamont Hattie Lee Mi Jung Lee Siu Lee Mi Hyeon Lee Una Lee Juyeon Lee RJ Lewis Hong Li Jane Li Susanna Li Soo Yeon Lim Milena Litherland Nancy Liu Melanie Lloyd-Lewis Katrina Lo Sandra Lowe Tracy Lu Barb Lunter Shelly Lynch Vivian Macdonald Lesley Macgregor Tracy MacKinnon Kim Mailey Ellen Malarchuk Carla Mason Doug Mason Claire Mavai Renae Mayo Peter McArthur Kim McCord Kirsten McElgunn Suzanne McFadyen Mahasti Mofazali Kerry Moller Nicholas Monteiro

Taylor More Abby Moretto Tammy Morrey Kirsten Morrsion Darrell Mounsey Balli Narwal Krista Nickel Janice Noble Tara O’Connor Frances Okano Lorna Ong Susan Oubari Jim Packer Ginkyung Park Soo H Park Matthew Parker Sharon Parmar Micheal Payne Cindy Peters Bill Petersen Milyana Petruchak Oxana Petryuk Mirjana Popescu** Marissa Poratto Symmone Prescott

Rita Quicho Claudia Rach Thomas Rach Kelly Reinhardt Scott Rickard Victoria Rogers Bahar Roth Tina Rowntree David Rowntree Connie Ruan Julie Russell Anita Ryan Robert Sadian Lauren Salazar Dan Sander Kent Scarborough Desha Sekhon Suki Sekhon Poornima Senra Ye Jin Seo Jin Seo Parisa Shahpar Jodi Shapray Knight Lan Shen Charles Sheppard

Andrew Shirkoff Gordon Smith Debbie Smith Leigh Sojonky Janey Song Monica Soprovich Brian Southby Karen Speirs Jo-Anne Storey Shelley Sung-Cole Sylvia Tam Stefani Todd Bunny Tonner Nicole Toporowski Charlene Torpy Susan Tuck Joanne Unsworth Dede Urquhart Selina Vertes Manuela Vieira-Ribeiro Caroline Walton Laura Wan Marianne Wardle Julie Whitworth Lynn Williams

Brent Wolverton Linda Wolverton Rosemary Wong Maureen Wotherspoon Rodger Wright Catharine Wright Chris Wright Christina Wright Helen Wu Annie Xu Xiao Fang Xu Linda Yang Jimmy Yee Tanya Yehia David Yu Claudia Zambrano Cindy Zhang Sumei Zhang Andrea Zimmerman Diana Zoppa Kevin Zweep **denotes Co-Chair

THANK YOU UNDER THE BIG TOP SPONSORS & DONORS! 7-Eleven Bella Ceramica Ltd. Colin & Liz Bosa Jerry & Anita Bosa Cabo Enterprises Ltd. Kui & Sumei Cai Guang Cai & Lin Zhang Xiao Yang Cai & Ying Tang Xiaojun Chen & Hai Hong Ding Weiguo Chen & Hong Che Hong Ling Chen & Jin Song Hong Xu Chen & Miao Yu Piao Yu Chen & Yuk Heung Yeung Chinese Collingwood Parents Club Ngai Chung & Lily Sung Cokomoms - Korean Collingwood Parents Group Scott & Susan Cressey Amir & Maryan Danaei Delany’s Coffee House Mike & Lana de Pfyffer Zhi Wu Dong & Jing Hua Li Gang Dong & Qu Song Wei Feng & Jie Wu Rob & Melissa Fiorvento Friend of Collingwood Yao Fu & Xuhong Huang John & Tanya Groenewold Haifeng Guo & Donghui Liu Abeir & Tara Haddad Ashkan and Parishad Hafezi Herbal Republic Teas Song Lin Hu & Xue Ming Li Leslie B. Huang & Grace X. Hu Jeffer Kuo & Jenny Lin Yu & Hattie Li Hongtao Li & Ke Xin Chen Shu Yang Ling & Xu Hong Ying Quan Liu & Fei Wang Hui Liu & Xiao Mei Chu Michael Ma & Grace Lu Kim Mailey & Victoria Rogers McDonalds Restaurants of Canada Fan Tao Meng & Elena Shalagina Meng Xiao Min & Jia Xin Ni

Jonathan C. Na & Cindy Tang Wei Peng & Tao Chang Nga Ping & Qin Qin Cheung Danny & Mirjana Popescu Edward Qin & Li Zhang Kurt Qin & Tracy Lu Renata Sinclair Photography Qunbing & Kang Ruan Yu Sheng & Xia Wang Ryan & Jo-Anne Storey Hong Tan & Jing Jing Liu Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie Time Out Source for Sports Tom Lee Music Co Ltd Steven & Selina Vertes Lei Wang Min Xia Wang Shengfeng & Jieyuan Wang Haibo Wang & Wei Ma Wei Wang & Kan Tsui Yan Wang & Tao Lin JianBo Wang & Zong Wen Zhang Ji Yi Weng & Xin Zhang Morgan & Annabelle Y. Wu Yang Xiao & Xiao Lin Yang Jun Xin & Jihua Song Wei Yu Xu & Ying Wang Brian Yam & Justine Hui Heng Y. Yan & Jing Jing Fan Tony Yang & Annie Xu Shuping Yang & Jenny Jia Jack Yu & Ann Shi Haijun Yu & Xuefang Li Jiang Hua Yue & Maggie Ma Jun Zeng & Ning He Jianquan Zhang & Wen Ping Li Liang Zhang & Jinqing Wu Xu Dong Zhang & Fei Fei Liu Yue Zhang & Ping Chen Zhuang Zhang & Wen Sheng Hai Zheng & Xiaohong Sun Chen Zhi & Xia Li Sha & Qimeng Zhu

COLLINGWOOD SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR Thank you to all those involved in Collingwood’s Scholastic Book Fair fundraiser, held December 2nd to 5th, at the Wentworth Library. This event gives the Collingwood community the chance to purchase popular books and activities for their own families and their child’s classroom all while raising funds for both the Wentworth and Morven libraries. Special thanks goes to librarians Lori Harris and Tracy Cunningham for turning the Library over for the event in addition to offering their helpful advice on books.   Many thanks also to you, the parents, who supported the fair and took the time to shop. And finally, sincere thanks to Scholastic Book Fair Co-chairs, Kelly Reinhardt and Lisa Stout for donating their time to organize the event. Thank you to the following Scholastic Book Fair volunteers:

Esther Albiani Roya Aryaee Rhonda Beaupre Jillian Bice Roisin Borrill Cheryl Chase Monica Clemiss Karin Cronk Maryam Danaei Shelly Davis

Caroline Downey Christine Florakas Kacey Fowler Rosi Gill Janine Guenther Tara Haddad Judy Howard Michele Huebner Shelley Hulko Hattie Lee

Lynne Lenartowicz Claire Mavai Suzanne McFadyen Christine Murray Balli Narwal Frances Okano Milyana Petruchak Salima Rajan Kelly Reinhardt (Co Chair) Anita Ryan

Carolyn Sewell Lisa Stout (Co Chair) Cindy Tang Chouchou Tsui Lina Villamil Vera Widjaja Nancy Wong Elsa Yamaoka Andrea Zimmerman Diana Zoppa


Once again the Gr K – 5 students had the opportunity in December to do some Christmas shopping at Festive Store. Students diligently selected gifts for Mom, Dad, a sibling and a special person in their lives. Santa and Mrs Claus were gracious enough to take time out of their busy schedules to visit the children while they shopped. Fun was had by everyone! Gifts that didn’t get selected by the children were donated to the North Shore Christmas Bureau. Seeing how much these gifts were appreciated by the staff at the Christmas Bureau (and we’re sure by those who use this service) inspired us to incorporate a new feature into Festive Store 2014. The children will be offered the option to purchase a gift from the special person table for someone in their lives, or to donate this purchased gift to the North Shore Christmas Bureau. We are sure this will be a huge success! Thank you co-chairs Karin Cronk and Roya Aryaee for managing this year’s Festive Store. A special thank you to Rodger Wright, Ian Kennedy, Carole Lewthwaite, Sherry Heard, Barb LaBounta, Kyran Kennedy, Kevin Zweep and his team and RJ Lewis, for their support of this event. Thanks also to our librarians, Lori Harris and Tracy Cunningham, for allowing us to use the library. Thanks also to all the parent volunteers who contributed their time to this event: Esther Albiani Roya Aryaee (Co-Chair) Penny Barnett Jillian Bice Humaira Chaudhary Lana Chiang Catherine Cikes Monica Clemiss Meredith Collins Karin Cronk (Co-Chair) Shelly Davis Yesica Edstrand

Melissa Fiorvento Kacey Fowler Cindi George Linda Getz Rosi Gill Cinda-Ann Goernert Lisa Holden Mitra Jahani Nikki Jewel Chouchou Kan Kyran Kennedy Dawn Kingston

Yeonkyung Kwon Jill Lawlor Hattie Lee Tracy Lu Claire Mavai Frances Okano Teresa Page Margo Peretz Cindy Peters Milyana Petruchak Bob Petruchak Shelley Philps

Wendy Pollock Mirjana Popescu Ranbir Puar Anne Rattray Ji Jeong Riew Parisa Shahpar Jodi Shapray Janice Staub Charisse Szeto Cindy Tang Kirsty Thompson Lina Villamil

Laura Wan Marianne Wardle Janelle Washington Vera Widjaja Christina Wright Shannon Bosa Yacoub Talal Vassin Claudia Zambrano Connie Zhou Andrea Zimmerman


A team of diligent decorators prepared hundreds of delicious cookies for the nights of the Wentworth Christmas Concerts and Scholastic Book Fair. Parents’ Council Executive members and student volunteers greeted concert performers and audience members as they came in from the cold to enjoy the evening entertainment and shop for some great books. The cookies, along with hot apple cider and cranberry juice, were served up and helped get everyone into the Holiday spirit! A sincere thank you to those that took the time to continue this wonderful Parents’ Council tradition. Jillian Bice Monica Clemiss Kacey Fowler Rosi Gill Karen Hutton Hugette Khumalo

Cindy Peters Milyana Petruchak Ji Jeong Riew Carolyn Sewell Bunny Tonner Chouchou Tsui

Jimmy Yee Tanya Yehia Connie Zhou Andrea Zimmerman

THANK YOU PARENT SOCIAL HOSTS At the beginning of each school year, Collingwood parents are invited to attend a grade-wide social for a fun and casual evening. It’s a wonderful opportunity for parents to regroup with old friends and perhaps meet new members of the Collingwood community in an informal and friendly setting. Many thanks to all of the gracious hosts who welcomed us into your homes last fall!

save the date!

MAY 30, 2014



Pinnacle Hotel at The Pier

Thursday, February 27th


UniShop Collection (drop off gently used uniform items at both campuses)

Morven & Wentworth

Tuesday, April 15th

7:45-8:30 am

UniShop Sale Wentworth Campus Thursday, April 17th 8:45-Noon Wentworth Sports Day Klahanie Park Friday, May 23rd (Rain date: Monday, May 23rd) Greens & Jeans Golf, BBQ & Party

Gleneagles Golf Course

Friday, May 30th

Our sincere apologies to anyone whose name was inadvertently omitted or misspelled. Parents’ Council thanks the following individuals for their invaluable assistance with design, publication and distribution of ParentLink: Barbara LaBounta, Budget Printing and Collingwood Administration Staff.

February Issue of ParentLink