• Anime Club
    The Japanese anime club is open to anyone who is interested in watching Japanese animation movies, reading comic books, drawing anime characters, etc.  The club meets once a week with sponsor Ms. Yamamoto in room 214. “I noticed many students doodling in their notebooks in this style of art, and wondered if they would be interested in forming a club to display their artwork, and sharing their common interest in anime”, said Ms. Yamamoto. Last year there was a successful “cosplay café” and “multicultural fashion show” which showcased the anime character costumes made and worn by students.  This year there are plans for an anime festival in the spring.  If you are interested in contributing or participating, please see Ms. Yamamoto for more information.
  • Culinary Arts
    Provincial Apprenticeship Program: this program provides an opportunity for students to get a head start on a career in culinary arts. The students take five culinary art courses to get first year college apprenticeship credit. “This is an absolutely fantastic opportunity for students to expand on their previously learned knowledge,” said Chef Garga. For more information, contact Ms. Garga in the cafeteria.
  • Debate Club
    ​Come out Wednesdays at lunch to room 218 for lively debates on hot topics! Learn formal debate format, rules of debating, enhance your public speaking skills, and make new friends. Contact students Bryan Logue or Leonard Zein on Club day for more information.
  • The Eddy
    ​Are you interested in writing – blogs, poetry, short stories, opinions on culture, politics, music, film – but can’t fit the Journalism course into your schedule? Submit your ideas to Ms. Shong at kshong@sd43.bc.caor come to room 221 and the new Digital Eddy will consider publishing your work.
  • European Exchange
    Riverside Secondary has a very well established exchange program with schools in Europe.  This annual spring break trip is open to all students in our school and is an excellent opportunity to visit Europe and explore the splendor of past civilizations.  Students are able to travel at a reduced rate primarily because they are hosted by European families for one of the two weeks of the trip.  Participants are required to reciprocate and host a European student when they travel to Vancouver.  Wonderful connections and friendships have been established between Riverside students and their counterparts in Europe.  Further information can be found on our schools homepage share-point site.  Mr. Luongo sponsors this program.
  • Fitness Club
    Want to show off your guns? Then you should join the Riverside Fitness Club which is open to boys and girls, grades 9-12. You can find the fitness room across from Gym C. It runs Monday-Thursday until 5:00pm. This club is supervised by staff and student volunteers. Contact Mr. Askew at the P.E. office.
  • Flying Club
    ​Do you enjoy flying? Are you fascinated that a big hunk of metal can soar through the air and want to know how? Would you like to visit an Air Traffic Control Tower? Build a rocket? Hear about careers in Aviation? ...  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Flying Club is where you should be! Mrs. Della sponsors the club in room 215; listen to the announcements for a starting date. Check out this link: http://riversidedella.wikispaces.com/Flying+Club
  • G.L.O.W
    Gay, Lesbian or Whatever is a club where students, regardless of their sexual orientation, are helped to deal with issues such as stereotypes and homophobia. It also gives kids a chance to ask questions and discuss their sexuality freely. G.L.O.W. is a Gay/Straight alliance meaning that gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and straight students can all be a part of G.L.O.W. G.L.O.W. is 100 percent anonymous and students do not have to be permanent members if they do not wish to do so. Clubs Day will have more information about where and when to meet.
  • Greenshirts
    ​Do you enjoy giving back to the school and community? If so, then Green Shirts is the club for you. Become one of Riverside’s prestigious Green Shirt members. Volunteering both fulfills the lives of others as well as enriches your own. Sign up with Mrs. Blaxland in September and start making a difference at Riverside and in the community.
  • Knitting for the Homeless Club
    Come learn how to knit or crochet or if you already know how, even better!  We knit scarves and hats for the homeless in Port Coquitlam to keep them warm over the winter and show we care.   We meet on a drop in basis in room 107 at lunch time.  Mrs. Selden is always willing to help you get started knitting and purling!
  • Korean Drumming
    Beat the Drums is a group of students of many ethnic backgrounds from Riverside Secondary who perform modern Korean drum rhythms.  Practices are usually held once a week and led by senior members. For more information see Ms. Tate in Portable 2. Come join us!
  • Lunch Club
    ​Are you looking for a spot to hang at lunch? Well then, come to room 218 to listen to music, play games, watch movies, eat food or just chill with your friends!  Come every day or just one day – your choice! Come by yourself and meet new people, or come with your friends.  Everybody is welcome!
  • M.A.P.
    M.A.P is an after school drop-in group facilitated by the Youth Worker and Drug Prevention worker from SHARE. The group is run weekly: Tuesday’s 3:00, room 217. For more information, contact Bonnie Angstadt.
  • Math Challengers
    ​Math is both an art and a science and logical reasoning lies at its heart. Riverside’s Math Challengers allows grade 9’s to develop deductive reasoning and to explore the boundaries of pure reason. The club meets weekly from November to March and participates in the Math Challengers Regional Competition in early February, with the chance to advance to Provincials in late March. At the meetings students have the chance to tackle problem solving and study enrichment topics. If you are fascinated by math’s rigor and enjoy writing contests, then the club is perfect for you! It is a fun, rewarding extracurricular pursuit. Also, if you are interested in being a peer tutor in math, see Mrs. Wong in room 216.
  • Rapid Change
    “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi
    Here’s your opportunity to make a difference in the world - join Rapid Change! This is a group that “talks the talk and walks the walk.” Rapid Change meets biweekly to plan, organize and implement awareness campaigns and fundraisers to support both local and global initiatives. Last year they held a fashion show and dodge-ball tournament to raise funds for a Free the Children Adopt a Village project. You too can make a difference. See Mrs. Blaxland to join forces with Rapid Change.
  • Riverside Student Voice
    ​The most effective schools represent the views of the students. Students that are given the opportunity to provide input on issues which affect them will take ownership of the school. As a result, students who are empowered will help to create a positive environment and culture within the school. The Riverside Student Voice is an organization that provides students with an opportunity to present their views on school issues and policies. It is a volunteer organization that is open to all students across all grade levels. Students who are interested in becoming a member of the Riverside Student Voice should contact Mr. Lepore in room 123.
  • The Net - Riverside's Prayer Club
    Want to connect with new people and enjoy great fellowship? Come out to our Prayer Group Wednesdays at lunch in room 209. “For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them.” Matthew 18:20
  • Star Parties
    This is not a regularly meeting club, but an occasional evening time of observing the amazing universe we live in. Mrs. Della brings out a telescope and a green laser pointer to share the wonders with you. For time and location, listen to the announcements and watch for posters a day or two ahead. As fun as they are, Star Parties require clear skies, so advance notice is not easy. Feel free to bring friends and family for this social time. Check out this link for more information: http://riversidedella.wikispaces.com/Star+Party
  • Ski and Board Club
    Each year the ski/board club makes four day trips to Whistler/Blackcomb. Students are shuttled to and from the mountain by luxury coach. Students are partnered with mountain guides to show them where to find the best snow and give pointers to help polish their technique. The club welcomes snow hounds of all abilities (from never saw snow to freestyle champions). Talk to last year’s members; they’ll tell you how fantastic it is! For more information contact Mr. Rothenberger in room 224.
  • Talent Show
    The first Thursday in May needs to be circled on your calendar now! Can you sing, dance, play an instrument, play in a band, juggle, do karaoke, do stand-up, act or have some other special talent? Riverside’s 18th annual talent show will be happening on May 8 2014. Any Riverside students from grades 9-12 are welcome to come out and audition for our Talent Show. The Talent Show is sponsored and produced by the Yearbook classes, and the $5.00 admission fee goes towards the hundreds of dollars’ worth of prizes and to help produce the grade 12 grad DVD.
  • The B.C.C.H Club
    ​The B.C. Children’s Hospital Club is a great way to meet new people and volunteer to raise money for a great cause. You will get to plan events like concessions, ice cream fundraisers, and even prank the teacher! The club is open to grades 9-12, so become part of the difference! Come see Mr. Chan on Clubs Day!
  • The Movies Club
    The Movies Club will be back in September with a new collection of masterpieces. The 2013-2014 season will feature 30 titles including:  Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca, Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus, A Beautiful Mind, Star Trek, Becket, Metropolis, Rebel Without a Cause, The Matrix etc. The sessions will take place Thursdays in room 211. For more details visit our two websites or contact Mr. Ursu.
    Click here for Riverside Movies Club Web Site
  • Yearbook
    Riverside’s Yearbook classes put together an amazing full color, over 200 page yearbook. The yearbook class captures all the memories that we make in a school year with color photos and articles about each special event, classes, drama productions, music concerts, clubs sports and so much more. We just capture all the fun stuff we do here at Riverside. The Yearbook class also produces our annual Talent Show and our Grad DVD. The book has to be pre-ordered and paid for by September 30, 2013 for the 2013- 2014 school year at a cost of $58.00 (or $65 if we have a few extras in June). Don’t be sorry come June 2014, order yours before September 30, 2013.
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