The SD43 Education Foundation and the School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) Board of Education are pleased to extend their sincere appreciation to Tri-Cities business owner Sharon Perry for her generous donation in support of the Centennial Secondary Field Score Board. Ms. Perry has donated $110,000 for the new score board plus another $10,000 ($5000 one year after install and another $5,000 the following year) for maintenance costs.
SD43 Education Foundation Chair and Director Christine Pollock said, “the SD43 Education Foundation, the SD43 Board of Education, and the Centennial Secondary community are so fortunate to receive such generous and ongoing support from Sharon Perry. Her philanthropy is much appreciated and will benefit the student body and the community for many years to come – the score board at the new turf field will certainly become a local landmark!"
Sharon Perry has previously worked with the SD43 Education Foundation in the creation of an annual student scholarship and supported other initiatives as a Centennial parent and community member. “I was excited in working together again and wanted to help. Centennial has been a big part of my children's schooling, my oldest two are currently attending, one is graduating this year and then my youngest starts there next September," said Sharon Perry while offering to provide considerable funding for the score board fundraising initiative which had previously raised $30,000 to date.
An official unveiling of the score board and commemorative plaque acknowledging Sharon Perry's contribution is being planned to coincide with the Centennial Secondary Centaurs football team home opening game in September 2023.
The SD43 Education Foundation is a registered charitable organization created to support the advancement of educational opportunities through the provision of classroom and athletic facilities, scholarships, and fundraising for capital projects in the five communities School District 43 (Coquitlam) serves.
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) is located in the Metro Vancouver region of B.C. and serves 32,000 students within the cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody (Tri-Cities) and the villages of Anmore and Belcarra.
The district is governed by an elected board of nine trustees representing the five communities with a total combined population of approximately 230,000.