Alpha Wolves Leaders: Marisa Lin, Kira Yip, Coco Lee, Cameron Lee, Henry Qi, Kyle Fernandez, Chloe So Meetings: Variable meeting times, usually on Thursdays at lunch in A100 Description: The official volunteering club of Pinetree Secondary. If you want to gain leadership skills and volunteer in various school events, then Alpha Wolves is the club for you. We help organize all school events, such as the grade 9 orientation. Fun fact: Leaders of Alpha Wolves are called Delta Wolves.
British Columbia Student Alliance (BCSA) Leader: Anna Ma Meetings: Occasional Tuesdays at lunch in A119 Description: The British Columbia Student Alliance is an educational club looking to give students a say in the education that they receive. The planned events and programs will both inform students and allow them a chance to make a difference in issues such as giving international students a voice within schools. BCSA is about empowering students. Fun fact: The BCSA is a completely student-led organization spread all over the greater Vancouver area.
Business Club Leaders: Celina Chen and Kevin Nishimura Meetings: Wednesdays at lunch in A222 Description: WE WANT YOU! Don't miss this amazing opportunity to join the only club in Pinetree that focuses primarily on business related topics. Business club provides a unique opportunity to learn not only about the field of organizations, but also gets members involved in events like case competitions, networking events, and entrepreneurial activities! Feel free to come drop by our meetings to see what the club is all about!
Charity Brighouse Leaders: Deborah Berman, Andrea Demeter, Kate Chou, Kira Yip, Marisa Lin, Anika Jang Meetings: Alternating Tuesdays at lunch in A111 Description: Charity Brighouse is a student-run NPO with branches all across Metro Vancouver that supports international causes. We advocate for youth leadership through volunteerism and global citizenship. Our mission is to enable youth to become the leaders of today and tomorrow. Fun fact: Charity Brighouse organized Candy Grams for the school last year.
Christian Club (Club 180) Leaders: Jessie Lau, Moon Lau, and Sophie Greenwood Meetings: Fridays at lunch in A201 Description: If you have questions about life, religion, and Christianity, feel most welcome to join us at our meetings where we discuss matters of faith and belief, and explore religion together. Everyone is welcome! Remember, there is no wrong question! Fun Fact: This club has been around since Pinetree Secondary’s founding.
Code Orange - Pinetree Improv Theatre Club Leaders: Natasha Beauregard, April Rae, Devon Chung, and Cynthia Chen Meetings: Tuesdays after school in the Drama Room Description: Do you like drama? Do you like acting? Do you hate preparation? Well then Code Orange Improv Club is for you! Here, you can collaboratively act out your own scenes without the need for pre-written scripts! Anyone can join at any time in the year, so don't worry about signups, just come down to the drama room after school on Tuesday from 3:45 to 5:00pm.
Community Club Leaders: Yoshihiro Nakano and Jacob Wee Meetings: Mondays at lunch in A105 Description: Pinetree’s Community Club is for those who are new to the school or even new to Canada, where we give newcomers a taste of ‘Pinetree life’. Doing community service, exploring the city or just having a conversation. We try to keep a tight knit group of friends, but anyone is welcome to join!
Culture Club Meetings: Tuesdays after school in A100 Description: Culture Club is a place for people of all different backgrounds to connect with each other. Besides the sharing of culture, food, and information, there will also be available opportunities for volunteer hours and workshops. Come to Culture Club to meet new people and new perspectives!
Environment Club Leaders: Amy Zeng and Amy Lee Meetings: Tuesdays at lunch in A111 Description: Environment club serves to provide students with local volunteer opportunities and empower them to make a change in their communities. We will be participating in invasive plant removal, going on field trips, running workshops, and planning initiatives in our community. Fun fact: The leaders of this year have a professed enthusiasm for gardens.
First Aid Club Leaders: Anna Ma, Christina Zhang, and Bernice Wong Meetings: Wednesdays at lunch in A114 Description: The Pinetree First Aid Club helps educate students on the importance of first aid. Drop by during weekly lessons to gain new knowledge that could save a life. Topics covered include: cardiovascular emergencies, broken bones, severe bleeding, medical emergencies, and more. As well, the First Aid Club provides opportunities to gain volunteer hours and first hand experience for our members by providing first aid coverage at school events. No previous experience necessary, all are welcome!
Hope For Tomorrow Leaders: Tina Cao and Ella Tian
Meetings: Thursdays at lunch in A110 Description: The Hope For Tomorrow club raises awareness of cancer research while holding various fundraisers throughout the year. 100% of the profits made are donated to the British Columbia Cancer Foundation. Fun fact: Hope for Tomorrow organizes fundraisers such as bubble tea sales, bake sales, and Amazing Race style games for students.
Hot Potato Initiative Leader: Anna Ma Meetings: First Tuesday of each month in A118 Description: The Hot Potato Initiative (legally the Hot Potato Initiative Foundation) is a non-profit organization working to destigmatize homelessness in Canada and inspire citizens to take action. Founded in September 2016, the movement has since grown to a team of more than fifty high school students and over 1700 likes on Facebook. Recognizing that homelessness is a severe problem not only in Vancouver but also the rest of Canada, The Initiative’s team is actively working on a national expansion strategy to bring the movement to cities across the country.
HYPE (Humanitarian Youth with a Purpose) Leaders: Alice Gao and Veron Cheng Meetings: Fridays at lunch in B107 Description: Pinetree's H.Y.P.E (Humanitarian Youth with Purpose) is a Gleneagle Secondary founded club, dedicated to helping local homeless youth, specifically in Rain City Housing situated in Coquitlam. 60% of homeless youth are dependent on youth shelters just like Rain City. With over 4 H.Y.P.E branches and with the number growing in the Tri-Cities, our goal is to break the stereotypes on homelessness.
Indian Umbrella Leaders: Judit Nagy and Beth Miyanaga Meetings: Wednesdays at lunch in B101 Description: Indian Umbrella is an organization founded on the belief that everyone deserves the chance for a better life, regardless of their current situation. We work with grassroots charities in India to raise funds and awareness for them throughout Canada. Currently, we are working with Amcha Ghar to build a school in Mumbai. Join us every Wednesday in A112 if you’re interested in building your leadership skills and organizing our henna sales and other fundraisers! Fun fact: There is a gala every year for organization members.
Key Club Leaders: Eric Wu, Daniel Tan, Michelle Deng, Kate Chou, Nancy Liu, and Kay Yang Meetings: Tuesdays at lunch in A100 Description: The Pinetree Secondary Key Club is a student-led club sponsored by Kiwanis International. It is a part of Key Club International, an organization spanning over thirty countries in the world with more than 270,000 members. Our activities include serving the school and community, and fundraising for causes such as the Elminate Project. Fun fact: This year, the district's efforts will be directed towards the Kiwanis Children's Cancer Program.
KidSport Leaders: Cameron Lee, Aidan Hamilton, Alyssa Lee, Christina Co, Gordon Wong Meetings: Mondays at lunch in A101 Description: KidSport is a non-profit organization that developed in Canada that provides financial aid to athletic children with economic difficulties. This includes covering registration fees and the costs of equipment, which so often bar young people from participating in the sports that they love. KidSport fosters the potential in these kids by holding fundraisers distributing grants to those who need it. Fun fact: KidSport supports 52 different sports organizations.
Me to We Leaders: Coco Chen and Sonia Sandhu Meetings: Mondays at lunch in B203 Description: Me to We Club is a club that hosts events and fundraisers for campaigns created by Free the Children and Me to We. These groups, along with the club, hope to establish safe, healthy, and well-educated societies around the globe. Our campaigns, such as Halloween for Hunger, We Are Silent, and the ever-popular Krispy Kreme sales go toward meeting that exact goal. Fun fact: We Day, the Me to We yearly kickoff event, brings together performers and speakers of all types to inspire young people to act.
MUN/Debate Club Leaders: Celina Chen, Jason Shi, and Emily Liang Meetings: Mondays at lunch in A100 Description: The Model United Nations and Debate club is one of Pinetree’s biggest extracurricular-oriented clubs. If you would like to develop your public speaking skills or have an interest in government, then our club is right for you! In both MUN and Debate, your voice and ideas can be heard as you represent different nations and perspectives in various MUN or Debate conferences. Fun fact: Despite the major differences of the activities, MUN and Debate have traditionally had a great deal of overlap in membership.
Music Council Leaders: Rick Son, Ina Huang, and Jennifer Hsu Meetings: Wednesdays at lunch in the choir room Description: The Music Council consists of music students who wish to assist in all events related to the music department. From large concerts to smaller performances, in this club, there is no shortage of chances to get involved.
Neuroscience Club Leaders: Julia Park, Kelvin Zhang, Joanne Jung, Kaiser Lee, and Emily Liang Meetings: Wednesdays at lunch in B201 Description: What does your brain know about the brain? At the Neuroscience Club, we hope to increase that knowledge, through presentations, lectures from experienced speakers, and exciting activities such as dissections and using an electroencephalogram (EEG) in real time. Track your facial expressions, play Tetris with your mind, and compete in the Brain Bee in April, with the Neuroscience Club! Fun fact: The use of an EEG usually requires the wearer to have very little hair.
Operation Smile Leader: Veron Cheng and Victoria Citruszko Meetings: Wednesdays at lunch in B207 Description: Operation Smile is a nonprofit medical service organization that aims to fundraise for children with cleft palates, so they can get corrective surgeries. Without surgery, cleft palates can negatively affect how a child eats, speaks, and develops. With increased access to the necessary surgical procedures, children suffering from a cleft condition can be saved. Fun fact: Although the organization first started in Virginia, it has now spread worldwide.
Pinetree Post Leader: Emily Liang and Julia Park Meetings: Fridays at lunch in A204 Description: The Pinetree Post is an independent student-run newspaper that distributes one issue every month, available in both print and digital. We cover relevant topics with honest perception. Pinetree Post is an excellent way to network as we’re constantly in collaboration with other clubs. We are made for the students, by students, looking to tell the stories of Pinetree in a way that no other organization can. Anyone can submit guest articles to firstname.lastname@example.org or opinions to facebook.com/thepinetreepost Fun fact: When the Pinetree Post underwent a major redesign in 2015, it kept the half-tree logo, but adapted it to a modern flair.
Reach Leaders: Julie Wang…? Meetings: Thursdays at lunch in B203 Description: The Red Cross Club is focused around raising awareness on global issues. If you are interested in taking part in several leadership workshops, humanitarian events, meeting like-minded students, and raising awareness for a plethora of global issues, come join us at B203 on Thursdays at lunch.
Rubik’s Cube Club Leaders: Alex Liu and Michael Liu Meetings: Thursdays at lunch in A113
Description: Compete. Communicate. Cube. Come to Rubik’s Cube Club to learn more about this fascinating puzzle and the tricks and tutorials it comes with! Fun fact: It is considered a good alternative to a fidget spinner by the club leaders.
Save the Children Leaders: Anjellique King and Sormeh Najafi Meetings: Fridays at lunch in A107 Description: Save the Children International is the world’s leading independent organization for children. We strive to give children an environment in which their human rights and needs are respected and protected, so they can realize their fullest potential. To achieve this, our programs focus on child rights and protection, health and nutrition, clean water, education, sustainable livelihoods, emergency relief and survival. Fun fact: Save the Children has reached and benefited 150 million lives.
Social Diversity for Children Leader: Chenille Wong Meetings: Thursdays at lunch in A210 Description: Our mission is to provide social learning programs to empower children with disabilities and children without disabilities to become the world’s future leaders. Our programs recognize the uniqueness of each individual and encourage self-expression and creativity. They promote interaction and connection between children of all abilities. With an appreciation for long-lasting, diverse friendships, we move towards a more inclusive and compassionate community everyday.
SPCA Club Leaders: Coco Lee, Kira Yip and Christopher Lee Meetings: Alternating Wednesdays at lunch in B200 Description: Welcome to Pinetree's SPCA Club of 2016-2017! Our purpose is to raise awareness of animal issues and to enrich the lives of animals in need. We plan to reach our goal by volunteering, fundraising, and promoting our cause to the students of Pinetree Secondary. For more information about the SPCA community, check out the website:http://www.spca.bc.ca/ Fun fact: All leaders of SPCA have a pet dog.
Spectrum (GSA) Leaders: Jodie Barros and Kimiya Bahreini Meetings: Tuesdays at lunch in A220 Description: GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) - come for the free food, stay for the conversation and bad puns. Casual hangout for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+, or an ally. Meet like-minded individuals and work together in school initiatives to create a positive change. Fun fact: This club may sometimes visit the GSAs of other schools to foster further community connections.
Tech Club Leaders: Joanne Jung, Allen Zhang, Kelvin Zhang, and Simon Zhang Meetings: Tuesdays at lunch in A221 Description: Tech Club is a hobby and educational club that works on various projects, from graphic design, to coding, to hacking. Anything that has to do with computers or related technology that you have an interest in, Tech Club has a project for you! Fun fact: All the hacking is legal.
UNICEF Leaders: Michelle Shuai, Eiden Jeong, Jinny Kim Meetings: Fridays at lunch in A209 Description: UNICEF works with the United Nations to help women and children in developing countries fight for their rights, survival, development and protection.
Wish Youth Network Society Leaders: Michelle Shuai, Chiku Ngosi, Jinho Baek Meetings: Mondays at lunch in A217 Description: Wish Youth Network Society (WYNS) is a provincial wide NPO that reaches out to terminally ill children and their families. We seek to provide hope to youth with serious medical conditions and opportunities for youth to give back to their community. Our vision is to help youth realize the significance of things we neglect so easily in life: fragility of happiness, the importance of health, and the value of hope. Fun fact: Some of the club leaders at Pinetree are also regional representatives of WYNS.
Worldwide Education Club Leaders: Chiku Ngosi and Jan Patel Meetings: Fridays at lunch in A200 Description: Worldwide Education Club is a group greated by the United Nations to fundraise for at risk girls to get them the education they deserve. We raise money to help girls get an education in countries like Malawi, India, and Guatemala. Fun fact: Last year, the club was called GirlUp, but it has come back this year with a new name.