The best way to get involved with the Squamish Breakfast Club is to become a member. We are always looking to expand our network of people who care about youth in our community. A small investment of $150 includes optional, but recommended monthly morning meetings to connect with the community and Breakfast Club members. We take pride in re-investing 100% of membership fees back in to youth programs each year.
To become a member, click here.
As well, businesses or individuals could participate by donating to the club or attending our annual fundraisers: Squamish Valley Golf Tournament in June or Christmas Dinner and teen gift collection in support of Community Christmas Cares in December.
For more information on our annual fundraisers or to join, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This September, Don Ross Middle school started a brand new lunch club called
Sex, Drugs and Health = Pizza. Each week students in Grade 7, 8 and 9 are
invited to come and participate.
The Squamish Breakfast Club donated 6 very
colourful giant bean bag chairs to help create a warm, inviting, comfy
The club has been formed to create a safe place for students to ask
questions, discuss issues and get accurate information on content related
to sexual health, drugs and alcohol, and mental health.
Pizza is provided for those who stay for the entire lunch. The club is being run by Margo Dent, (parent, adult mentor, HSS Diversity, Executive director Save and
Sound ) Dawn Hertz, Vancouver Coastal Health youth clinician and
supported by Iris Dineen, SD 48 Youth worker, Cory McRae, teacher, and Stan
Thomson, school counsellor.
The students would like to thank the Squamish
Breakfast club for their generous donation.
David Hildreth, President of the Breakfast Club, and Associate Advisor with Sun Life, presented on behalf of Sun Life, a cheque to DARE BC, for the continued education re supplies etc. for Squamish RCMP and their school teaching.
Left to right, Shawn Pedersen, Director, David Hildreth, President-Cst. Martin Mindel, Squamish RCMP, Jolaine Percival-S/Sgt. Squamish RCMP, Douglas Chiasson-Director, Sgt. Rafael Alvarez-DARE BC, – Cpl. Dana Napier- DARE BC.
The mission of the Breakfast Club, is continued education on drug awareness for youth at the schools in Squamish.
Meet Our Directors
David R. Hildreth
David Hildreth, current President of Squamish Breakfast Club and founding charter member. David has been in the life insurance business since October 1960 in many roles of management and sales and is now an Associate Advisor with Vocari Financial Solutions Inc. in Squamish BC. with Sun Life Financial.
Having called Squamish home for the past 40 years, I bring to real estate, an always conscientious approach and a strong background in customer service and sales. The cornerstones of my past success have always been respect, trust and long-term relationships with clients.
Ann Marie has managed Big Brothers Big Sisters for 6 years and joined the Squamish Breakfast Club in 2011. As a former business owner, she renewed her entrepreneurial sense in 2015 and established her own company consulting individuals and businesses to make positive changes and achieve goals.
Denise Rittberg recently retired from RBC after a successful 42 year career. She is a member of the Breakfast Club as well as the Rotary Club of Squamish, for over 10 years. Denise has seen many of our local youth travel overseas, and attend local Leadership events, as well as seen both organizations support our local youth with an annual Bursaries.
Doublas B. Chiasson
Douglas B. Chiasson has over 30 years experience. Douglas was born and raised in Nova Scotia. After graduating from the University of New Brunswick Law School in 1984, Douglas was admitted as a lawyer in the Province of New Brunswick in January 1985.
Linda Vanmook has been an active community member and long standing Director of The Squamish Breakfast Club since moving to Squamish with her husband and son in 2004. She strongly believes in engagement and encouragement of our youth and feels it is important to reach out when possible to provide a path of stability for all youth as they are our future.
Shawn Pedersen has owned and operated many business in Squamish. After a successful career in the automotive industry culminating with owning a local dealership, Shawn decided to try his hand at the clean technology industry and started Echoflex Solutions Inc. a hi tech energy conservation company.
Leanna has been working in the field of youth services for over 25 years, and has been involved with the Squamish Breakfast Club Society since the early 2000s. Having a passion for youth and their health and well-being, Leanna has worked hard to connect the awesome businesses in Squamish to the non-profit sector and highlighting their community needs.
Enzo Milia is the Commercial Lease Manager at Cam Clark Ford Lincoln Ltd. in the Northshore Automall. Enzo is able to provide quality personal service in automotive “sales and leasing” of Ford and Lincoln products along with all makes and models and commercial vehicles as well.