Environment Club

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Club Head: Nithila Theivendrarajah

Club Sponsor:

Ms. Sinclair

Environment Club this year will focus on the climate crisis and involving government action as well as being vocal and advocating environmental issues through webinars, media, public speaking. We will work on our own climate project in partnership with Be The Change Alliance as well as focus on revamping our garden. Join us for a welcoming community that is active, engaged, and impactful.

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Kitchen on a Mission

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Club Head: Harry Jing

Club Sponsor: Mr. Habibian

Kitchen on a Mission is a student organization that transports remaining food from local businesses to those in need. Every week, we support the daily diets of over one thousand homeless people, and deliver over ten thousand dollars worth of food. To date, we have created $850k worth of community impact, and strive every day to add to it.

 

If you’re interested in reducing food waste, solving urban inequality, or simply building a healthier and kinder city, this is the club for you!

Interact Club

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Club Head: Fraser Hannay

Club Sponsor: Mr. Habibian

SWC Interact is a service club, sponsored by Rotary International, with the intent to take action on problems we see in the world, through participation in both local and international projects. Students in all grades will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, earn volunteer hours, work alongside business professionals, and meet likeminded people all over BC and the world! What separates Interact from other service clubs, is our connections to Rotary International, a globally recognized charitable organization in over 200 countries. Not only does this look great on a resume, but members will have access to many unique opportunities, like world-class workshops and conferences, to hear from some of the leading figures in international change. If you have the drive to make a difference in your community, and the world, Interact is the club for you.

 

We meet biweekly on Tuesdays, via Microsoft Teams. Follow & DM @swcinteract on Instagram with any questions!

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Wish Youth Network Society

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Club Head: Wilson Cai

Club Sponsor: Ms. Waight

WYNS is a student-led non-profit-organization that aims to support local hospitals. Currently, we partner with hospitals across the Lower Mainland to cater to their required needs. Our mission is to provide support in the ways that we can (whether it’s research, therapy programs, patient resources etc.) to those who need it the most. This year due to the pandemic most of our main fundraising ideas has been dumped into the sea. We are in need of people who are ready to share their crazy ideas no matter how ridiculous they are, as long as they work we will go through with it :)!

Leo 

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Club Head: Alysha Lee

Club Sponsor: Mr. Watchorn

As a branch of Lions Clubs International, the Leo Club aims to give youths the opportunity to serve the community and raise awareness for global issues. In the club, you will earn volunteer hours through fundraising and volunteering for this year’s cause: world hunger.

 

LEO stands for Leadership, Experience, and Opportunity, and that is what we want to promote at Churchill. If you are someone who wants to make a difference and is passionate about global issues, then this club is an ideal platform for you. As an internationally recognized club, you will be able to develop your leadership skills, expand your knowledge of the world, and influence the community around you.

 

Meetings will happen on Wednesdays, bi-weekly, during flex time on Microsoft Teams. If you have any questions or want to join the Leo Club, message us on Instagram @swcleoclub or email us at swcleoclub@gmail.com with your name, student number, and email.

 

“Together we serve” -Lions Clubs International

Churchill Cancer Society

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Club Head: Lauren Lidhar, Charlize Chan

Club Sponsor: Mr. Sowerby

The Churchill Cancer Society works closely in association with the Canadian Cancer Society. Throughout the year we plan on conducting mini fundraisers as well as raise awareness about cancer and promote healthy living to the youth of Churchill. A student-led event in the spring called Relay for Life will be the main event of our club for the year. We will provide leadership opportunities for students and create a sense of community for those who have been touched by cancer. All proceeds from the fundraisers and the Relay for Life event will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. Join the fight to find the answer to cancer!

SPCA Club

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Club Head: Chang Qu

Club Sponsor: Ms. Holdaway

Do you like animals? Do you have, or have you ever had a pet? Well, did you know that while domestic pets are enjoying the love of their owners, many abandoned and lost pets are looking forward to a new home and some are even suffering from torture? Also, with the development of cities, more and more wild animals are losing their homes or suffering because they can't adapt to the rapidly changing environment. If you are worried about the animals' situation and future, or you are a huge animal lover, or you just want to learn more about our little friends and neighbors, join the SPCA Club! SPCA club focus on helping animals, learning and publicize their plight, protect their living environment, and assist animals in distress.

SWC Jumpstart

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Club Head: Arwin Atwal,  David Gao

Club Sponsor: Mr. Zerbinos

SWC Jumpstart is a non-profit student run organization in association with the Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund. Having been involved with sports their whole lives, the founders attempted to find a way to help those who don’t get the chance to participate in organized sports. SWC Jumpstart will commit to setting up fundraisers in the Vancouver community. Potential donors will feel comfortable donating because we are a certified Jumpstart organization. As this is a non-profit organization, all proceeds will go to the Jumpstart fund. Club work will include brainstorming events, locations to set up fundraisers, and ways of spreading awareness. We aim to support sport for all, with the help of the Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund.

Recycling Club

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Club Head: Maggie Hui

Club Sponsor: Ms. Watt

This year the Recycling Club will be focusing on educating our community on environmental issues and ways to properly recycling at home. Usually, our club would sort out the recycling around the school on Fridays. However, due to the social distancing guidelines, we are discovering new ways to operate. Meetings will be bi-weekly on Fridays. Hope to see you there!

The Heal Iniative 

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Club Head: Priya Dhillon, Selina Dhaliwal

Club Sponsor: Ms. Salter

An eating disorder is known as any of a range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal eating habits. These illnesses are both physically and emotionally destructive for the sufferer, yet often go unnoticed due to the stigma around mental health as a whole. The Heal Initiative is dedicated to making a difference in the Churchill community by promoting healthy discussion on the topic of mental health and body image as well as educating others on these issues in order to break the stigma around disordered eating. Our club is mainly focused on spreading awareness, but we also seek to raise money through fundraisers and drives that will either be donated to non-profit organizations with the same objective as us or utilize it for events, workshops and guest speakers in the future. We invite each and every one of you to join us in our mission to make our school community a safer place for discussions surrounding disordered eating, inform others on how to support a loved one struggling with this exact burden, and ensure them that they are not alone in this battle.

Seed of Sympathy

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Club Head: Jason Santoso, Jaiden Bains

Club Sponsor: Ms. Morton

Seed of sympathy is a youth organization that has been created by 2 youthful individuals to educate the significant morals that society needs to be reminded of.

 

A group of youths have created a community that is open to anyone who wishes to share their voice, we have created a platform to discuss and promote issues that we feel aren’t talked about enough.

 

Our goal is to connect with communities around the world and share their opinions on issues going on in their lives and in terms plant a “seed of sympathy” in one another to create a better world full of people who posses empathy and focus on coming together to do what’s right to make a world a better place.

 

Our plan is to create a YouTube channel manager by seed of sympathy to focus on a variety of issues that requires change and action!

Champions of Change

    Club Head: Amelia Saed-Werner

    Club Sponsor: Ms. Werner

    We champion girls' rights in partnership with Plan Canada's Because I am a Girl movement. We stand with girls and young women around the world by helping them to reach their full potential. Child marriage, early pregnancy, female genital mutilation, gender-based violence and lack of educational opportunities are the unique barriers that girls have to face globally. We are joining the fight to end this. Will you be with us?

     

    To learn more about our club's purpose, go to https://plancanada.ca/because-i-am-a-girl .

     

    All gender identities welcome.

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    Student Voice

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    Club Head: Ana Grace Rans Kolakovic

    Club Sponsor: Mr. Lam

    The purpose of the new student group at Churchill is to liaise the student body, school staff, and administration in order to better understand, and work to change, the most significant issues within our school community. In summation, the Student Voice team aims to ensure that the voices of students are heard in a way that is sustainable, meaningful, and conducive to creating positive change. We are currently in the process of planning to hold forums and events for students beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, in order to address some of the challenges that the Churchill community faces. Our team has been developing and changing for about one year now, and the current executive team is : Ana Grace Rans Kolakovic, Leona Lam, Lulu Bai, David Li, Angelique Carrier, Fraser Hannay, and Kaya Horri . If you're interested in joining check out our Brand Ambassador Application form: https://forms.gle/zTE2Cdt1nRQxPMMR6. We also now have a year end suggestion box so if you have ideas, issues, concerns or suggestions check it out: https://forms.gle/jj6d9qqBa1udnUxE6 Feel free to email or DM us any questions!

    Variety Club

      Club Head: Matthew Lee

      Club Sponsor: Ms. Jay

      The Variety club of Sir Winston Churchill secondary is a non-profit service club dedicated to helping those in need. More specifically, the Variety club does fundraisers to help children with special needs – be it for education, mobility, medical care and much more. As a branch of the BC Variety club, fundraisers are the foundation of our club, and we hope you can a part of it, as a member or even a donor. Notable events we have done in the past are the Krispy Kreme and Mr. Pretzels fundraisers. If you are interested in joining our club, feel free to contact our email, Instagram and/or discord for further information. We hope to see you soon!

      Service Club

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      Club Head: Tracy Liang

      Club Sponsor: Mr. Zerbinos, Ms. Springer

      The Service club shares volunteering opportunities to students who desire to give back to the community while stocking up on volunteer hours. We will send out an email and put up a post on our Instagram account when there is a new volunteer opportunity. Email us or send us a DM should you have any questions!

      Hands of Hope

        Club Head: Leo Zhi, Jason Yu

        Club Sponsor: Ms. Paul

        Hands of Hope Club is a UBC affiliated club that aims to serve marginalized groups in our community as well as provide mentorship for university applications. We have three main pillars: student empowerment, outreach within schools, and outreach towards community groups. Firstly, we have mentorship sessions given by UBC students to help high school students apply and transition into UBC. In addition, we have fundraising opportunities that we encourage our members to participate in. Finally, we serve marginalized groups such as the homeless community of downtown eastside by gifting out care packets and engage in meaningful conversations with them. Our mission is to empower others by creating a space where marginalized voices can be heard. *Photo is from a Hope for Success Workshop at UBC

        Helping Hands

          Club Head: Jason George, Nicole Villariso

          Club Sponsor: Mr. Dao

          Hi, our names are Nicole and Jason and we are the club heads of “Helping Hands”. Our mission is to give back to our communities, whether it’s our school, an organization, or the people who are overlooked by society. We hope that here, you will be able to befriend lovely people, log countless volunteer hours, develop new skills, and be a part of something bigger than yourself. Our plans for next season include reaching out to the homeless population in Vancouver, making Christmas cards for the elderly as well as helping out our school in any way possible. As we are a new club, we urge you guys to not be shy and join our club as it will be a new experience for all of us. We will have 1-2 meetings every month and we are extremely flexible with times and dates. If you guys would be so kind, please sign up. You won’t regret it, not only because you’ll be having a blast, but because together we can lend a helping hand to those in need of one.

          First Responders Club

            Club Head: Gavin Sim

            Club Sponsor: Ms. Fenton

            The First Responders Club at Churchill provides first aid coverage for the school community. Creating training and developmental opportunities for students to help them maintain skills and updating patient care knowledge. We work in conjunction with other schools and their first responders programs to provide first aid coverage for events throughout the Lower Mainland.

            VanCare

              Club Head: Jayco Li, Abiraami Thavaraj

              Club Sponsor: Ms. Jang

              Do you want to make a real difference in our city? Do you want to be a part of an initiative to help the less fortunate? Then join Vancare club! We raise funds and gather much-needed supplies such as hygiene products, hand warmers, socks and other essential items to create care packages to give directly to those living without a home in the Downtown EastSide. We recognize that a lot of people aren’t as fortunate as we are to afford living in a house or other basic essentials, so we take action to help in whatever way we can. We appreciate every single one of our members and all the skills and ideas you bring to the table. At the end of the day everyone in Vancare contributes to helping these people in their time of need. Join the VanCare club and make a difference today!

              SWC Blood Club

                Club Head: Michelle

                Club Sponsor: Ms. Yu

                The Blood Club organizes blood drives with Canadian Blood Services throughout the year and spreads awareness blood donation. Join the Blood Club if you want to make a direct impact in our community by saving lives. Everyone is welcome!

                Wigs For Kids

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                Club Head: Reese Rinas-Blais

                Club Sponsor: Mr.Johnson

                We are a club dedicated to raising awareness and money for childhood cancer. We like to organize fun events to help us reach our goal of spreading the word on this very important topic. We’ve done hair donations, fundraisers and other cool activities such as teacher waxing. Join us on our never ending journey to help those in need.

                The Flow Project

                  Club Head: Pooja Saha, Ramneek Dhillion

                  Club Sponsor: Mr. Nicks

                  The Flow Project is a non-profit club that will raise awareness, and also fundraise for women in less fortunate areas that do not have access to sanitary items. Due to the high prices of menstrual hygiene products, women use rags, or even sawdust as an alternative. This can lead to physical health risks for the women. We want to take initiative which will get us closer to reduce period poverty. Join us today to make an impact for women across the world!

                  The Hot Potato Initiative

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                  Club Head: Sarah Lin, Rania El Kissay

                  Club Sponsor: Mr. Richards

                  The Hot Potato Initiative is a student-led registered non-profit geared towards educating and engaging young Canadians about the realities of individuals dealing with homelessness. By educating others about the struggles our most vulnerable population faces, we aim to eliminate the stigma and stereotypes surrounding homelessness and promote empathy and understanding. Throughout the year, members will develop an understanding of how the systemic flaws in our society affect those experiencing homelessness. Stemming from the in-depth knowledge will be innovative fundraisers strived to help individuals get back onto their feet. As The Hot Potato Initiative, we value community, respect, integrity. By joining our community, members are given the opportunity to connect with like-minded people while simultaneously earning volunteering hours!

                  SWC GSA

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                  Club Head: Lila Robens-Paradise, Ailsa Mason

                  Club Sponsor: Ms. Mann

                  The SWC GSA is a safe environment for queer students and allies to discuss and promote understanding within the club and our school. The GSA strives to create an online space where students feel that they can be open and express themselves comfortably. The purpose of this club is to create a community in which students feel supported and are given the recourses to educate themselves and others. It is important to us that that all students no matter of their sexual orientation or gender identity have a place where they feel valued, respected and heard. Check out our instagram @swc.gsa for more information about the club! :)

                  Aid for Addiction

                    Club Head: Ipsa Dutta

                    Club Sponsor: Mr. Watchorn

                    The Aid for Addiction club aims to raise awareness of the drug crisis prominent in Vancouver, as well as raise money for the safe injection sites for the betterment of our community. In 2016, a BC public health emergency was declared in response to the rise in drug overdoses and deaths, particularly in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. By providing clean needles, sterile water, alcohol wipes and health information, the needle exchange services help reduce the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and other diseases, encouraging safer injecting practices. We can assist organizations that provide these necessities and bring attention to the detrimental impacts of addiction through fundraisers. Join Aid for Addiction to help and support those suffering from addiction.

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