Cranbrook Knights of Columbus believe in ‘Stars”

Submitted by EKFH on 15-11-2011

CRANBROOK, BC… The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. This week two local chapters (#1406 and #8631) joined together to present a $1,000 cheque to Kootenay ICE Captain Drew Czerwonka.

The financial gift is being given to Czerwonka and fellow teammates Jesse Ismond and Max Reinhart to help the trio light a $5,000 star for East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s annual Starlite Campaign. The Knights of Columbus first started the recognition tradition with a gift to Matt Fraser in 2009 and again in 2010.

“We believe the ‘Stars’ of tomorrow are the youth of today. It is individuals such as these young men that will be the future leaders of many businesses, organizations and perhaps even our province or country. If we can show them that we believe in their hard work and their efforts to bring community together it is a win win for all of us,” says Don Sharp, representative of the two chapters.

Thanks to this gracious donation the Drew, Jesse & Max ‘Shoot for the Star’ fundraiser sits at just over $1,660. The three players hope to light a star in December just after the November 24 launch of the campaign.

Wishing to follow the lead of the Knights of Columbus by recognizing your own ‘Star’? For more information call Donna Grainger at EKFH, 250-489-6481 or consider making a donation to

L-R: Rick Hoeg, Frank Miller, Ray Laramee, Drew Czerwonka and Don Sharp take a moment beside the Knights of Columbus Charity Drive – 2nd prize 2012 Dodge Ram at the Tamarack Mall to present the $1,000 gift