aPercy Norman Swim Club operates as a non-profit organization and is run by parents.

Registration fees from our members only cover a portion of the costs of running the club. In order to operate the club with this current low fee we rely on Community Gaming Grants (www.gaming.gov.bc.ca) and a variety of fundraising activities.

Even if we are successful in receiving the Community Gaming Grant we are required to perform fundraising activities to raise 25% of the overall grant annually.

Therefore Fundraising is not optional - all families are expected to participate in fundraising activities.

Please let us know if you have any great ideas about fundraising.

Some of the planned fundraisers are shown below;

Our main fundraising activity for each session are "Safeway Gift Card" Sales.

Our goal is to raise a minimum of $7,000 in net profit. The Gift Cards are available in $25, $50 and $100 denominations.

aThe Safeway gift card program is a win-win fundraising for the club and club members. The card can be used just like cash, has no expiry date, and can be used for any purchase in participating Safeway stores across Canada. You can use them for your regular shopping or sell them to your friends, neighbors, relatives and people at work.

The club will receive 8% commission on total sales. For example, if you purchase $100.00 of Safeway Gift Cards, the club will receive $8.00.

Since Safeway Foods only sells gift cards between October 1st and December 22nd each year, you will receive the cards in mid-October for the Fall Session and the middle of December for the Winter Session.

If you'd like to order more, please contact Yan at nvhuynh@shaw.ca. Thank you to all our members for participating in this program!

Note: PNSC does not assume any liability for lost or stolen Safeway Gift Cards. Please consider and treat your Safeway Gift Cards as if they were cash. Thank you.

In the summer of 2009, government funding to the Percy Norman Swim Club was dramatically reduced by approximately 70%. However, despite this cut, our immediate and future plans were to continue to offer a quality swim program at PNSC at affordable rates to our members.

In order to offset many of the expenses that were previously covered by government funding, we started a Fundraising Committee at PNSC. Our goal was to raise enough money through fundraising so that fee increases are kept to a minimum in the coming years, should government funding stop. We have begun brainstorming many possible fundraising activities and are now ready to start implementing some of these exciting ideas - this is where WE WANT YOU AND WE NEED YOU!

There are many fundraising activities planned and therefore, we will need a number of parent volunteers to help us with these activities. This is an excellent way to fulfill your volunteering requirements and best of all, the entire club will benefit from your work.

If you are interested in being part of the Fundraising Committee or helping out, please contact Yan at nvhuynh@shaw.ca. We thank you in advance for volunteering!

Percy Norman Swim Club now has an account at GO Green Bottle Depot!

Please save all your beverage bottles/cans and at your convenience, drop them off at Go Green Bottle Depot located at Ontario Street & 7th Avenue. Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. All you have to do is ask them to credit the Percy Norman account when you drop your bottles off. This bottle drive is ongoing so you can continue to recycle your bottles and cans at this location!

Do your part now - not only will you be reducing your carbon footprint, you will be helping the club keep fees at a reasonable level in the future. Thank you for your continued support!

The Percy Norman Swim Club is excited to continue with an on-going fundraising program that will not cost you one penny!

Our club purchases paper certificates and plastic cards from large, well known retailers at a discount. The club resells the certificates and cards to you at face value and the club keeps the difference as a fundraiser.

MarketPlace IGA

Fairway Market



Killarney Market

The Bay


Home Outfitters


Home Depot

Home Hardware



Canadian Tire


Future Shop

Shoppers Drug Mart



Sport Mart

The Gap

Old Navy


Marks WW

Payless SS


Toys 'R' Us


Cineplex Odeon

M&M Meat Shops



White Spot


Swiss Chalet

The Keg

Cactus Club


Red Robin

The Boathouse

How the Program Works:

  1. Download the Order Form (updated for January 2012), which is available in pdf format and Excel format.
  2. Determine which certificates and cards you would like to purchase in what denominations.
  3. Return the completed order form in an envelope with a cheque made payable to Percy Norman Swim Club to Yan. You may also email your requests to nvhuynh@shaw.ca to arrange for cheque pick up.
  4. Your order will be ready for pick up the following week.

These cards make ideal presents for Christmas and birthdays, as well as your daily household purchases.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Yan at nvhuynh@shaw.ca. Thank you for your support!

aSafeway Gift Cards make the ideal gift for your friends, family members, fellow employees, neighbors, and relatives.....in fact, you can even use it personally to help pay for your groceries.

The card can be used just like cash, has no expiry date, and can be used at participating Safeway stores across Canada.

Please note that Safeway Gift Cards cannot be used to purchase other retailer's gift cards in Safeway stores.

aWith your purchase, the club receives 8% commission on total sales. For example, if you purchase $100 of Safeway Gift Cards, the club will receive $8. Please take the time to consider purchasing Safeway Gift Cards from the PNSC. In light of recent cuts in government funding, every additional card you can purchase is much appreciated and will continue to help keep club fees at a reasonable rate. We know that many other organizations are competing for your fundraising dollars these days; however, we hope that you will take into consideration what our club has offered your children over the years and hence, we hope you will continue to support the PNSC. If you're interested in purchasing Safeway gift cards from the PNSC, please contact Yan at practices. For further information, please contact Yan at nvhuynh@shaw.ca.

Thank you your support!

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Last Updated: March 30, 2019