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Oct 04, 2016 Return to Headlines

Annual Welcome Event for Coquitlam Residents

by Colleen Smith |

COQUITLAM, BC, October 4, 2016 – Coquitlam residents are invited to attend the City’s annual Welcome to Coquitlam event to learn about City programs and services as well as those provided in the community.

Welcome to Coquitlam takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 2 – 8:30 p.m. at City Hall (3000 Guildford Way).

City Council and staff will be available to provide information and answer questions on a wide variety of topics including, for example, how the City’s finances work, recycling and garbage services, parks and recreation activities, and the soon to be opened Evergreen SkyTrain extension.
 
As part of the 125th celebration year, Council approved a Welcome event expansion to include additional community agencies offering essential services for new residents. As a result, this year we will be welcoming 16 external community agencies to host information tables and connect with event participants.

In addition to the different City departments, the following agencies will be onsite:

  • Avia Employment Services (WorkBC)
  • BC211
  • BC Hydro
  • Community Living BC
  • Community Volunteer Connections
  • Disability Alliance of BC
  • Douglas College
  • Empower Me
  • Fraser Health
  • Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC)
  • School District No. 43
  • Translink
  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
  • Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership
  • SHARE Family & Community Services
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Translators will also be on hand for those requiring assistance.

There will be a number of vehicles on display on Burlington Drive for tours and photos including an RCMP patrol car, a Coquitlam Fire/Rescue Truck, and City Public Works vehicles with additions this year including the Translink Museum Bus, the Library Link van, and the City’s electric vehicle.

The Coquitlam annual event is geared to both residents who are new to Coquitlam or Canada, as well as long-time residents; anyone who is interested in learning more about their City is encouraged to attend.

In the five years the City has been hosting the event almost 2,400 people have participated in Welcome to Coquitlam.

Attendees are encouraged to take transit, walk, cycle or carpool to the event, as parking is limited around City Hall.

For more information, visit www.coquitlam.ca/welcome.

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Media contact:
Carl Johannsen
Manager, Community Planning
604-927-3403