Oct 13, 2016 Return to Headlines

Shutterbugs Invited To Trail Walk Oct. 15 in Mundy Park

by Heather Escaravage |

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 13, 2016 – Enjoy photography and getting outdoors? Walk the trails in Mundy Park with a professional photographer on Saturday morning to learn more about the park and taking better pictures.

Participants in the Mundy Park Photo Walk will meet at 9:30 a.m. at 629 Hillcrest St. to explore Coquitlam’s largest park with Jay Shaw, who has been taking professional photographs for more than 18 years. The two-hour event is free and registration is not required. 

Participants can be any skill level and age, but must be able to complete a two-kilometre trail walk. They must bring their own camera, but it can be any type, from cell phones to point-and-shoots to digital SLRs.

The photo walk is part of Coquitlam’s Park Spark program, which encourages community involvement in City parks. 

Participants on Saturday will find out about some of the interesting flora and fauna in Mundy Park while learning from Shaw how to get the most out of their nature photography. At an interactive session in the Mundy Park Field House following the walk, participants will review some of the photos taken and discuss as a group what makes for a good photo. 

They will also learn the process for submitting photos to the City. Select photos taken on the walk and at other times will be showcased on the City’s social media channels, its website and in upcoming publications.  

The photo walk will be cancelled in the event of pouring rain, but still may proceed in light rain. Participants are advised to check the Park Spark webpage and Facebook page on Saturday morning for updates if the weather is questionable. Regardless of weather, a City representative will be at the meeting location at 9:30 a.m. to provide information about submitting photos for the City.  

For more information, contact Jennifer Urbaniak at jurbaniak@coquitlam.ca or 604-927-6312.

About Park Spark

Park Spark brings Coquitlam parks alive through fun, meaningful and unique experiences. The City program engages the community in temporary and permanent park enhancement projects, including Little Library donations and neighbourhood park cleanup days, and also looks to the community to generate new ideas for activities and projects. For more information, visit coquitlam.ca/parkspark.