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May 25, 2017 Return to Headlines

Coquitlam Celebrates Canada 150

by Heather Escaravage |

COQUITLAM, BC, May 25, 2017 – Canada turns 150 this year and one of the goals is to get people actively involved. Coquitlam has a number of activities to get active for Canada 150.

Events include family drop-ins, adult fitness classes, gardening, and an all-day fitness challenge with prizes to be won. 

  • June 3      
    • Poirier 150, 12 – 6 p.m. at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex (633 Poirier Street)
      Activities include $2 public skating, $2 swimming, free Fitness Try-Its and an open house with local community groups. 
  • June 16
    • Garden Workshop: Canada 150 Planter, 1:30 – 3 p.m. at Inspiration Garden, Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way)
      Show off your Canadian pride this summer with a beautiful red and white flower planter. All supplies included in this hands-on course and it is available to anyone 16+ years old. The workshop is $45.00 and registration is required. 
  • June 25 
    • 150 Minutes of Outdoor Fitness, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Percy Perry Stadium, Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way) Free admission
      Challenge yourself, participate in 150 minutes of fitness. Start with some cardio kickboxing, followed by Zumba®, and then slow it down with a yoga session. Wear red/white and enter to win a number of prizes! Register here.
  • June 30  
    • Canada Day Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. – 1: 30 p.m. at Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Avenue)
      Celebrate Canada 150 birthday with a hot lunch in the Mike Butler room. Brian Zalo will be here to entertain us with some of your favourite songs. This luncheon is $17.50 and is open to anyone 50+ years old, however a reservation is required. Register here
  • Ongoing
    • 150 Coquitlam Gardens Photo Gallery
      Following up on the success of last year’s 125 Coquitlam Gardens photo gallery, the City of Coquitlam is aiming even bigger and brighter. In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, members of the community are invited to submit photographs of their gardens, landscaping or flowers to be included in a 150 Coquitlam Gardens photo gallery. Email your photos to parkspark@coquitlam.ca (please don’t include images of people due to privacy concerns). Photos will be displayed on the City’s website and Facebook page.
    • Canada 150 Floral Displays
      Keep an eye out for themed red and white floral displays in parks and public building grounds across the city, including the O Canada and maple leaf beds in Town Centre Park.  Interpretive signs will label the display and explain its significance to Canada’s 150.

Some of these events are supported by ParticipACTION. Find all event details on the Canada 150 webpage.    

About ParticipACTION 150 Play List
The ParticipACTION 150 Play List was created by over 465,000 votes from people across Canada. Including 150 physical activities that make us uniquely Canadian, the Play List is a challenge to Canadians in communities, schools, workplaces, and even abroad to see how many different activities they can complete in 2017. Official Tour Stop and community events will be happening across the country as partners join together to inspire Canadians to sit less and move more.
For more information about the 150 Play List, visit www.participaction.com/en-ca/programs/participaction-150-play-list. 

Media contact for Poirier 150 & 150 Minutes of Outdoor Fitness:
Vinh Truong
Community Recreation Manager
604-927-6025
vtruong@coquitlam.ca 

Media contact for Garden Workshop, Photo Gallery & Floral Displays:
Jennifer Urbaniak
Partner Program Coordinator, Parks
604-927-6312
jurbaniak@coquitlam.ca