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Jun 11, 2018 Return to Headlines

Mark Your Calendars for Coquitlam in Bloom Day

by Patricia Benton |

COQUITLAM, BC, June 11, 2018 – Join the City of Coquitlam's Parks team on Saturday, June 23 in Mundy Park for a free, fun-filled outdoor experience for the whole family and find out what makes Coquitlam in Bloom a national and international award-winning program.  

What is Coquitlam in Bloom Day?
Coquitlam in Bloom Day is a free, family-friendly day of interactive outdoor activities and parks demonstrations, including the ever popular Tractor Dance!  Food will be available on-site for purchase, or bring a picnic to enjoy in the picnic shelters.  

This event celebrates and recognizes community participation in Coquitlam in Bloom showcasing many of the initiatives and programs that the National Communities in Bloom judges will experience when they visit Coquitlam July 18 – 20 to evaluate the City’s 2018 entry.  

When is Coquitlam in Bloom Day?
Date: June 23, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Mundy Park, 641 Hillcrest St. (southwest corner of park)
Cost: FREE

Alternative transportation is highly encouraged: bike, walk, take public transit. Limited parking is available at the Mundy Park Hillcrest Parking lot. 

Coquitlam in Bloom Day event highlights:

  • community yoga – bring your own mat
  • the ever popular Tractor Dance
  • tree climbing demonstrations by the City’s Urban Forestry team
  • guided nature walks

On-going activities through-out the day include: forest bathing, fence and willow weaving, a parks equipment climb (tractor, bucket truck and mowers), the Parks Operation Obstacle Course, grass painting, floral display and planting, and outdoor crafts and games.

For a full schedule of events and more information visit: www.coquitlam.ca/CIB 

About Coquitlam in Bloom 2018:
Coquitlam in Bloom fosters community pride for greenspace enhancements through stewardship events and programs such as Park Spark, Adopt-a-Park, and community weed pulls (Bad Seed). The Coquitlam in Bloom program highlights the initiatives of local businesses, organizations, residents and municipal staff evaluated in six focus areas from the Communities in Bloom program. The 2018 Coquitlam in Bloom initiatives shine a spotlight on community sport and all the people in the community– volunteers, players, coaches and club executives – who help make it happen.  
www.coquitlam.ca/cib

About Communities in Bloom
Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering community pride, environmental responsibility and beautification. It uses friendly competition between communities to bring together local businesses, service clubs, residents and civic government to focus on enhancing their community. www.communitiesinbloom.ca

Media contact:
Kathleen Reinheimer
Manager Parks
City of Coquitlam
604-927-3533
kreinheimer@coquitlam.ca