Jun 09, 2015 Return to Headlines

Help Make History – Volunteer for Coquitlam 125!

by Kevin Henkelman |

COQUITLAM, BC, APRIL 14, 2015 – Do you have a passion for event planning? A flare for decorating? A can-do approach that gets things done? Or, do you simply have a love of Coquitlam? If so, consider joining us as a volunteer for the Coquitlam 125 Anniversary Celebrations in 2016.

We’re looking for community members who will bring their energy, expertise, and enthusiasm to help make Coquitlam 125 a great success.

Get in on the ground floor! We need volunteers to join our working groups for the Kick-off Event; World Cafés; Arts, Heritage and Cultural Festival; Neighbourhood Celebrations; Historical Picnic; and the Winter Light Event. Share your ideas and help us plan this milestone celebration and showcase the best of Coquitlam.

Throughout the year, there will also be many other opportunities to volunteer at Coquitlam 125 events and activities, including:

  • Coquitlam 125 Kick-Off – January 2
  • Community Engagement Artists – Year-long
  • Salmon Legacy Project – Year-long
  • World Cafés – February to March
  • Neighborhood Celebrations – April to December
  • 125 Block Parties – April to August
  • Arts, Heritage & Cultural Festival – July 23 to 24
  • Sport and Recreational Events and Competitions – Year-long
  • Historical Picnic – September 18
  • Winter Light Event – November 21

If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer, please visit coquitlam125.ca, or contact 604-927-6922 or volunteers@coquitlam.ca.

About Coquitlam 125

In 2016, Coquitlam will celebrate its 125th anniversary in a year-long celebration that honours the community’s rich history and sets the stage for a dynamic future.

Incorporated on July 25, 1891, Coquitlam was a small agricultural community. At the time of incorporation, a state-of-the-art lumber mill – later known as Fraser Mills – was under construction on the north bank of the Fraser River. In the early 1900s, French Canadians settled in the area and established Maillardville, the largest Francophone centre west of the Rockies. Today, Coquitlam is home to over 140,000 people from diverse ethnic backgrounds. The community also benefits from over 6,200 businesses who contribute to local employment and Coquitlam’s prosperity.

Leading the celebrations is the community-based Coquitlam 125th Anniversary Steering Task Force (CAST Force). Guided by the Coquitlam 125 Vision – Coquitlam: Stories told, stories to be created – the CAST Force will fulfill their mission to engage the community through meaningful experiences that celebrate our heritage, create strong connections, and inspire lasting legacies towards an exciting future.

For more information, visit coquitlam125.ca. Or stay connected by following the City of Coquitlam on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. #coquitlam125


Media contacts:

Joan McCauley
Chair - CAST Force

Debbie Clavelle
Community Recreation Manager
City of Coquitlam