2015

Jun 17, 2015 Return to Headlines

Now for Something a Little Different … Coquitlam in Bloom

by Kevin Henkelman |

COQUITLAM, BC, June 17, 2015 – Join us this summer for a wide range of awesome, fun, free events that offer something a little different as we celebrate Coquitlam in Bloom.

This June, Coquitlam is inviting residents to join in adding summer colour to three City parks as part of the Coquitlam in Bloom program. 

  • June 20, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Mackin Park
  • June 25, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Victoria Park
  • June 28, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. –  Como Lake Park

Participants can expect a wide range of free activities at each site including: summer flower and eco-sculpture planting, banner painting, chalk art, yarn bombing, and more.

Those not familiar with yarn bombing can learn more from the video posted to coquitlam.ca/CiB or at the City's YouTube channel.

Each park site will have a nature-based theme and opportunities for families and people of all ages and abilities to take part, meet their neighbours and connect with nature.

About Coquitlam in Bloom
Presented as part of Coquitlam in Bloom, these neighbourhood, park events are in support of Coquitlam’s entry into the 2015 Communities in Bloom competition.
Throughout the summer, the City’s Coquitlam in Bloom team will host a variety of fun and interactive events and invite the public to participate in adding summer colour and excitement to our parks. Find out more at coquitlam.ca/CiB.

About Communities in Bloom
Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification of public spaces. It uses friendly competition between communities to bring together local businesses, service clubs, residents and civic government to focus on enhancing their community. Judges will visit Coquitlam over a two day period this summer to assess the community’s performance in four sectors:

  1. Municipal;
  2. Business and institutions;
  3. Residential; and
  4. Community Involvement

More information about Communities in Bloom is available at communitiesinbloom.ca

 

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Media contact:
Kathleen Reinheimer
Parks Manager
P: 604-927-3533