Poirier Forum

COVID-19 Update: Step 3 BC's Restart

Over the coming months we will be gradually increasing capacity in our recreation programs in line with provincial guidance. For updates please visit the COVID-19 web page.

Poirier Forum

The Poirier Forum is a 25,000-square-foot facility located in southwest Coquitlam, across from Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex

This multi-purpose facility can be used for sports, such as lacrosse, ball hockey and soccer as well as events. 

Hours of Operation

Open for scheduled programs and rental groups.

  • Monday, Oct. 11 open to rentals only

BC Vaccine Card Requirements for Recreation Activities

  1. As of Sept. 13, proof of vaccination is required for entry to certain places and programs, as outlined by the provincial government. 

     Visitors 12 years and older will be required to show their BC Vaccine Card prior to entry at a City facility include:

    • Events, including recreational programs, with more than 50 people
    • Sports, weight rooms, gymnasiums, fitness/dance studios (12-21 years exempt if a youth-specific program)
    • Arenas when being used for adult sport
    • Indoor ticketed sporting events

    Proof of vaccine will not be required at the following: 

    • Recreational activities and programs with less than 50 participants other than those which are considered adult sport, exercise, fitness or dance activities. 
    • Swimming pools (Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, City Centre Aquatic Complex)
    • Arenas when not being used for an event or adult sport (Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, Poirier Forum)
    • Child- and youth-specific sport and recreation programs
    • Before and after school programs
    • Teachers/instructors providing education activities with their students in City facilities
    • Rehab or exercise therapy programs
    • For parents, attendants and support people acting in a service capacity

    For the most up-to-date covid-19 updates go to www.coquitlam.ca/covid19

Amenities

  • Available event power: 60 amp, 600 volt, 3 phase plus approximately ten 120 volt receptacles
  • Capacity
    • 150 people for normal use
    • 1,140 people for special event set-ups
  • Changerooms with washrooms 
  • Polished concrete floor, 80 by 185 square feet 
  • Public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

The facility does not have a built in sound system and does not have any heating or cooling temperature controls. 

Code of Conduct

When using this facility, please first become familiar with our Code of Conduct page.

  1. Masks Mandatory for Recreation Facilities

    Safety protocols are in place at all City facilities to ensure the safety of program participants and staff.

    The Provincial Mask Mandate states that masks are mandatory for all people 5 years and older regardless of vaccination status. Specific to the community recreation setting, masks must be worn in common areas but may be removed during physical activity (sport and exercise). 

    The following individuals are exempt from mask wearing:

    • Children under 5
    • People who are unable to wear a mask due to psychological, behavioural or health condition, or a physical, cognitive or mental impairment
    • People who cannot remove a mask on their own