COQUITLAM, B.C., May, 13, 2020 – A new video launched today expresses the City’s gratitude for how the community has pulled together and displayed their CoquitlamSPIRIT through acts of caring and community connections.
The video, available at www.coquitlam.ca/spirit, is the first in a series and expresses thanks to front-line workers, the volunteers who are delivering meals to seniors, and the businesses and neighbours who are stepping up to help others.
Watch for further videos in the coming weeks that will showcase other stories of caring, connections and community.
How You Can Show Your CoquitlamSPIRIT
Visit the Community Support section of the www.coquitlam.ca/coquitlamspirit page for examples of how you can make a difference throughout the community, including the following:
Write a Letter of Kindness
Looking to brighten a senior’s day? Get writing! Submit your letters, poems, drawings or other positive messages to distribute to seniors who have signed up for the City’s meal delivery program. Simply submit a letter or scan your image and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign Up for the Phone Buddy Program
Are you a Coquitlam senior who could use a friendly phone call? Please contact Dogwood Pavilion at 604-927-6098 or Glen Pine Pavilion at 604-927-6940 weekdays to sign up. Volunteers have been vetted and are lined up and ready to get on the line to spread some local cheer.
Painted rocks are popping up throughout Coquitlam, created by secret citizens and bringing smiles to passersby. The City would like to thank these local artists for this display of community spirit. Please remember to keep these rocks small in size and out of creeks and waterways. We consider these rocks to be on loan to the park for a temporary measure to take home with you at a later date.
Share Your Story
How are you supporting local and sharing your #coquitlamspirit? Tell us about it! Please send us a message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or email us at email@example.com.
Bringing the Community Together
The underlying goals of CoquitlamSPIRIT include supporting community well-being during the pandemic, and building lasting civic spirit and pride from the new bonds created during this time of crisis.
New content is continually added, with activities and content centering around the program’s themes of care, connect and community to support residents through these difficult times. Find out more at www.coquitlam.ca/spirit .
Join Coquitlam’s Efforts to #SupportLocal
The City of Coquitlam has joined the Tri-Cities #SupportLocal campaign to assist local businesses, many of which are struggling at this time. Coquitlam also strongly encourages residents to #SupportLocal for their shopping and meals; view business listings at www.wegotthistricities.com and www.visitcoquitlam.ca for a directory of 150+ Coquitlam restaurants offering takeout and delivery.
Supporting Our Community During the Pandemic
The City of Coquitlam is here to help, with these resources:
- Visit www.coquitlam.ca/csrp to learn about the City’s Community Support and Recovery Plan, which is providing immediate and long-term support for the non-profit sector, businesses and residents;
- Visit www.coquitlam.ca/spirit for a free library of activities for all ages, including fitness, arts and culture, outdoor activities and ways to connect with your community; and
- Visit www.coquitlam.ca/covid19 for updates on City services and initiatives and COVID-19 health resources.
Coquitlam residents and businesses are also encouraged to follow the City of Coquitlam on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and download the CoquitlamConnect mobile app for up-to-date City information.