COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 4, 2020 – Older adults in Coquitlam can soon return to some of their favourite activities at Glen Pine and Dogwood Pavilions.
The City’s two 50-plus facilities will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 8 with a range of pre-registered fitness and leisure programs along with specialty clubs and groups.
Similar to other Coquitlam facilities, all access to the Pavilions will require pre-registration, and activities have been adapted to ensure safe distancing, hand hygiene, reduced touchpoints and other health precautions. The reopening is guided by the City’s reopening framework, based on B.C.’s Restart Plan.
Activities at Coquitlam’s 50-plus Pavilions
Glen Pine and Dogwood Pavilions both offer activities, clubs and support services to Coquitlam adults age 50 and up – including the Meals for Seniors frozen meal program introduced this year (see www.coquitlam.ca/meals for information).
Pre-registered activities starting Sept. 8 at Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Court, include:
- Line dancing, painting, Spanish, ukulele, drawing and Qigong; and
- Activity Groups for members of the 50plus Society including Crafters, Quilters, Art Group and Leisure Group.
Pre-registered activities at Dogwood Pavilion, 1655 Winslow Ave., will include:
- Line dancing, painting, Spanish, photography and guitar; and
- Activity Groups for members of the 50plus Society including Crafts, Stroke Recovery, Turn Up and Paint, Quilters, Drama, Wii, Friendship Circle, Fantasy Woodcarving, Genealogy, Life Writing, South Asian Group, Ice Skating and Bingo
More activities may be added over time. Drop-in spaces and on-site food services remain closed.
Program and activity details and registration are available at www.coquitlam.ca/registration or by phone at 604-927-4386.
For Pavilion information, contact pavilions email, call Glen Pine at 604-927-6940 or Dogwood at 604-927-6098, or visit www.coquitlam.ca/glenpine and www.coquitlam.ca/dogwood.
Health Protocols Keep Visitors Safe
Each Coquitlam facility has a safety plan in place to protect the public and staff. These plans include changes to access and activities to ensure safe distancing, hand hygiene, reduced touchpoints and other health precautions.
Signs, floor markings and facility staff provide guidance at the sites, and further details and maps can be found at www.coquitlam.ca/registration.
Other Opportunities for 50-plus Adults
The City’s CoquitlamSPIRIT program has compiled a variety of free activities and resources for older adults at www.coquitlam.ca/spirit. The dedicated 50-plus section includes activities such as creative writing, at-home workouts, information about the City’s Meals for Seniors and community resources for seniors.
Adults can also sign up for activities at other Coquitlam facilities, including:
- Pre-registered drop-in skating, swimming and weight room access at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex;
- Pre-registered drop-in fitness, swimming, aquafit and weight-room access at City Centre Aquatic Complex; and
- Registered fitness, wellness, crafts and general interest programs at Poirier and Pinetree Community Centres.
Information and online registration is available at www.coquitlam.ca/registration or by phone at 604-927-4386.
To stay up to date about news and updates for those age 50-plus:
- Subscribe to the PRC E-news Newsletter at www.coquitlam.ca/enews to receive bi-weekly parks, recreation and culture updates;
- Check out the weekly City Page on page 6 of the Tri-City News or at www.coquitlam.ca/connect;
- Follow CityofCoquitlam on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn; and
- Download the free CoquitlamConnect app from the App Store or Google Play, or through the links at www.coquitlam.ca/connect.
Stay up to date about changes to City services and facilities during the pandemic by following the City’s social media channels and at www.coquitlam.ca/covid19.
Community Recreation Manager
City of Coquitlam