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Neighbourhood Nights Kick Off June 23 in Coquitlam

by Colleen Smith |

COQUITLAM, BC, June 16, 2016 – Coquitlam’s Neighbourhood Nights kick off June 23, bringing some good old fashioned family fun and neighbourliness to the community this summer.

Presented by FortisBC, Neighbourhood Nights are held every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in a different Coquitlam park and include kids’ games and sports, face painting, arts and crafts, entertainment and light refreshments.

As part of the Coquitlam 125 anniversary celebrations, the City is expanding its Neighbourhood Nights program to 12 sites this year, up from nine in 2015 and five in 2014.

At some of the parks, the fun this year will also include visits by historical characters and a video booth to record stories about Coquitlam, in keeping with the Coquitlam 125 theme Stories told, stories to be created.

The program is intended to give neighbours a chance to connect, have fun together and strengthen neighbourhood relationships and safety. Building stronger neighbourhoods is both a strategic goal for the City and one of the goals of Coquitlam 125.

Details about this year’s events are posted at coquitlam125.ca/neighbourhoodnights. All events run Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.:

  • June 23, Riverview Heights – Riverview Park (728 Clearwater ​Way)
  • June 30, Westwood Plateau – Bramblewood Elementary (2875 Panorama Dr.)
  • July 7, Ranch Park – Ranch Park Elementary (2701 Spuraway Ave.)
  • July 14, Burquitlam – Burquitlam Park (579 Smith Ave.)
  • July 21, Northeast Coquitlam – Galloway Park (3404 Galloway Ave.)
  • July 28, Austin Heights – Blue Mountain Park (975 King Albert Ave.)
  • Aug. 4, Central Coquitlam – Mundy Park (641 Hillcrest St.)
  • Aug. 11, City Centre – Glen Park (1149 Westwood St.)
  • Aug. 18, Harbour Chines – Crestwood Park (907 Crestwood Dr.)
  • Aug. 25, Lougheed – Cottonwood Park (672 Aspen St.)
  • Sept. 1, Maillardville – Mackin Park (1046 Brunette Ave.)
  • Sept. 8, Eagle Ridge – Eagle Ridge Park (2635 Runnel Dr.)

No registration is required and all materials and equipment are provided. Those who attend are recommended to dress in casual clothing that is appropriate for the weather and for being active.

Individual Neighbourhood Nights may be cancelled due to rain. Check www.coquitlam125.ca/neighbourhoodnights for event updates.

More information about all Coquitlam 125 events is posted at coquitlam125.ca.

About FortisBC

FortisBC builds energy infrastructure in the province to ensure it meets customers’ energy demands, today and in the future – safely, reliably and at the lowest reasonable cost.

FortisBC delivers approximately 21 per cent of the total energy consumed in British Columbia, which is the most energy delivered by any utility in the province. Whether delivering electricity, natural gas or propane, more than 2,200 employees serve approximately 1.1 million customers in 135 communities.

FortisBC owns and operates approximately 47,500 kilometers of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines and approximately 7,200 kilometers of transmission and distribution power lines. FortisBC also owns and operated two liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facilities and four regulated hydroelectric generating plants.

About Coquitlam 125
Coquitlam is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2016 with a year-long celebration that honours the community’s rich history and sets the stage for a dynamic future.

When Coquitlam was incorporated on July 25, 1891, it was a small agricultural community, with a state-of-the-art lumber mill – the future Fraser Mills – under construction near the Fraser River. French Canadians settled in the area in the early 1900s and established Maillardville, the largest Francophone centre west of the Rockies. Today, Coquitlam is home to over 140,000 people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and over 6,200 businesses.

The Coquitlam 125 Anniversary Steering Task Force (CAST Force) is guided by the Coquitlam 125 vision – Stories told, stories to be created – as it engages the community through meaningful experiences that celebrate our heritage, create strong connections and inspire lasting legacies towards an exciting future.
For more information, visit www.coquitlam125.ca.

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Media contact:
Kathleen Vincent
Manager Corporate Communications
City of Coquitlam