Aug 29, 2016 Return to Headlines

Only Two More Neighbourhood Nights To Go

by Heather Escaravage |

COQUITLAM, BC - Aug. 29, 2016 - In early September, Maillardville and Eagle Ridge residents will enjoy the last two instalments of Coquitlam’s expanded Neighbourhood Nights series this year.

Wrapping up Sept. 1 at Mackin Park and Sept. 8 at Eagle Ridge Park, the 2016 Neighbourhood Nights program presented by FortisBC has been bringing together Coquitlam neighbours all summer long for kids’ games, sports, arts and crafts, entertainment and light refreshments at local parks. Special activities commemorating Coquitlam’s 125th anniversary have also been added this year, such as visits by historical characters and theatre performances.

As part of the Coquitlam 125 celebrations, Neighbourhood Nights was expanded to 12 sites in 2016, up from nine in 2015 and five in 2014. The program gives neighbours a chance to connect, have fun together, and ultimately strengthen relationships and safety in their neighbourhood – also a goal of Coquitlam 125.

For the media, the events are an opportunity to talk to local families about their community and to photograph residents enjoying some good old fashioned family fun as the summer comes to an end.

Neighbourhood Nights run from 6 to 8 p.m., rain or shine. This year’s schedule was:

  • June 23, Riverview Heights – Riverview Park
  • June 30, Westwood Plateau – Bramblewood Elementary
  • July 7, Ranch Park – Ranch Park Elementary
  • July 14, Burquitlam – Burquitlam Park
  • July 21, Northeast Coquitlam – Galloway Park
  • July 28, Austin Heights – Blue Mountain Park
  • Aug. 4, Central Coquitlam – Mundy Park
  • Aug. 11, City Centre – Glen Park
  • Aug. 18, Harbour Chines – Crestwood Park
  • Aug. 25, Lougheed – Cottonwood Park
  • Sept. 1, Maillardville – Mackin Park
  • Sept. 8, Eagle Ridge – Eagle Ridge Park

No registration is required, and all materials and equipment are provided. Participants are recommended to dress in casual clothing that is appropriate for the weather and for being active. They may also wish to bring extra water and snacks, and a blanket or chair to sit on. More details are posted at coquitlam125.ca/neighbourhoodnights.

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

About FortisBC

FortisBC, this year’s presenting partner for Neighbourhood Nights, delivers approximately 22 per cent of the total energy consumed in British Columbia – the most energy delivered by any utility in the province. With more than 2,200 employees, FortisBC delivers electricity, natural gas and propane to approximately 1.1 million customers in 135 communities. More information is available at fortisbc.com.

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