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Sep 25, 2019 Return to Headlines

Visit Coquitlam City Hall Oct. 9 for Annual Welcome Event

by Colleen Smith |

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept​. 25, 2019 – Want to learn more about Coquitlam? Both new and long-time residents are invited to Coquitlam’s annual Welcome to Coquitlam event on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 2 – 8 p.m.

Held at City Hall (3000 Guildford Way), the free event highlights City and community-based programs and services and is designed to welcome newcomers and help them get the most out of the community.

All Coquitlam residents are invited, though newcomers are particularly encouraged to attend. Translators will also be available for those requiring assistance.

Attendees are encouraged to take transit, walk, cycle or carpool to the event, as parking is limited around City Hall during daytime business hours.

Connecting with the City
Those who attend can speak with staff and City Council about a range of City programs and services, such as finance and property taxes, recycling and garbage services, parks and recreation activities and employment and volunteer opportunities. 

Community Resources at Welcome to Coquitlam
Representatives from approximately 22 community agencies will also be on hand to connect with event participants and talk about what they do. The following will be on-site:

  • BC211 
  • Community Volunteer Connections
  • Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House
  • Coquitlam Public Library
  • Disability Alliance of BC 
  • Douglas College
  • E-Comm 911
  • Evergreen Cultural Centre
  • Freshwater Fisheries of BC
  • Hoy/Scott Watershed Society 
  • Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC)
  • Place des Arts
  • Place Maillardville
  • RCMP
  • Recycle BC
  • School District No. 43: Continuing Education & SWIS 
  • SHARE Family & Community Services
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S 
  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce 
  • Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership
  • Tri-Cities Seniors Planning Network
  • Work BC (YWCA)

Background
The Welcome to Coquitlam event started in 2010 and supports the City's Multiculturalism Strategic Plan by providing a free and friendly environment for newcomers to Coquitlam and Canada to learn more about how the City of Coquitlam works, and how to get involved in civic life. 

Almost 4,000 people have participated in Welcome to Coquitlam in the nine years the City has hosted the event.

For more information, visit www.coquitlam.ca/welcome.

Media contact:
Andrew Merrill
Manager, Community Planning
604-927-3416