Oct 16, 2019 Return to Headlines

Join the Lights at Lafarge Light Brigade Volunteer Team

by Caitlin Osborne |

COQUITLAM, B.C., Oct.16, 2019 – Coquitlam is looking for volunteers, school groups or businesses who want to join our Light Brigade and get involved in Lights at Lafarge.

An expanded opportunity for 2019, Light Brigade volunteers can help out in a number of different ways:

  • Help create new features like our pop bottle tulip lights,
  • Install special displays around Lafarge Lake
  • Take part in light-making workshops
  • Lead the community in song with carols at Jingle Bells Night or during Park Spark pop-up activities throughout the Lights at Lafarge season

Light Making Workshops

Drop into one of the upcoming Park Spark light- making workshops to help create a pop bottle tulip light that will be added to this year’s display:

More workshops may be added throughout November. Visit coquitlam.ca/parkspark or follow @CityofCoquitlam on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for dates. 

Get Involved in Your Community

The Light Brigade volunteer team is part of Coquitlam’s Park Spark program. The volunteer opportunity is intended to allow community members to take initiative and pride in the local winter light display. 

The Park Spark team is also recruiting volunteers to act as Park Hosts once the Lights at Lafarge are turned on for the season. Park Hosts volunteers may help direct visitors around the lake, answer questions about the display and facilitate Park Spark pop-up activities throughout December and January. 

If you're interested in getting involved, email parkspark@coquitlam.ca or visit coquitlam.ca/parkspark to learn more. 

About Coquitlam’s Park Spark Program

Park Spark is a program connecting community members, schools, organizations and businesses looking for opportunities to enhance Coquitlam’s parks through a variety of activities and experiences. Opportunities are available all year round. Learn more at coquitlam.ca/parkspark.

About Lights at Lafarge 

The much-loved lights display features hundreds of thousands of lights and displays around the 1.2-km lakeside trail at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park. The free display— the largest of its kind in Metro Vancouver—features multiple themed zones, with many new additions and surprises in store each year. 

The Lights at Lafarge Kick-off event is happening on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Lafarge Lake. Visit ​coquitlam.ca/lights for more details. 

Media contact:
Kathleen Reinheimer
Manager of Parks, City of Coquitlam