Mar 31, 2015 Return to Headlines

Nominate someone for a Tri-City R.E.A.C.H. Award

by GS GS |

COQUITLAM, BC, Tuesday March 31, 2015 – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Tri-City R.E.A.C.H. Awards.

As part of BC Youth Week, the Tri-City R.E.A.C.H. Awards are one of the many ways Coquitlam and the Tri-Cities recognize the positive contributions youth and youth organizations make to our community.

The R.E.A.C.H. Awards, which stands for Recognizing Efforts and Achievements across Community and Home, are open to individual youth, youth groups, businesses, organizations, and adult mentors in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.

Awards are given out in three categories:

  • Individual Youth: must be 11 – 18 years old, has volunteered consistently throughout the past year (May 2014 – April 2015) and has worked in a way that positively benefits others, the community, and/or the environment;
  • Business or Youth Organization: can be any local business, non-profit, or public organization who has made positive contributions to the youth community;
  • Individual Adult Mentor: must be 19 years or older, has volunteered or worked for the benefit of youth and/or, is a positive role model. 

Consideration for each category will focus on those who have supported youth (11 – 18 yrs) and contributed to our communities from May 2014 to April 2015.

If you know someone who has helped to make our communities youth friendly, nominate them! To nominate, visit www.coquitlam.ca/youthweek and submit the online form, or download the PDF to submit in person at Pinetree Community Centre (1260 Pinetree Way). The deadline for submission is Wednesday April 8, 2015.

All nominees will be recognized at the award ceremony on Thursday May 7, 2015 at Coquitlam City Hall (3000 Guildford Way). The event runs from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and is invite-only. 

BC Youth Week, May 1 – 7, is an annual event that recognizes the positive contributions youth make in our community. Along with communities throughout British Columbia, Coquitlam will be celebrating with exciting events, programs, and activities throughout the week. For more information, including a full listing of events, visit www.coquitlam.ca/youthweek.


Media contact:
Debbie Clavelle
Community Recreation Manager