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Jan 07, 2020 Return to Headlines

Older Adults Can Get Active with Free Recreation Program

by Robbin Whachell |

COQUITLAM, BC, Jan. 7, 2020 – Coquitlam is excited to be continuing a partnership with BC Recreation & Parks Association (BCRPA) to bring you the free program Choose to Move. The program aims to help those 65 years and older become more active, especially if they haven’t been active in recent years. 

Choose to Move is a six-month program, based on scientific evidence, to promote greater physical activity among people aged 65 and older, who are not regularly active. Working with a trained Activity Coach, participants develop a physical activity plan customized to their needs, interests, goals, resources, and abilities. Led by a BCRPA-registered fitness leader with a specialty in programming for older adults, the sessions are held at Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave.).

  • Group Meetings
    Feb. 4, 25; March 3, 17; April 16
    2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
    Program #665016

Find out if this program is right for you or someone you know, at an upcoming information session.

  • Information Session:
    Tuesday, Jan. 21 
    2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
    Registration #665015

Learn more and register for the information session or program at Class sizes are limited so register early. 

About Dogwood Pavilion
Dogwood Pavilion, located at 1655 Winslow Ave., is an accessible recreation centre for adults. It’s fully equipped with a woodworking shop, snooker room, lapidary workshop, computer lab, lounge and library. The centre is a community gathering place with fitness classes, arts programs, adult-learning courses, free workshops and information sessions, and much more. Drop-by the centre to learn more about the programs and volunteer groups for adults 50 plus or visit   

Media contact:

Debbie Clavelle
Community Recreation Manager


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