News Flash

City News

Posted on: May 26, 2020

Photo Backdrops and Frames Help Grads Celebrate

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 26, 2020 – Coquitlam has put a fun twist on one typical graduation ritual – photos – to support the class of 2020.

As part of its CoquitlamSPIRIT program, the City has installed tall blue Grad 2020 photo backdrops at scenic spots around Coquitlam and created Facebook profile photo frames to support local grads as they mark the end of their high school days.

 The project was initiated to provide grads with fun and safe options for celebrating this important milestone, in a year when they will miss out on much of the traditional pomp and circumstance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Showcasing Coquitlam’s Gardens

Coquitlam’s parks abound with brilliant floral displays and gardens. Six locations throughout the community were selected to feature the Grad 2020 backdrops:  

Although group grad shots are discouraged for public health reasons, local grads are encouraged to scout out the backdrops and take photos on their own or with family to mark the occasion, then share them on Twitter or Instagram with #CoquitlamGrads2020 and tagging @cityofcoquitlam.

Backdrop locations are listed in the Outdoors section at www.coquitlam.ca/spirit.

Social Media Frames Cheer on Local Grads

Two custom Facebook photo frames are now available for parents, grandparents and others who want to cheer on Coquitlam’s grads. Simply click “update” on your profile picture, click “add frame” and search for the two options: “Proud of my Coquitlam Grad 2020” and “Proud of our Coquitlam Grads 2020.”

Bringing the Community Together

The grad photo projects are part of CoquitlamSPIRIT, a program within the City’s pandemic response that is helping residents of all ages have fun, learn something, work up a sweat, support local businesses, engage with others and connect to resources online.

CoquitlamSPIRIT centres around the themes of caring, connections and community to support residents and businesses through these difficult times. The underlying goals are to support community well-being, create new bonds and build lasting civic spirit and pride.

New content and activities are continually added. Find out more at www.coquitlam.ca/spirit.

Join Coquitlam’s Efforts to #SupportLocal

The City of Coquitlam has joined the Tri-Cities #SupportLocal campaign to assist local businesses, many of which are struggling at this time. Coquitlam also strongly encourages residents to #SupportLocal for their shopping and meals; view business listings at www.wegotthistricities.com and www.visitcoquitlam.ca for a directory of 150+ Coquitlam restaurants offering takeout, delivery and dine-in options.

Supporting Our Community During the Pandemic

The City of Coquitlam is here to help, with these resources:

  • Visit www.coquitlam.ca/csrp to learn about the City’s Community Support and Recovery Plan, which is providing immediate and long-term support for the non-profit sector, businesses and residents;
  • Visit www.coquitlam.ca/spirit for a free library of activities for all ages, including fitness, arts and culture, outdoor activities and ways to connect with your community; and
  • Visit www.coquitlam.ca/covid19 for updates on City services and initiatives and COVID-19 health resources.

Coquitlam residents and businesses are also encouraged to follow the City of Coquitlam on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and download the CoquitlamConnect mobile app for up-to-date City information.

Media contact
Kathleen Vincent
Public Information Officer
Emergency Operations Centre
City of Coquitlam
604-218-1319
Email Media

 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News

Message From the Mayor Image

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 29, 2020

Posted on: October 29, 2020
LAL Cancelled News Flash

Lights at Lafarge Cancelled for 2020

Posted on: October 26, 2020
Halloween News Flash

Have a Fun and Safe Halloween

Posted on: October 26, 2020
Small Business Week

Coquitlam Celebrates Small Businesses

Posted on: October 19, 2020
Message From the Mayor Image

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 8, 2020

Posted on: October 8, 2020
Coquitlam

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 2, 2020

Posted on: October 2, 2020
Boy in spray park

Spray Pads Open Until Monday in Coquitlam

Posted on: September 30, 2020
Coquitlam

Message From the Mayor - Sept. 25, 2020

Posted on: September 25, 2020
Coquitlam

Notice of Public Hearing - Sept. 28

Posted on: July 16, 2020
Coquitlam

Message From the Mayor - Sept. 3, 2020

Posted on: September 3, 2020
Coquitlam Crunch

Stay Safe on the Trails in Bear Country

Posted on: September 3, 2020
Coquitlam

Design Your Own 2021 Budget for Coquitlam

Posted on: September 1, 2020
Coquitlam

Help Design the Future Sheffield Park

Posted on: August 28, 2020
Coquitlam

Help Keep Bears Safe

Posted on: August 10, 2020

More New Patios Coming to Coquitlam

Posted on: July 20, 2020
Coquitlam

Notice of Public Hearing - July 27

Posted on: July 15, 2020

Town Centre Recycling Depot Reopens

Posted on: June 18, 2020
Coquitlam

Notice of Public Hearing - June 15

Posted on: June 15, 2020
Coquitlam

Notice of Public Hearing - July 6

Posted on: July 6, 2020
Coquitlam

Notice of Public Hearing - June 1

Posted on: May 20, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Youth Week

Posted on: April 29, 2020

Open Letter to Our Community

Posted on: April 9, 2020

Message from The Mayor - April 2

Posted on: April 2, 2020

Message from the Mayor

Posted on: March 26, 2020
Coquitlam

Notice of Public Hearing - Feb. 24

Posted on: February 12, 2020

2020 Utility Payments are Due

Posted on: February 24, 2020

Celebrate Family Day in Coquitlam

Posted on: February 3, 2020

Heavy Rain in the Forecast

Posted on: January 30, 2020
Coquitlam

Notice of Public Hearing - Jan. 27

Posted on: January 15, 2020
Coquitlam

Be Prepared for Snow

Posted on: January 8, 2020