News Flash

City News

Posted on: May 4, 2020

Options Available as Recreation Facilities Remain Closed

COQUITLAM, B.C., May 4, 2020 – While Coquitlam recreation facilities remain closed throughout May, free online options are available to stay active, healthy and connected.

The City closed all recreation and community centres on Mar. 16 to protect the safety of the public and staff, and to help limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. The decision to extend the closure until May 31 follows a recent order by Fraser Health for all indoor gyms and fitness facilities to close, and reflects the continuing provincial ban on gatherings of more than 50 people.

Online Recreation Options Available 

While facilities remain closed, Coquitlam staff have developed a range of free alternatives to continue to support the community and encourage physical distancing.

Registration kicks off today at www.coquitlam.ca/registration for the City’s first-ever registered online programs running in May and June.

Similar to the offerings at recreation facilities, the free programs listed in the Virtual Program Guide at www.coquitlam.ca/programguide provide opportunities for children, youth, adults and seniors to have fun, learn something new, improve their fitness and connect with others.

Offered for free as the City tests out the use of online tools, the programs will be conducted through the user-friendly Zoom online video conferencing platform. The intent is to simulate the experience offered by in-person programs, with set dates and times, live instruction and feedback, and the ability to ask questions and interact with other participants.

The City also recently launched its CoquitlamSPIRIT (www.coquitlam.ca/spirit) program with a library of free static and pre-recorded online content to help residents continue to stay active, healthy and connected their community.

Topics include fitness, the outdoors, arts and culture, community support and activities for children, youth, adults and 50-plus.

New content and CoquitlamSPIRIT initiatives will continue to be rolled out over time, centering around the themes of caring, connections and community to support residents through these challenging times.

Be Informed

For up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 impacts to City facilities, programs, services and events:

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

For more information on COVID-19, including updates, answers to frequently asked questions, and translated information, please consult the following resources:

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