How is the event accessible?

The following features of the event support accessibility:

  • A sign language interpreter will be beside the stage for the opening ceremony speech and the end-of-night speech before the fireworks.
  • All pathways in the Town Centre Park event site and pathways connecting the event site to the accessible parking and pick-up/drop-off locations are wheel-chair accessible.
  • Cable covers and other event set-up components are used that are graded to allow easy wheel-chair access.
  • Service animals are welcome at the event; an animal watering station is available at the event water station. See Accessibility Map (PDF)
  • Lighting will be provided after the fireworks to assist those with limited vision.
  • To reduce barriers to recreation and promote gender equity, the concession washroom includes sanitary products.
  • All restrooms and portable toilets have universal units and wheelchair accessible units with a “C” shape handle.
  • Patrons are welcome to visit the Info Booth for additional assistance (e.g., staff/volunteers can stand in line for patrons with exceptionalities and more).
  • There are a number of wheelchair accessible fireworks viewing areas including Town Centre Park Community Plaza Stage and Evergreen Cultural Centre side of the lake 
  • The Meadow Stage has large, flat open grass space for accessible viewing. See Accessibility Map (PDF).
  • An Accessibility map is available at the Info Booth along with a list of wheelchair friendly service providers that have accessible units in their fleet.
  • There are a number of wheelchair accessible parking stalls at the event.
  • There are two wheelchair accessible drop off/pick up areas: Town Centre Park Lot A and off Guildford Way at Eastwood Street.

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1. How many years has a Coquitlam Canada Day event taken place?
2. How many people attend Canada Day in Coquitlam?
3. Why is the Kwikwetlem First Nation not participating in the Coquitlam Canada Day event?
4. How is the event being responsive to the need for reflection on Canada’s history and the legacy of the country’s colonial roots?
5. How does the event aim to reduce environmental sustainability?
6. How is the event accessible?
7. How much does this event cost?
8. Who are the key sponsors?
9. How can I be a sponsor next year?
10. Who are the vendors?
11. How can I be a vendor next year?
12. Who are the featured performers this year?
13. How can I inquire to be a performer next year?
14. Are Coquitlam’s Canada Day performers paid?