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Who has the 'clearest vision' for sports growth in Coquitlam?

CSCUA has released its list of preferred council candidates in Coquitlam.
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A Coquitlam group that represents more than 15 arena sports organizations and roughly 3,700 athletes is out with its list of preferred candidates running in this month’s civic election.

The Coquitlam Sports Centre User Association (CSCUA) is backing the following contenders for mayor and council (in alphabetical order):


  • Richard Stewart (incumbent)


  • Matt Djonlic
  • Craig Hodge (incumbent)
  • Steve Kim (incumbent)
  • Paul Lambert
  • Trish Mandewo (incumbent)
  • Dennis Marsden (incumbent)
  • Robert Mazzarolo
  • Teri Towner (incumbent)

Association representatives endorsed the candidates after interviewing them about how they plan to develop sports in the city.

"Having the facilities in place to support the the growth in families participating in sports is critical," CSCUA president Brian Keenen stated in a news release.

"These candidates presented the clearest vision for how they would advocate for the facilities and programs that are needed to support the thousands of local families who participate in local arena sports."

The athletes who are represented by CSCUA play at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, Planet Ice Coquitlam and the Poirier Forum.

The general election is on Oct. 15.