What was your best scene of Coquitlam during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Did you reach the top of the Crunch? Were you at a park regularly with your social bubble? What about trying out a new eatery?
As the provincial health restrictions ease this summer, the city’s tourism division is calling for photos as part of its new Capture Coquitlam campaign.
The aim of the drive is two-fold, said tourism manager Eric Kalnins: To build excitement about what Coquitlam has to offer as the world re-opens, and to spur the local economy.
“This is a transition time for us,” Kalnins told Tri-City News.
“We noticed that, during the past year, many people were tagging us on social media to show us where they went to in Coquitlam. We’d like to build on that and have other residents and visitors share their experiences of Coquitlam, too.”
For Capture Coquitlam the public is invited to submit their pictures showcasing the best of the municipality, via the Tourism Coquitlam webpage at visitcoquitlam.ca/capturecoquitlam.
As well, photos can be tagged on social media using the hashtag #CaptureCQ.
Best of all, entrants have the chance to win one of two weekly prizes until June 30; a large package prize will also be given away at the end of the campaign.
(Coquitlam businesses wanting to be a part of Capture Coquitlam and receive promotion can call the city’s economic development office at 604-927-3913 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The images for Capture Coquitlam “can be anything from the past year,” Kalnins said.
“It could also be a memory, looking back and forward, with a caption like ‘I can’t wait for the next big Canada Day!’ or ‘I miss being with 10,000 people at the BC Highland Games.’ It’s giving us something visual to look ahead as we move past the pandemic.”
The photos will be used as stock by the city; credit will be given to photographers and permissions will be asked prior to publication for municipal outreach, Kalnins said.
The Capture Coquitlam campaign is linked to the Tri-Cities #SupportLocal business drive during the pandemic.
For more information, you can visit letstalkcoquitlam.ca/business, visitcoquitlam.ca/business and visitcoquitlam.ca/eat-drink.