With the mass vaccinations now at the Poirier Forum, the city of Coquitlam has moved one of its teen hubs away from the traffic — temporarily.
This week, the city relocated the Getaway Youth Centre from the Centennial Pavilion, next to the Forum and Dogwood Pavilion, to the Poirier administrative building at 644 Poirier St.
All the services and programs are the same, as is the size of the space and the hours.
Open weekdays from 3:15 to 8 p.m. (ages 14 to 18), and Saturdays from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ages 11 to 14), the Getaway is free for Coquitlam teens to hang out, socialize, play games and do homework. Social distancing protocols and face masks remain in effect.
Meanwhile, Coquitlam’s other youth digs in City Centre is also open: The Landing, located in Pinetree community centre (1260 Pinetree Way), runs Tuesday to Thursday from 3 to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, and 3:30 to 9:15 p.m. on the weekends.
The Landing is for youth ages 13 to 18; however, kids ages 11 to 13 can drop by on Fridays from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m., by pre-registering through coquitlam.ca/registration.