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Getaway Youth Centre returning to Centennial Pavilion after servicing as Coquitlam COVID-19 clinic

The teen hub was temporarily moved across the street while the recreation facility was used as a mass immunization clinic for several months.
Coquitlam's Centennial Pavilion (620 Poirier St.) is located in the same building as the Poirier Forum.

After six months in a temporary space across the street, Getaway Youth Centre is returning to its normal location.

In an effort to reduce traffic, the Coquitlam teen hub was placed in the Poirier Administrative Building for six months while the Poirier Forum and Centennial Pavilion was used as a COVID-19 mass immunization clinic between March and September.

It'll be back under new hours of operations starting Tuesday (Nov. 2) — located at 620 Poirier St.

Youth services and programs are set to remain the same and drop-ins will still be welcomed with no pre-registration required.

This includes group activities, social supports and other related services.

In accordance with B.C. COVID-19 public health orders, masks are mandatory inside the youth centre, Poirier Forum and Centennial Pavilion for visitors aged five years and older.

For more information, you can visit the City of Coquitlam's website.

Getaway Youth Centre's weekly schedule is listed as follows:

  • Tuesdays to Thursdays
    • 11:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
    • 14- to 18-year-olds
  • Fridays
    • 11:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • 14- to 18-year-olds
  • Saturdays
    • 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • 11- to 14-year-olds


Meanwhile, the Poirier Admin Building will be hosting two pop-up clinics next month in offering Tri-City residents vaccinations against COVID-19.

On Nov. 3 and Nov. 7, Fraser Health healthcare workers and nurses are set to inoculate first, second and third doses as capacity and supplies allow to eligible residents aged 12 years and older.

Each clinic will be open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Those seeking a first or second doses can walk into the admin building (640 Poirier St.) and receive a vaccine with no appointment needed.

You're encouraged to bring your personal health number and, if it's your second dose, your COVID-19 immunization record card.

Meanwhile, third doses are only recommended for immuno-compromised people, and a full eligibility list is available on the BCCDC's website.

The mass immunization clinic at Coquitlam Central Station's Park and Ride overflow lot is also accepting walk-ins for first, second or third doses during the following hours:

  • 2900 Barnet Hwy.
  • 9:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. = Monday to Friday
  • 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. = Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
    • Entrance off Mariner Way – east side of Rona. Proceed down the ramp and turn right
    • The address will direct you to the main lot on the left but COVID-19 Services are located in the overflow lot to the right
    • Do not cut through the Rona parking lot. Please follow the signs