Summer is only a few weeks away.
And with school also almost out, Coquitlam residents — especially parents — will likely want to get a head start on scheduling their season for the whole family.
The city is set to launch registration at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday (May 17) for its general recreation and fitness programs set to run throughout July and August.
The classes and camps are set to take place at six Coquitlam civic facilities (in alphabetical order):
- City Centre Aquatic Complex (1210 Pinetree Way)
- Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave.)
- Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Court)
- Maillardville Community Centre (1200 Cartier Ave.)
- Pinetree Community Centre (1260 Pinetree Way)
- Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.)
Jim LaCroix, Coquilam's community recreation manager, said Coquitlam families struggling financially can also apply for a $225 credit to help access the recreational programs.
"The City's Financial Assistance for Recreation program is more user-friendly with a much simpler application process and income verification, and more flexibility than ever," he said in a news release, noting it includes 50 free drop-in visits.
Some of the programs available for the summer in Coquitlam include:
- Child and youth summer day camps
- Adult crafts, hobbies, dance, language classes, information presentations and workshops
- Beginner-friendly, low-impact fitness classes for ages 13+
- Fun adult-participation programs for early years children
- Arts and crafts, dance and sport programs for children
- Sports, music, fitness and leadership development programs for youth
Local residents will get a chance to preview a program and location schedule tomorrow (May 15), LaCroix added.
Those interested in signing up themselves or family members can do so starting May 17 online, at the recreation centres in-person during operating hours, or by phone at 604-927-4386.
For more information about general recreation and fitness in Coquitlam, you can visit the city's website.