Catch the Spirit! is the name of the new online exhibit that marks the 30th anniversary of the B.C. Summer Games in Coquitlam.
Organized by Coquitlam Archives, the historical display highlights the 1991 event at the new Town Centre Park stadium that was held during Coquitlam’s centennial year.
And many images in the virtual show were captured by Coquitlam photographer Craig Hodge, who is now on city council.
Championed by then-mayor Lou Sekora, Games society president Brian Canfield and Don Cunnings, Coquitlam’s long-time director of parks and recreation, the Games were opened on July 25, 1991 by Rita Johnson, the first female premier in Canada.
They lasted four days and took place at 32 venues around the Tri-Cities, featuring more than 4,200 participants in some 30 sports.
• To view the exhibit, you’re encouraged to visit its page on the city of Coquitlam’s website.