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Port Coquitlam posting Wellness Wednesday videos during pandemic

Port Coquitlam videos will cover fitness, crafts and even gardening tips

While many Port Coquitlam residents are staying safe at home during the provincial state of emergency, city staff are offering fitness and creative boosts while doors to civic facilities are closed.

Today, the municipality launched a Wellness Wednesday video series with recreation workers showing, for kids, basketball and soccer skills as well as how to make slime — and paper hearts for health care employees.

For adults, the web series includes exercises classes (workout warm-up, body weight circuit and yoga went up today), and for seniors, tutorials to stay in shape.

New videos will be uploaded each Wednesday and can be seen at

In the coming weeks, there will be more videos posted about gardening, technology, home office tips, volunteering and waste sorting, among other topics.

“We have a lot of expertise and talent to draw from within our organization, and I’m excited to see what they come up with,” Mayor Brad West said in a press release.   

Meanwhile, PoCo Youth also has daily social media programming at

Children and teens can also sign up for a free online lesson called Scratch and Micro: Bit Basics Programming. The sessions are led by Kids Innovation with Meghan Jackson, PoCo’s artist in residence, on April 15 (ages six to 12) and April 22 (ages 13 to 15).

Sign up by emailing