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Rainbow flag flies at Coquitlam City Hall in June for Pride Month

For June 2024, a rainbow flag is flying at city hall and there are more than 115 banners placed around Coquitlam.
The Pride flag raised at CCHS.
Pride flags are set up across Coquitlam as the city celebrates Pride Month. | File photo

Pride flags and banners are now displayed around Coquitlam to mark Pride Month.

For June, a rainbow flag is flying at city hall and there are more than 115 banners placed around the municipality including at Town Centre Park, the Poirier precinct and at civic facilities in support of the 2SLGBTQI+ community.

Here are some Pride events scheduled in Coquitlam:

Saturday, June 8

Friday, June 14

  • Pinetree Youth Pride: Karaoke Night
    • 6 to 8 p.m.
    • Pinetree Community Centre
    • 11–18 years old
    • Free
    • Register or drop-in

Saturday, June 15

Friday, June 21

  • Poirier Youth Celebrate Pride! 2nd Annual BBQ
    • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    • Poirier Youth Centre
    • 13 –18 years old
    • Free
    • Register or drop-in
  • Pride Youth Toonie Skate
    • 8:45 to 9:45 p.m.
    • Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex
    • 13–18 years old
    • $2
    • Drop-in

Saturday, June 22

Sunday, June 23

The city activities are sponsored by Vancity, Douglas College and TD.

Over at the City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way), the Coquitlam Public Library has its Pride and Allies book club on Friday, June 7, from 3 to 4 p.m. The gathering is in partnership with the Tri-Cities Pride Society.

In Port Moody, the library (100 Newport Dr.) will host a Pride Storytime and Pride Month Crafts on Saturday, June 8, plus a Pride Month edition of Bracelet Making on Monday, June 10.

And the True Colours Youth Pride exhibition is up at PoMoArts (2425 St. Johns St., Port Moody) until July 8 in the Appleyard Parlour. The display is a celebration of youth artists who identify as queer, questioning or allies of the 2SLGBTQI+ community.

July Pride

Meanwhile, the second annual Coquitlam Pride Festival that’s organized by the Tri-Cities Pride Society is on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) and Town Centre Park Community Centre. It runs from noon to 5 p.m.

As well, on July 21, the City of Port Coquitlam will host its Pride in PoCo party featuring live music, crafts, food and community displays.