There’s no question about it: spring is one of the most exciting seasons for shoe-shopping. To celebrate the season, Coquitlam Centre is hosting a variety of shoe-related events throughout April and May, all of which are open to the public.
1. Used Shoe Drive + Kick-Off Event
Coquitlam Centre and Ruben’s Shoes Society are collecting gently used shoes and donating them to those in need in the local community and abroad. The shoes will be given to transition houses, homeless shelters, community centres and individual families in need, as well as to children in developing countries. The first 100 people who donate a pair of gently used shoes will receive a $5 Coquitlam Centre Gift Card.
When: Event kickoff: April 13 at 10 a.m. Shoe Drive runs until May 12.
Where: The Donation Box is located on Level 2 by Aritzia.
2. Spring Shoe Contest
Wouldn’t you love to win a closet full of fabulous new footwear for spring? Don’t miss your chance to enter and win a $1,500 Shoe Wardrobe from Coquitlam Centre.
When: April 13 - May 12.
Enter in-person at the Ballot Box, located near lululemon athletica on Level 2, or online at RunwaytoRealway.ca Blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. See Guest Services or coquitlamcentre.com for details.
3. “If the Shoe Fits” Event
Imagine this: you are handed a pair of fabulous new shoes to try on, and if they fit you perfectly, you get to take them home! This is exactly what will happen at “If the Shoe Fits” event, where they will be giving away over 85 pairs of shoes from participating Coquitlam Centre stores, such as Aldo, Hudson’s Bay, and more.
When: April 20, 12 p.m. Event ends as soon as all pairs of shoes are gone.
Where: Next to Bath & Body Works on Level 2.
4. “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Event
Hosted by Soroptimist International of the Tri-Cities, this event starts out at Coquitlam Centre. Here, men, women and children are encouraged to come out during their lunch hour and walk a mile together, to get the conversation about gender equality started.
Where: Coquitlam Centre (at the Northeast Plaza close to H&M).
When: April 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration starts at 11 a.m., the walk starts at 12 p.m. Pre-register at tricitiesbc.snapd.com/ticketed-events.
5. “Stepping Into Spring” Shoe Fashion Show
What better way to see all of the season’s hottest footwear trends in one place than with a fashion show? Here, professional models will hit the runway showcasing men’s and ladies’ spring footwear—everything from comfortable flats to sporty sneakers to stylish stilettos.
Where: Coquitlam Centre in Centre Court on Level 1
When: May 4, 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
For more information about the shoe-shopping events at Coquitlam Centre, please visit coquitlamcentre.com.