Be Part of Coquitlam 125!

Coquitlam 125

In 2016 Coquitlam will be celebrating its 125 anniversary, and local organizations are invited to have their 2016 activities sanctioned as official Coquitlam 125 events. We gave you some information on this back in May, but with the deadline fast approaching we wanted to highlight it again.

Guided by the Coquitlam 125 Anniversary Steering Task Force (CAST Force), the city is planning a year-long celebration. Coquitlam 125 will include a variety of events and activities that will honour the community’s rich history and celebrate what makes Coquitlam and its people great. Sanctioned activities are an excellent way for community-based arts, heritage, cultural and sports organizations to contribute to making Coquitlam 125 a unique and memorable celebration.

Activities that meet the sanctioning criteria will receive marketing support, including promotion in local print media, web profile and social media promotion, as well as a listing in the Coquitlam 125 calendar of events. Sanctioned activities can also use the Coquitlam 125 anniversary logo on their marketing materials.

To meet the criteria, the planned event or activity must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Support the mission and vision of the Coquitlam’s 125 Anniversary Celebration.
  • Take place in Coquitlam.
  • Create a strong community connection in a neighbourhood or community area.
  • Inspire a lasting legacy for Coquitlam residents.

Interested organizations can also apply for funding support through the City’s Spirit of Coquitlam Grant Program. Groups wishing to have their Spirit Grant request sanctioned will need to meet the criteria for both the Spirit Grant program and the Coquitlam 125 sanctioned activity program. Additional information on the Spirit Grant program is available at

For more information on Coquitlam 125, please visit or contact Geri Briggs-Simpson at 604.927.6900 or The fall grant application deadline is Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 4:00pm.

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