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Stories Told – For the Love of Roses

Stories Told – For the Love of Roses

I immigrated to Canada from Germany in 1956, a little over 60 years ago. In May 1966 my wife and I moved from Vancouver to Coquitlam where we live to this date. In 1969 I bought my first rose book in order to learn how to bud roses. Right next to the chapter on budding […]

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Sama – Persia’s Mystical Dance

Sama – Persia’s Mystical Dance

Fereshteh Zakery has always had a passion for dance. Her love of movement began when she was four years old and taking gymnastics. Born in Tehran, she immigrated in 2014. The large, Persian community in Coquitlam welcomed her with warmth, supported her and helped her to adapt to her new life in Canada while celebrating […]

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Coquitlam Wins National Communities in Bloom Competition

Coquitlam Wins National Communities in Bloom Competition

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 31, 2016 – After almost a year of 125th birthday festivities, Coquitlam now has one more reason to celebrate: a national Communities in Bloom win. Announced Oct. 29 at the 2016 Communities in Bloom National/International Symposium and Awards Ceremonies in Regina, Coquitlam was recognized as the winner of the national Over-50,000 population […]

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Welcome the Salmon Home To Coquitlam On Oct. 23

Welcome the Salmon Home To Coquitlam On Oct. 23

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 18, 2016 – Throngs of Coquitlam residents will celebrate the annual fall return of chum and coho salmon to Hoy Creek at the popular Salmon Come Home event Sunday. Co-hosted by the City of Coquitlam and Hoy-Scott Watershed Society, the free family event will take place Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to 3 […]

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New Place des Arts art exhibit celebrates Coquitlam 125

New Place des Arts art exhibit celebrates Coquitlam 125

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 6, 2016 – Photography, wood, paint, and other mediums will convey different artistic interpretations of Coquitlam in a new exhibit running Oct. 7 to Nov. 15 at the Place des Arts. Part of the City’s year-long 125th anniversary celebrations, Capture Coquitlam kicks off on Oct. 7, 7-9 p.m. with an opening reception […]

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