Water Quality Ponds at Burke Mountain

Water quality treatment is an important priority for the Burke Mountain community. That’s why you’ll see multiple Water Quality Ponds throughout the neighbourhood to help ensure that no run-off water enters receiving creeks and rivers without being thoroughly treated. These ponds prevent coarse silt and other contaminants from entering environmentally sensitive streams.

Water Quality Ponds help to naturally remove sediment, nitrates, phosphates, and metals from the water. One of the ways in which they do this is with carefully selected plants in and around the pond. Specifically, plants that are fast growing, have high metabolic rates and vast roots are beneficial. These plants act as a natural filter, allowing nearby fish-bearing creeks to have optimal water. Another benefit of water quality ponds is that they help to maintain the base flows of waterways throughout the Burke Mountain community.

These Water Quality Ponds are one of the many ways we ensure water is treated properly at Burke Mountain. Keep an eye out for these ponds around Fifeshire Street, at the west end of Highland Drive, and at the back of Marguerite Park!

 

 

New Little Free Libraries

This week, Wesbild revamped Burke Mountain’s two Little Free Libraries with a new larger design and refreshed book supply! Burke Mountain has been home to the two libraries since 2015, with one located in Millard Orchard Park, and the other in Galloway Park.

With the new book supply, whether you’re looking for a thriller, a romantic novel, or even a children’s book, the libraries will have what you’re looking for. And the best part of all, its free! Just be sure to “Take a Book, Leave a Book”, as your contributions are much appreciated!

If you have any questions or concerns about the libraries, please contact Laura Broomfield at 604.484.3898.

Burke Mountain Pioneer Park – Now Open!

Wesbild is excited to announce that Burke Mountain Pioneer Park is now officially open! This park was built through a partnership between the City of Coquitlam and Wesbild.

The newest park in the neighbourhood, Burke Mountain Pioneer Park features an art play climbing element (the horse statue), grass sports field, full-sized sport court, table games, a community garden and open lawn area for picnics and relaxing. The Park also features over 25 shade trees that will grow with the park, and connections to the existing trail system across Burke Mountain.

Burke Mountain Pioneer Park was developed on the property originally owned by the Hoigaard family, and was commonly referred to as “Burke Mountain Ranch”.

Burke Mountain Pioneer Park is located at 1428 Collins Road, Coquitlam.

  

  

City Of Coquitlam Wants Your Viewpoint

Want more of a say about what’s happening in your community? Coquitlam residents are invited to join the City of Coquitlam’s new Viewpoint online survey community.

Through Viewpoint, Coquitlam residents can anonymously provide their opinion on issues, plans and services.  Any web-enabled computer or device can use the survey software by going to www.coquitlam.ca/viewpoint.  For residents, Viewpoint is a great way to stay informed about their city, make sure their voice is heard on matters they care about.

Any Coquitlam resident age 16 and up can sign up. All answers are confidential.  Through Viewpoint you can;

  • Anonymously provide your opinion on City issues, plans and services
  • Participate in, on average, up to two online surveys a month
  • Choose to respond to all topics or just those that interest you
  • Stay informed about the City.
  • Make sure your voice is heard on matters you care about.
  • Engage with the City at a time and location that suits you.

Learn More About Viewpoint

Family Day Activities in Coquitlam

Celebrate Family Day with the City of Coquitlamon February 13!

Family FUN Day

Bring out the family and help us celebrate Family Day! Entertainment, games and a variety of activities to be enjoyed by the whole family. Get ready to be active and have some fun! All ages welcome. There is no cost to this activity. Register Now!

Family Day Skate

Celebrate Family Day with a fun skate! Family admission rates and regular rental rates apply.

Family Day Swim

Celebrate this holiday with your family by coming down to the pool for some fun and games. $2

For more activities, visit the City of Coquitlam’s Featured Programs page.

Coquitlam Planning Riley Park

The City of Coquitlam has begun the process of planning Riley Park on Burke Mountain. Riley Park is a new, undeveloped 3.5 acre neighbourhood park at the corner of Burke Village Promenade and Riley Street. The proposed amenities for Riley Park will take into consideration the topography and views and potentially include a climbing play structure; embankment play elements; pathways through the park; a passive green space for picnicking; and a wooden deck seating area.

City staff have also started thinking about the plans for Sheffield Park to ensure both parks are planned with amenities to complement each other and provide a wide range of services to the community. Planning for Sheffield Park will continue when the plans for Riley Park have been completed in late 2017.

A date for public consultation regarding the plans for Riley Park will be set sometime this Spring – stay tuned for an update! Feedback will be incorporated into the final design, and the City will work towards having Riley Park open in early 2019.

Learn more about all of the City of Coquitlam’s park projects here. 

SHARE Society’s Imagine Gala 2017

Wesbild is proud to once again be the presenting sponsor of SHARE Family & Community Service’s Imagine Gala: Through The Looking Glass.

On Saturday, March 4, join us for a fun night of food, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and more!

Tickets are available here.

Learn more at sharesociety.ca.

SHARE Imagine Gala Through The Looking Glass

Winter Programming at Victoria Community Hall

There are some programs happening at Victoria Community Hall this winter, starting this weekend. Registration is required for some, but there are still spots available!

 Parent & Tot: Movement & Music

Join your little one for some musical games, singing, instrument playing, and creative movement while meeting other parents and tots in your neighbourhood.  2 – 4 years | Register Now!

Date: Sat, Jan. 14 – Feb. 4 or Feb. 11 – March 4
Time: 9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

 Little Healthy Bakers

Your preschooler will try new delicious healthy choices and learn how to incorporate them into baking. This class is for kids only! 3 – 5 years | Register Now!

Date: Sat, Jan. 14 – Feb. 4 or Feb. 11 – March 11
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.

 Creative Playtime Drop-In

Spend time bonding with your child and other parents while engaging in arts, crafts, games, and music. Gather at the end for a game, song, or story.  1 – 5 years | Fee: $2.00

Date: Sat, Jan. 14 – March 11
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 Adult Pickleball Drop-In

Pickleball is a combination of ping-pong, tennis and badminton. This popular game is played by 2 or 4 people on a badminton-sized court. Limited space available each session. Regular admission rates apply.

Dates: Tue or Thu, Jan. 17 – March 30
Time: 9 – 11  a.m.

BC Assessment at January’s NECRA Meeting

A team from BC Assessment will be attending the Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayer’s Association meeting this month.

All residents of Burke Mountain are invited to attend, ask questions, and hear from the BC Assessment Team. Please bring a non-perishable food item for SHARE’s food bank – this is an annual collection the NECRA does every January to help support the food bank through the winter.

WHEN Thursday, January 19 | 7:00pm

WHERE Victoria Hall | 3435 Victoria Drive

For more information, call 604.941.2260 or 604.942.9725.

The Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayer’s Association is a local, community based group that looks out for the interests of the populace of the Northeast Coquitlam and Burke Mountain areas. They meet the third Thursday of every month at 7:00pm at Victoria Hall.

Lights at Lafarge until January 22

If you missed the Christmas Light displays over the holidays, you have until January 22 to enjoy the spectacular light display at Lafarge Lake by the City of Coquitlam.

More than 100,000 twinkling lights will illuminate Lafarge Lake this holiday season in a magical outdoor display that’s sure to delight visitors of all ages. Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display is one of the largest free outdoor light events in the Lower Mainland, and this season’s spectacle will be even bigger and brighter than ever before.

The lights can be viewed seven days a week from dusk until 11pm.

Learn more here.