19th Annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival

Join Wesbild at the 19th Annual Hyde Creek Annual Salmon Festival!

The Chum and Coho Salmon are returning to their spawning grounds at Hyde Creek. Come out to this Free Family Event.

WHEN – Sunday, November 18th 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
WHERE – Hyde Creek Recreation Centre (1379 Laurier Avenue, Port Coquitlam

Wesbild will have our cookie decorating activity where you can deck out gingerbread cookies with all of the fixings.  Once again, we have partnered with Gabi & Jules to order our cookies!  Gabi & Jules is a great local business who have a mission to passionately create exceptional pies and baked goodness in a collaborative environment inclusive of individuals of all abilities.  They also give a portion of their proceeds to local autism related charities: Medicare for Autism Now! & the Autism Support Network.

Come on out and make a Gabi & Jules cookie with us.  Then enjoy other Salmon Festival Activities including:

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada displaying live salmon (up close!)
  • Orphaned Wildlife Society (OWL) exhibiting a live Golden Eagle
  • The Cutie Circle, a ukulele group, will perform and provide music lessons in the classroom at the Hatchery
  • Salmon dissections and microscope investigations
  • Home Depot build project, Search & Rescue and the David Suzuki Foundation on display
  • Theatrix Kids Zone interactive play in the Rec Centre Program room
  • Ta Daa Lady with highly interactive songs and stories. 4 children’s shows
  • Face painting, cookie decorating with Wesbild and crafts for the young-at-heart
  • Looking for local flora and fauna on a guided nature walk
  • Visit an operating salmon hatchery
  • Ride your Bike – Free and secured Bicycle parking at the Rec Centre
  • 36 Environmentally motivated Exhibitors
  • Food Truck Vendors with amazing lunch items
  • Christmas Shopping – Vendors with environmentally themed hand-made treasures for sale. Cash only

Learn More about this great family event here

Smiling Creek Activity Centre

Did you know Smiling Creek Activity Centre on Burke Mountain has drop-in sports and fitness classes 6 days/week? Pickleball, yoga, soccer and more.

The Smiling Creek Activity Centre is located in the Smiling Creek Elementary School located at 3456 Princeton Avenue.  This brand new centre is set to host a variety of drop in sports, fitness programs and family programming.

Whether it be arts and crafts for your little ones, drop in volleyball for the teenagers or the 19 plus drop in basketball the City of Coquitlam is providing a wide range of fun activities right here on Burke Mountain.   All of the currently planned activities can be found in the City of Coquitlam guide below.

Smiling Creek Elementary Officially Open!

Last night, Wesbild was excited to join our neighbours at the official Grand Opening of Smiling Creek Elementary School on Burke Mountain in Coquitlam.

The first of five new schools planned for the community, Smiling Creek Elementary is a seven-acre joint school-park site in partnership with the City of Coquitlam.

Wesbild has been instrumental in expediting the new school process on Burke Mountain, and we are proud to have committed $5 million to fund a synthetic field at the future Middle School and High School site, and have donated 6 acres of land to the School District for the future Elementary School site (Marigold) on the far east side of future development.

Wesbild remains committed to working with the School District, City and Province to ensure that new schools remain a top priority for the Burke Mountain area.

Wesbild Proud to Sponsor IMAGINE Beats & Bites

IMAGINE… A COMMUNITY WITH THE HEART TO SHARE

Wesbild is proud to again sponsor IMAGINE.  The event is SHARE Family & Community Services annual fundraiser. Together, our community helps raise money for SHARE’s programs and services.

In 2018, IMAGINE brings the “BEATS & BITES!” Come out a lively night out in the Tri-Cities full of music, dancing, good food and fun!  Don’t miss out on the party that benefits and strengthens our community!

When: Saturday, March 10 | Doors at 7:00 PM
Where: Molson Canadian Theatre @ the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver
Tickets: $90

Learn More & Buy Tickets 

Smiling Creek Elementary School Catchment Area Meeting

With the opening of Smiling Creek Elementary in September 2018, SD43 has announced that a catchment area for the school will be defined and are inviting you to a meeting.

As well, registration information on transferring schools or remaining in your child’s current school will also be shared at that meeting. According to SD43, students will have the option to be grandfathered in their current elementary school, regardless of their address, if they wish to stay.

Smiling Creek Catchment Area Information Session

Date: Thursday, November 30th , 2017
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Leigh Elementary School Gymnasium (1230 Soball Street, Coquitlam)

Attendees will have the opportunity to provide written feedback. Feedback will be reviewed and final decisions will be communicated out in early January. The November 30th meeting is an Information Session only. The registration and transfer process will occur in January.

Download Meeting Information

18th Annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival

Join Wesbild at the 18th Annual Hyde Creek Annual Salmon Festival!

The Chum and Coho Salmon are returning to their spawning grounds at Hyde Creek. Come out to this Free Family Event.

When – Sunday, November 19th 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where – Hyde Creek Recreation Centre (1379 Laurier Avenue, Port Coquitlam)

Wesbild will have our cookie decorating activity where you can deck out gingerbread cookies with all of the fixings.  This year we are excited to have partnered with Gabi & Jules to order our cookies!  Gabi & Jules is a great local business who have a mission to passionately create exceptional pies and baked goodness in a collaborative environment inclusive of individuals of all abilities.  They also give a portion of their proceeds to local autism related charities: Medicare for Autism Now! & the Autism Support Network.

Come on out and make a Gabi & Jules cookie with us.  Then enjoy other Salmon Festival Activities including:

See the salmon close up with in-stream salmon demonstrations and salmon dissections
Many informative and interactive environmental displays and exhibits
A live Eagle presentation along with amazing animal artifacts
Guided nature walks along Hyde Creek
Salmon Hatchery tours
Crafts, face painting, Home Depot build project
Learn about our local walking & running trails
Fundraising BBQ by the Culinary Students of SD 43
Nylon Zoo with the giant inflatable fish & costumes has 4 children’s shows
Fundraising Raffle has many incredible prizes

Learn More about this great family event here

Burke Mountain Schools – Fall 2017 Info Session

Looking for information and updates about Burke Mountain schools? School District 43 is hosting an Information Session in November.

When
– Thursday November 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Where – Leigh Elementary (in the Gym),  1230 Soball Street, Coquitlam

Did you also know that School District 43 has a section on their website specifically for Burke Mountain?  To learn more and stay up-to-date, visit the Burke Mountain Schools Information website at:  www.sd43.bc.ca/bmsi

Coquitlam Bringing Partington Creek Neighbourhood Centre Plan To Public Hearing

The City of Coquitlam is bringing their Partington Creek Neighbourhood Centre master plan (PCNC Master Plan) for Burke Mountain to Public Hearing on Monday.

When – Monday, July 10, 2017 7-10pm
Where – Coquitlam City Hall (3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam)

The PCNC Master Plan is comprised of the Partington Creek Neighbourhood Centre Concept Plan, Partington Creek Neighbourhood Centre Streetscape Guidelines and Partington Creek Neighbourhood Centre Development Guidelines.

If approved by The City Of Coquitlam, the PCNC Master Plan would:

  • Adjust the boundary of the “Neighbourhood Centre” land use designation in the Partington Creek Neighbourhood Plan
  • Adopt policies to guide development within the Partington Creek Neighbourhood Centre
  • Establish Development Permit Guidelines to guide the form and character of future development within the Partington Creek Neighbourhood Centre.

If approved, the Partington Creek Neighbourhood Centre Master Plan would facilitate the development of a pedestrian-oriented mixed use neighbourhood centre in the Partington Creek Neighbourhood Centre on Burke Mountain.

Read the proposed plan here.

Princeton Park Grand Opening

The City of Coquitlam invites you to celebrate the Grand Opening of Burke Mountain’s newest neighbourhod park – Princeton Park.

When: Tuesday, June 20, 2017  3:30-5pm
Where: Princeton park, 1399 Margeurite Street

Official opening ceremony at 3:45pm.

The new park includes a very unique playground, grassy play areas and a small plaza.

Victoria Park Grand Opening on June 13

The City of Coquitlam invites you to celebrate the completion of major renovations at Victoria Park on Burke Mountain on June 13.

When: Tuesday, June 13, 2017  2-4pm
Where: Victoria Park, 3435 Victoria Drive

The event will include opening speeches and a ribbon cutting, staff-led games and light refreshments. About 100 to 150 people from the neighbourhood are expected to attend.

The improved Victoria Park includes:

  • Fenced grass field for super 8 soccer and other field activities
  • Full-sized fenced sport court for basketball, street hockey etc.
  • Youth area with skate spot (beginner and intermediate)
  • Enhanced playground integrated into the topography
  • Benches, picnic tables and landscaping
  • Enhanced park entries at Victoria, Holtby and Wilkie