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


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.

– 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:

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


Hyde Creek Salmon Release

The Hyde Creek Watershed Society are hosting their 11th Annual Hyde Creek Spring Open House & Salmon Release this weekend!

Release salmon into Hyde Creek and send the fry on their journey to the ocean.  The Education Centre & Hatchery will be busy with tours, exhibits,  crafts and Dr. Fish as part of the day.  A fund raising hot dog BBQ courtesy of Save On Foods and coffee from Starbucks will be part of the event.

When – Saturday, April 22, 2017 10am – 3pm
Where – Hyde Creek Education Centre & Hatchery (3636 Coast Meridian)

Learn more about the Hyde Creek Watershed Society here.

Riley Park Information Session

The City of Coquitlam is hosting on information session on the future development of Riley Park on Burke Mountain.

When – Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 4 – 8 pm
Where – Burke Mountain Firehall (3501 David Ave)

Burke Mountain residents and park neighbours are invited by the City of Coquitlam to provide feedback on the future development of Riley Park – either in person or via an online survey.  Information Session attendees will have the opportunity to view display boards that illustrate the park development, ask questions of Coquitlam staff and provide feedback on the proposed park amenities.

Area residents may also be interested to know that, because Riley Park is located within 700 m walking distance of Sheffield Park, a 2 acre site near the intersection of Chandler St. and Sheffield Ave., planning for both parks is being coordinated to ensure a wide range of recreation options. Sheffield Park planning is scheduled for fall 2017/winter 2018.

Those unable to attend the Information Session or seeking additional information are encouraged to visit after March 29 to view the display materials and to provide their feedback via an online survey which will be open until April 12.