Wesbild Contributes $5-Million to Future Burke Mountain Sports Field

Wesbild is proud to announce that we have made a contribution of $5 Million towards the future construction of a lit artificial turf field at the future Secondary/Middle School site on Burke Mountain.

In addition to the field, we have also committed to donating and servicing the land for the six-acre Marigold Elementary School site in the Partington Creek neighbourhood.

The future joint middle/secondary school and park site is viewed as a top priority by the City of Coquitlam and School District No. 43, given the continuing growth in the Burke Mountain area. The Secondary School is in the planning stages, and will feature innovative green technology.

The park component will be funded through Wesbild’s $5 Million contribution, plus an additional $3.8 Million from development revenues through the City of Coquitlam’s Development Cost Charges paid by developers.

Click here to read the official Press Release.

Resident Survey for Potential Northeast Coquitlam Rec Centre

Have your say in the planning of a new Rec Centre on Burke Mountain!

Until December 8, the City of Coquitlam is looking for resident input on recreation needs and interests for consideration toward the future recreation centre in northeast Coquitlam. The recreation centre is anticipated to be open by 2026, and expected to include a variety of programs and uses.

Click Here for more information, and to answer the survey.

Wesbild Presenting At NECRA Meeting

Join Wesbild this week at the Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayers Monthly Meeting.  We will be updating the community on Wesbild’s progress, plans and answering any questions you may have.

WHEN Thursday, November 21 | 7:00pm

WHERE Victoria Hall | 3435 Victoria Drive

For more information, e-mail necoqra@gmail.com

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.

Little Free Libraries Re-Installed

Wesbild is happy to announce the re-installment of Burke Mountain’s two Little Free Libraries.

Little Free Libraries are community book exchanges that allow people to freely exchange or donate books “in the spirit of community sharing.” The non-profit organization has set up exchanges in 91 countries around the world. With a “Take a book, Leave a Book” attitude, the Little Free Libraries at Burke Mountain are a great way to share books you’re finished reading with your neighbours, and pick up something new! 

The libraries were taken down in protective measure after 11 little lending libraries throughout Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam were vandalized or destroyed. However, the vandals have been caught and the community will once again be able to enjoy the Millard Orchard Park and Galloway Park libraries.

The libraries will continue to be stocked with a wide array of books that everyone can enjoy.

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

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.

New Programming Options at Smiling Creek Activity Centre

Smiling Creek Elementary School is not only open for the 2018/2019 school year, but the Smiling Creek Activity Centre (located within the school) has many recreation programs available through the City of Coquitlam!

The activity centre will provide recreation programming during the evenings and weekends in the school’s gymnasium, multi-purpose room, sport courts, playgrounds and other facilities.

See a full list of available programs in the City of Coquitlam’s special edition Smiling Creek Guide.

Registration for programs at Smiling Creek starts Sept. 5, 2018 at 12AM for online registration, and 8:30AM for phone and in person registration.

There is also a free Family Nights on Burke program – through the City of Coquitlam and the Coquitlam Public Library – that offers crafts, games and active play in the gym, and a bedtime story.

 Thursdays, Oct. 11 – Dec. 13
6 – 8PM
FREE

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.

  

  

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

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.