Imagine Silent Auction Now Open

Wesbild is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for SHARE Family & Community Services’ IMAGINE Fundraiser on Saturday, March 7 at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver.

IMAGINE is SHARE’s signature fundraising event where the community comes together to support the essential programs & services SHARE provides to over 53,000 people in the Tri-Cities. IMAGINE 2020 marks the 15th anniversary of IMAGINE, and there are some exciting plans for the evening in store!

If you are unable to join us on March 7, or you want a sneak peek at some of the items up for bid, the SHARE Imagine Silent Auction is now open! Visit shareimagine.ca to view the items up for bidding.


Tickets to IMAGINE are still available! Visit  sharesociety.ca/imagine to purchase yours and to learn more about this fun-filled event supporting OUR community.

Wesbild Presenting Sponsor of SHARE’s IMAGINE fundraiser

Wesbild is proud to once again be the presenting sponsor for SHARE’s IMAGINE 2020 – Paint the Town! IMAGINE is SHARE Family & Community Services’ signature fundraising event where the community comes together to support our programs & services. IMAGINE 2020 marks the 15th anniversary of SHARE’s annual fundraiser for our community, and there are some exciting plans for the evening in store!

This fun filled evening begins with delectable treats and savory samples from eight wonderful local restaurants and enjoying the featured live entertainment. Guests are invited to bid on the amazing live and silent auction items, play games of chance, purchase raffle tickets to win great prizes and to make a personal donation to support SHARE’s work.

WHEN  Saturday, March 7, 2020  |  7pm – late

WHERE  The Show Theatre  |  Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

For more information, and to buy tickets, visit sharesociety.ca/imagine.

 

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.

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.

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.

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