Coquitlam in Bloom

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Get Involved in Coquitlam in Bloom 

The Coquitlam in Bloom program is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of residents, volunteers and businesses while providing a focus for activities that bring people together and promote community spirit. 

Community Involvement for the Win!

We’re blooming with pride to announce that Coquitlam has won the 2021 Communities in Bloom Outstanding Achievement Award for Community Involvement at the international Communities in Bloom competition. We’d like to recognize the dedication and efforts put forth by all the volunteers, community organizations, local businesses and the Coquitlam in Bloom Community Committee. Through your efforts our civic pride has been showcased to the world.  The City would like to thank everyone who has been instrumental in supporting the Coquitlam in Bloom program.

The foundation for Coquitlam’s 2021 Communities in Bloom competition entry  focused on the following:

Volunteer Connections
Not-for-profit organizations in the community have suffered impacts due to the pandemic, both operationally and in terms of volunteer recruitment and retention. Council is interested in supporting these organizations through the Community Support and Recovery Program (CSRP) to ensure not-for-profits in Coquitlam are able to continue providing valuable services to the community.  Check out our Volunteer Support Hub.

Coquitlam Munch
Visit Austin Heights to enjoy and take home samples from the edible flower, herb and vegetable planters maintained by area businesses. Learn more.

Pollinators 
The City of Coquitlam is home to a diverse range of pollinators. Support the health and diversity of pollinators and recognize the importance of pollinator conservation through public education initiatives. Pollinator-friendly flower giveaways, selfies in a various Coquitlam Parks pollinator gardens-identified by our pop up selfie stations, enjoy fun fact signage about local pollinators, pollinator seed giveaways, and paint a pollinator fence panels to beautify our Coquitlam Parks. Post your photos on social media, tagging #coquitlaminbloom and #CoquitlamSPIRIT, to inspire others.

Coquitlam Spirit 
Part of the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CoquitlamSPIRIT provides free activities and resources to help residents stay active, healthy and connected while they practice physical distancing. Virtual content from a collaboration of Parks teams including Park walks, enjoying city floral displays through Bloom of the Week, Marvelous machines, Coquitlam Parks hidden Gems.

What is Coquitlam in Bloom?

The Coquitlam in Bloom program fosters community pride for green space enhancements through stewardship events and initiatives such as Park Spark, Adopt-a-Park, and Bad Seed community weed pulls.

The 2019 Coquitlam in Bloom initiatives focused on youth, youth initiatives and keeping our city clean for future generations. This included a Pop-up Youth Park at Mundy Park, Fun Nights at the Stadium, community tidiness initiatives, the addition of the Chief of the Undersea World eco-sculpture at Town Centre Park, free sports equipment libraries, and the return of Coquitlam Munch edible gardens and pollinator gardens.

Initiatives also shined a spotlight on community sport – and all the people who make it happen. The City would like to thank to the volunteers, players, coaches and club executives who play important roles in our sporting community.

Get Involved

Ways to get involved include:

  • Help beautify the places where you live, work or spend time - consider planting a garden, tidying up the property and improving street appeal. 
  • Help keep Coquitlam tidy and litter-free.
  • Join a Bad Seed weed pull and learn how to stop the introduction and spread of plants that can be harmful to people, animals and ecosystems.
  • Protect our pollinators! Consider making your own pollinator garden this spring.

Resources

Want to learn more about the many programs and initiatives that make Coquitlam in Bloom an award-winning program? Check out our 2019 Profile Book and watch our video.

Communities in Bloom

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering community pride, environmental responsibility and beautification. It uses friendly competition between communities to bring together local businesses, service clubs, residents and civic government to focus on enhancing their community. Visit the Communities in Bloom website.

Learn more about Coquitlam’s involvement in Communities in Bloom by watching the video below made by Metro Vancouver.