Port Coquitlam Families Invited To Help Spread Positive Vibes

PORT COQUITLAM, BC – Mar. 25, 2020… Port Coquitlam is inviting children and teens to help spread hope and cheer to help the community through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Residents are encouraged to submit artwork based on the theme “We Are All in this Together” to www.portcoquitlam.ca/artwork to be displayed on the city’s website, social media, outdoor signage and its digital billboards at Lougheed Highway and Oxford Street and on the Mary Hill Bypass near the CP overpass.

“We can all use something uplifting at this time, and we jumped on this idea after hearing from local parents about the need for some positive messaging,” Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West said. “Many parents and kids are at home looking for creative ways to stay busy, and we’re looking to them to help brighten the coming days.”

Building on OUTFRONT Media’s current We Get You Kids billboard program, Port Coquitlam’s campaign accepts horizontal letter-sized (11 by 8.5 inches) digital images of drawings, paintings, crafts, handwritten notes or other artwork featuring inspiring and encouraging messages that reinforce that “We Are All in this Together” as a community, or related themes such as staying safe and healthy.  

“As a tight-knit community, we all have to pull together to help each another get through this difficult time,” Mayor West said. “We can’t wait to see what our kids come up with.”

Visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/artwork for submission requirements and to upload artwork.

Residents are also invited to post positive artwork on their own social media accounts using the hashtag #WeAreAllInThisTogether and tagging the City on Twitter or Instagram @cityofpoco or on Facebook @portcoquitlam.

Stay Informed

For all health-related concerns, the public is advised to call 8-1-1, the Government of Canada novel coronavirus telephone information line a: 1-833-784-4397, or to contact their health-care provider or local public health office.

For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community from COVID-19, and to use the online self-assessment tool visit BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), www.bccdc.ca.

For more information and updates please contact the following resources:

For City information and updates, visit at www.portcoquitlam.ca/covid19 or follow the City of Port Coquitlam on social media.


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Pardeep Purewal
Manager of Communications & Admin Services
City of Port Coquitlam
Tel 604.927.5335 Cel 604.218.0533
Email purewalp@portcoquitlam.ca