PSA: More to Enjoy in Port Coquitlam in September
Increased access to facilities, more recreation opportunities and frozen admission fees are coming to Port Coquitlam in September, in line with current health protocols.
To ensure the safety of the public and staff, the City is complying with all orders of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) as it continues to gradually expand hours and bring back more services, recreation programs and drop-ins.
Masks are currently required for people age 12 and up visiting indoor facilities, but may be removed while participating in a sport or fitness activity.
In consultation with other cities and recreation associations, the City is preparing its implementation plan for the PHO-required proof of vaccination for indoor social and recreational activities starting Sept. 13. Information will be provided as details are finalized, with updates on social media and at portcoquitlam.ca/restart.
In the meantime, residents have much to look forward to in September.
As of Sept. 1, those returning to recreation can look forward to rates frozen at 2020 levels, along with free admissions for children age 0-4 (formerly 0-3) and “super seniors” age 80 and up. Qualifying residents and families may also apply for support through the City’s expanded financial assistance program (portcoquitlam.ca/financialassistance), and all residents may enjoy discounts on drop-in programs with a One City Pass (portcoquitlam.ca/recpass).
Recreation offerings in September will include:
- Centennial Pool’s season has been extended to Oct. 3.
- Hours are expanding at the two recreation facilities – visit portcoquitlam.ca/hydecreek (Hyde Creek Recreation Centre) and portcoquitlam.ca/pccc (Port Coquitlam Community Centre, PCCC) for current hours.
- The PCCC leisure pool will reopen later this month – watch the webpage for details.
- Drop-ins without registration continue to grow – see portcoquitlam.ca/restart for links for skating, swimming, fitness classes, gym sports, sport courts and weight rooms.
- Some pre-registered drop-ins continue – details and booking at portcoquitlam.ca/register.
- Youth drop-ins return at Hyde Creek Sept. 13 and PCCC Oct. 2 – watch pocoyouth.com.
- Seniors’ drop-ins return to Wilson Centre Oct. 4 – see portcoquitlam.ca/seniors and subscribe to the What’s Up Wilson newsletter to stay up-to-date.
- Watch for Playmania drop-in and Hyde Creek childminding to return this fall.
Regular hours and access to non-recreation buildings such as the Public Works and Fire Hall No. 1 administration and City Hall (with the exception of continuing Zoom Council meetings through September) are all open. The City Hall Annex (above the BMO) will open late September.
Late Fall Program Registration
Registration for late fall recreation programs (starting in October) will begin Sept. 14 for Port Coquitlam residents and Sept. 17 for the general public. Offerings are continually expanding for people of all ages and interests, including:
- Early learning including the new City Preschool opening Oct. 2, parent-participation programs, outdoor playschool, and sports and general interest.
- Children ages 5 to 12 including Afterschool Active, Swim, Play and Pizza, arts programs, and Professional Day camps.
- Youth ages 11 to 18 including registered Afterschool Active and drop-ins, arts and the discount Youth Access Card.
- Adult arts and culture including in-person programs at Leigh Square and free Culture Days programs.
- Swimming lessons and programs for all ages and levels.
- 50+ pre-registered fitness, sports, snooker, carpet bowling and other activities.
Information is available at portcoquitlam.ca/register.
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam