Spread Some Holiday Joy! Make the Cover of the City’s Christmas Card

PORT COQUITLAM, BC – Nov. 25, 2020… Port Coquitlam is inviting children and youth to help spread some cheer this holiday season by submitting holiday-themed artwork by Dec. 4.

The artwork will be displayed on the cover of the annual Mayor and Council holiday cards sent to key stakeholders, volunteers and community groups in December. New this year, the cards will also be sent to all seniors living in Port Coquitlam long-term care homes with a personalized message from Mayor and Council. 

The submitted artwork will also be posted on the city’s website, social media and outdoor signage throughout the holiday season. A digital version of the cards with the selected artwork will be available for free download on the city website by Dec. 9 for residents to print and share with loved ones. 

“We know it’s been a tough year for everyone, especially our seniors and kids, so this year we wanted to do something special by displaying uplifting artwork on our Christmas card and around the community,” Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West said. “It’s amazing how a simple drawing from a child can brighten someone’s day especially for those that may not be able to celebrate with loved ones this year. I’m so pleased that we’re sending that special card to all of our seniors in long term care homes as a reminder that we’re thinking of them. I can’t wait to see what the kids come up with.”

The artwork should include holiday and winter-themed positive messages and be submitted by Dec. 4 to portcoquitlam.ca/artwork. The submissions must be high-quality jpeg, png, gif or PDFs of drawings, paintings, crafts, handwritten notes or other forms of expression. The cards are seven inches wide by five inches high. 

As part of the campaign, Port Coquitlam residents of all ages are invited to post positive seasonal artwork on their own social media accounts using the hashtag #winterinpoco and #WeAreAllInThisTogether and tagging the city on Twitter or Instagram @CityofPoCo or on Facebook @portcoquitlam.

The project builds on the city’s #WeAreAllInThisTogether campaign earlier this year featuring children’s artwork on signs, billboards and online with inspiring and encouraging messages reinforcing community spirit and staying safe and healthy. 

It also adds to the supports Port Coquitlam has offered to seniors throughout the pandemic, including personal check-ins, virtual programming and safe recreational opportunities. Information about services for seniors is posted at portcoquitlam.ca/seniors

Stay Informed

Many city services continue to be available by phone, email and online. Problems can be reported to portcoquitlam.ca/report. For information about other services, visit portcoquitlam.ca/covid19 or follow the City of Port Coquitlam on social media.

For all health-related concerns, the public is advised to call 811 or use the BC Centre for Disease Control online self-assessment tool at bccdc.ca.

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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