Spring Program Registration Starts This Week
With Spring around the corner, Port Coquitlam families looking to keep their kids busy can register for programs running April to June. All programs will have the appropriate COVID-19 safety measures in place.
Registration for Port Coquitlam residents will open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, and Thursday, March 11, for the general public. Register on-line at portcoquitlam.ca/register for a range of recreation and arts programs, including:
- Afterschool Active (ages 6-10) is all about active FUN! Children learn the FUNdamentals of various sports, including soccer, basketball and floor hockey. Programs run Mondays to Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at Minnekhada Field and Hyde Creek Recreation Centre.
- Art All Ways (ages 6-8 and 9-12) for budding artists who love to explore and try a little bit of everything, including drawing, painting, clay, sculpture, mixed media and print-making projects. Classes will be held Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30-4:45 p.m. at the Outlet in Leigh Square.
- Hot Shots and Soccer Tots for young children to move and learn through fun active sports drills and skills. Classes for ages 2-3 (with parent participation), ages 3-4 or 4-6 will be held Saturday mornings at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre.
- Playmania (ages 0-6) for children to run, jump and enjoy a variety of playtime activities in fun, indoor spaces. Program runs Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre.
- Play & Ride (ages 2.5–5) learn to ride safely in a fun in a spacious indoor arena using City-supplied push bikes and helmets (or bring your own). This parent participation program focuses on balance, coordination and building confidence. Enjoy circuits, activities and story time. Classes take place Wednesday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre.
- Little Sprockets (ages 4-10) learn to ride two wheeler bikes on their own safely and with confidence. In the First Gear level, children learn how to transition from training wheels to riding independently. In the Second Gear level, they build confidence with steering and braking, and learn about road and trail safety. Participants bring their own bike and a helmet. Programs run Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-4:45 p.m. at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre.
- Trail Blazers (ages 6-11) enjoy trail riding by learning to steer, brake and maneuver through obstacle courses, over ramps and down hills. Learn etiquette, road safety, hand signals, and how to perform shoulder checks. Participants bring their own bike and helmet. Classes to be held Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:45-5 p.m. at Gates Park.
- Youth After School Drop-in (ages 11-18) is a free program with activities tailored to the interests of the participants, emphasizing positive social interactions and fun. Program runs Thursdays and Fridays from 3:15-5:15 p.m. at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre.
- Swimming Lessons – A variety of swim lessons will be available this spring for different swim levels, including preschool, Swim Kids and Advanced Aquatics. For program information visit portcoquitlam.ca/swimming.
Looking for activities during spring break? Spots are still available for bike camps and youth day camps.
Financial Support Available
The City offers a variety of supports and resources to ensure that all residents have the opportunity to get involved in recreation programs. Eligible families can receive a 75% discount on activities, including camps, through our Financial Assistance Program. Our Leisure Buddy Program also offers 1:1 volunteer support for children in registered activities. Learn more at: portcoquitlam.ca/recreation/financialassistance.
General Guidelines for Registered Program Access
- All participants must register in advance online to reserve a spot. Participants are required to set up an account at portcoquitlam.ca/register.
- Participants may withdraw from their session on-line up to 24 hours in advance with no penalty. If you require support, you can call 604.927.7529 or email email@example.com.
- Registrations are non-transferable.
- Participants will wait outside prior to the session they have registered for and leave promptly at the end of their scheduled time.
Protecting Public Health
Strict adherence to public health directives is in effect at all facilities. Measures include:
- Registered access only and limited participant numbers for lessons, programs and activities to ensure safe distancing.
- Hand sanitizing stations.
- Signs, physical barriers, floor markings and one-way traffic to ensure physical distancing and to direct traffic flow.
- One-way entrance and exit to and from facilities.
- Masks are to be worn by everyone 12 years and up, at all times as mandated by the Public Health Officer. Children ages 3 to 11 are encouraged to wear masks.
- Enhanced cleaning, particularly of common touchpoints such as door handles and countertops.
The city’s reopening plans will be scaled back or changed as necessary to ensure public health and comply with orders from the Provincial Health Officer. For information, visit portcoquitlam.ca/covid19. or follow the City of Port Coquitlam on social media.
Manager of Communications & Admin Services
City of Port Coquitlam
Tel 604.927.5335 Cel 604.218.0533