Opportunity for the Arts in New Downtown Plan

Downtown Action Plan Presentation by consultant Kieron Hunt

Consultant Kieron Hunt presents opportunities for the arts and culture community in Downtown Port Coquitlam

The third meeting of the Port Coquitlam Arts and Culture Roundtable was highlighted by a presentation from the consultants working on developing a new downtown plan.  Kieron Hunt of Cushing Terrell showed how Port Coquitlam’s downtown was in good shape compared to other communities. There are numerous opportunities to include and expand arts and cultural opportunities which are considered vital in creating a vibrant downtown district. The consultants are still looking for community feedback as they finalize the plan.

Roundtable participants also used the opportunity to share projects happening around the community. Highlights include PoCo Heritage and Arts Focus working on an illustrated history of Port Coquitlam, Terry Fox Library renting ukuleles, Hyde Creek Watershed Society Spring Open House & Salmon Release, Farmer’s Market looking for Board members, City Banner Competition, May Day Planning and Summer in the City. The City has also received funding for a Canada 150 Celebration sometime at the end of August – stay tuned.

The next Cultural Roundtable is scheduled for March 16th, 4:30 – 6:30pm at the Michael Wright Art Gallery in the Gathering Place. This is an OPEN invitation to all members of the creative and cultural sector, City staff, businesses, community organizations and educational institutions.  The goal is to share information and resources and to implement new cultural initiatives.  There will also be time for questions and dialogue. Everyone who has an in interest in the arts, culture and heritage community is welcome!