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Free Swimming for Coquitlam Residents


Blog by Rod & Rhea Hayes | February 24th, 2012


The City of Coquitlam officially thanked Westminster Savings for their funding of 24 free swimming opportunities for Coquitlam residents.

“Swimming is a great form of recreation, for people of all ages," said Coquitlam Mayor, Richard Stewart. “A big thank you to Westminster Savings for participating with the City to deliver free swimming at no cost to our residents.”

The partnership with Westminster Savings provides free monthly swims throughout 2012 in both the City Centre Aquatic Complex and the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex for Coquitlam residents.

The funding is part of the Westminster Savings Project Better Balance initiative that supports programs and events which encourage physical activity or participation in the arts and remove barriers to participation. Funding via Project Better Balance will provide opportunities for local residents to take part in a free swim during 2012. Free swims are also being offered by Westminster Savings across its Metro Vancouver trade areas, including New Westminster, Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Surrey and Langley.

“Westminster Savings is committed to supporting better balance for the communities we share with our neighbours, and we are exceptionally pleased to partner with the City for a series of free swims all year long”, says Nicole Eich, Community Investment Manager, Westminster Savings. “Our partnership will help thousands of individuals get active, have fun and develop healthy and positive habits for the future”.

The free swims in Coquitlam are held at Chimo Aquatic & Fitness Centre from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on the first Friday of every month and at City Centre Aquatic Complex from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on the third Friday of every month.

For more information about Project Better Balance, visit www.projectbetterbalance.com.

For more information, contact:
Joyce Fordyce
Manager of Recreation
City of Coquitlam
            604-927-3591