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AGM update

The Dogwood Seniors Society Board  has voted to not hold an AGM in 2020. 

A notice will be posted well ahead to announce the AGM for the 2021 year. All appropriate documentation will be filed to remain compliant with the Societies Act. 

We encourage anyone with questions or concerns to contact a member of the Dogwood Advisor Board:

Susan Williamson, President
Wilhelmina Martin, Vice President
Marge Kroeker, Vice President
Barry Lang, Treasurer
Pat Larrson, Secretary

Also, you may present your concerns or questions to your Activity Group Leaders who will bring your concerns to the board for discussion and a response.

Willy Martin

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INFORMATION BULLETIN Activities Restart Sept. 8 at Coquitlam’s 50-plus Pavilions

COQUITLAM, B.C., Sept. 4, 2020 – Older adults in Coquitlam can soon return to some of their favourite activities at Glen Pine and Dogwood Pavilions.
The City’s two 50-plus facilities will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 8 with a range of preregistered fitness and leisure programs along with specialty clubs and groups.
Similar to other Coquitlam facilities, all access to the Pavilions will require preregistration, and activities have been adapted to ensure safe distancing, hand hygiene, reduced touch points and other health precautions.
The reopening is guided by the City’s reopening framework, based on B.C.’s Restart Plan.
Activities at Coquitlam’s 50-plus Pavilions
Glen Pine and Dogwood Pavilions both offer activities, clubs and support services to Coquitlam adults age 50 and up – including the Meals for Seniors frozen meal program introduced this year (see for information).
Pre-registered activities starting Sept. 8 at Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Court,
 Line dancing, painting, Spanish, ukulele, drawing and Qigong; and
 Activity Groups for members of the 50plus Society including Crafters, Quilters,
Art Group and Leisure Group.
Pre-registered activities at Dogwood Pavilion, 1655 Winslow Ave., will include:
 Line dancing, painting, Spanish, photography and guitar; and
 Activity Groups for members of the 50plus Society including Crafts, Stroke Recovery, Turn Up and Paint, Quilters, Drama, Wii, Friendship Circle, Fantasy Woodcarving, Genealogy, Life Writing, South Asian Group, Ice Skating and Bingo.
More activities may be added over time. Drop-in spaces and on-site food services remain closed.
Program and activity details and registration are available at or by phone at 604-927-4386

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Dogwood and Glen Pine Pavilions opening update 

The City is currently in Phase 2 of its reopening plan for recreation facilities.
This means that programs will be offered outdoors only and will follow the provincial guidelines recommended by the Provincial Health Officer. 
Beginning July 2, the following programs will be offered outdoors:​

  • ​​fitness classes in local parks
  • outdoor pools for lane and recreational swimming
  • day camps for children 

Pavilion staff are working with the outdoor sports activity groups from both Dogwood and Glen Pine who are preparing to start up. Plans are in place and the Parks team is working on allocation of the outdoor amenities. Play should begin for the outdoor activity groups in the next couple of weeks.

Phase 3 includes the reopening of recreation facilities including Dogwood and Glen Pine. There is no firm date yet for Phase 3, however staff are currently planning for that eventuality so that we are ready to go when that happens. Pavilion staff are connecting with activity group leaders to work on plans for the return of activity groups and clubs who have expressed interest. There is much work to be done to determine the best way to ensure that the provincial guidelines are maintained and that the health of all participants is top of mind.

City staff will continue to update the Advisory Boards and Dogwood and Glen Pine members through the Society website and the staff newsletter.

Thank you. 

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Dogwood Pavilion update:

Due to covid 19, the AGM has been postponed until at least Sept, at which time the board will decide a course of action.

At this time we are still compliant with the BC Societies Act, and fully expect to meet our AGM obligations as amended by the Provincial Government.

The Advisory Board has had our first meeting to plan, in conjunction with the Provincial and City guidelines, a safe opening of the Dogwood Pavilion which will include plans for the number of activity groups and participants that will be able to meet within Dogwood Pavilion at any one time.

More updates:

1. The Executive Board has made a $5000 donation on behalf of Dogwood Seniors Society to ‘Share and the Coquitlam Food Bank’ with recommendation that funds go to benefit seniors in the Tri cities.

2. The 50+ Coquitlam slow pitch club will resume play at Town Center in July. Anyone interested in playing on a team can contact:
Barry Lang email:

3. Anyone with a suggestion or question about an activity should call their activity leader.

Please stay tuned for further updates,
Dogwood Senior Society Advisory Board


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City of Coquitlam Closures – COVID-19

With the growing concerns associated with coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to reach out to our volunteers to provide some information.  The City is taking precautions with guidance from local, provincial, and federal health authorities. Information and updates on these precautions can be found at

  • Effective the end of the day on Monday, March 16, the City will be closing all recreation centres, pools, and community centres to the public until further notice. A complete facility listing is included below.
  • In addition to closing our PRC facilities to the public, in order to help further mitigate the risk of transmission and exposure to COVID-19, the City is also cancelling all Spring Break camps as of the end of today.
  • We have also taken the added precaution of cancelling all event bookings scheduled for City facilities between now and April 30, 2020. This includes bookings at the City’s indoor and outdoor facilities.

City Facility Closures
The following City facilities are closed to the public until further notice:

  • Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex
  • City Centre Aquatic Complex
  • Glen Pine Pavilion
  • Dogwood Pavilion
  • Pinetree Community Centre
  • Poirier Community Centre
  • Smiling Creek Activity Centre
  • Summit Activity Centre
  • Victoria Community Hall
  • Centennial Activity Centre
  • The Getaway Youth Centre
  • The Landing Youth Centre
  • City of Coquitlam Archives
  • All Fire Halls
  • City Hall Annex
  • Operations Centre (Austin Works Yard)

Facilities That Will Remain Open
At this time the following facilities remain open to the public.

  • City Hall
  • Coquitlam RCMP Public Safety Building
  • Coquitlam Animal Shelter
  • Robinson Memorial Cemetery Park
  • All City Parks

    We have also established a Call Centre (604-927-4383) and email ( to respond to public queries regarding the COVID-19 impacts on City facilities, programs, services and events.

    Volunteers are an important aspect of our programs and services and we want to ensure that we are working together to minimize any risks.
    Thank you,
    Volunteer Services

    *** The Dogwood Seniors Society is postponing our AGM at this time and will advise our new date once the current situation is resolved.