Home Front: World War II @ Mackin House

September 10, 2019 - June 6, 2020

World War II took a terrible toll on the men and women who served overseas. While they were risking their lives, a different toll was being taken on those who served their country on the Home Front. Families at home dealt with the dread of losing loved ones in battle, but also with additional challenges. Women needed to go out to work. Shortages of food and materials meant life was more complicated. Pressure was put on all segments of society to support the war effort from home. Coquitlam Heritage will explore these things and more.  

MH.2017.013.001 Air Raid Precautions helmet manufactured by the Canadian Lamp Company of Windsor, Ontario

MH.2017.013.001 Air Raid Precautions helmet manufactured by the Canadian Lamp Company of Windsor, Ontario


Lacrosse: A Truly Canadian Sport @ Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame

April 2019 to October 2019

Next to hockey, there is perhaps no sport that better defines Canada than lacrosse. This official Canadian summer sport traces its roots to many First Nations communities. Like many people across the country, Coquitlam residents were lacrosse hungry. During the 1920s and 1930s, residents provided fields for their own teams, including present day Mackin Park. Today the name Adanac, or Canada spelled backwards, is synonymous with sport in Coquitlam. In 2018, Coquitlam lost one of its greatest lacrosse supporters, Les Wingrove. Join us as we honour his passion for this Canadian sport and explore its influence across Canada, in BC and in Coquitlam.