Heirlooms and Treasures @ Mackin House
September 2018 to June 2019
Everyday we are presented with opportunities to care for, share and preserve the things that make us who we are. When we share our culture, we strengthen our connections with each other and our community. Come to Mackin House and discover ways you can safeguard the things that are closest to your heart. In this unique exhibition, we celebrate the things that make us who we are while introducing strategic solutions to ensure these cultural treasures are not lost in time.
Lacrosse: A Truly Canadian Sport
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 across Canada, in BC and in Coquitlam.