My Coquitlam, My Centennial @ Poirier Library

February 27 to August 22, 2018

Coquitlam Heritage is pleased to announce the last exhibit in our My Coquitlam exhibit series: My Coquitlam, My Centennial, running from February 27 until August 22, 2018.  Hosted by the Poirier Branch of the Coquitlam Public Library, this exhibit features artifacts preserved from the old building, interviews with past students, as well as photographs from past Centennial student and current Coquitlam City Councillor, Craig Hodge.

Before the doors to the former Centennial High School closed forever last summer, Coquitlam Heritage rescued a variety of artifacts including trophies, banners, sports equipment, lockers and more. When it opened, Centennial was designed to be an educationally forward-thinking school, one of the first of its kind in the province. We conducted interviews with former students to gain insight into the excitement of attending this brand-new, ultra-modern institute of learning.


A History of Scouting..@ Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame,

Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex

July to November 2018

Officially, the Canadian General Council of the Boy Scouts was incorporated by an Act of Parliament on June 12, 1914. The Boy scouts were popular in their early days, viewed by many as a counter point to industrialization which was believed to have “feminized” men. The focus on outdoor life provided boys with opportunities to emulate activities normally reserved for older men, such as hunting and shooting. The first chartered scouts group in Coquitlam was the Coquitlam 1st, founded in 1947. Join us for this exciting look at the history of scouting in Canada and Coquitlam at the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame.