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.

My Coquitlam. My Recreation.@ Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame, Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex

January 10 to July 2018.

My Coquitlam is a series of temporary exhibits based upon the theme of celebrating the unique people who love to live in Coquitlam. In this round of modern oral histories, we meet a historian from the Vancouver Golf Club, a pillar of the recreation community in Coquitlam, and a member of Coquitlam Search and Rescue, who help to keep people safe on Coquitlam’s trails. Join us in this unique look at the people who are helping to shape our recreation and sports history.