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sports four all-ages community centres and two community centres for seniors. There are also several golf courses and a golf learning centre. And this does not include all the parks and trails available to the public for walking, cycling and enjoying the outdoors. The planners and recreation management leaders realized that building sports

Joe Marchand On The Rings, Como Lake High, Circa 1958

facilities would then involve schools, community centres and people who would then transform the entire community. The success of Coquitlam’s B.C. Summer Games, held in 1991, is but one example of this bringing together of facilities and diverse sporting communities and people. Coquitlam has produced a number of professional athletes as well as both

Olympic and Paralympic athletes, including Matt Hallatt and Ljiljana Ljubisic. With the creation of the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame, the community is formally recognizing the numerous athletes, coaches and administrators who have given so much to their sport and their community. Its official opening in November 2010 brought together many competitors, young and old, happy to celebrate the joy of participation and competition.

Centennial Centaurs 1972 Provincial Championship Basketball Team


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