Teri Towner - Coquitlam City Councillor

Towner About Town April 2018

We live in a vibrant community where there is always something happening! Here is a selection of photos and captions representing a selection of events I attended, initiatives I was happy to support and activities I was pleased to be involved in over the month of April 2018. There were volunteer appreciation events, a few […]

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Towner Around Town March 2018

We live in a vibrant community where there is always something happening!  Here is a selection of photos and captions representing some of the events I attended, initiatives I was happy to support and activities I was pleased to be involved in over the month of March 2018.  It was a very multicultural month!  Some […]

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Towner Around Town Jan/Feb 2018

We live in a vibrant community in which there is always something happening!  Here is a selection of photos and captions representing some of the events I attended, initiatives I supported and activities I participated in over the months of January and February 2018.   Please click the link for a description of some of our […]

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Reflections After International Women’s Day

This post isn’t inherently connected to my role as a city councillor.  I’m sharing it because of the resulting thoughts and discussion.  Thank you for reading!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sexism 1 : prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially: discrimination against women. 2 : behaviour, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex. […]

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Town Centre Park – 2017’s “Great Place in Canada”

At last Monday’s City of Coquitlam Council meeting, we were presented with the Canadian Institute of Planners 2017 “Great Place in Canada” award for our treasured Town Centre Park! A jury of certified planning professionals reviewed all the submissions for this contest and this is their statement: Once the site of a gravel pit, Town […]

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Coquitlam’s Focus on Addressing Housing Affordability

In an effort to address one of the region’s most critical issues, Coquitlam City Council approved a Housing Affordability Strategy (HAS) back in December 2015.   The HAS is organized in a straightforward way with four key objectives, a number of policy directions and 54 actions.  The HAS was also adopted with ten high-priority action […]

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Improvements to the Popular Coquitlam Crunch

Last month Council approved a phased plan for expanding and improving our beloved Coquitlam Crunch. In Phase I, the Crunch trail improvements will include the addition of washroom facilities, a pedestrian-activated road crossing, a paved parking lot, the reconfiguration and expansion of the community garden, new transverse trails, viewing and seating areas, outdoor exercise equipment […]

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A Wonderful Lunch Hour With Some of Our Future Leaders

Have I told you lately how much I love my job?  I spent a very delightful lunch hour today with a grade 6/7 class at Summit Middle school. After receiving a letter from 3 students back in December, I contacted the school and a meeting was arranged. It was so special!  I arrived at the front […]

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Celebrating Canada 150 & Building Community

Reflecting on 2017 always leads me to thoughts on what a fabulous year it was acknowledging and celebrating our big, beautiful country’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. 🇨🇦 I was honoured to be in the role of Coquitlam’s Canada 150 Community Leader for FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities).  In this role I acted as a touchpoint for […]

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Women’s Collaborative Hub Award

I just realized I posted on my website a few days PRIOR to the inaugural Women’s Collaborative Hub awards – about the joy I was getting from nominating amazing women – but I haven’t posted anything SINCE the November 9,2017 awards night.   Here is a post I wrote for Facebook:   Because I was a finalist […]

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