Teri Towner | Community Builder | Inspirational Speaker | Coquitlam City Councillor

General

A Call From a Supporter Who Can’t Vote for Me

I don’t even know how to articulate what I’m about to write. My heart is bursting – in a good way. 😊 A young Syrian man, who I came to know through my initiatives welcoming and assisting the Syrian refugee families who arrived in Coquitlam, just called me using FB Messenger. He called to ask me […]

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Teri’s Website Blog Posts

Some of my musings over the years https://www.teritowner.ca/2018/10/our-communitys-extra-large-heart/                                         October 6, 2018 https://www.teritowner.ca/2018/09/my-independent-candidacy/                                                  […]

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Leadership in Local Government

At last week’s Union of BC Municipalities convention, certificate shown here was presented.  I don’t serve my community for certificates or awards – this piece of paper, for me, represents the opportunity I have had to live my passion these past 4 years and serve my community in the capacity of City Councillor. If the […]

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A Candlelight Tribute: We Will Remember Them

I received the official invitation to yesterday’s Candlelight Tribute event hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Coquitlam Branch 263 and the City of Coquitlam because of my role as a City Councillor.  But I attended as a grateful Canadian, an engaged Branch 263 Legion member and a proud granddaughter.  My beloved maternal grandparents lived only […]

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Towner Around Town – July 2018

We live in a vibrant community where there is always something happening! Here is a selection of photos and captions representing just 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 July 2018. It was another active month with […]

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A Meeting With Minister Hussen About Immigration

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a meeting with the Minister of  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen MP. This meeting, hosted by Ron McKinnon MP, was a roundtable Q&A and discussion about immigration here in Canada. A shocking statistic: In 1972, the ratio of working Canadians to retirees was 6.6:1. Right […]

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Thoughts on the Current Fortis/City of Coquitlam Dispute

Regarding the current battle between the City of Coquitlam and FortisBC over their pipeline upgrade project:   I accept that traffic will be temporarily affected, that many residents will be temporarily inconvenienced. I am confident we will all do our best to mitigate these impacts and I hope residents going through the area will simply take […]

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Using a Dead, Habituated Bear for Educational Purposes

I went into City Hall via a different entrance this week and ended up walking by the “Live Smart With Urban Wildlife” bear display.  I was very pleased to see that the display was up in the public space outside our Engineering and Public Works department with top-notch signage providing reminders about living safely and […]

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Celebrating a Treasured Community Amenity

Sharing a few photos from Tuesday’s celebration of the Opening of the new Coquitlam Crunch stairs. It was a great celebration with community members, frozen yogurt, lots of water (it was HOT!) and lots of enthusiasm for our beloved Crunch! I had the wonderful opportunity, as Acting Mayor, to speak about the Crunch, express thanks […]

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Around Town with Teri

We live in a vibrant community where there is always something happening! Here is a selection of photos and captions representing just 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 June 2018. It was another active month with […]

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