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

Tag: Community

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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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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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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Celebrating Women Influencers

I am honoured to have been nominated by various colleagues and community members for four categories in the inaugural Women’s Collaborative Hub Women Influencers Awards.  And to see my name listed as a finalist amongst such outstanding people is something I truly cherish.  But I will admit, the best part of this entire initiative for […]

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Farm to Food Bank

Back in late August, it was discovered that a Coquitlam farmer, Farmer Ewen, was “done” with his end-of-season blueberry crop but lots of berries remained.  I used to work for SHARE Society and am familiar with the fact that food bank hamper recipients don’t receive very much fresh produce – most, if not all, of the food […]

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