Re-Elect Teri Towner to Coquitlam City Council

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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Our Community’s Extra-Large Heart

An “On This Day” memory popped up in my Facebook feed from 2 years ago expressing gratitude for raising $7000 to assist recently-arrived refugees to our city.  So I looked up a few numbers! The Tri-Cities Friends of Refugees Task Group was formed (I am one of the co-founders) to harness the abundance of goodwill that TriCity residents […]

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My Independent Candidacy

The Coquitlam Public Library hosted an All-Candidates “Meet & Greet” meeting today.  It was fantastic! I was very pleased to see such a high level of engagement on behalf of Coquitlam residents.  I chatted with residents about zumba classes, bear aware education, speeding cars on our streets, densification, land use, “good neighbour” behaviours, the Riverview […]

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Stop Building! Provide More Housing!

These are interesting times. I have been out and about connecting with residents regularly for many years but right now, during the campaign period, I’m out even MORE.  l absolutely love all the conversations I’m having with Coquitlam’s engaged residents.  I found this conversation particularly interesting: Chatting with resident: “We have to stop or severely […]

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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 Creative Tool to Address Speeding in Our Neighbourhoods

I am passionate about traffic safety and enthusiastically support any and all initiatives to address speeding cars on our roads and in our neighbourhoods.  I was very pleased to attend the news conference announcing the Coquitlam RCMP “Project Scarecrow”. The pilot of this Coquitlam RCMP program will be launched for 2 months and then assessed with respect […]

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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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