Celebrate Coquitlam 125 at Kaleidoscope

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Celebrate Coquitlam 125 on July 23rd and 24th at Kaleidoscope, a free family festival at Town Centre Park. Enjoy musical performances from Yukon Blonde, Jim Byrnes, Odds, The Boom Booms, Greg Drummond, comedy from Charles Demers and more!



Where: Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam)
When: Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
Admission: Free!

Unleash your inner artist and get hands-on with activities throughout the Kaleidoscope grounds. For the kids, there’ll be arts and crafts and games. Try out dry-point print making and your unique etched leaf can become become part of the Coquitlam 125 public art tree sculpture that will be unveiled at Lights at Lafarge, November 26th.

Walk along the Coquitlam Trail in the urban forest, watch the magic of mural artist Kris Kupskay and help him paint a Kaleidoscope-themed design, and learn about the ancient Indian art form of Rangoli—using coloured beans, lentils, peas and rice to create beautiful designs on the ground, and then try your hand creating your own design on paper.

Become a walking work of art with free body/face painting and henna tattoos by professional artists, and browse the artisan market, offered in partnership with Coquitlam Farmers Market, for one-of-a-kind handcrafted arts and crafts.

For a dose of all things literary, drop by The Story Café, sponsored by independent, family-owned bookstore, Black Bond Books. Sip a glass of wine or coffee while noteable storytellers take you on literary journeys with author readings, poetry and more. Click here for the full schedule.

Food trucks will be on site, offering up grilled cheese, hot dogs and mini donuts as well as Ukrainian, Malaysian, Mexican and Portuguese cuisine, and sip local craft from Yellow Dog Brewing and Moody Ales.

Win a $100 Gift Card

Coquitlam 125 & Kaleidoscope has offered up a $100 Coquitlam Centre gift card to a lucky Miss604 reader so they can enjoy the festivities and some retail goodness in Coquitlam.

Coquitlam Centre features over 910,000 square feet of retail on two spacious levels offering Hudson’s Bay, London Drugs, Sears, Sport Chek, T&T Supermarket, H&M, Aritzia, Sephora, Lululemon, Atmosphere, Golf Town, Old Navy, Walmart, and Best Buy, all in one convenient location.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a $100 gc for Coquitlam Centre from @coquitlam125 #kaleidoscope via @Miss604 http://ht.ly/NZqo302jU1X

Follow the City of Coquitlam on Facebook and Twitter for more information about this event and others that will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the City this year.

One winner will be drawn at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Update: The winner is Karen!

90 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. LelainiaLloydSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 11:14am PDT

    My husband’s family has lived in Coquitlam for over 126 years. His dad & aunt are featured in the Coquitlam 100 Years book, Relflects of the Past. My father in law attended Glen School when it was a one room school house. He used to walk his cow to school & leave it in the pasture next to the school. When school was done, he’d walk the cow back home. My father in law’s grandma was the caretaker of Glen school at that time. When my father in law grew up,he became the caretaker. He met my mother in law at Glen school-she was the kindergarten teacher. They raised three boys on Glen Drive, all of who, attended Glen school. My husband went to school with Terry Fox & his siblings, Our ties to this community run deep.

  2. TowelySunday, July 17th, 2016 — 1:29pm PDT

    I could really use this. Thanks for the contest!

  3. DonnaSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 1:35pm PDT

    This is a great prize, thanks!

  4. ZoeSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 2:27pm PDT


  5. JenSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 2:57pm PDT

    We live in Coquitlam and my 12yo will be participating as a performer at Kaleidoscope! Can’t wait!

  6. janSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 3:14pm PDT

    Thank you for the heads up

  7. deanSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 3:28pm PDT

    have to check it out

  8. Ariel CSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 4:25pm PDT

    sounds fun

  9. adamSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 4:27pm PDT

    would love the gift card

  10. LindaSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 4:33pm PDT

    This looks like so much fun. I like Coquitlam Centre.

  11. Michael WeberSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 4:47pm PDT

    Sounds like a lot of fun, I visit the Inspiration Garden there weekly to take photos!

  12. KarenSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 5:15pm PDT

    My family and I will definitely be going! Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. CliffSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 5:18pm PDT

    Good way to promote the area

  14. BrendaSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 5:19pm PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  15. AnnaSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 7:02pm PDT

    Create : Explore : Dance : Eat :: KALEIDOSCOPE

  16. JeffSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 7:55pm PDT

    Coquitlam is fun!

  17. CarolineSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 8:03pm PDT

    Can’t wait to see the boom booms and yukon blonde!

  18. DebzSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 9:00pm PDT

    Love to go shopping at Coquitlam.

  19. KamSunday, July 17th, 2016 — 9:30pm PDT

    Happy 125th, Coquitlam!!

  20. Andy C.Monday, July 18th, 2016 — 2:19am PDT

    Great prize, I’m out there often.

  21. moniqueMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 8:53am PDT

    good luck to everyone

  22. DeeMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 9:20am PDT

    Love Charlie….. and Jim!

  23. brandon forsythMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 10:30am PDT

    One of my favorite BC malls

  24. Brunella BattistaMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 10:48am PDT

    Lelaina, and everyone with ties to Coquitlam,
    we are actively looking for your memories and stories of Coquitlam.
    We are the Community engagement Artists for Coquitlam 125 and you can reach us through http://www.coquitlam125.ca, through our email [email protected] or come and visit our videobooth and/our our blogging station at Kaleidoscope.
    We look forward to chatting with you in person.
    Thank you Miss604 for your post.

  25. marianneMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 10:54am PDT

    i love coquitlam centre!

  26. Richard StewartMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 11:06am PDT

    Thank you for sharing our inaugural Kaleidoscope Festival! We think it’s going to be a tremendous celebration of culture and cultures. C’mon out, all!

  27. tracy kMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 11:13am PDT

    i could definitely use this towards my fall wardrobe!

  28. RebeccaMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 11:14am PDT

    Would really love this!

  29. HarjitMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 11:14am PDT

    What a fantastic family outing! My little ones would love the face painting, trails and music, while this momma gets a head start Christmas shopping at the market. Thanks for the chance to win, Twitter fan@plumerea

  30. Mike RobertsonMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 12:24pm PDT

    Sounds like a great Birthday party for Coquitlam! Yukon Blonde Rocks 🙂

  31. DonaldMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 12:39pm PDT

    I’d like to checkout his event.

  32. Jason BMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 12:44pm PDT

    I have never been to Coquitlam Centre

  33. Ruby BBMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 1:26pm PDT

    Sounds like a cool time with lots of family fun. Hope the weather holds out.

  34. KenMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 2:39pm PDT

    Happy 125th, Coquitlam!!

  35. GaryMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 2:48pm PDT

    Sounds fun.

  36. mike kMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 4:25pm PDT

    i’d love to win this to buy some summer shorts in coquitlam centre

  37. Kelly A.Monday, July 18th, 2016 — 4:31pm PDT

    Would love to win this!

  38. FengMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 4:35pm PDT

    Would love to win to do some shopping!

  39. EllaMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 8:11pm PDT

    That’ll help with the back to school supplies for my kids!

  40. Celine GrandmontMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 8:37pm PDT

    Great Festival! Can’t wait to go!

  41. AnnaMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 9:09pm PDT

    A great event! Thanks for an opportunity to win this prize :).

  42. SabrinaMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 9:40pm PDT

    I don’t have Twitter and don’t want to have Twitter. I have FaceBook though.

  43. SereneMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 9:43pm PDT

    Happy 125th born day Coquitlam!

  44. annetteMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 10:04pm PDT

    Sounds like it’s going to be a great time :-)!

  45. EileenMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 10:53pm PDT

    Love the stores in Coquitlam Centre

  46. JanetMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 11:08pm PDT

    Coquitlam Centre is a great place to shop!

  47. AngelaMonday, July 18th, 2016 — 11:47pm PDT

    We love this park and this festival looks fantastic! We will be going!

  48. PaulineTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 12:40am PDT

    Sounds like a wonderful family oriented event, and I just love: The Boom Booms!

  49. KimTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 6:54am PDT

    Would love to check this out

  50. StotesTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 7:14am PDT

    This would be great!!

  51. shannon macTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 9:39am PDT

    This would be a great bonus for my dad’s bday!

  52. JenniferTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 10:22am PDT

    Great community activity!

  53. Chris CTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 10:29am PDT

    Great Musical Line-Up I may just have to attend and plan a day at Coquitlam Centre!

  54. LisaTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 11:48am PDT

    Looks like fun, a gift card would make it even more fun!

  55. MaryanneTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 11:54am PDT

    I love the Odds!!

  56. deniseTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 12:25pm PDT

    Thanks for the chance. A gift card to Coquitlam Centre would be great.

  57. Rachel ExleyTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 12:51pm PDT

    sounds like fun

  58. SonamTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 1:15pm PDT

    I love Coquitlam Centre! It would be great to win this prize 🙂

  59. CeciliaTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 2:06pm PDT

    Happy 125 years!! I used to live in Coquitlam for over 20 years before moving out to Vancouver. Will definitely come back to celebrate with the community!

  60. SamanthaTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 2:25pm PDT

    awesome prize!

  61. KellyTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 2:33pm PDT

    hope i win

  62. TarrahTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 2:41pm PDT

    Great site
    Great prize

  63. Jenny ChungTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 4:19pm PDT

    Would love to win ! :)!

  64. Lucie BTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 4:47pm PDT

    I’ve already picked out what I would buy 😉

  65. Tina L.Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 7:51pm PDT

    Sounds like fun

  66. ChrisTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 10:14pm PDT

    Kaleidoscopes are fun to play with!

  67. MayaWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 5:51am PDT

    Great prize!

  68. ElaineWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 6:58am PDT

    This is a great prize. Thanks for the chance!

  69. JenWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 7:19am PDT

    Can’t wait for the celebrations! Thanks for the chance ?

  70. JeremyWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 7:20am PDT

    Looking forward to the concerts!

  71. JaeWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 8:21am PDT


  72. CaroleWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 8:24am PDT

    Looking forward to thus wonderful event! Would love to win a CC gift card.

  73. tammyWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 1:55pm PDT

    sounds like a great place to shop

  74. tracyWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 7:59pm PDT

    Great contest!

  75. HelenWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 8:20pm PDT

    Cool prize!

  76. Rajbinder KaurWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 8:56pm PDT

    Looking forward to spending the day there this Sunday afternoon! @BinderKaur2

  77. Carol McCannWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 8:57pm PDT

    thank you would be nice to have 100 bucks to spend on me

  78. JennyWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 9:10pm PDT


  79. RebeccaWednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 11:07pm PDT

    A little shopping trip would be fun!

  80. TonyThursday, July 21st, 2016 — 12:01am PDT

    Would love to win the gift card

  81. AmandaThursday, July 21st, 2016 — 8:24am PDT

    Great contest! Would love to win!

  82. MandyThursday, July 21st, 2016 — 8:43am PDT

    What a great community event to have. I love it!

  83. DebHThursday, July 21st, 2016 — 10:32am PDT

    thanks for the chance at a great prize!

  84. JasonThursday, July 21st, 2016 — 11:07am PDT

    Happy 125th Coquitlam. You barely look 120.

  85. GraceThursday, July 21st, 2016 — 11:54am PDT

    Looks so fun!

  86. Kristy CoteThursday, July 21st, 2016 — 1:36pm PDT

    Great prize! Thanks 🙂

  87. Jason F.Thursday, July 21st, 2016 — 2:41pm PDT

    So looking forward to see Yukon Blonde and other groups at Kaleidoscope!

  88. JeanneFriday, July 22nd, 2016 — 8:03am PDT

    Sounds like a fun event

  89. TaniaSaturday, July 23rd, 2016 — 12:05am PDT

    My family and I will definitely be going! Thanks for the giveaway

  90. RinoSaturday, July 23rd, 2016 — 12:06am PDT

    Sounds fun

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