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Notice of Dogwood Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 1:00pm

Dogwood Pavilion Seniors Society is a non-profit organization that promotes year-round activities for satisfying the cultural, physical, education and social needs of senior adults through support of activity groups and programs at Dogwood Pavilion. Pavilion Pass holders are welcome to participate in the Annual General Meeting and have the opportunity to run for a position on the board.

Any Pavilion Pass holder in good standing is eligible to run and/or vote for one of the following Executive positions: President, 1st Vice-President and 2nd Vice-President

Nomination forms are available at Dogwood hostess desk in the lobby and completed forms must be submitted by March 26, 2019.

Society bylaw changes will be presented for approval at the AGM. Copies of the bylaw changes will be available at the Dogwood hostess desk on March 13 at noon.

Please register by phone at 604-927-4386 or in person at Dogwood Pavilion at the front desk. Course code is 634272.

Click here for the agenda (Word Document)

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Dogwood and Glen Pine Pavilions opening update 

The City is currently in Phase 2 of its reopening plan for recreation facilities.
This means that programs will be offered outdoors only and will follow the provincial guidelines recommended by the Provincial Health Officer. 
Beginning July 2, the following programs will be offered outdoors:​

  • ​​fitness classes in local parks
  • outdoor pools for lane and recreational swimming
  • day camps for children 

Pavilion staff are working with the outdoor sports activity groups from both Dogwood and Glen Pine who are preparing to start up. Plans are in place and the Parks team is working on allocation of the outdoor amenities. Play should begin for the outdoor activity groups in the next couple of weeks.

Phase 3 includes the reopening of recreation facilities including Dogwood and Glen Pine. There is no firm date yet for Phase 3, however staff are currently planning for that eventuality so that we are ready to go when that happens. Pavilion staff are connecting with activity group leaders to work on plans for the return of activity groups and clubs who have expressed interest. There is much work to be done to determine the best way to ensure that the provincial guidelines are maintained and that the health of all participants is top of mind.

City staff will continue to update the Advisory Boards and Dogwood and Glen Pine members through the Society website and the staff newsletter.

Thank you. 

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Dogwood Pavilion update:

Due to covid 19, the AGM has been postponed until at least Sept, at which time the board will decide a course of action.

At this time we are still compliant with the BC Societies Act, and fully expect to meet our AGM obligations as amended by the Provincial Government.

The Advisory Board has had our first meeting to plan, in conjunction with the Provincial and City guidelines, a safe opening of the Dogwood Pavilion which will include plans for the number of activity groups and participants that will be able to meet within Dogwood Pavilion at any one time.

More updates:

1. The Executive Board has made a $5000 donation on behalf of Dogwood Seniors Society to ‘Share and the Coquitlam Food Bank’ with recommendation that funds go to benefit seniors in the Tri cities.

2. The 50+ Coquitlam slow pitch club will resume play at Town Center in July. Anyone interested in playing on a team can contact:
Barry Lang email:

3. Anyone with a suggestion or question about an activity should call their activity leader.

Please stay tuned for further updates,
Dogwood Senior Society Advisory Board


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City of Coquitlam Closures – COVID-19

With the growing concerns associated with coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to reach out to our volunteers to provide some information.  The City is taking precautions with guidance from local, provincial, and federal health authorities. Information and updates on these precautions can be found at

  • Effective the end of the day on Monday, March 16, the City will be closing all recreation centres, pools, and community centres to the public until further notice. A complete facility listing is included below.
  • In addition to closing our PRC facilities to the public, in order to help further mitigate the risk of transmission and exposure to COVID-19, the City is also cancelling all Spring Break camps as of the end of today.
  • We have also taken the added precaution of cancelling all event bookings scheduled for City facilities between now and April 30, 2020. This includes bookings at the City’s indoor and outdoor facilities.

City Facility Closures
The following City facilities are closed to the public until further notice:

  • Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex
  • City Centre Aquatic Complex
  • Glen Pine Pavilion
  • Dogwood Pavilion
  • Pinetree Community Centre
  • Poirier Community Centre
  • Smiling Creek Activity Centre
  • Summit Activity Centre
  • Victoria Community Hall
  • Centennial Activity Centre
  • The Getaway Youth Centre
  • The Landing Youth Centre
  • City of Coquitlam Archives
  • All Fire Halls
  • City Hall Annex
  • Operations Centre (Austin Works Yard)

Facilities That Will Remain Open
At this time the following facilities remain open to the public.

  • City Hall
  • Coquitlam RCMP Public Safety Building
  • Coquitlam Animal Shelter
  • Robinson Memorial Cemetery Park
  • All City Parks

    We have also established a Call Centre (604-927-4383) and email ( to respond to public queries regarding the COVID-19 impacts on City facilities, programs, services and events.

    Volunteers are an important aspect of our programs and services and we want to ensure that we are working together to minimize any risks.
    Thank you,
    Volunteer Services

    *** The Dogwood Seniors Society is postponing our AGM at this time and will advise our new date once the current situation is resolved.  


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Dogwood Seniors Society Volunteer Notice Board

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

1) Wood Working Department

We are currently recruiting for 1-2 volunteers to oversee activities in the Wood Working  Room which operates Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Responsibilities include upkeep and maintenance of all equipment, oversight of all projects, operational safety of equipment usage, record keeping of both income and expenses incurred.

Qualifications required would include a good basic understanding of wood working equipment, an ability to work well with people along with an eagerness to learn.

Volunteers must pass a criminal record check (at no cost) and purchase a yearly City of Coquitlam pavilion pass.
The actual volunteer hours required to be discussed.

2) Computer Room

We are currently recruiting for 1-2 volunteers to oversee activities in the Computer Room.

Responsibilities include upkeep and maintenance of all hardware and software, oversight of all projects, support of training programs, record keeping of both income and expenses incurred.

Qualifications required would include a good basic understanding of current computer hardware and software, an ability to work well with people along with an eagerness to learn.

Volunteers must pass a criminal record check (at no cost) and purchase a yearly City of Coquitlam pavilion pass.
The actual volunteer hours required to be discussed.

Harjit Nijjar

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