Happy Canada Day! We enjoyed some incredible celebrations yesterday at Town Centre Park, Castle Park, and Rocky Point Park! In case you could not make it to 20 incredible minutes of fireworks accompanied by a very tasteful soundtrack, here’s a 90 second snippet I was able to grab. The magnificence of fireworks exploding almost directly overhead is not something that can be captured on film.


 


Here are a few things to do this weekend to celebrate our beautiful country!   Visit the Coquitlam Farmer's Market!There will be lots of fresh vegetables and fruit, amazing prepared foods, baked goods and food trucks!  Come hungry and check out Cheese Street Grill, Truly Authentic Taste of Malaysia and Rocky Point Ice Cream! We’re excited to be welcoming The Land of Deborah to market as our musician this week. Deborah is an award-winning musician whose “feel good folk-pop” style is a crowd favourite. Celebrate Canada this weekend at our kids’ craft table! Join us to make a patriotic wind sock full of red, white, and maple leafs! Check out our list of vendors attending the market this Sunday here!   Visit Golden Spike Days! Welcome to summer! Sure, it’s been around for a week or so, but it doesn’t really feel official until the July sun, Golden Spike Days and festive fireworks come to town. Different festivities for each day - check it out in person! Or visit their Facebook Page for some fun snippets.


    


Enjoy some free Music in the Park! Enjoy the summer with an afternoon performance in Leigh Square every Sunday at 2 pm. Music in the Park features the finest professional musicians from across Metro Vancouver playing a variety of genres including jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk, world fusion, and contemporary.  Performers are selected through an open call each fall and chosen by a community selection committee. All ages welcome. Rain or shine. FREE.    Want more? Follow us on Facebook @TeamLeoREMAX for regular community updates!

 
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Coquitlam is bustling with activity this week! School is out, vacations are starting, the weather is beautiful, and it's the long weekend! Check out these 5 things you can do this week. 1. Purchase a Summer Child & Youth Pass! When: Anytime! For only $20, keep your kids active and entertained this summer! The Summer Child & Youth Pass gets your child (aged 0 to 18) unlimited access to Coquitlam’s numerous drop in activities and recreational facilities this month, without breaking the bank! Definitely take the time to check out all of these great drop-in activities included! 2. Play and Learn @ Coquitlam Centre Mall When: June 29, 5:30pm to 7:30pm Play while learning at Coquitlam Centre, with the CPL and SD43! This month’s theme is First Nations. Get a bookmark, a sticker towards a free book, and have your child participate in these fun, engaging monthly learning activities. Click to view the full event details3. Get To Know Your Neighbours in Westwood Plateau! When: June 30, 6:00pm to 8:00pm Do you live in Westwood Plateau? Come out to Bramblewood Elementary for a Neighbourhood Night. This free family event will host light refreshments, children’s activities, neighbourhood safety discussions, and relationship building. June 30th, 6-8pm. Click here for the event page! 4. Share a Tiny Story!Deadline: June 30th Can you tell a story in just one paragraph? The Coquitlam Public Library’s Tiny Story Contest ends this June 30th. Enter this creative and whimsical contest for adults aged 16+ - your story could be selected to be read at the Coquitlam 125 celebration this July! Click here for full details5. Celebrate Canada Day! When: July 1, 12:00pm to 10:30pm One of the best festivals of the year! Join our incredible city for food, music, entertainment, family activities, fireworks, and recognizing Coquitlam’s past, present, and future. It’s also Coquitlam’s 125th birthday - get out your red and white and celebrate with us! Happy Canada Day!


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We had an awesome time at Daisy Day this year! The rain was strong but we had a wild and wet time! Special thank you to Ron’s family for helping out.


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We did a mini raffle for some housewarming gifts we had picked up from Rosemarie’s Treasures - our across-the-street neighbours! Congratulations to the winners.


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Thank you to all who dropped by our little booth! Music was great, the dancing CIBC penguin was great, and the food was lovely. Thank you Pizza Hut, Pho Holiday, and the other food vendors that were there!  What is Daisy Day? Daisy Day is a lively, family friendly festival for the whole family. Join us for a day of live music, food, prizes and free kids activities! Located at LeBleu St. @ Austin Ave. Next to Rona. Hosted by The Austin Heights Business Improvement Association. More information can be found on their website: http://www.austinheights.ca/ Thanks to the Sponsors!

See you next year! 

 

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Another successful Awards Night with the Coquitlam Foundation! Léo was thrilled to sponsor awards to the outstanding youth in Coquitlam and our local community! Dozens of local organizations made it out as well – it was a great evening with some incredible music by local talent and Place des Arts. Can’t wait until next year! [gallery link="none" size="medium" ids="16418,16419,16420,16421,16422"]   For more photos, please visit the Coquitlam Foundation’s Facebook page. Who is the Coquitlam Foundation? When your heart tells you it's time to help people in your community, but your head doesn't know where to turn, it's time to look to the Coquitlam Foundation. We're your hometown partner in philanthropy, helping you help your neighbours through charitable initiatives as simple as a one-time donation to our general fund or as profound as the establishment of an endowment fund. Look to the Coquitlam Foundation when you're looking to help. Click here to visit their website!
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When selling a home, first impressions matter. That’s why staging is key for creating an emotional connection with buyers. Signs of a happy life (like the scent of freshly baked cookies or a book beside the sofa) can instantly boost a prospective buyer’s mood and maximize your home’s selling potential. Here are a few important tips about the process.


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Do: Declutter your space. This is by far the most important step for staging and resale. Organize every nook and cranny, including closets and cupboards. It doesn’t seem like much, but going the extra mile will help leave a lasting impression. Do: Paint your walls white. Crisp white walls will make your home feel extra fresh and clean. Opt for a simple off-white shade like Slipper Satin by Farrow & Ball. Do: Focus on curb appeal. People always notice the front entry first, so make sure it’s inviting. A few must-dos: Repaint the front door, mow the lawn and double-check that the outside lights work. Do: Keep every space organized, including bookshelves. It’s small efforts like this that hold the most weight when preparing your home for sale. 
 
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Don't: Hide all personal mementoes. A few trinkets suggest a home is filled with good memories, but limit the number of family photographs. Potential buyers need to be able to imagine themselves living there, too! Don't: Renovate the entire house. This is a definite don’t. Some homebuyers would rather do the reno themselves, and others aren’t particular about everything being brand new. Don't: Stage every room. As mentioned above, you don’t need to remodel your entire house before you sell. Save yourself the time and money, and focus on smaller adjustments like furniture placement and overall tidiness.
 

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There are some amazing new home decor trends that you might want to take a look at. This season, add a splash of nature into your home to make it become more lively. Check out this seasons 5 popular decorating trends to help give you inspiration to style your home.

1. Emerald Green

 


Nature-inspired hues are very popular in home decor this season. Make your room rich with a beautiful emerald green. For a dramatic look, layer the shades of green. This is a great color to match with different prints and patterns. Emerald green is a mix of warm, moody and energetic. It's perfect to evoke a feeling of luxury. It's eye-catching and will be the focus in any room.

2. Brass accessories and accents

 


A cute trend this winter is to add brass geometric shapes around your home. Brass and gold add warmth to any room. Some people have added a modern minimalist twist to their Christmas decorating and hung some brass vintage bells and gold geometric ornamental shapes to their Christmas tree.

3. Lavender

 


Opt for lavender or lilac instead of millennial pink. These soft colors are being used to make accent that are deeper more of a statement. Purple is a rare occurring color in nature. It's a signature color that speaks of royalty and the color of youth and femininity.

4. Shades of grey

 


Nothing surpasses the exotic winter morning grey palette proven to be this year's "neutral" color of choice. You can easily add different shades of grey to any room of your house. For Christmas decorating ideas, you can pull out some silvered branches, or add a frosty feel to your window pane. Get some smoldering grey bed linen and towels, and include other touches of grey to your interiors.

5. Knits

 


Knitted accessories are making a bold statement in the design industry. Huge chunky cable-knits are replacing demure weaves. Decorate your home with a thick knit rug, knit pillow, or a knitted basket and stool. The cool thing about it is that if you can knit, this would make a fun DIY project. Layering the knits is also a neat thing to try as well. Put a knit pouf or ottoman on your knit rug. Or hang a knit blanket over the back of a couch. The knit design is making it's way into the modern design. It's one way to keep your home cozy and warm all winter long.

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