SD43 celebrated construction and unveiled designs for the new Smiling Creek Elementary School on Burke Mountain at a special event on Thursday November 16. The event featured Education Minister Mike Bernier, Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA Linda Reimer, Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart, and SD43 Board of Education Vice-Chair Michael Thomas along with several SD43 trustees, City Councillors and staff, among several other guests.
(Left photo, from L to R: SD43 Board of Education Vice-Chair Michael Thomas, Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart, Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA Linda Reimer, and B.C. Education Minister Mike Bernier)
(Right photo, from L to R: SD43 Trustees Chuck Denison, Diane Sowden, Michael Thomas, Barb Hobson, and Carol Cahoon)
The 3,700-square-metre two-storey school will create 430 new student spaces and is expected to open in September 2018.
The project is a joint school-park partnership with the City of Coquitlam with support from the Provincial Government and Wesbild. The park and grass sports field next to the school will provide access to students and community members as part of an agreement between the City of Coquitlam and the school district.
For more information, see the official B.C. Ministry of Education news release