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2013-2014 Consultation

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  • Victoria Park parcel – In 2016, this 0.8 acre parcel was transferred to the City of Coquitlam in exchange for a parcel of land that is now a part of the property for the new elementary school on Burke Mountain (Smiling Creek Elementary School).
  • Parkland parcel – In 2015,  1.3 acres of the north portion of this property was sold to Dulex Building Corporation for $2,711,000 million dollars.
  • 133 Balmoral Drive (Coronation Park) – In 2015, this 8.3 acre property was sold to Polygon Pacific Homes for $25,155,555.
    • The proceeds from the sales listed above went into SD43's Local Capital and Restricted Capital accounts for the district. These monies are being utilized for several projects in the district including the Blakeburn Elementary and Glen Elementary additions as well towards the new Smiling Creek Elementary School.
  • Moody Elementary – Moody Elementary is rated as a high risk seismic school. The Board of Education has endorsed selling the property and contributing funds towards a new Moody Elementary to be built on the Moody Middle site. The School District continues to work with the Ministry of Education to seek endorsement for this project.




On this webpage, you’ll learn more about the initiative and the properties under consideration for creative solutions on their future uses. Some properties have been considered in the past and we are building on what we have already heard. Review the Board of Education’s guiding principles for making decisions, and then get involved in determining the best way forward for these properties.

The best approach for you to contribute to this process is to first learn about the process, how SD43 manages capital projects, and past and present projects. Read the information below to become well informed.


Education is one of the most valuable things we can give our children. Ensuring we use our assets in the most effective way possible to support a positive learning environment is the goal of the Learning, Land and Neighbourhoods initiative.

From October 29, 2013 through to January 14, 2014, the Board of Education is leading conversation on four properties under consideration listed below . The board is committed to involving  students, parents, teachers, administrators, staff and the community in developing solutions and supporting decisions about the future of these properties.

At the Jan. 14, 2014 meeting of the Board of Education the following motions were made and carried by the Board in regards to the Learning, Land and Neighbourhoods Community Engagement initiative:

  • A portion of Parkland Elementary – motion to continue with the sale of the portion of land was made and carried
  • A portion of Victoria Park – motion to continue to work with the City of Coquitlam to reach an agreement was made and carried
  • Coronation Park – motion to move forward with disposition of Coronation with sale parameters for community benefit was made and carried
  • Moody Elementary – motion to rebuild Moody Elementary on the Moody Middle site was made and carried. A second motion to sell or develop existing Moody Elementary site was made and carried.



We are available in person and on online throughout this community engagement process. Connect with us and others in your community and neighbourhoods.



The Board of Education wants to hear from you! Share your ideas, solutions and concerns about the Learning, Land and Neighbourhoods initiative. There are many ways to get involved and take action. Our children’s future depends on the decisions we make today.

Speak up! Learn about the Learning, Land and Neighbourhoods, then speak up and have a voice in this community engagement process by:

  • Sending us an email to: engagement (at)
  • Calling us at 604-939-9201
  • Joining the conversation on Facebook and Twitter


Stay up to date.  Want to stay up-to-date on what’s happening with the Land, Learning and Neighbourhoods initiative?

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Community Consultation Events.  Several events took place from October 29 to November 28, 2013.

Public Open House
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Moody Middle School Gymnasium
3115 St. Johns Street
Port Moody, BC
Community Workshop #1: Moody Elementary School
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Moody Elementary School Gymnasium
2717 St. Johns Street
Port Moody, BC
Community Workshop #2: Victoria Park
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Leigh Elementary School Gymnasium
1230 Soball Road
Coquitlam, BC
Community Workshop #3: Coronation Park
Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Moody Middle School Gymnasium
3115 St. Johns Street
Port Moody, BC
Community Workshop #4: Parkland Elementary School
Thursday, November 28, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Parkland Elementary School Gymnasium
1563 Regan Avenue
Coquitlam, BC



Reports and Presentations

Summary of Findings  |  e.letter - Issue 1

Open House - Oct. 29, 2013

Moody Elementary - Nov. 6, 2013

Victoria Park - Nov. 19, 2013

Coronation Park - Nov. 27, 2013

Parkland Elementary - Nov. 28, 2013

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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

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