Place Maillardville Community Centre (PMCC) is operated by Société Place Maillardville Society, which is a not-for-profit organization located right in the heart of Maillardville. Since we opened our doors in 2001, PMCC has become the neighbourhood hub, a true gathering place for the residents of Maillardville and participants throughout the Tri-Cities area. Originally built to meet the needs of the mainly French-Canadian residents of Maillardville, the centre has grown its vision and recreational opportunities to better serve the diverse cultures and needs from the surrounding neighbourhood. We strive to offer general recreation programs and courses for all ages and abilities at an affordable rate. Our relationship with our patrons is unique. Our staff develop a personal connection with our patrons, often from a very young age, and it continues as they grow through our age groups, often giving back to the centre as older teen volunteers or instructors.
During the year, we offer programming for families and children that emphasize the importance of creating positive interactions through sports, crafts, singing and play. These programs take place either on-site at our facility, at local parks, or at local schools within the community. With funding support from the United Way of the Lower Mainland, most of our family/children programming is either low cost or free, reducing financial barriers and making our programs more accessible for families.
Earlier this year, Coquitlam City Council approved funding for a new facility to replace the current Place Maillardville Community Centre. With a tentative competition date of Fall 2022, the new building will be built along side the current facility, which will ensure the continuity of our service right up to the move in date of the new building.
The new facility will include a gymnasium and will be almost double our current square footage, vastly increasing our active recreation space and physical accessibility throughout the building. The new programming space will allow us to provide more family and children opportunities for many years to come.
For more information about Place Maillardville Community Centre please visit www.placemaillardville.ca or email email@example.com.