Burquitlam Community Association

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Burquitlam Community Association

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

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Description area

Dates of existence

1997–2021

History

The Burquitlam Community Association (BCA) was established in 1997 to advocate for the residents of Burquitlam and foster a strong sense of community in the area. It grew out of an effort by citizens to stop a proposed Sky Train route through the Miller Park area because of concerns over potential ecological damage to the forest and bird habitat. The BCA was instrumental in lobbying the City of Coquitlam and the RCMP to provide a satellite police station in the Burquitlam area, which was established in the Burquitlam Plaza. The group successfully advocated for the conversion of a city-owned lot at 515 Ebert Avenue into a community garden, which is now managed by the Burquitlam Community Organic Garden Society. The BCA was active in the consultation process with developers and contractors for the Millennium Line SkyTrain extension through Burquitlam. The BCA regularly organized all candidates meetings during elections to ensure the interests of Burquitlam residents were taken into account.

In 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other outstanding issues, the Board of Directors determined that the time had come to dissolve the Association. In accordance with the Societies Act, a Special General Meeting was held on May 27, 2021 and a motion was approved to officially dissolve the Association. All funds were returned to major donors and distributed to local non-profit organizations.

Places

Legal status

Dissolved May 27, 2021

Functions, occupations and activities

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

BCA-2020-9

Institution identifier

CCOQ

Rules and/or conventions used

Rules for Archival Description (Revised Version – July 2008)
ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families (2nd edition - September 2011)

Status

Revised

Level of detail

Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created 23-09-2020
Updated 05-10-2020
Updated 18-03-2021
Updated 17-06-2021

Language(s)

  • English

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Maintenance notes

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