2012-08-14 14:45 PDT
Port Coquitlam – Volunteers at the RCMP Community Police Stations in Port Coquitlam are rolling up their sleeves and grabbing paint brushes for the annual 'paint out'.
In 2008, Teens Against Graffiti (TAG) was created to address the increasing number of illegal tags in the community. TAG's youths volunteered their time to remove graffiti from powers boxes, walls, mail boxes and fences.
Last year, Youths from the Ismaili Muslim Civic group, TAG, personnel from the Meridian Village Residents' Association and Metro Vancouver Housing, volunteers from Port Coquitlam Community Police Stations, and the Coquitlam Mounties were part of the cleanup team. The crew magically transformed a 100 metre fence that bordered Meridian Village and Birchland Elementary School from an eyesore into a beautiful lush green colour.
The annual 'paint out' is on again this year. If YOU want to join us, please meet:
Gloves, rollers and paint brushes will be provided.
Coquitlam RCMP would like to remind graffiti victims to report graffiti crimes to police and get a file number. Then take the police file number to any community police station in Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam to get a discount voucher. Vouchers can be redeemed at any General Paint location including the local retailer at 2750 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam. Graffiti crime can be reported in person at local community police stations or by calling the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency reporting line at 604-945-1550.
For more information about how you may qualify for this program or how to obtain your voucher, please contact:
Please visit our Graffiti Info & Tips webpage for more information on combating graffiti.
Cpl. Jamie ChungMedia Relations Officer