Smiling Creek ​Activity Centre

Program Details

Clinic Day: Saturday

Clinic Time: 8:45 AM

Meeting Spot: NLC Classroom

Programs Offered:

  • LearnToRun10K
  • RunWalk10K
  • Run10KStronger
  • Walk10K

Registration Link: https://signmeup.coquitlam.ca/signmeup/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp (Barcode: 641154 )

Location Address: 3456 Princeton Ave. Coquitlam, BC V3E 0G1

Meet your Clinic Coordinator!


Clinic Coordinator: Tina Ciamarra

About Tina: A car accident several years ago left me with limited mobility and ability to breathe freely. I had 2 choices: being an invalid or choosing to fight to regain my life back. I chose rehabilitation and movement. After years of dedication and perseverance I got my life back. I chose to help others to be active in order to live a healthier life. Running does not define me as a person but makes my life whole.

How long have you been involved with the InTraining Program? 6 years

What is your most inspiring InTraining memory? One year, a young man joined my clinic with his care giver. He had limited speech and walking ability. We witnessed this young man talking more, losing some weight and completed the sun run in 1:35 . I will never erase this wonderful accomplishment from my memory or the smile this young man had each time he completed his walk.

Favourite place to run/walk? Lafarge Lake, Poco Trails, and Percy Perry Stadium

What can participants look forward to this year with the Pinetree group? We are a community. Super friendly, with encouraging leaders that want to see every one succeed.

What participants have to say about the Smiling Creek Activity Centre Group:

"Excellent program! The clinic Leaders are great! I even met some new friends!" - Sally, Coquitlam Participant

"I have never seen anyone as dedicated as Tina Ciamarra. She spent so much of her time in preparing for the training sessions, and her private time in cooking nice treats for the participants. She even takes extra mile to give us core strengthening session after the runs every week. Always gives us positive thinking and teaches us not to be self-depreciating especially for new comers and those like me who have never run before! - Coquitlam Participant

"Wally, has been a leader in Coquitlam for the past 3 years . He is a very dedicated to help and inspire a lot of our clinic participants at Pinetree. He is passionate in helping others, he runs a mid-week practice to make sure every one is on board with the 3 weekly practices. In 3 years he has not missed one day! - Coquitlam Participant