Cecily Strong, who is one of my all-time favourite performers on Saturday Night Live, filmed season two of her show Schmigadoon! in the Vancouver area. For whatever reason, she lived in the suburb of Coquitlam while staying here.
A few months ago, she appeared on Seth Meyer’s show and told a story about living in Coquitlam and encountering some bears. I grew up in Coquitlam and did nearly all my public schooling there. Never in a million years would I have ever expected Cecily Strong say the name of the suburb that helped form my childhood but it happened.