On September 16th, 2006, a ceremony was held at the Boulevard Casino on United Boulevard in Coquitlam. The ceremony was to name the theatre at the casino.
On that day, the theatre at the Boulevard Casino became the
“Red Robinson Show Theatre”.
Dignitaries such as Coquitlam Mayor Maxine Wilson and her council members, Senator Larry Campbell and the top brass of the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation as well as members of the BC Lottery Commission were in attendance.
Now 7 years later, the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has renamed the Casino the Hard Rock and is going to rename the theatre.
The “Red Robinson Show Theatre” sign has been consigned to the scrap heap to be replaced by the new name to be determined.
We the undersigned are outraged by the slap in the face to one of the Lower Mainland’s most beloved residents. To honor a man by naming a building after him is a great honor. But to throw that away after 7 years is a disgrace.
There are buildings throughout the Lower Mainland with names that go back a century.
“Red” Robinson deserves the same respect.