March 16th, 2016

Wednesday’s Pic:   PoCo Minor Baseball Spring Break Camp is going great! Kids are having a fun time while developing their skills this week. Thanks to Coach JJ Hyde and the Tri-City Indians team for all their hard work.  


New West Police:  We are investigating an incident that happened on March 8th, where a suspicious man approached a young female in New Westminster and we are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the man seen in the sketch.

Suspicous Male

RCMP:  Don’t Be Sorry! – Justin Beiber fake ticket scam. PoCo scalper arrested.

News & Announcements

MP Ron McKinnon:  Are you a local organization looking to celebrate ‪#‎Canada150‬? Minister Melanie Joly announces new funding – APPLY HERE:

MP Ron McKinnon:   Spent a wonderful morning touring Vancouver’s shipyards. Yesterday we announced the signing of two contracts with Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd., valued at $65.4 million. These contracts will create 15,000 jobs and generate $2 billion in annual economic benefits for middle class Canadians.

Ron McKinnon Shipyard

Greg Moore:   The Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council is pushing the federal government to include cash for its $7.5-billion, 10-year transportation plan in the 2016 budget.

Access Youth Outreach Services:  Now hiring for our Outreach Coordinator position. Interested in working with a progressive and innovative youth serving agency, go to for more details


PoCo Garden Club:   In light of the Riverview happenings, please read “The Riverview Lands: Western Canada’s First Botanical Garden”

BC SPCA PoCo:   Thanks to Burke Beer House for $3944.50 donation which they raised from their football pool and 50/50 games.

PoCo City:  Officially launched this week, Shop PoCo provides a searchable online listing of all licensed Port Coquitlam businesses at The project is part of the city’s ongoing economic development efforts and aims to connect Port Coquitlam businesses with local customers.

Shop PoCo Logo

Share:   We have lots of new counselling programs starting up in the next couple of months. Please contact Intake at: 604.937.6969 to register or email

Fraser Health:    Do you know a new immigrant or refugee family who needs help finding health services? Our new online immigrant and refugee info hub will have the answers they need.

Tri-Cities Transitions:   Thank you People Who Care Tri-Cities for nominating us to be one of the charities

Job’s Daughters:   Regal Store is Open Again! New Catalogue launched today. Funds going to International Day

PoCo Farmer’s Market:  Vendors have you got your application in yet?

Coquitlam Teachers Association:  Congratulations to the new members-at-large elected to the BCTF Executive Committee yesterday. Carole Gordon (re-elected to a 2 year term), Kip Wood (2 year term), Robin Tosczak (2 year term), Rae Figursky (1 year term), and Norm Sabourin (re-elected to a 1 year term).

Second Storey Theatre:  We are teaching some Improv to staff at a federal prison this morning. Hopefully they let me out after.

SST Prison

Colony Farm Park Association:  Thank you West Coast Seeds for always being so supportive of our children’s programs at Colony Farm Regional Park and helping us teach kids how to grow their own organic vegetables!


March 19th:  A “Farewell Party” will be held for Rolly Fox at 11:00am, Saturday, March 19th at Terry Fox Theatre 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam. Please email your interest in attending the service to

Rolly Fox young

March 19th:   Bea’s Kloset will be open for donations from 10-11:30am for the Soroptimists

March 20th:  St. Catherine’s Anglican Church invites you to attend Palm Sunday Services

Palm Sunday

March 26th:   The 6th annual Easter Arts Carnival takes place from 1-3 pm at Leigh Square Community Arts Village,

April 20th:   Tri-Cities Senior Housing Forum: Living Where You Want

May 26th:   Join the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation on Thursday May 26th for the 2016 Charity Golf Classic! Networking, fun & philanthropy for your community hospital!!


8:10 am  Chamber Chat on Tri-City Radio CKPM 98.7 FM

Noon – 1:15 pm  Tri-Cities Chamber Toastmaster Meeting @ PoCo City Hall

Noon  ArtsConnect on Shaw Cable 4

2:00 pm   Snapd Webinars – What Social Media Platform Should You Be Using?

2:00 pm – 4:00pm: Teen Movie Afternoon – Flashback Edition

7:00 pm  Tri-City Potters Monthly Meeting

7:00 pm  Coquitlam Search and Rescue Information Session for Volunteers @ Coquitlam City Hall

7:30 pm  Second Story Theatre’s Wednesday Comedy Showcase @ Terry Fox Theatre – $8.50 at the door

SST Wednesday

8:30 pm  Tri-Cities Magazine on Shaw Cable 4


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