PoCo April 20th, 2016

Wednesday: PoCo Heritage is having their Annual General Meeting on Thursday at 1pm in Leigh Square. Photo is from PoCo City’s Inauguration Banquet held at the Commercial Hotel on April 18th, 1913.

News & Stuff

PoCo City:  Public Feedback Sought On Liquor Regulation Changes. Residents and businesses can attend an open house Apr. 27 and comment until May 2 on proposed changes to how and where liquor manufacturers can sell their products in Port Coquitlam. (Background here)

Ron McKinnon, MP:  Thank you Port Moody Chief Constable Chris Rattenbury for voicing your support for my Private Member’s Bill: The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act. I invite you to click and watch Chief Constable Rattenbury’s video in which he explains the importance of this bill, and how it can save lives! http://bit.ly/1qxnE8p

TC News:  Trip to Africa opens their eyes – Terry Fox students help orphans, collect water and work to build a school library in Kenya

United Way Avenues of Change – Coquitlam River:  How are we doing… how are you doing? It is check in time. Please take a moment to complete our resident survey and help us plan + adjust + inspire for 2016 to 2017. THANK YOU.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/avescoqriv

PoCo Heritage Trees:  Support for PoCo Heritage Trees by walking with us in the May Day Parade Sat, May 7th – looks like we’ll have a great bunch of trees AND people!! Fingers crossed for sunshine! To join us contact: pocoheritagetrees@gmail.com

Crossroads Hospice:  “5km Family Walk & Tons of Fun”  Couldn’t sum it up any better myself! Check out this incredible work of art for Hike for Hospice by yet another Grade 5 student from Ecole Kilmer Elementary School! Thank you!

Stage 43:  Check out our display in the Community Showcase at Vancity Shaughnessy Station in Port Coquitlam! Five Women Wearing the Same Dress opens at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam next week. www.stage43.org


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

9:00 am:  Saint Elizabeth Health Care – Health Care Job Fair  @ PoCo Inn & Suites

9:30 am:   Tri-Cities Senior Housing Forum: Living Where You Want

10:15 – 10:45 am  Story Time @ Terry Fox Library

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

Noon  ArtsConnect on Shaw Cable 4

1:45 pm:  Kwayhquitlum Middle School 21st Anniversary Party

4:00 pm   Transportation Solutions & Public Works Committee @ City Hall (Agenda)

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm:  Fun & Games [Card & Board Games] @ Me-N-Ed’s, Port Coquitlam! (Every 2nd Wednesday)

7:00 pm    Terry Fox Library invites you to join Dr. Patricia Tallman, author of The Restore-our-planet Diet, for this special event in celebration of Earth Day! You’ll learn about a diet that mitigates climate change and conserves water, while also preventing disease and optimizing athletic performance. Dr. Tallman’s book will be available for purchase at this event.

7:00 pm  Tri-City Potters Monthly Meeting

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

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


April 21st:   Royal Lepage West having fundraiser @ Burke Beer House for Womens Transition Shelter

April 23rd:  125 residents are taking part in the PoCo City Wide Garage Sale this Saturday, April 23 from 9am-1pm, maybe more!! One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, right! Get out there. www.portcoquitlam.ca/garagesale here’s the list.

April 24th:  Family Feast Fundraising Dinner with Ron McKinnon, MP @ Wilson Centre ($20)

April 27th:  Brew Pubs are popping up everywhere and Council wants your feedback on proposed liquor regulation changes that may affect Port Coquitlam at Open House

April 30th: PoCo Garden Club Annual Plant Sale @ Trinity United Church

May 19th:  Access Youth Services – Come and join us for our 24th annual AGM. Learn more about ACCESS, our programs, and how you can be involved. We look forward to seeing you there. PLEASE RSVP to admin@accessyouth.org

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

Business & Jobs

Excel Martial Arts:  MARTIAL ARTS THEMED SUMMER CAMPS! We are now taking registrations for our full day summer camps. Let us help keep your children active both mentally and physically all summer long.

Cotton Auctions & Appraisals:  Our Online Only auction is open for bidding! Don’t forget, you can bid through the week until Sunday, April 24 at 8pm! Check it out here http://www.icollector.com/auction.aspx?as=42238

TC News:  CONTEST: Win VIP seating for the May Day Parade. You can enter to win seating in The Tri-City News’ lounge for the Port Coquitlam parade


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