PoCo April 21st, 2016

Thursday:  PoCo Minor Softball – Fantastic night for a softball game! Hey players, coaches, parents, umps! Have some great pics? Submit them here and we will choose the pic of the week. Awesome bragging rights and we will post the pic to the website for worldwide fame and notoriety! How can you resist?


Coquitlam RCMP Scam Alert:  Revenue Canada will not ask you to pay taxes with gift cards or threaten arrest for money owed.

News & Stuff

Ron McKinnon, MP:  Thank you Marie Agioritis for voicing your support for The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act. Marie’s son died from a drug overdose in the presence of someone else. As Canadians we need to stand up, make the call, and save a life. Also Thank you Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth for voicing your support of my Private Member’s Bill, The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act. I invite you to click and watch Mike Farnworth’s video.

TC News:  Enjoyed celebrating with staff and students at Kwayhquitlum middle school. They were celebrating the school’s 21 anniversary and First Nation’s culture as the school is named for the local First Nation

NS News:  After a weeks-long, multi-agency effort, rescue crews have recovered the body of Cole Marsh, the Coquitlam teen presumed drowned in Lynn Creek last month.

PoCo Heritage:  PoCo’s Stories puts spotlight on the arts – A dozen local artists and groups that will be featured in a new exhibition entitled PoCo’s Stories (TC News)

Crossroads Hospice:  Now this is one incredible Live Auction Package from our Treasures of Christmas Gala in November. A Truly priceless experience with a 5 course dinner prepared by Port Moody Fire Rescue for 10 people in the successful bidder’s home, with wine pairing provided by Backyard Vineyards with a ride in a firetruck to top it all off! Really doesn’t get any better than this.

Coquitlam RCMP:  Interested in ‪#‎crime‬ & ‪#‎safety‬ prevention? Like to bike ride? Join our Community Police Station Summer Bike Patrol

Terry Fox Ravens Cheer Team:   GOOD LUCK! To Hailee Lealess  competing at Summit and Marte Vos Competing at Worlds – thinking of you two and cheering you on!

PoCo City: NATURE, Turning PLAY inside OUT! Have you registered for our Spring Programs yet? See what’s available


10:30 am Felice Women’s Choir @ Leigh Square

10:30 am English Practice Group @ Terry Fox Library

11:30 am Stroke Art Club @ Leigh Square

12:30 pm Foundations English Classes @ Terry Fox Library

1:00 pm  PoCo Heritage Annual General Meeting @ Leigh Square – Everyone Welcome!

1:00 pm The Singing Project @ Leigh Square

3:00 pm  Tri-Cities Magazine on Shaw Cable 4

3:30 pm ArtsConnect on Shaw Cable 4

4:15 pm Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial – Weekly Meeting @ Wilson Centre

6:30 pm  PoCo Writers Drop-in Meeting @ Leigh Square – Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day!

6:30 pm  APRIL TRICITY GREENDRINKS  features honoured guest, Eddie Gardner, beloved elder, drummer, “Wild Salmon Warrior” of the Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance. He will educate, elucidate and enlighten attendees about WILD SALMON, farmed salmon, open-net fish farms and their impacts on wild salmon @ Gallery Bistro Port Moody.

7:30 pm  Urinetown the Musical presented by the Lindberg Academy of Performing Arts @ Terry Fox Theatre ($20) Show runs until April 24th


April 23rd:   Kiddies Korner Preschool Imagination Fair

April 24th:  The Port Kids Church

April 24th:  United Way Coquitlam River – Meet your neighbours #community clean up @ Wellington Park April 24 1:30-3pm #childfriendly @CityofPoCo @UWLM

April 27th:  Ron McKinnon, MP – Hope to meet you at the grand opening celebration of the community office! Wednesday April 27, 5:30-7:30

April 28th:  Community Ventures Society – HOUSING EDUCATION AND HOUSING EVENING – RSVP at the link

April 30th:  Port Coquitlam Skating Club invites you to ANNUAL AGM & YEAR END AWARDS TEA  @ PoCo Rec Complex

June 1st:  People Who Give a Damn: Tri-Cities  @ Moody Ales! Come be a part of this cool new way to give back to your community! RSVP @ www.giveadamntricities.com

June 8th:   Save the date for Tri-Cities Chamber Annual Golf Classic on June 8, 2016 atWestwood Plateau Golf & Country Club!

October 21st:  Mark your Calendars. October 21st the EVENING of INSPIRATION is shaping up to be a new and exciting experience. This years theme: YOUTH AROUND THE WORLD. GO to accessgala.com for tickets and info.

Business & Jobs

Access Youth Outreach Services:  ACCESS is currently hiring for PT outreach worker positions, We also have volunteer/practicum outreach worker opportunities available.

Anytime Fitness PoCo:  Raise your hand, it’s ‪#‎NationalHighFiveDay‬!

Gold’s Gym Port Coquitlam:  Things are swiftly moving ahead at the new Gold’s Gym Poco construction site, the wall frames are up and next week the gyprock is going in! your new gym is almost ready! below are a few photos to give you a glimpse into what’s going on inside. Join today for best pricing. Visit the active preview centre to inquire about becoming a member, 2099 Lougheed Hwy Poco or give us a call at 778-285-4653

Pomme PoCo Demos (April 21-23):  @ 2755 Lougheed Highway

April 21st
3-6PM: Energize your day with Sunwarrior’s protein powders.

April 22nd
10AM-2PM: Wake up with Frog Friendly Wild Coffee.
11AM-4PM: Grab ready-to-eat entrees with Tasty Bite.
2PM-5PM: Add Prairie Naturals lean whey protein to your life.

April 23rd
4-8PM: Restore your health with Moonshine Mama’s refreshing tumeric elixers!




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