PoCo April 22nd, 2016

Friday: The Groove playing @ the Gillnetter Pub on Friday and Saturday night at 8pm

News & Stuff

PoCo City:  May Day Festival Kicks Off April 29 – The fun starts on April 29 at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex with the evening opening ceremonies, featuring this year’s Royal Party and traditional May Pole dancing by school children. Events continue throughout the week, culminating in the full weekend of activities on May 7 and 8, including the annual Rotary May Day Parade, Block Party at Leigh Square on May 7 and the Mother’s Day picnic from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lion’s Park on May 8.

The Terry Fox Foundation:  Great series of posts by Fred Fox as he retraces some of Terry’s route.

PoCo Heritage:  We are thrilled to announce our new Board of Directors, made up of new and existing members: President: Julie Schmidt, Secretary: Michelle Taylor, Treasurer: Aynsley Wong, Meldrum, Directors: Andrea Ashton, Mazen Guirguis, Heather McArthur, Meg McLaughlin, Ann Pratt, Linda Sliworsky

Mayor Greg Moore:  Do ‘flushable’ wipes break down like toilet paper? Watch video to find out. ‪#‎neverflushwipes

PoCo City:  Metro Vancouver embarks on new campaign, one word says it all “fatbergs”.

TC News:  Economy and the future of energy, business – Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce economic summit tackles some big issues

Mayor Greg Moore:  Proclamation of May 1st to 7th as Youth Week.

Bethel #63 Port Coquitlam:  Only 1 week left to order Regal for our spring Regal sale. All proceeds going to International Day and All Jobie Weekend  www.jdb63.shopregal.ca

Terry Fox Ravens Cheer Team:  Meet and Greet + STUNT AND TUMBLING SHOWCASE! The girls are going to be at MINNEKHADA MIDDLE SCHOOL TOMORROW! During Lunch hours!  Come out, meet the girls and coaches of the team! Bring a friend


7:20 am & 4:20pm   Catching Up With Cathy “The who’s who and what’s what of the Tri-Cities” on Tri-City Radio CKPM 98.7 FM

10:15 am  Storytime @ Terry Fox Library

3:00 – 6:00 pm  Crossroads Hospice Arms Pub Meat Draw @ The Arms Pub

5:00 pm:  Deadline for PoCo City Poetry Contest entries.

7:00pm Crossroads Hospice CoffeeHouse with Aaron Connaughton @ Leigh Square ($5 at the door). Aaron Connaughton has had a love for music since childhood. After playing guitar in an assortment of musical groups ranging from ragga to hard rock, Aaron, now a proud and devoted father, spends his time sailing through the acoustic influences of years past occasionally mixing up some of his own modern creations.

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

8:00 pm  The Groove playing @ the Gillnetter Pub


April 24th: Join United Way Avenues of Change for our next community clean up at Wellington Park and bring your neigbours!

April 24th:  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Invasive Plant Removal at Colony Farm Park. The focus will be on removing blackberry from the sheep paddock area. Tools will be provided but wear work gloves, waterproof boots and something to protect your arms such as a light jacket. This event will also provide a rare opportunity to explore naturalized habitat in the former “sheep paddocks”. We will assemble in the first parking lot immediately after crossing the railway tracks on Colony Farm Road. From 9am – noon.

May 1st:  On Sunday, gather your friends, family, children, community members, work colleagues, neighbors – we invite everyone to participate in the Investor’s Group 10th Annual Walk for Alzheimer’s.

May 1st:  “Come Hike for Hospice May 1st to raise money for Crossroads Hospice it’s a nice family walk too!” These grade 5 kids at Ecole Kilmer Elementary School really are talented, and like in the picture, don’t forget your water. We promise the walk will be nice and flat, accessible for all! To register or donate visit: http://hike4hospice.ca/

May 3rd:  DPAC Pub Night Social! ALL Parents are Invited!

May 10th:  Tri-Cities Chamber is extremely excited to announce the second annual Economic Summit featuring keynote address from Dr. Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist of Dominion Lending Centres and three expert panels on leadership, technology and energy. Featuring industry leaders from nationally acclaimed companies such as Envision Financial, Finger Food Studios, Uber and many more, this event is set to be the premier event in the region.

May 14th:  Musical Fundraiser for Syrian Refugees @ St John the Apostle Anglican Church

May 14th:  Colony Farm International Migratory Bird Day!

September 4th:  Save the Date! Mt. Terry Fox Trek – Sunday Sept 4. Valmont B.C. Join members of the Fox family on a once in a lifetime hiking adventure. Registration opens soon…

Business & Jobs

XClub Fitness:  Hey X Club Members ? we are hiring for daycare Monday’s and We’d nights 5:30 till 8:30 .Must have experience with children ages 2 months and up ? if you know anyone who would be interested please email info@xclubfitness.com

Cat & Fiddle Pub:  WIN BRUNCH FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ON MOTHERS DAY – details at link.

PoCo Building Supplies:  #TBT to almost 40 years ago! “POCO Transfer. In appreciation for assistance to the KINSMEN in building Canada’s 1st Participark”

Freemont Village:  These PoCo trails were meant for two wheels! ‪#‎cycling‬ ‪#‎PortCoquitlam   Article by Average Joe Cyclist on the PoCo Trail.

Pomme Natural Market Port Coquitlam:  Join us at Pomme Poco on Earth Day, April 22! Port Moody Ecological Society will be with us to help spread awareness about the health of our local ecology, and we have loads of demos lined up from our natural, Earth-friendly vendors!



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