PoCo April 23rd, 2016

Saturday:  Ron McKinnon, MP – “Had a great morning with Hon. Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, touring International Submarine Engineering. Located in Port Coquitlam, ISE is a world leader in underwater robotics – this great local company was part of the team that located one of the missing Franklin Expedition ships last year!” (with Councillor Darrell Penner an ISE employee)

News & Stuff

TC News:  One dead after fight at North Fraser Pretrial – A fight at North Fraser Pretrial Centre last week has left one inmate dead and another facing serious charges

Mayor Greg Moore:  Sad to learn the passing of Kali Maggie Giesbrecht, daughter of Chief Giesbrecht. Erin and my prayers are with Chief Giesbrecht and the Kwikwetlem First Nation community. R.I.P. Kali.

Ron McKinnon, MP Coquitlam – Port Coquitlam:  Keeping our Earth healthy is important, and today we are reminded why. Happy ‪#‎EarthDay‬! (Video at link)

Access Youth Outreach Services:  A huge shout out to Linda Reimer MLA @LindaReimermla for the generous support given to Access. Access was awarded a $40,000 one time Grant to help support our outreach program and our youth engagement worker program.

Access Youth Outreach Services:  A huge shout out to Port Coquitlam Vancity branch for their generous efforts to raise funds for ACCESS on Anti-Bullying day. Thanks you for making a difference in the community and supporting ACCESS.

Mayor Greg Moore:  The Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival is heading to May Days in Leigh Square on Saturday May 7, 2016

BC SPCA Port Coquitlam Education & Adoption Centre: Gary the hamster was brought into the SPCA when he was abandoned by his previous guardian. Soon after he was transferred to our location; shortly after his arrival, his new guardian met and fell in love with him. They recently sent us a wonderful series of photos of his adventures, and it sounds like he’s doing wonderfully.

Birchland PAC:  Attention all grade 5 Parents. No photos have yet been received. If you are the parent of a grade 5 student or know a parent of a grade 5 student please help us spread the word. Send a baby picture of your child with their name as the subject line to …

Birchland PAC:  Today’s send off- Birchland students, parents & friends ran 3.8km to the The Terry Fox Foundation office to deliver their donations! (Video at link)

United Way Avenues of Change – Coquitlam River:  Celebrating ‪#‎EarthDay‬ FREE tree saplings to plant for helpers at Wellington Park clean up 1:30 pm Sunday thanks to tentree City of Port Coquitlam ‪#‎childfriendly‬

TORCA:  Digging Holes with TORCA – International Mountain Biking Association helps build trails on Burke Mountain

TORCA:  The Learning Curve Mountain Biking Association is excited to offer another course for beginner mountain bikers in partnership with TORCA. Starting May 18th

The Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society (PoCo Heritage):  Great article in today’s Tri-City News about PoCo in 1956. Thanks to PoCo Heritage volunteer Bryan Ness for this fabulous peek into the past!

Sam Sullivan:  Few people know about the early history of British Columbia when what is now Vancouver Washington was our Capital. Multicultural, economically powerful and remarkably secular, this proto British Columbia and its loss would haunt our early leaders and become a defining drama of our history. (Video at link.)

Bea’s Kloset:  Due to our upcoming Soroptimist Conference Bea’s Kloset will be closed until May. Please watch for our next opening! Thank you all for your continued support.


8:00 am  The Tri-Cities New Home Real Estate Show on Tri-City Radio CKPM 98.7 FM

9:00 am – 1:00 pm  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. List at link.

9:00 am Beat Cancer Workout Fundraiser @ Peak Synergy Fitness 2017 Kingsway

10:00 am – 2:00 pm  Gundam Hobby.ca Open House @ 1150 – 1368 Kingsway Ave.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm  Hyde Creek Open House & Salmon Release @ 3636 Coast Meridian Road – BBQ & Exhibits

11:00 am – 3:00 pm   Kiddies Korner Preschool Imagination Fair @ 2211 Prairie Ave

11:00 am – 1:00 pm  Preschool Open House @ Little Cube Montessori 106-3242 Westwood Street,

1:30 – 3:30 pm  Cutie Circle’s 2016 Ukulele Workshop Series for Absolute Beginners @ Leigh Square (Free)

2:00 – 4:00 pm   Join PoCo Heritage for the official opening of Arts & Culture, the second installment in the PoCo’s Stories exhibit. Featuring local artists; Tom Argue, Colin Craig, Nikki Hillman, Alexine Law, Graham Myers, Steve Sainas, Gerry Thompson, Adrian Walker, Thelka Wright, The Bird and the Lion, Coastal Sound Music Academy and Vita Artes Perfomance Academy.

6:00 – 9:00 pm  Jazz, Flamenco, Carribean live music on Saturday nights at Rodos Mediterranean Grille

7:00 pm  4th POCO Scouts Pub Night Fundraiser @ Burke Beer House ($20)

7:00 pm  UFC 197 @ Cat & Fiddle – Drink Specials, Food Specials, Prizes, Tons of TV’s

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

7:30 pm  Spirit Acoustic Live Looping Performance @ Orrange 111-1125 Nicola Ave

8:00 pm  The Groove Rock Duo playing @ the Gillnetter Pub


8:30 am  BMN Field Trip – Birding with Larry along Port Coquitlam’s Pitt River Dyke

9:30 am   LMRCC Rock Crawler Comp #2 @ Seb’s RC Shop & Hobbies 2805-B Shaughnessy

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

7:00 pm  Taizé Prayer – Experience God in song and silence @ Our Lady Of Assumption Catholic Church 3141 Shaughnessy


April 29th:   WIN A SPRING FLING VIP PARTY at the Cat & Fiddle

April 30th:  Wheel to Heel fundraiser for Eagle Ridge Hospital

April 30th:  PoCo Garden Club’s annual plant sale will be on Saturday, April 30, 2016, 9 am – 1 pm at Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Avenue

April 30th:  Leigh Square Arts — Sound Lounge Concert featuring Blue Moon Marquee is a Screamin’ and Hollerin’ Gypsy blues band that stems from the Alberta Dusty Hoodoos and the Rocky Mountains.

April 30th:  ACRSS “An Evening Under the Stars” Annual Auction and Dinner! @ Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School 1335 Dominion Avenue ($50)

May 14th:  Mark your calendars for our summer banquet @ The PoCo Hunting & Fishing Club ($30)

May 28th:  IT’S BACK!!!! Register NOW!! The Amazing Race @ The Port

Business & Jobs

Excel Martial Arts:  Register for summer camps now!

PoCo Inn and Suites:  Did you know that the Port Coquitlam Rotary May Day Parade is the longest running community parade in the Lower Mainland. Happening this May 7th! Learn more:  http://bit.ly/1Nn3p7J

BLEND BUBBLE TEA:  Have a fund raising event or social gathering soon? Blend Bubble Tea can help! We offer catering services specific to your needs.

Snapd Tri-Cities BC:  It’s official, you guys… in our first month as a brand new team, we have just had the best month on record for snapd Tri-Cities!! HUGE congrats to our awesome team, and thank you all for supporting us, and welcoming us with open arms. We’re so excited for you to see our first edition, hitting shelves May 1st!!

Meridian Arms Pub:  Our Cinco de Mayo Party is Thursday May 5th at 6:00pm!!? LIVE Mariachi Band, Great Mexican Food & Drink Features and tons of Giveaways up for grabs!!?Don’t miss it!! Olé!!?






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