April 7th, 2016

Thursday:  Poetry Contest — Write a poem to Port Coquitlam, your favourite city! Celebrate in poetry why your hometown is the best place to live, work and play. What brings out your passion for Port Coquitlam? Entry forms are available at the Terry Fox Library and other City facilities. Poems must be original, imaginative, and showcase the unique qualities of Port Coquitlam. One entry per person. Open only to residents of Port Coquitlam. Deadline is April 22nd.

News & Stuff

PoCo Grand Prix:  Corporate Teams Can Race Like The Pros At PoCo Grand Prix. Is your business up for the challenge? Companies can now register their teams for the PoCo Grand Prix Corporate Challenge, part of the BC Superweek cycling event taking place in downtown Port Coquitlam on Friday,  July 15.

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TC News:  March marked big numbers for real estate in Tri-Cities – Tri-City house prices were up in March and so were sales. Graphic Here.

Welcoming Syrians to the Tri-Cities:  Last night’s dinner, hosted by Humanity 4 Syrians & Dinakis Mediterranean Grill, was a great success. Held at Eagle Ridge United Church, which has worked hard in support of the refugees, the dinner allowed newcomers to mingle with some of our other residents of Syrian origin, members of the community, members of the church congregation, etc. Well done, Humanity 4 Syrians! And a special thanks to Dinakis Mediterranean Grill for donating the dinner!

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Donations Needed! This little guy’s family has recently moved to Canada from Slovakia and he unfortunately injured himself, breaking his hind leg and is requiring specialist orthopedic surgery to repair this. The family is doing all they can to pay for the costs, but having recently moved here, they are struggling to come up with the funds and they are seeking help. If you are interested in donating to this cause, or have any questions, please contact Coast Meridian Animal Hospital at (604)-941-0377 or you are welcome to stop by and donate.

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Minnekhada Park Association:  We have updated our resource list. It can be found on our website at http://www.minnekhada.ca/history.html

Leigh Square Arts:  Do your children enjoy getting creative with writing? Our creative writing instructor, Nikki Hillman, is teaching Pen Pals starting next Monday April 11, which strives to bring back the art of the handwritten letter. Develop your voice and writing style through interesting discussion topics, and be paired with a Pen Pal in PoCo!

TORCA:  April Newsletter is here!

PoCo Hunting & Fishing Club:  Video of Shooting Competition

TC News:  Ravens soar in opener, Talons look for first win – Ravens beat up on Port Moody with 67-5 victory

SD43:  Check out the news & announcements page to keep up with School District 43

Share:  Volunteers are the roots of strong communities. Just like roots are essential for trees to bloom, volunteers are essential for communities to boom. National Volunteer Week is April 10-16! Join us in celebrating Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers!

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St. Catherine’s Anglican Church:  Been thinking about trying church out again or for the very first time? St Catherine’s is a friendly, open and diverse bunch of people that gather to sing, pray and celebrate together through our liturgies and learning. As Anglicans, our faith is based on a balance of Scripture, Tradition and Reason. We love to question and discuss the big questions of life.

PoCo May Day Mile:  Join in this free all-ages fun run along the May Day Parade route in celebration of Move for Health Day! Saturday, May 7, 2016

Today

7:15 – 9:00 am   TriCities Chamber Morning Schmooze @ PoCo Inn & Suites

9:00 – 10:00 am  BC Christain Academy – Come and visit our school and “C” Our Story presentation. You will leave knowing and learning more about BC Christian Academy when our Principal, School Board Member, staff, parents and students speak from their hearts what BC Christian Academy means to us.

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

10:30 am English Practice Group @ Terry Fox Library

11:00 am  Free Baja Burrito Day 2016 Public tasting by Taco Del Mar Port Coquitlam

11:30 am Stroke Art Club @ Leigh Square

12:30 pm Foundations English Classes @ Terry Fox Library

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

7:00 pm:   TORCA Group Bike Ride @ Bert Flinn Park -night lights will be required

7:00 – 9:00pm:  The City of Port Coquitlam invites the community to its latest exhibition entitled, “Use Your Words”. The exhibit, envisioned by Lion’s Bay Artist Druh Ireland, runs from April 7 to April 27 at the Michael Wright Art Gallery in the Gathering Place at Leigh Square.

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Upcoming

April 9th:  BMN HIKE: Barnston Island and Surrey Bend

April 10th:  Join us for the Anointing Service on the 2nd Sunday of every month @ Trinity Chapel 2606 Kingsway

April 19th:   Tri-Cities WorkBC Job Fair @ Best Western

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

April 21st:  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.

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April 23rd:   Kiddies Korner Preschool Imagination Fair

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

June 8th:   Save the date for Tri-Cities Chamber Annual Golf Classic on June 8, 2016 at Westwood 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.

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Business & Jobs

PoCo Transfer:  Build your best friend a #Modern #Dog #House, like this one by @lidastudio.

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Meridian Meats:  Fundraising? Let’s team up! Spring is here and it’s time to get down to fundraising business! We’d like to help your raise money for your team, club, school or non-profit organization. We wanted to let you know about the new fundraising program that we have recently launched. It’s easy to organize & highly profitable.  http://meridianmeats.ca/contact/fundraising/

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