PoCo April 26th, 2016

Tuesday: BC SPCA Port Coquitlam Education & Adoption Centre Darwin had the distinction of being one of the most social and interactive guinea pigs we had ever had. He was initially surrendered when his previous guardians had to move, and was then transferred to our location via our Drive for Lives program. Immediately he became a staff and volunteer favourite! In November he finally found his forever home…

News & Stuff

Global News:  Port Coquitlam daycare says neighbouring homeless shelter jeopardizing kids’ safety

CKNW:  Riverside High School Student Vlad Pomogaev is headed to National Science Fair for motorized skate board (Pic Here)

Richard Stewart:  A test train arrives at Inlet Centre Skytrain Station, under Barnet Highway at Ioco Rd. (Video)

Ron McKinnon, MP Coquitlam – Port Coquitlam:  “I’m very proud that our government is contributing up to $424 million to support the Evergreen Line project. This important job-creating project will expand and connect multiple transit systems, help reduce traffic congestion, and benefit those living, working, and commuting across the region. With the construction of two public plazas beginning this summer, residents can look forward to enjoy new public spaces and better access to public transit.”

HOPE FOR FREEDOM SOCIETY:  Another beautiful soul has been lost to addiction. Tracy Crosby was only 23 and lit up the room with her bright spirit……



10:00 – 11:00 am   YOUR LIFE, YOUR LEGACY HEALTH TALK @ Wilson Centre – We plan for important life events- weddings, college, education and retirement. Doesn’t it make sense to plan for the inevitable? (Free)

10:00 am – noon   Terrific Tuesdays games and activities for teens and adults @ Terry Fox Library

1:00 pm  LifeRing Weekly Recovery Meeting @ Van City Credit Union Shaughnessy Station Branch

4:00 – 4:45 pm  Reading Buddies young children learn to read with teen volunteers @ Terry Fox Library

5:00 – 7:00 pm  Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce – KICKSTART @ Mickey’s Public House

6:00 pm  SD 43 Regular Public Board Meeting – Final Budget Presentation and Board Approval @ Winslow Centre

7:00 pm   Off the Grid: Experience the creation of “Instant Sonic Art.” Musicians perform compositions and freely improvised pieces with an emphasis on listening and reacting spontaneously to other players and the overall sound that is produced. New musicians and listeners are welcome to drop in! 604-789-3456. @ Leigh Square Community Arts Village

7:00 – 8:30 pm Ukulele Jam beginners to experts welcome @ Terry Fox Library

7:30 pm  Lincoln Toastmasters weekly meeting @ Hyde Creek Centre


8:00 – 9:30 am:  Mayor’s Coffee Talk – Mayor Greg Moore @ Chamber Office

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

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

5:30 – 7:30 pm  MP Ron McKinnon Constituency Office Grand Opening Celebration @ 3278 Westwood St.

7:00 pm    Coffee Mug Book Club @ Terry Fox Library

7:00 pm  Arts Focus Artist Demonstration with Denise Maxwell @ The Outlet in Leigh Square (Everyone Welcome)

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


May 1st: Who will you hike for? Bring your family, friends and pets to our Hike for Hospice. Enjoy the music, BBQ and door prizes. www.hike4hospice.ca

May 1st:  Creative Cafe @ the Lodge in Minnekhada Park

May 5th:  Meridian Arms Cinco de Mayo Party – Amazing Mexican Food & Drink Features, LIVE MARIACHI BAND and tonns of Giveaways!!

May 15th:   This event presented by the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is TOO GOOD to pass up! The Odds, Aaron Pritchett & Bobby Wills light up the stage May 15th for the Vancouver Canucks Alumni’s Overtime Jam Session. Tickets are on sale NOW and proceeds of this event go to SHARE’s programs & services.

Business & Jobs

Morrey Nissan of Coquitlam:  Morrey Nissan of Coquitlam is looking for a Red Seal Certified Automotive Technician to join the Morrey Team. Bring your tools, knowledge, and desire to work – this is a flat rate position at high volume dealership….

Twist Fitness and Conditioning-Port Coquitlam: Peter Twist talks about how TWIST Sport Conditioning has been chosen to lead the Performance Training and Rehabilitation for China athletes for Rio 2016, 2017 China National Games, and the 2018 Winter Games in China. (Video at link)

Coastal Edge Dance Centre:  That’s a wrap on Surrey fest! Congratulations to these hard workers: Isabelle Flavin, Vanessa Hodges, … (More …)


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