PoCo April 27th, 2016

Wednesday:    Hike for Hospice on Sunday, May 1st – 5km Family Walk. Bring your dog too! This one has Hike summed up nicely: family, fun, and food! Thank you so much to grade 5 students at Ecole Kilmer Elementary School for their amazing artwork!


Countryside Kennels:  Lost dog near Shaughnessy and Pitt River Road. She may be spooked, so please contact 604-349-9924 with any sightings!

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News & Stuff

Ron McKinnon, MP Coquitlam – Port Coquitlam:  “This is your Canada – a country where your voice, your vision, and your experience matters! Share your thoughts on how we can strengthen Canadian content creation, discovery and export in today’s ‪#‎DigitalWorld‬ by answering the pre-consultation questionnair”:

Access Youth Outreach Services:  ACCESS is excited to welcome our new Outreach Coordinator Hannah Metcalfe to the team. Hannah comes with an array of experience and passion that is a huge asset.

United Way Avenues of Change – Coquitlam River:  More Free programs starting today! Parent Child Mother Goose @ 10 am call 604-529-5149 to register and Fun Avenue Family Playtime drop-in @ 5:30 pm

Colony Farm Park Association:  A big THANK YOU to the volunteers who spent Sunday morning removing 150kg (330lbs) of Scotch broom (invasive) from Colony Farm Regional Park!

Wheel 2 Heal:  As owner of Westwood Cycle and sponsor of Wheel 2 Heal, Kelly Hobbis shares why everyone should fundraise for Wheel 2 Heal: “I want more than the basics for my family when they need the services of Eagle Ridge Hospital…that is why I am passionate about raising more than the $250 minimum for the hospital and Wheel 2 Heal.” Chelsea Hobbis

PoCo Lacrosse:  Queens University of Charlotte attacker Garrett Chan (from PoCo) was voted the 2016 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Year

TC News:  Take better baby photos with Port Coquitlam mom’s invention – Lookielookies attach to your phone, tablet or DSLR screen to grab baby’s attention for that winning photo.


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

4:30 to 6:30 pm     Public Feedback Sought On Liquor Regulation Changes @ 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


April 27th:  Brew Pubs are popping up everywhere and Council wants your feedback on proposed liquor regulation changes that may affect Port Coquitlam at Open House

April 30th: PoCo Garden Club Annual Plant Sale @ Trinity United Church

May 2nd:    Last day to provide Public Feedback on proposed changes to how and where liquor manufacturers can sell their products in Port Coquitlam.

May 6th:  Musical Multi-Cultural Evening @ Pinetree Way Elemantary

May 11th:   PoCo City Open House on transforming Blakeburn Lagoons into a natural passive park @ Blakeburn Elementary School (5 – 7pm) – Public input welcomed until May 18th

May 19th:  Access Youth Services – Come and join us for our 24th annual AGM. Learn more about ACCESS, our programs, and how you can be involved. We look forward to seeing you there. PLEASE RSVP to admin@accessyouth.org

May 26th:   Join the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation for the 2016 Charity Golf Classic! Networking, fun & philanthropy for your community hospital!!

May 29th:  Ladies night @ Art Knapps ($20 – proceeds to JDRF)

Business & Jobs

The Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre:  We decided to keep the Prince song in the current show as a tribute to such an amazing artist. Follow along on Snapchat for more clips of the show and behind the scenes goodies

Cat & Fiddle Pub:  SUMMER HIRING AT THE CAT & FIDDLE!! Come be apart of our team! We need Bartenders, Servers, Bussers, and Doorman. Join the Cat & Fiddle Team and be apart of Pocos only Sports Bar and Restaurant! We have great parties and even better customers, help us make their experience great!!

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