PoCo April 28th, 2016

Thursday:  Dapper Dog Daycare and Grooming Congratulations to Harvest who was a winner at his first dog show at the end of March! Go little boy go! (staff dog to our daycare Manager Shandess)

Alerts

Countryside Kennels: Please keep your eyes out for this red and white pit bull running loose in the Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam areas. She is running scared and we ask that people do not try to chase or catch her (unless its possible to simply close her into a backyard)! Please call 604-945-0125 with any sightings, and we can send her owners in that direction. Thank you, and please share far and wide

country side kennels missing dog

News & Stuff

Greg Moore:  A wonderful launch to the Regional Prosperity Initiative. Today we brought local gov, business, academia, labour and public orgs together – it will be through working together we can overcome the challenges we face and make a more livable region. http://www.mvprosperity.org/

TC News:  A cancer survivor, PoCo’s Pepper pedals – PoCo woman who was given 2 years to live ready for fourth cancer ride

Leigh Square Community Arts Village:  Take a look into the 2016 Street Banner Contest with this video that showcases all of the amazing submissions this year.  Winners of Contest Here!

PoCo Heritage Trees:  Count-down to the PoCo May Day Parade on May 7th 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. …complete with a large banner, landscaped trailer and a whole forest of awesome supporters … be creative and dress as a tree or simply wear your favourite green or brown t-shirt. It’s not too late to join!! Kids welcome with an adult. Email pocoheritagetrees@gmail.com for details on where/when to meet.

Port Coquitlam Skating Club:  Spring skating stArts this Sunday for Junior Academy and STARSKATE ! Don’t forget to register and contact Carol Our Program Director if you haven’t. Happy spring skating

Today

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

10:30 am English Practice Group @ Terry Fox Library

11:30 am Stroke Art Club @ Leigh Square

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

5:00 pm  Smart Growth Committee Meeting

7:00 pm  The Wizard of Oz and Elf the Musical Presented by Lindbjerg Academy @ Terry Fox Theatre  (Til May 1st)

May Day Schedule: April 29 – May 8

April 29  May Day Opening Ceremony, 7:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.) at PoCo Rec Complex

April 30-May 1 Art Focus May Day Art Show, Sat. Sun, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2253 Leigh Square.

May 2  Youth Week Floor Hockey Tourney – 5 to 8 p.m. at Maple Creek Middle School, Youth vs. RCMP vs. Firefighters
Mindfulness in May Youth Art Exhibit: I Have a Dream – Opening Reception 2 to 4 p.m.

May 3 Kids Zone, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at PoCo Rec Complex – 3-10 yrs – $6 | Drop-in – $3 | Under 1 year – FREE
Youth Week Carnival Games (all ages) – 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Minnekhada Middle School

May 4  Youth Week’s Great PoCo Cook-Off (10-13yrs) – 3 to 6 p.m. at Kwayhquitlum Middle School
Second Storey Theatre presents Wednesday Comedy Showcase – 7:30 p.m. at Terry Fox Theatre – Adults – $8.50 | Students $5.25

May 5 Kids Zone, 9:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. at PoCo Rec Complex – 3-10 yrs – $6 | Drop-in – $3 | Under 1 year – FREE

May 6  Youth Week 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament – 7 to 10 p.m. at Hyde Creek
PoCo Heritage Downtown Walk, 6 p.m. from Heritage Centre at Leigh Square
Choral Connections Choir, 7 p.m. – Outdoor Concert at Leigh Square

May 6 – 8 West Coast Amusements, parking lot at PoCo Rec Complex, starting at 3 p.m. Fri. and at noon on Sat. and Sun. Wristbands $30.

May 7  Pancake Breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m. at Leigh Square at the Outlet – $4
May Day Mile – fun run (All Ages), 10 a.m. start, Wilson Ave. and Shaughnessy St. Register by May 3 for a chance to win one of six $25 Experience It gift cards. Pre-register at www.experienceit.ca or 604-927-PLAY (barcode # 12755) FREE
Rotary May Day Parade, 10:35 a.m. Vancouver Police Department motorcycle drill, 11 a.m. start for parade along Shaughnessy, Elgin, Mary Hill and Hawthorne, ending at Tyner.
Leigh Square Post Parade Block Party, 12 noon to 5 p.m. children’s activities, live entertainment, displays, Fraser Vally Food Truck festival, beer garden, Marketplace, BizAlley, displays and more. Tour the Emergency Preparedness Fair.
Historical Trolley tours, 12:30 to 4 pm. get on at Wilson Centre/PoCo Rec Complex (amusement ride location) Leigh Square (block party), PoCo Heritage Centre, Shaughnessy Station.
Opening of Lions & Sun Valley Spray Parks

May 8: Mother’s Day Picnic at Lions Park, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Kinsmen breakfast (8:30 – 10:30 a.m.) or lunch (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) $4, Mad Science Demo, stories with the Queen of Storytime, Tola Yoga, May Pole dancing with Tiddley Cove Morris Dancers and the return of Mathew the Magician. Moms can enter to win a $500 spa package from Avora Spa.

Upcoming

April 30th:  Port Coquitlam Skating Club invites you to ANNUAL AGM & YEAR END AWARDS TEA  @ PoCo Rec Complex

June 1st:  People Who Give a Damn: Tri-Cities  @ Moody Ales! Come be a part of this cool new way to give back to your community! RSVP @ www.giveadamntricities.com

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.

Business & Jobs

Pomme Natural Market Port Coquitlam:  N 2 WEEKS (May 11th, 7-9PM): Julie Daniluk speaks about busting stress and reducing pain using anti-inflammatory superfoods.

Cat & Fiddle Pub:  PLEASE HELP US CONGRATULATE OUR SPRING FLING WINNERS!!! Brooke Florence Komar Rosario Ardita & Elise Mae Ford!!

GalacticEntertainment:  We’re looking forward to participating in ‪#‎BizAlley‬ at this year’s ‪#‎MayDay‬ celebrations May 7th 12-4pm in ‪#‎PortCoquitlam‬.

 

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