PoCo May 20th, 2016

Friday:  Port Coquitlam heritage society to host Terry Fox show – The city’s healthy community committee was expected to award $5k to the heritage society on Thursday.



Learn bike repair and chess in school – Board of education approves new courses for Port Coquitlam secondary schools

WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN. A summer pilot program for children entering kindergarten in September 2016. In partnership with School District 43 – Coquitlam we are offering limited spots to students attending Coquitlam River Elementary, Irvine Elementary & James Park Elementary.


Access Youth Outreach Services AGM went very well. Thanks to all those who attended. A special thanks to Ames family foundation who attended and presented us with a check for $5000. How amazing is that? Thank you Bob Lawrence for Chairing the AGM and doing a great job. Thank you to all the present board members and to all those who have moved on, we thank you for your contributions over the years.

PoCo Heritage starting registrations for 2016 Christmas Tree Festival

PoCo Farmers Market Official site walk thru at Leigh Square was today because we open in 2 weeks! Can you taste the kettle corn already?

BC SPCA Port Coquitlam Education & Adoption Centre is looking for a home for Esmerelda



Arts & Entertainment

Bell to wrap up season for Port Coquitlam art group – Mixed-media artist Linda Bell will conclude the season for the Art Focus Artists’ Association in Port Coquitlam next week.

STREET BANNER SALE STARTS TODAY! From May 19- June 30, get your hands on one or more banners that were displayed in the streets of Port Coquitlam for the year 2015. All banners are $5/ea with the exception of 2015 banner design winners, who receive their first banner at no cost. All banners have weathered all of the seasons that Port Coquitlam offered.Thus, the colors will appear slightly different from the original photos which can be seen below.

Wishing you had a space to freely work on your art, dive into a new project, or put those finishing touches on a project you’ve been struggling to find the time to finish? Why not apply to be our next Artist in Residence?! Now accepting submissions for all of our 2017 residency terms! Terms: 3 month periods (Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep, Oct-Dec) Artist Fee: $500 Hours: 15-20 hrs/week

Mellado Dance Elite is now accepting registration for summer and fall programs

Where to dine: Top 10 Restaurants in Port Coquitlam 2016

I had the pleasure of presenting the Tri City REACH award(Sponsored by our Rotary Club) for a youth overcoming adversity to Jack Thomas the outstanding drummer at the Terry Fox Rock School “Rock the Fox 2016” performance on May 18,2016. Read all about it in an upcoming issue of What’s On Port Coquitlam.


Priced out of own community – The Editor, Re. “A 2.99% property tax hike in PoCo” (The Tri-City News, May 11).


‪#‎Throwback‬ to our 75th anniversary celebration, with 2nd and 3rd generation owners, from left, Joe Galer, Lynette Lattimer, John Galer, and Bob Galer – PoCo Building Supplies

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