PoCo Daily Digest June 21st, 2016

Tuesday:  The Province News released it’s annual Head Of The Class honourees today, featuring some of BC’s top collegiate-bound student-athletes. Riverside’s Ozioma Nwabuko was selected to this prestigious list, as she will be moving on to play varsity basketball for Simon Fraser Univ. in the fall. (Photo Credit Province News Group)


Port Coquitlam hit-and-run driver receives four-month sentence – Irwin Franz will also receive a one-year driving prohibition for collision that killed 16-year-old Annie Leung back in 2013

Get On The Air At Castle Park June 25 – Residents are invited to drop by Castle Park on Saturday, June 25 from noon to 4 p.m. to connect with radio operators from around the world and take part in a worldwide amateur radio competition.

Use Nematodes To Reclaim Your Lawn From Chafer Beetle – Tri-City residents can start to reclaim their lawns from the European Chafer beetle by ordering nematodes now from garden stores and landscaping professionals, to apply in July.

This week is PoCo at Work week! We’ll be out and about capturing Mayor and Council going will go ‘undercover’ to experience first-hand, the behind the scenes work City staff do to provide a range of services to the community and how taxpayers’ dollars are put to work.


PoCo Heritage Trees – Awesome Riverview display on 2nd floor of Port Coquitlam’s City Hall – see us at PoCo Garden Club Tonight

BMN CYCLE: Solstice Cycle – Tuesday, June 21 2016 at 6:00 PM – As a tribute to the end of spring and to celebrate one of the longest days of the year, we would like to offer an evening cycle trip on the PoCo Trail. This is a 26 km flat route circuit that takes in the Coquitlam River, Colony Farm, Fraser River, Pitt River, DeBoville Slough, and Hyde Creek. Meet at 6:00 pm. Return 9:30 pm.

Wellington Park Community Clean Up – Sunday, June 26th, 1:30-3:00 pm – Meet at Wellington Park, corner of Wellington St. & Patricia Ave

Port Coquitlam Farmers Market – This Thursday from 3pm-7pm we will be celebrating berries! Come enjoy blueberry treats with Chef Eileen, taste beverages from The Fort Winery and Dragon Mist Distillery and enjoy the sounds of John Bowman.

Arts & Entertainment

The Tale of Peter Rabbit Video – Check out this amazing rendition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit created by the amazing students in our Spring 2016 Claymation class! The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a British children’s book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor!

Art Focus Artists Association – Our summer art events are:  Canada Day, July 1st – Farmers Market, July 7th – Poco Grand Prix, July 15th – Poco Car Show

Theatrix 25th Anniversary Extravaganza – Theatrix Youtheatre Society is celebrating our 25th Anniversary creating Theatre programs for kids. Come down to Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam, Saturday July 30th for an amazing day packed with activities for kids and parents alike.

Portrait workshop by Resa Doust in Oil 3 days $180 June 21,22 & 23 3-6pm at Colours call 604-949-8664

PoCo Grand Prix – From the Vancouver International Jazz Festival to the PoCo Grand Prix main entertainment stage, we can’t wait to dance to Locarno on July 15th! They hit the stage at 2:30pm!

Top billing for Tri-City talent at TUTS – Jennifer Gillis, Shannon Hanbury and Nicholas Bradbury play lead roles at the Theatre Under the Stars this summer.


Meridian Arms Pub – Lobsterfest is this Saturday!! Tickets are almost sold out so hurry down and get yours before it’s too late!!

These beautiful & amazing women came together tonight for our Sass Class for a Cause and raised a total of $815 for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada…wow!







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