PoCo Daily Digest July 15th, 2016

Friday:   Port Coquitlam Sports Alliance – INAUGURAL POCO GRAND PRIX A MAJOR SUCCESS: Port Coquitlam put its stamp on the professional sport landscape this evening and showed it’s ready to host major sport events. Inaugural champions are Kendelle Hodges from Australia & Justin Williams from the USA. Thank you to the many sponsors, hundreds of volunteers, City Staff & Council, and the Race Committee for creating an outstanding day in our city. The race will be back for 2017 !

PoCo Grand Prix Videos:  Video 1 lap to go. Men’s EliteThe start of the Kids Race for 5 – 9 yr olds, low angleWomen’s pro cyclists, Giggledam Party!

PoCo Grand Prix Pics:  Women Winners,  Men Winners,  Mens Race, More Mens RaceAround City Hall, Event Start, Kids Start 1, Kids Start 2,  Firefighters,  Miscellaneous, Mayors after hard race,  Will Stroet entertains the kids, PoCo Heritage, More racing, community piano 1, community piano 2, community piano 3corporate teams

News

Sentencing for PoCo imam will be held on Nov. 4 – Saadeldin Bahr, a director of the Port Coquitlam mosque who was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman three years ago won’t be sentenced until November.

Community

Vets offer care to homeless animals for free – Animals benefiting from Sunday’s event will come from the SPCA branches in Burnaby, West Vancouver and Port Coquitlam. The fourth edition of Vets In Action takes place Sunday, when six veterinarians and 25 technicians will donate their time to perform operations on animals in the BC SPCA’s care for free.

Plum Crazy Restorations 6th Annual Show and Shine today at 10am on Kingsway.

PoCo Heritage Exhibit Opening – PoCo’s Stories: People today at noon

Sports & Recreation

SAINTS DEFEAT THUNDER; FACE ADANACS IN SEMI-FINALS — Langley Coverage

Whitecaps U18s admit hunger for winning USSDA title – Port Coquitlam’s Kadin Chung, a 17-year-old right-back, is another key member of the squad

Arts & Entertainment

JOIN US at Leigh Square this weekend for some fun FREE events!

First up we have VILLAGE VIBE on Saturday featuring professional dancer and spoken word artist Sherry Duggal and the musical stylings of Wind Up Birds — a group of Port Coquitlam musicians who use a blend of funk, rock, and smooth indie pop to get you in a groovy mood and make you wanna dance!

July 16th from 2-4pm at Leigh Square!

And on Sunday, come listen and dance to Chapter 11! They are entertaining and experienced to drive a fun crowd or play laid back favourites for everyone! They put their unique spin on the music of the best known Pop, Rock, Country, Celtic, Folk, and Blues with an invitation to sing along!

July 17th from 2-4pm at Leigh Square!

Business

B.C. firm lands Microsoft HoloLens program, ushers in augmented revenue reality – Port Coquitlam’s Finger Food Studios one of just eight global agencies — and the only one in Canada — selected for Microsoft’s augmented reality project

Dapper Dog Daycare and Grooming – Essential Oils and Dogs. Treat your dog naturally! Information Session and Make and Take Workshop: Tues July 26th 7-8:30pm

Jobs

The Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable is seeking candidates for the position of Roundtable Coordinator for a 3 year term. 

 

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