Archives for January 2011

Coquitlam Foundation accepting grant and bursary applications


Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam

The Coquitlam Foundation is handing out some cash this spring, about $50,000 worth, and applications are being accepted now. It doesn’t mean that the Coquitlam Foundation is going to be supporting the “Send Jon to Tahiti Fund” – although that would be nice. Local charitable organizations, or organizations partnered with registered charities are eligible. This […]



Water’s Edge Festival 2011


The Water’s Edge Festival was created as one of the BC Spirit Festivals. And that tradition is continuing this year. With support from the B.C. provincial government, 49 communities across British Columbia are celebrating our Olympic anniversary with festivals created by local artists. Through that initiative, ArtsConnect, Evergreen Cultural Centre and Coastal Sound Music Academy […]



Links – Walmart Port Coquitlam


Welcome to the Thursday links, if you like shopping, local politics and geese, you’ve come to the right place. First up, a fantastic post by Kris Cyganiak at buyric.com. Port Coquitlam Walmart set to Open June 2011 in Fremont Village brings you up to date on the Walmart being built in Port Coquitlam. Two things […]



What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: CSI “Coquitlam”, Business Excellence and More!


It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for me to fill you in on what’s happening here in the V3H over the next week. Read on for all the happening events! What: Building Financial Wealth through Real Estate Assets When: Thursday, January 27 from 7:00-8:30pm Where: Poirier Library [map] The skinny: Discover how to build a […]



Enter to Win Tickets to Taste of Poco Spirit III


Tastse of Poco Spirit III is coming on Saturday, February 19th, and we’ve got a pair of tickets you can win. This evening of wine, appetizers and art is a benefit for the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society. Poco Heritage has teamed up with renowned wine expert and sommelier John Gerum. The Fine Wines […]



Great British Columbia Shakeout


Residents across the Tri-Cities are urged to join in the largest earthquake drill in BC history on January 26 at 10 am – the Great British Columbia ShakeOut, also referred to as ShakeOut BC. Organized by the BC Earthquake Alliance Society, ShakeOut BC provides residents with an opportunity to practice the “Drop, Cover and Hold […]



West Coast Wine Cruise


Let’s face it, we’re in the dead of winter now. No more Christmas cheer, no long weekends until the end of April this year, it’s dark when you leave work. Let’s face it, you need something to look forward to. How about a cruise all the way up the West Coast in May, with a […]



Links – Farnworth is in, and Coquitlam to Vote Online?


Well, the worst kept secret in local politics ended last week when Mike Farnworth officially declared his candidacy for the BC NDP leadership. Having candidates from the Tri-Cities can only help, and you never know, the Evergreen Line might get built before my kids leave home. Kids still leave home eventually, right? Speaking of local […]



What’s Up in the Tri-Cities – Workshops, Wine and More!


There’s a lot going on this week, so let’s just get right to it, shall we? What: Fin Donnelly Town Hall Meetings When: Wednesday, January 19 and Thursday, January 20 at 6:30pm Where: January 19 at Poirier Library [map], January 20 at Old Mill Boathouse [map] The skinny: New Democrat MP Fin Donnelly is scheduled […]



Ticket Giveaway for The Great Mountain


The fantastic Evergreen Cultural Centre Family Series continues, and this week we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the performance of The Great Mountain. The show starts at 2pm, Sunday, January 30 at the Evergreen. The Great Mountain tells an adventure story that inspires, entertains and captures the imagination of kids and families alike. […]

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