Port Coquitlam Spirit Week 2012


Port Coquitlam Spirit Week 2012

Who’s got spirit? PoCo has spirit, and they’re showing it during their Spirit Week celebration, which runs from February 11-18, 2012. Spirit Week started in 2007 to build excitement for the 2010 Winter Games, and most communities abandoned it as soon as the Olympic flame was extinguished in Vancouver. But it’s alive and well here in the Tri-Cities, where it has evolved into a week-long celebration of the community, people and spirit of Port Coquitlam.

The roster of events for the week is jam-packed, so we’ve picked just a few highlights to list here. For the full enchilada, stop by the Spirit Week website.

Port Coquitlam Spirit Week Highlights

Saturday, February 11

Hockey Night in Port Coquitlam – Free Event
Drop in after 5:00 pm, Port Coquitlam Rec Complex
The evening includes terrific minor hockey and the crowd favourite coaches’ game.

Sunnday, February 12

Sunday Coffee Concert: Whiskey Jane
1:30-3:30pm, Terry Fox Theatre
Kick off the 13th annual Sunday Coffee Concerts with spirit. Events are held every second Sunday until March 25. Buy tickets at www.experienceit.ca, 604.927.8400, or at the door.

Monday, February 13

Spirit Week Boot Camp – Free Event
7:00-8:00pm, Hyde Creek Recreation Centre
Take the challenge and exercise like a champion! Try this great workout suitable for any fitness level. Call 604.927.7946 the day before to reserve your free spot.

Wednesday, February 15

Community Dinner
5:30 pm, Wilson Centre at Port Coquitlam Rec Complex
Join Youth and Adult Services arecelebrating Spirit Week with a Community Dinner at Wilson Centre. Burgers, poutine and Canadian snowflake cookies will be served.

Friday, February 17

Spirit Pro D Day Camp – Five-10 years
9:00am-4:00pm, Hyde Creek Recreation Centre
Join your friends for some Spirit and fun at this years’ Spirit Pro D Day Camp. Registration required.

Miracle Swim for Youth
6:00am-12:00pm, Hyde Creek Recreation Centre
Come cheer on Port Coquitlam Aquatics Team staff member Yue-Ching Cheng, who will attempt to swim for six consecutive hours to raise awareness of some of the barriers to recreation that marginalized and youth at risk face. Any funds raised by this swim-a-thon will be used to provide youth in the community aquatic opportunities.

Saturday, February 18

Silver Fox Run
9:00am, Lions Park
The Wilson Centre Seniors’ Advisory Board is hosting the Silver Fox Run for all ages, which supports the annual Terry Fox Run. Pledge forms are available at Wilson Centre. Walk, run or wheel the 2.5 km or 5 km routes designed for all abilities. Warm-up begins at 8:45 am.

Health and Wellness Resource Fair – Free Event
10:00am – 3:00pm, Wilson Centre
Over 50 health service providers have been invited; there will be information booths and informative talks.

A Taste of PoCo Spirit
7:00-8:30 pm, The Gathering Place @ Leigh Square
This year’s wine-tasting event features wines from winemakers that follow sustainable practices. Adults only. Purchase tickets in advance at www.pocoheritage.org.

Happy Spirit Week, Port Coquitlam!

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