Port Coquitlam Centennial Kick-Off

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Yesterday we told you about the Port Moody Centennial celebrations kicking off on New Year’s Day. As it turns out, though, Port Moody isn’t the only municipality in the Tri-Cities turning 100 in 2013. Port Coquitlam will also be eligible to have its birthday mentioned on the evening news in the year ahead. If we want to be technical about it, the actual Centennial date is March 7, but the city is kicking off its celebrations on January 4, 2013, with a community dinner, free ice skating and on-ice entertainment.

“We have a lot to be proud of in Port Coquitlam. As we mark our 100th birthday throughout 2013, we’ll not only celebrate where we came from, but also look for ways to build on what we’ve achieved,” Mayor Greg Moore said. “It’s a great opportunity for our residents to learn more about where they live, to tap into our community spirit, and to find out what makes Port Coquitlam unique from other cities.” The celebration, which will last all year, will honour the city’s past, present and future, and reflect all aspects of the community.

The Spirit Committee is spearheading the planning for Port Coquitlam’s Centennial. It’s currently setting up a fund to provide grants to local groups that want to host a 100th themed event, and will be providing block party celebration kits to Port Coquitlam neighbourhoods. Legacy projects may include a digital art exhibit, tree planting, a time capsule, carving of a 100-year-old silver maple, and new banners along the Coast Meridian Overpass.

You can take in the 100th Birthday Launch on January 4, 2013 from 5:00-9:30pm at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex. Tickets for the community dinner are $5 each, and must be purchased by December 31, 2012. No tickets are needed for the free public skate and on-ice entertainment, but if you do attend, organizers are encouraging you to dress in period costume.

To stay in the loop on all Centennial celebrations, visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/100 or ‘like’ Port Coquitlam Celebrates 100 Years on Facebook.

Happy birthday, Port Coquitlam!

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