Archives for May 2013

Port Moody Centennial Parade and All Nations Festival


Port Moody Centennial Parade

If you like to plan out your local fun ahead of time, you’ll want to pencil in Saturday, June 22, 2013 on your calendar. That’s the date when Port Moody will celebrate its 100th birthday with the Port Moody Centennial Parade and All Nations Festival. The fun starts at 11:00am when the parade begins at […]



Local Farmers’ Markets Opening


Coquitlam Farmers Market Sundays 2013

The Coquitlam Farmers Market has become a local institution. It’s the second oldest market in the region, opening just one year after the Vancouver market at Trout Lake. And market fans such as myself were excited when the 17th season kicked off earlier this month. The market happens every Sunday until the end of October […]



What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Slurp, Putt and Fundraise Even More.


Dale Barltrop Place Des Arts

It’s slurp and putt for a good cause this week, swinging off with a few rounds of golf for our local hospital and continuing with party party party for Tri City Transitions House. Both are excellent causes worthy of your support. This weekend is also the time to get the kids organized for the summer […]



Celebrating Success with the Coquitlam Foundation


Coquitlam Foundation Awards

Worthy individuals and organizations will be receiving scholarships, bursaries and grants to the record-breaking tune of $116,000 when the Coquitlam Foundation will be celebrates its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. The event caps off a very successful year of community philanthropy for the group, and the public […]



Links: Port Moody’s Best Laid Plans


Port Moody Official Community Plan

The Tri-City News reports the public consultation results are in for Port Moody’s new official community plan. In general, it looks like the public doesn’t have a ton of complaints. Considering that the people who generally take the time to give the city feedback are fairly NIMBY, most Port Moody residents who gave feedback see […]



Nominations are Open for Pride of PoCo


Poco Pride 2013

With Victoria Day now behind us, gardening season is officially in full swing. In Port Coquitlam, they’ve acknowledged that by opening nominations in their annual Pride of PoCo Garden Awards. From now until July 13, 2013, Port Coquitlam residents are invited to show their civic pride, and acknowledge all the work that local gardeners do […]



Gallagher’s Coffee Bar and Café


inside Gallagher's cafe

It’s not summer in Port Moody until I’ve had my first vanilla Oreo freeze at Gallagher’s Coffee Bar and Café. And this usually happens right after Newport Village’s corner coffee shop opens its patio up for the season. Patrons sit in the shade, catching up on the daily newspaper as village life goes by. Gallagher’s […]



What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Chill Out, Beware and Fundraise.


Level Up Evergreen Cultural Centre

It’s a great week for business and non-profits alike … but not so wonderful for fish. Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is hosting two events to get members mixed and de-stressed, while professional women can sit back and learn how to get the most from life. Eagle Ridge Hospital, the Golden Spike Days and Port Moody […]



Links: Policial Musical Chairs and Houses are Expensive


Tri-Cities Homelessness Task Group

The provincial election is behind us, but nobody saw that one coming. The BC Liberals took the day while adding to their seat total from the last election. This includes 3 of the 4 Tri-Cities ridings, leaving Mike Farnworth as the lone NDP representative, barring a recount of the 105 spread in Coquitlam-Maillardville. One of […]



Serving it Up Orrange


Orrange Port Coquitlam

Orrange is the latest restaurant to open in Port Coquitlam, and it has certainly been much anticipated by everyone I have spoken to. On the north side of PoCo on Nicola across from Costco, this new eatery is poised on the edge of a huge new development at Freemont. It’s ready for the thousands of […]

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